1972 - first race
bike house 1975
2010 - og location
Larry Ladd - 0ne of our first clients!
Eddie Campbell - early volunteer!
Jim & Cheng Sun
How we got our start… A note from the founder…
My parents brought our family to this community in 1960 to attend college.
Back then Tallahassee kids were safe riding the streets of town. I began riding to school in the 3rd grade – and I’ve never stopped!
In 1978 I moved to New England… I settled into a life in the construction industry. Always riding the bike to work. I kept a set of bike tools on the job to help others who needed help with the bikes they rode to work.
Sometimes life takes a massive turn in an instant… In 1997 I sustained a brain injury that put me in the hospital for some time – nearly ending my life and certainly ending life as I knew it. I endured a few long surgeries and reconstructive procedures. Finally, in 2000, I moved back to Tallahassee to live with family.
Back in my hometown to try life all over again After a few false starts – in 2010 I decided on Bicycle House.
Our mission since the beginning has been very simple – help people get where they need to go – and listen.
For ten years now we have been open 40 hours a week doing just that!
Could not have made it without good friends, family, and this community.
Thanks everyone! and thanks Tallahassee!