Bringing a business to fruition is often quite literally a dream come true, be it a locally owned bike shop or a hand-made hip pack. For Kathy Salisbury, co-owner of Fanatik Bike Co., and JC Canfield, owner of High Above, their businesses are their livelihood, but also a way to support and contribute to the local mountain bike community.
It is a beautiful and inspiring story as these two local businesses support each other and establish good products and service for the local mountain bike community. In turn, the locals support them and give them and usually give them first shot at their business. And the cycle continues to create a sustainable, healthy ecosystem.
Every community has its cornerstones, the people making forward progression possible. Bellingham, WA, has a thriving mountain bike scene with so many people contributing in every possible way imaginable. However, there are a few who epitomize the community as a whole, simply through their actions.