We received word this week that the longtime Kona friend and owner of Jack’s Bikes in Bellingham passed away this past Monday. Jack DeVries was a Bellingham staple having worked at the Times Bike Shop back in the 60s. He was active in the local road racing scene and even raced penny farthings. During community events, Jack would ride his penny farthing in local parades and events – a true longtime master of bicycle stoke.

In 1969 he opened Jack’s Bicycle Center and worked many late nights to ensure the shop was always in tip-top shape. He retired in 2005 when his two kids took over the shop, where it remains a Bellingham staple today. We want to thank Jack for his lifetime of contributions to the cycling industry and for helping grow the sport in Bellingham. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family.