Huffy Bicycles was founded in 1892 when George Huffman moved his sewing machine factory to Ohio and decided to build his first bicycle. When George’s son, Horace, took over the firm in 1924, he began selling bicycles under the name “Dayton.” In 1949, the company created a children’s bike called The Huffy Convertible. All bicycles afterward were called Huffy.
The company did well in the 1980’s and grew substantially, however, they had trouble breaking out of the entry-level price market with their bicycles. In the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, athletes rode on Huffy bicycles.
By the 1990’s the company was in serious financial trouble and closed their US-based plants. All bicycles were then made in China.
In January 2020, Huffy partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network and will match donations to offer bicycles and scooters to sick childrenand their families.
The coronavirus of 2020 has caused bicycle sales to skyrocket.
Today, manufacturing is still done in China, with the design, development, and marketing all performed in Centerville, Ohio.
Aaron Raymond says
Could you please send me your Corporate Address for USPS mail, your corporate phone numbers for the CEO and other important figures at Huffy? I also would like a direct email address to someone in corporate at Huffy if possible please. I am Aaron Raymond the USA Bicycle Tramps president. New Organization in the making still, working on a magazine publication like Easy Rider but for Bicyclists. I need Huffy to start selling cool graphic Huffy Hooded sweatshirts, and T shirts I can wear at Wal Mart for us Tramps please. We can not mail order while traveling. Thanks sincerely.
Aaron Raymond says
Hi, I am Aaron Raymond who started bicycling on a Dyno BMX as a kid but then went into skateboarding while a youngster and teen. When I became about 16-17 my dad bought me a Trek 6500 mountain Bike because he did not want me to drive his truck all the time and get excercise. I had not applied to the USA Airforce yet and dad is a USA Marine. I talked to there recruiter but said nah, it was Airforce or no military. Why would the Marines want a Airforce reject who passed the ASVAB? Anyways, the last two bikes I have bought are Huffy Rock Creek’s and people have been messing with my bicycle while in stores or this library. Bad criminals that cause are bikes to break and hurt cyclists when we go to travel by roadside with dangerous drivers. I’m sick of jerks who break glass bottles and cause us costs and injuries. I wrote to John Syfkes and John Burke the current CEO of Trek in the past, but Huffy has been helping me the most economically lately. Treks are not USA made all the way anymore just like Huffy, so its a cost concern and loss of American production jobs and both companies ignore my experienced recommendations all the time which may cause me to start my own company one day. Please get this message to your CEO of Huffy. I would love to see the Huffy Scooter back in production like in the 80’s. It had Hand Brakes, BMX Bars, Upsized for adults as well as kids that are bigger. It was easy to load in a truck or van, even a car. Great for pushing with a huge back pack on the foot rest when tired of shoulder stress. Just awesome and we need it back at all Wal Marts and Targets, Bike shops now. Huffy is loosing Millions of dollars by not supplying what we need. There current bikes are amazing but Wal Mart still does not sell Huffy accessorie saddle bags, or BMX Bars, seperate rims for us travelers without a local address while traveling across the USA. The roads in South Carolina on RT1 from Maine to Florida suck, but Florida has a nice bike lane all the way on RT 1. So we have work to do. I am the USa Bicycle Tramps President and it is taking forever to get our magazine up and running, could take more years to get it up and running, if paid my medical malpractice money from Halifax in Florida. Call Wade and Skylar please and show them this email, please. Let them know I am alive and contacted you 860-929-XXXX, my dad is Robert Raymond 410-292-XXXX, keep trying him please. I just wanted to say hello and say thanks for everything in case anything happens to me. Sincerely, The USA Bicycle Tramps President, friends of all bikers usually, Aaron Raymond
Luke Medina says
Hello, my name is Luke Medina with GObike Buffalo. We are a nonprofit organization working to advance mobility in our region through bike repair and distribution and the advancement of Complete Streets in every neighborhood.
The tragic and violent events that took place Saturday at the Tops Friendly Market have left our community reeling. In addition to the immediate trauma that Black communities in Buffalo have been subjected to, there are now longer term concerns about ensuring food access while the store is closed. The East Side of Buffalo is considered a ‘food desert’ and this Tops was the only full-service grocery store for miles around. This has been a massive disruption to a key commercial corridor for Black-owned businesses and other essential services.
1 in 3 households in Buffalo’s East Side do not own a personal vehicle. We’re working to remedy that by getting more bikes, especially those able to fit baskets, into the hands of those who need them the most. Along with lights and locks and helmets.
Mechanics from all over the city will be volunteering in our workshop this week and next to fix older bikes and get them road-ready, but the need is great and the need is now.
We’re looking for support from our industry partners to meet that need. Would your team like to contribute with bikes or parts? This would make a real impact in our city, for our people who are in mourning and also facing food inaccessibility.
Thank you for your consideration. I hope to hear from you soon.
Aaron Raymond says
Good Luck Luke. I have a hernia caused by a stomach pump and medical malpractice and still try to ride daily. I once raced mountain bikes semi pro, don’t give up, and we do care from the NY times Family.
Donald A. Bowman says
Are all Huffy bicycles made in China ? What happened to the employees that made the bikes in Azusa,California?
David Moss says
I am so livid,and even more so disappointed. I’ve spent so much money over the year’s buying bikes for my kid’s, grand kid’s, and I just recently purchased a huffy bike for my girlfriend’s son. He turned 5, and I bought him his first bike, with training wheels. The bike I purchased was indeed a huffy, and the biggest piece of sh*t I have ever seen.!!!!
Margie Reyes says
How are you supposed to be able to order parts when you can’t contact anyone.
Ann Russell says
I would like to order a lady’s bicycle I nee it for artheritic exercise and can’t seem to find one anywhere in northwest Ohio! Please give me a call back if this is possible.
maria borri says
Hello I just purchased a Huffy Pavilion folding bike. I would like to know if there is any assocessorys like a basket or something to care on. etc. If so where can I purchase as I live in Vancouver BC Canada
Mike Peterka says
I am trying to buy a huffy 24 inch nel lusso bike in mint green for my granddaughters 10th birthday. I have been to or called 14 stores and everyone is out. Is there someway I can get a bike for her? Because of the virus she cannot have a party and she saw this bike on line and really wants it. Please call me at 262-225-XXXX.
Is there a local Huffy bicycle sales location in or near Indianapolis, IN? Would like to see the options in person before I make a purchase.
David Dobrzanski says
I am inquiring about becoming a Huffy bicycle Service location.
Justin Seley says
I am inquiring to establish dealership to buy and sell Huffy bicycles in my shop, SouthEast Cycle