Established in 1918, Wheaton's has been supplying the Flathead it’s cycling needs for over 100 years!
We live, love and ride bicycles and we are passionate about getting people riding and enjoying the bicycle lifestyle. We use our expertise to help you find what you are looking for to enhance your cycling capabilities and enjoyment.
We hope to share our love of cycling with you:)
Thanks for the 12-Pack!
We are so humbled to be voted the
"The Best of Flathead - Best Bike Shop",
by Daily Interlake Readers for 12 Consecutive Years!
Thank you so much to all of our customers, friends and the team!
We couldn't succeed without you!
Wheaton's has been the Flathead Valley's source for bicycles and service for over a century. Wheaton's was founded in 1918 by Frank Wheaton. Those were the days when the Woolworth's store was just across on Main Street, there was a soda fountain in every drugstore, and the Great Northern Railroad yard was in full operation right where the Center Mall sits - just across the street from the old railway station and Depot Park.
Originally a bicycle repair shop, the store sold Indian and Harley Davidson motorcycles in the 20's, added dolls, models, and toys in the 50's, then tinkered with Honda trail bikes in the 60's. Frank's son, Bernard, sold the store to its' current owner, Margaret LeKander, in 1976. Over the next 42 years, Margaret kept the fun alive by supporting new and developing hobbies such as skateboarding, rollerblading and snowboarding.....But always bicycles.
In 2019, Wheaton's Shop Manager for 18 years, Hans Axelsen transitioned to the new owner of Wheaton's. Axelsen a bicycle mechanic for over 40 years, brings his passion of the bicycle and riding to assist others with the enjoyment and benefits of cycling. Axelsen and his crew are stoked to continue the legacy of Wheaton's Cycle, providing Kalispell and the Flathead a solid and consistent bike shop.
We will continue providing quality and friendly home service, just like in 1918. Every Christmas, you'll find a decorated Christmas tree in the store window along with this year's dream bicycle. Old-timers stop by to tell us how they used to hang out here when they were kids and dreamed about the latest bikes and things. We tell them it's the same today, only now it's their great-grandchildren "keeping the dream alive."
Live, Love, Ride Bicycles!
In the Press
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Flathead Living Magazine
A Century of Cycling
Flathead Living Magazine
Landmark Kalispell Bike Shop Wheaton's Celebrates Centennial
Historic Bike Shop Opens Upstairs Hostel
Biking the Flathead
Out There, Outdoors Newspaper
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