our story

Thank you for taking the time to look us up. Fairhaven Bicycles was founded by John Hauter on October 10th, 1971.  His two brothers, father, sister and mother all helped open Fairhaven Bicycle.  In June of 2017, Amy Campbell and Matthew Karre purchased the business from John.  The Legacy of Fairhaven Bicycles will continue with pride and new levels of customer satisfaction and community involvement will be reached.

Fairhaven Bicycles has a long and important history and we are very proud of it.  Bellingham is a worldwide destination for mountain biking and Fairhaven was the first to introduce the city to mountain bikes with the Lowell-Knight Pro Cruiser and later the Specialized Stumpjumper.  It was also the first store in all of Whatcom County to offer snowboards.  Check out the picture in the shop of Guy Morrissey on top of Mount Baker in 1984!

A store is only as good as the people who work in it and we are fortunate to have a great team to help you make the best choices possible.  We will provide the kind of quality service you expect from a good friend.  We also rent road bikes, mountain bikes and around town bikes.

Our mission is to provide the best quality cycling equipment and experience possible. We achieve this by showing customers respect and listening to and understanding their wants and needs.  We thrive on the entire range of cycling ability and enthusiasm, from the 4 year old getting on a bike for the first time to person looking to drive less and ride a bike to work, to the seasoned veteran looking for the right repair part or essential upgrade.  We don’t discriminate and we love putting people on bikes.

At Fairhaven Bicycles, we carry a variety of bicycles and cycling supplies.  Our brands are of the highest quality, including: Specialized, Yeti, Rocky Mountain, Electra, Izip and Raleigh electric bikes plus a full line up of cycling clothing, gear and accessories.

Our store has always had a strong emphasis on quality first and an eye for good value. Thank you for taking the time to check us out online. We want to personally invite you to visit our store on your next trip through Fairhaven and we hope to see you soon!