History of The Bike Barn
The Bike Barn was founded in 1976 in Manchester, NH and has been continually owned and operated by the same family since its inception.
There was originally a bicycle shop in Rutland, VT that went out of business in the 70's. Our father, Raymond Lessard and our neighbor, Calvin Frost bought all their inventory, parts and tools and moved them to Manchester. Our sister Karen designed our Bike Barn logo when she was 17 years old and it has remained unchanged for more than 40 years.
The first location for the Bike Barn was in Cal's old garage on Monroe St. His garage had the look of a barn so Cal and Ray decided to call their new shop The Bike Barn.
A year later The Bike Barn moved to 255 Maple St. across from the JFK Colosseum. This was the site of the old Toby's Chicken. That location was not a very large store but we did a fantastic business because we always strive on providing outstanding customer service! That's what The Bike Barn was founded upon - great service will keep customers coming back and will generate a lot of referrals as well!
The Bike Barn remained on Maple St. from the 1970's through 2003 and eventually outgrew that location. We moved to a mill building at 33 So. Commercial St. in 2003 and remained there for 15 years.
We are now located at 720 Union St. Manchester between Brook and Harrison. The old-timers will remember this building as a former call center/answering service business.
So stop by today and check out our large assortment of youth bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, road, fitness and comfort bikes. We take trade-ins and we have the lowest priced tune-ups around!
Thanks for visiting our web site and we hope to see you soon!