THE HAÜS STORY
The story of Bicycle Haüs began many years ago, long before the big, glass doors were ever opened. Kale and Shasta first met in the 6th grade in Missoula, Montana. After moving to Arizona for school, they both worked their way through college - Shasta in the spa industry and Kale, discovering a true passion for cycling, working in local bike shops. This passion grew along with his experiences in the industry, and it wasn’t long before new ideas really began to take shape. As soon as Shasta graduated, Kale announced that he was ready to do things differently. He was determined to create something special, something different, and this soon led to the opening of their original location on 5th Avenue in 2004. The clever “Haüs” name was chosen to honor their German roots, a distinctive part of the shop’s unique brand and culture. Along with the birth of Bicycle Haüs in Old Town Scottsdale came the birth of their son, Hudson, and now as parents, Kale and Shasta took all the heart, soul, and money they had with those first steps into the community as a business. That first year was truly memorable, especially with the arrival of their daughter, Kendal. Kale and the first shop employee, Craig Abraham, who still manages the shop today, worked side by side, seven days a week, creating a bike shop unlike any other. That 5th Avenue Haüs became their “home” for 10 years. But eager to grow their vision, and with a decade of experience under their belt, Kale, Shasta and Bicycle Haüs took the plunge to create their current home on East 1st Avenue. They saw the opportunity with their own building as a way to better serve their community and build on their dream, not only now, but for years to come. The focus on family, friends and community has always been and will continue to be at the very core of the Bicycle Haüs story.