Originally BikeKraft was founded in 1977 and was first named Bills Bike Shop. BikeKraft is proud to say that we are the oldest and largest bike shop in Josephine County. The location of BikeKraft has come full circle as we currently occupy the building next to where Bill Landis Sr and his son Bill Jr started the store in 1977. Richard and Kathleen Amneus moved the business to the current address of 785 Rogue River Highway, Grants Pass, Oregon in 2004. Richard has been the owner/manager since 1992 and the BikeKraft name came from a partnership he was in when the business was purchased in 1992.
We believe in supporting local community events and school programs. After creating and running the Return on the Jedi Mountain bike race which is non-profit fund raiser for over 10 years, he handed off the race to a local team called "Pistas". The bike race continues on as one of the local favorites. BikeKraft is a sponsor of "Ride the Rogue" a local Century ride to benefit the Rogue River Greenway paved bike path. Local school's sports and arts programs have long been pet sponsorship programs of BikeKraft. The Illinois Valley High School Mountain Bike Team has been sponsored by BikeKraft since its inception. We strive to give honest advice on products and services whether we sell them or not. We like to educate our customers about their purchases as well as their repairs on existing bikes.
BikeKraft is proud of how many people we have introduced into cycling, for fun and excitement, exercise and fitness, commuting and competition. The products we carry are ones we use. If they don't hold up to our use and approval we don't sell them. We take pride in carrying top quality products with warranties available.
We carry all types of bikes including Mountain, Road, Hybrids, touring, kid's bikes and BMX. Richard, the owner, enjoys road biking but his passion is mountain biking. Over the last 19 years Richard has ridden more trails in southern Oregon than almost any local cyclist. Richard is more than happy to share his trail ride info with others. BikeKraft has access to extensive maps of local trails and paved bike paths so come down and ask about our maps.
BikeKraft also carries a full assortment of parts, accessories and clothing lines such as Oakley Sunglasses, Yakima Car racks, Giro Helmets, Bontrager products, Serfas saddles and head lights, clothing by Pearl Izumi, Endura, and Burley kids trailers. Check out our online catalog or stop by the store and see us soon!