Founded in 1972, Wheel Sport Bicycle was soon to become the premier bicycle shop in the Inland Northwest. Based on the premise that quality products would be the foundation of offerings, Wheel Sport sought out the best of the best worldwide and soon built a reputation for providing unique specialty bicycles, frames and components from the finest manufacturers in the world.
1972 was nearing the end of a period of bicycle shortages worldwide and probably the worst time to enter the business. Some of you will remember the long waiting list in hopes of purchasing a bicycle. Virtually every manufacturer was sold out for long periods of time and were unable to secure components to assemble bikes and material to build frames. The demand was amazing for bicycles of any type, partly fueled by gas shortages. Long lines at gas stations and rationing of fuel purchases were something that nearly brought this country to a standstill.
Surviving these difficult times, Wheel Sport continued to grow and flourish. The concept of riding a bicycle that was lightweight and responsive, which enhanced the riding experience, introduced cycling to a broad spectrum of athletes anxious to excel in competitive cycling events as well as recreational riders who had not experienced the fun of riding a lightweight bicycle. Over time, Spokane became nationally known as a community friendly to the sport. Events such as the Washington Trust Classic drew athletes from all over the country. Spokane, in 1984 and again in 1988, hosted the Olympic trials which brought national attention to our community. As a result, Wheel Sport became the go-to store for racers and riders of all abilities.
In the ensuing years, Wheel Sport has grown to an operation with outlets city-wide. Wheel Sport continues to be an award winning retailer, including the Inlander Readers Choice “Best of Spokane” a total of 15 times, KREM TV Viewer’s Choice “Z” Best of Spokane, and the prestigious industry award of the Top 100 Bicycle Retailers in the Nation. At Wheel Sport you are not a customer, you are a friend and are treated that way. We employ only the best, well-trained staff in the industry. Evidence of that, we have had countless employees that have been hired by companies like Specialized that are leaders in the industry. These employees have been sorely missed but we are honored that the principles and work ethic we have instilled have made our staff desirable by these leading companies.
We invite you to shop our stores and find out what it is like to shop in a fun environment with a staff that genuinely cares about you and your needs!
Wheel Sport Store Policies
Forms of payment
Cash, Personal Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. We also are proud to offer the S Card program of financing through Synchrony Financial. This allows qualified applicants to be eligible for 6 to 12 months, no interest. Synchrony Financial Application
We require a minimum of 20% down payment and give you 90 days to pay off the layaway in full. No refunds will be given after 30 days of down payment.
All returns and/or exchanges must be accompanied by the original sales receipt. All returns after 30 days will only be allowed in store credit. A 15% restocking fee may be charged on return items at Wheel Sport’s discretion.
All non stock special order items need a minimum of 50% down payment and returns are not accepted.