Our History and Philosophy
Thanks for taking the time to look us up. My 2 bothers, my dad, sister and mom all helped open Fairhaven Bicycle on October 10th, 1971 with the mission of providing the best quality bike equipment and service possible. We have always achieved this by showing customers respect and listening to their wants and needs.
We are proud of our history. We were the first snowboard shop in Bellingham and in Whatcom County and we were the first to introduce Bellingham to mountain bikes with the Lowell Knight and later the Specilazed Stumpjumper. Check out the picture of Guy Morrissey on top of Mount Baker in 1984 in the elevator lobby on the first floor!
A store is only as good as the people who work in it, and we are fortunate to have Steve Paulus as Service manager and Peter Julien-Sehl as our store manager. We take special pride in our service department, so come meet Guy, Mason, Steve, Ryan and Gabe. They work hard to give our customers the best repairs and bike assemblies possible and they service almost all brands of bikes,and even ice skates.
Our sales crew believes in hands on fitting and each has their own area of experience. Wesley, Allison, Cooper, Ben and myself will help you make the best choices possible. As a team, we will provide the kind of quality & service you expect. We also rent road bikes, mountain bikes and around town bikes, plus racks to carry them on your car.
At Fairhaven Bicycle, we are proud to carry a variety of sporting equipment for the summer and the winter. Our brands are of the highest quality, including: Specialized, Electra, Dahon, Izip and Raleigh electic bikes plus a full line up of Specilaized, Sombrio and Fox clothing for all your cycling needs.
For over 20 years our customers have enjoyed getting dividend credits mailed to them once a year. On December 1st, 2015 we changed to "Instant Dividends". Purchase points are tracked in real time and they can be used throughout the year as they accrue so that customers no longer have to wait for their dividends to be mailed. Just another good reason we have so many loyal customers.
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. I want to personally invite you to visit our store on your next trip through Fairhaven and we hope to see you soon!
John Hauter (Owner)