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Best Bike Shops in Washington, D.C.

April 15, 2014 9:00 AM

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In many countries in Europe and Asia, bicycling has been a main form of transportation for decades. It seems like it has only gained popularity in America, especially D.C., over the past few years. Along with being a good form of transportation, biking is great exercise. You should check out these bike shops if you are looking into biking or just need a part replaced.

BicycleSpace
1019 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 962-0123
www.bicyclespacedc.com

Most people don’t realize how much work it can take to maintain a bicycle; it’s almost like having a car. BicycleSpace takes bicycle maintenance as seriously as car maintenance, so you can trust it to get your bike in shape. But what sets BicycleSpace apart is the atmosphere. Voted Best Bike Shop in City Paper’s Best of Poll, BicycleSpace has created a welcoming environment for bike lovers to be comfortable in. From social rides to yoga classes, the shop is more than an average bike shop, it is a community.

CycleLife USA
3255 K St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-8883
www.cyclelifeusa.com

If you are new to cycling, or even if you aren’t, you might think you can get on any bike and be fine. Depending on your use of the bike, this could be a bad idea. CycleLife USA is one the best bike shops in D.C. if you want to start cycling because the staff knows the importance of having the proper fit. Without the proper fit, you can injure yourself. The shop is also great for experienced and competitive riders, offering coaching services and performance testing. If you are serious about cycling, visit CycleLife USA for your biking needs.

District Hardware The Bike Shop
1108 24th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 659-8686
www.thebikeshopdc.com

When you are looking for a bike shop, a hardware store is probably not one of the first places you think of. Along with being a great hardware store, District Hardware is a decades-old bike shop. In fact, it is more known for being a bike shop. For 40 years, District Hardware has been supporting local teams and athletes, while helping develop the cycling community. The shop carries quality brand products that cyclists of all skill levels can appreciate. Whether you are getting a Neilpryde bike or customizing one to suit your wants, District Hardware can help you with your cycling needs.

Related: Best Bike Rides In The DC Area

Bicycle Pro Shop
3403 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-0311
www.bicycleproshop.com

It is wonderful when you can go into a store and have plenty of options to choose from. But if the staff is neither friendly or knowledgeable about the products, you might as well go somewhere else. You won’t have that issue at Bicylce Pro Shop. The staff is one of the most knowledgeable and customer service-orientated in the city. The shop was even voted Best in Service and Sales by Washington Consumer’s Checkbook. Visit Bicycle Pro Shop for fittings, overhauls, safety checks and specials on bikes.

Takoma Bicycle
7030 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 270-0202
www.takomabicycle.com

Voted one of America’s Best Bike Shops by The National Bicycle Dealers Association, Takoma Bicycle has built a loyal following, which it appreciates and acknowledges with its rewards program. The full-service bike shop carries bicycles for the whole family, bicycle accessories and repair parts. And you can also find indoor trainers if you need that extra bit of training. Stop by Takoma Bicycle, a neighborhood bike shop with a neighborhood feel.

Related: Best Bike Repair In Washington DC

Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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