Biz Spotlight: Camas Bike and Sport Thriving in a Growing Community
Camas, WA — When Ed Fischer and his wife, Katina, opened Camas Bike and Sport in 2009, they said a lot people didn’t think they’d last. Nine years later, the business is thriving in their expanded location on 5th Avenue in Downtown Camas.
”I think we’re successful because we welcome everyone — we’re very inclusive,” said Fischer. “It’s a special place for everyone who wants to get on a bike — from young kids to adults, beginners to enthusiasts.”
Fischer said biking is a sport you can do for life.
“Bikes are a lifestyle sport that you can adapt — as long as you want to stay active,” said Fischer.
A lifelong bike enthusiast, Fischer practices what he preaches, and gets on his bike as often as possible.
“Instead of driving to the grocery store, take your bike,” he said. “Instead of driving to work, take your bike. Feel like getting an ice cream with your kids, or your friends, take your bike. It’s good exercise, takes a car off the road, and usually you get the best parking spot right up front.”
Fischer calls it Live By Bike.
Camas Bike and Sport is about getting people together. Thousands in the community ride bikes, and their store likes to bring cycling enthusiasts together for rides, competitions, and to see what new products are coming.
It is a specialty store, and carries a wide range of products that meet a certain level of quality.
They offer a wide range of road, mountain, gravel, cycleocross, kids, city, BMX, eBikes (electric assist) and women’s bikes — from manufacturers like Specialized, Norco, Haro, and Felt. We also have a fleet of demo/rental bikes where you can try a bike before purchasing — or just rent out for special occasions.
“We have everything for the novice rider to the enthusiast,” he said. “We have a great selection bikes, apparel, accessories, shoes — plus a complete repair shop and bike fitting studio. We fix everything related to bikes — from a flat tire to a complete overhaul. Whatever our customers need. We also provide winter sports services, including snow shoe rentals, and we have a full ski and snowboard service shop for tuning and waxing.”
Fischer is also a big advocate of the Washougal Bike Park (still under construction, which has been stalled) and enjoys promoting bike trails. He frequently holds community meetings for bicycle leagues, cycling competitions, and promotes anything bikes. The shop is also going to foster a youth mountain bike team in a new Oregon league, for 6th to 12th grade youth. To learn more, visit Lacamas Freedom Riders
“We really love what we do here,” he said. “Stop on by and see what’s here, we’ll help you #LogOffAndRide.”
To learn more, visit www.camasbikes.com
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403 NW 5th Avenue
Camas, WA 98607
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