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Best Bike Shops In Seattle

April 15, 2014 6:00 AM

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With its many cycling lanes and trails throughout the city, Seattle is one of the most bike-friendly locations in the Pacific Northwest. While the weather isn’t always accommodating for a bike ride, avid cyclists don’t let that deter them. If you’re thinking of purchasing a bike for yourself or someone you love, visit any of these local bike shops and talk to one of the experienced staff members to learn about the shop’s top-quality bikes and gear.

Bicycle Center Of Seattle
4529 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 523-8300
www.bicyclecenterofseattle.com

The Bicycle Center of Seattle first opened for business in 1969 and can provide years of knowledge and experience when it comes to purchasing and owning a bike. It’s not only one of the oldest bike shops in Seattle, it’s also one of the most recommended when it comes to purchasing new bikes, bike parts, cycling gear/accessories and maintaining and repairing your bike. The Bicycle Center sells a wide variety of bike types including BMX, commuter, mountain, cruisers, hybrids and electric. It also features an on-site service center where you can bring your bike to have it repaired or receive routine upkeep and maintenance services.

Elliott Bay Bicycles
2116 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-8144
www.elliottbaybicycles.com

Opened in 1983, Elliott Bay Bicycles is a full-service shop that sells new bikes from makers such as Brooks, Michelin, Continental, Pearl Izumi and many others. Choose from mountain, touring/track bikes and frames, as well as titanium, tandem and steel road frames, which are built on-site by the shop’s co-owner Bill Davidson. Elliott Bay Bicycles also offers bike frame repairs, bike restorations, custom bike painting and much more. If you’re in need of a new frame, Elliott Bay can re-kit your bike with all new components. If you’re looking for a vintage-style bike, check out the shop’s consignment bikes for sale.

Ride Bicycles
6029 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 985-7433
www.ridebicycles.com

Although Ride Bicycles is a relatively new bike shop, having opened in 2010, it prides itself on catering to Seattle-area cycling enthusiasts who ride to work daily and make bike riding a part of their daily routine. New and used bikes can be purchased here, as can bike accessories, apparel, fenders, panniers and other parts. Ride Bicycles also has a full-service repair shop that offers a quick turnaround to get you back out and riding as soon as possible. If you’re in need of a bike while yours is being repaired, Ride Bicycles can rent you a loaner as well.

Related:  Best Bicycle Shops in Puget Sound

Alki Bike And Board
2606 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 938-3322
www.alkibikeandboard.com

Alki Bike and Board is located in West Seattle near the scenic Alki Beach. It is both a full-service bike and skateboarding shop that welcomes riders of any age, from newbies to experienced professionals. This shop stocks and sells new bicycles, as well as bicycle accessories, parts and apparel for those who use their bike as a means of regular transportation and exercise. It also features a repair and maintenance shop for bikes, skateboards and snowboards/skis. Rental bikes are also available if your bike is in the shop being repaired.

Cycle University
3418 Harbor Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 432-9982
www.cycleu.com

Cycle University is one of the most unique bike shops you’ll ever come across. It’s not only a full-service shop that sells bikes and repairs them, but it’s also a bicycle school with a variety of classes for all ages and skill levels. It was first established in 2004 by Seattle local and pro-cyclist Craig Undem. Craig wanted to share his love for bikes and show how cycling can help your overall health and fitness levels. He created an expansive curriculum of cycling classes, as well as a place to buy high-quality bikes and gear needed to be a successful cyclist.

Related:  Best Cycle Shops In Seattle

Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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