A good bike often starts at a good bike shop. A place that not only specializes in bicycles, but also provides a fun and comforting space for people who prefer traveling on two wheels. As the Midwest becomes increasingly bike-friendly, bike shops are finding their place amongst like-minded communities in the region.
Whether you’re looking for a tune up, accessories for your mountain bike or city commuter bike, or just need some sound entry level advice from a bike expert on where to start, these Midwest bike shops are sure to have just what you need.
Best known for its huge selection of Trek bikes, Village Cycle Center is a spacious, National Bicycle Deal Association-nodded room in Old Town that has a wide range of accessories, all-weather clothing, travel racks and other biking necessities.
Looking to join the e-bike craze the West Coast is buzzing about? Village Cycle has a selection for you to choose from. Well situated on the north side of downtown Chicago, this top notch shop is also one of the more reasonably priced bike-fit studios in the city and serves as a pit stop for commuters.
As the largest bike frame manufacturer in the United States, it’s only fitting that Detroit Bikes’ brick and mortar shop be a must for Motor City riders. If you are looking to enjoy the short ride with a quality commuter bike and an American made frame, or want to chat with people who know the ins and outs of urban cycling, you’ve come to the right place.
As city dwellers themselves, Detroit Bikes’ focuses on the types of bikes that are simple, reliable and made for getting around town. Can’t make it into the shop? Detroit Bikes’ offers free shipping on all of their city commuter models.
Not only does Point Area Bicycle sell road bikes, folding and touring bikes, fat bikes and more, it will build a custom rig to your specifications. The safe haven for cyclists also has a music venue, bar, weekly group rides, and two-wheeled parties through the city’s parks that bring in around 100 costumed riders each month. Winter is no match for the shop either, as they host an indoor spin-racing series every year during the colder months.
Bike Authority is a Midwest bike shop that has been recognized in the United States for several years, and is a certified USA Triathlon Store. Not for the faint of heart when it comes to cycling as a sport, Bike Authority is the only store in the region that includes computerized real-time pedal balance and are considered the bike fitting experts in Ohio.
Whenever you make a bicycle purchase at Bike Authority, you are entitled to free bike fitting and power analysis at no cost. With the belief that ‘pain is not normal’, they do what they can to make your ride comfortable.
Family Bicycles LLC is among the few bike shops where you will find both biking and family interests part of the business model. With the belief that biking is a family activity, the bike shop boasts some of the best bikes for kids, and offers online tips for kids biking and the best places to ride at Kansas City. They also offer complete tune-ups for your bikes and host a variety of family-friendly events all year long.
Whether an avid cycler, enthusiast or newcomer to the biking scene, when looking for the perfect bike, you have to go to the right place. When it’s time to hit the ground pedaling, head to one of these Midwest bike shops.
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