Cole's Bicycles was founded in 1940 by Leonard B. Cole as a music and gun shop. As World War II progressed and the need for economical transportation increased, the business started renting bicycles for 25 cents an hour. At the end of the war, as bicycles became available again, the store branched out and started selling bicycles.
Upon the death of his father in 1952, Leonard C. Cole took over and pedaled the business forward. Numerous expansions, including a locksmith department and the growth in recreational biking grew the shop into its present form.
With his retirement in 1996 Len turned the business over to his daughter, Cinda and son, Mike. Together, they have over 65 years of experience in the bicycle business.