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Our History

Owned and operated by brothers Charlie and Mark Fetzer, Lakeshore Bicycles has been serving Jacksonville since 1961. We are proud to be the oldest bike shop in Jacksonville and we don’t take this achievement lightly. While others have come and gone, Lakeshore has thrived because of our love for cycling and our belief in customer service, community outreach, and providing you the best products at the best prices. Whether it was a Western Flyer 50 years ago, a Schwinn 30 years ago, or a Trek bicycle today, we are constantly expanding our services to suit your needs. We stock a full compliment of accessories and bicycles and are the largest recumbent bicycle dealer in north Florida. Stop by today just to say hi or test ride your next bike.  

  Adrian Valella, Service Manager

Born and raised: Miami, Florida
Pets: Cat- Roller Skate and some fish
How/When 1st involved in Cycling: I started mountian biking in high school.
Interest outside of cycling: Auto Cross Racing
Favorite local bike ride: Tuesday night Bike Polo at Woodstock Park
Best non-bike acheivement: 1995 U.S.A. Pog champion, Scored goals in the 2013 World Bike Polo Championships

Don Mims, Sales

Born and raised: Jacksonville, Florida
School: Wolfson High School, played football and wrestled
Activities outside cycling: Church and Jaguars
Best non-bike acheivements: On President Carter's security detail at Fort Bragg, Made eye glasses for President H.W. Bush and Henery Kissinger and priscription gas mask for President H.W. Bush.
Favorite cycling gadget: Allen wrench

 Matt Wittmer

Birth Place: Columbia Mo.
Grew Up: Cape Girardeau, Mo
Family: Wife Elena
How and When got started cycling: Been riding since a kid
Interest outside Cycling: Photography, Movies, Travel
Favorite Local Ride: A1A from Jax Beach to St Augustine
Most interesting ride; Down the east coast from Bangor, Ma. to Key West
Best non bike related achievment: Peace Corp.
Also works at UNF in the English Language Program and for Rocketman Vending.


 Jack Broaddrick

Born and raised: Arkansas
Moved to Jax: 1994
Family: two daughters
Most interesting ride: MS 150
Interesting non-cycling event: spending a year on an aircraft carrier
Best non-cycling Acheviment: two daughters



   Sam Baldwin

Birth Place: Chincoteague, Va.
Grew-Up: Jacksonville
Family: Wife and two sons
Pets: Lucy, Black Mutt
How/When you got into cycling: Been riding since I was five years old.
Interests outside of cycling: Boating
Favorite local ride: Backroads of Riverside.
Favorite bike: I like them all!
Favorite bike gadget: Cyclometer
Best bike related achievement: 50 foot Wheelie!

  Cathy Fetzer

Birthplace: Middletown, NY
Grew Up In:Circleville,NY

Family: 3 kids, Faith, Eddie and Billy. Husband Charlie.

How / When You Got Into Bicycling: Seriously, in 2006, when I did my first MS 150. Used a bike for my primary transportation from the time we moved down here in 1981 until the first child came in 1985.
When / Why You Came to Jacksonville: Moved down here from Buffalo, NY with Charlie
Interests Outside of Bicycling: hiking, baseball, hanging out with any or all of my kids.
Favorite Ride in the Area:  Lots of great ones, but really enjoy riding the Jax-Baldwin rail-trail
Interesting Bike Ride You Have Done: C&O Canal from Washington DC to Pittsburgh with the family
Favorite Bike Gadget or Accessory:  bike computer
Best Bike-Related Achievements: 12 centuries in 2015, one a month.
Best Non-Bike Related Achievements: 3 wonderful children and a great group of friends. All a person could ask for.

  Charlie Fetzer, Owner

Birthplace: Somers Point, NJ
Grew Up In: Everywhere, my dad was in the Navy

Family: Wife Cathy, a daughter and two sons  

How / When You Got Into Bicycling: My dad worked in a shop in Buffalo. I bought my first 10 speed when I was 14
When / Why You Came to Jacksonville: I came to Jacksonville in 1981 to work for our father at LakeShore Bicycles    
Interests Outside of Bicycling: woodworking, canoeing, swimming, scouts 
Favorite Ride in the Area: anywhere exploring the city with my wife Cathy   
Interesting Bike Ride You Have Done: the Ride Across Florida    
Favorite Bike: Burley touring bike  
Favorite Bike Gadget or Accessory: the bell that doesn’t stop ringing  
Best Bike-Related Achievements: rode to Maine with my 2 sons, one of which I was towing with a trail-a-bike
Best Non-Bike Related Achievements: I built my own house  


Mark Fetzer, Owner

Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Grew Up In: Everywhere, our father was in the Navy

Family: Wife and two daughters

Pets: Cats named Jack
How / When You Got Into Bicycling: I started working at LakeShore when my Father bought the store in 1980
When / Why You Came to Jacksonville: my family moved here in 1977 
Interests Outside of Bicycling: Square Dancing, Fishing, most anything with water
Favorite Ride in the Area: The Saturday morning group ride at LakeShore Bicycles
Interesting Bike Ride You Have Done: Alleghany Passage and C&O Canal  
Favorite Bike: Waterford touring bike 
Favorite Bike Gadget or Accessory: Chamois Butter   
Best Bike-Related Achievements: Working in a bike shop for 30 years