Spandex Optional: Top Cycle Shops In Philadelphia
From fixing a flat to a whole new bicycle makeover, these Philadelphia bike shops will do more than just meet your trekking needs. Whether you’re a novice or veteran, the city’s bike shops have you covered from A-Z. Stop in to these top shops and see what they can do for you.
2211 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Hours: Mon to Tues – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wed – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Thur to Sat – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun - 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Bicycle Therapy is located in Center City, Philadelphia. It’s been in business since 1990 and is considered one of the best full service independent bike shops in the city. It has been a part of the Philadelphia cycling scene for years and actively sponsor many bicycle events.The staff are all trained technicians and knowledgeable sales associates. And the shop’s service department can fix anything from a flat tire to custom projects.The service and professionalism is worth your time and money.
1420 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125-4410
Hours: Tues to Thur – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bicycle Stable Is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s trendy Fishtown neighborhood. The shop inherited the name Bicycle Stable because it was once a stable for police department horses. The shop is known for it’s custom and refurbished bikes. They also sell various accessories and apparel. They are a full service repair shop and will do everything from basic repairs to frame work. Stop in and check out not only the great bikes but the cool architecture.
1923 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Breakaway bike was Philly’s Hotlists No. 1 bike shop for 2011 because of its awesome bike selection, knowledgeable staff and their bike training facility they offer all year round. Breakaway is a full service shop for both the bike and the rider.
Main Line Cycles friendly staff know their stuff and live bicycling 24/7. The shop services all types of riders from beginners to the truly serious. They sell quality products and deliver quality service. Their inventory includes biking accessories, parts and equipment. Main Line Cycles offers demo bikes for a proper test ride to make sure you are completely happy with your purchase.
Marty’s Reliable Cycle
173 Speedwell Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Hours: Mon – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tues – Closed; Wed – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thur to Fri – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Marty’s Reliable Cycle has been in the bicycle business since 1978. With that kind of history there is no doubt that Marty knows bikes. Marty’s has opened two additional shops; one in Randolph NJ, and a third in Hackettstown, NJ. The shop not only sells top of the line bikes — it’s a full service shop which includes a staff with years of biking experience. A basic tune-up is free on bikes purchased at Marty’s in 1996 or later. The shop runs weekly bike rides from all three locations so sign up and join the fun.
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Christina Thompson is a freelance travel writer living in Phildelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.