Our Story

Our History

Bill’s Bike Shop was founded by Bill Murdock in 1947 and it has been an iconic part of the Idaho Falls recreational community ever since, helping people of all ages discover and experience the beauty of the off-road trail, the freedom of the open road, and the serenity of the Greenbelt – a local treasure. Since its beginning, Bill’s has introduced biking to thousands of biking enthusiasts opening their eyes to unlimited possibilities for healthy adventure, spirited competition, and opportunities to give back to the community.  

Gary Wight bought the business from Bill's son Stan in 2011 and he continued the legacy of multi-generational service with the popular “Trade-as-You-Grow” program. Gary realized that many people coming to Bill’s Bike & Run are multi-sport enthusiasts. Bill’s has since become a recognized expert in providing walking and running solutions for casual and serious enthusiasts alike. Under Gary’s leadership, Bill’s Bike & Run harnessed the commitment and the passion of its employees to organize and participate in numerous local and regional events benefiting charities, schools, and other philanthropic causes. Annual events like Bike to School Challenge, Run for the Cure, Great Snake Triathlon, and Race to Feed the Hungry attract hundreds and sometimes thousands of people from the community and the region, raising awareness and money for those in need.

Our Mission

We are guided by a mission statement that reflects our commitment to the health of individuals and our community and the world we live in.

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  • Bikes are a simple solution to complex problems. They combat climate change, ease urban congestion, build human fitness. They bring us together, allow us to escape, give us a unique point of view.
  • Our passion extends to helping people walk and run in the right shoes reducing injury and enhancing enjoyment of the great outdoors.
  • Getting out walking, running, or biking makes you and the world a happier and healthier place.
  • Helping you do this is our business, our passion, our mission!


Helping You to Live a Happier and Healthier Life!

We face huge challenges as a community and country, and Bill’s Bike & Run is committed to do its part, however modest, to meet these challenges and help people around us live happier and healthier lives.

FOR YOUR HEALTH
Just three hours of bicycling per week can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes by 40-60% depending upon age, geographic location, and other factors.
FOR THE WORLD

The U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gallon a year by increasing cycling from 1% to 1.5% of all trips.

FOR THE FUTURE
In 1964, 50% of kids rode bikes to school and the obesity rate was 12%,
Today, only 2% of kids ride their bikes to school and the obesity rate among children 2-19 is 50%. (Source: TREK Bicycle Corp.)

Our Products

Bill’s Bike & Run has a bike for every rider and every occasion and condition – a child’s first strider bike, a BMX single gear for the serious racer, a full-suspension mountain bike for the downhill daredevil, a super-lightweight full-carbon road bike for the weekend cyclist, a turbo eBike for commuting, or any one of these bikes and others for the biking enthusiast who just wants to have fun on a bike that’s easy to ride.  We are the exclusive dealer in the greater Idaho Falls area for Specialized and Giant bicycles and we carry other popular bike and accessory brands like Raleigh, Redline, Haro, Shimano, Thule, Garmin, Serfas, Hammer nutrition, and others.

We carry shoe brands and styles for every occasion and type of customer – well-known shoe brands like Saucony, Brooks, Altra, Hoka, and Topo.