Biking around Pittsburgh has never been easier.
And with that, the chances are good that you’re getting a lot of use out of your bicycle these days. That’s pretty great, of course. But whatever you do, don’t forget to take that bad boy in for a tune up every now and again. It’s the only way to be sure your trusty steed stays in tip-top shape.
And for those of you who haven’t taken to two wheels, maybe it’s time to take the leap. You could rent a bike to test the waters (or roads). Better still, you could buy a bike and pedal all over Pittsburgh.
In either case, whether you’re looking to service your bicycle, buy your own, or just do some window shopping, look to these 12 Pittsburgh bike shops for all of the gear and expertise you could ever need.
Sure, this place is packed with cycling clothing and accessories. But the real attractions are the bicycles. At Banker Supply you’ll find upwards of 11 different brands, each chosen with intention. With a storied history and roots that run deep in Pittsburgh, the Banker Supply name is tied to a bicycling tradition that began in 1891. While the namesake is anything but new, the gear, accessories, and bikes found here highlight the innovations occurring within the cycling industry.
As the name suggests, this shop really does love bikes. And they especially love helping their customers repair and restore their ride. From a quick fix to a complete overhaul, they’re happy to lend a hand, answer your questions, and talk about bikes any chance they get. Stop by to check out new bikes from Public and Detroit bikes, or inquire about their restoration services.
The vibe at this Strip District bike shop is something we all could use a little of in our lives.. It’s well designed and carefully curated, creating a welcoming atmosphere that’s worth checking out; even if you don’t need a repair. But if you do, they’ve got you covered. From new bikes, to simple fixes – and DIY repair workshops – Kindred Cycles can help keep you pedaling or get you back on your bike in hurry.
This shop is sorta hidden in the South Side, but we’ll point you to the corner of Bingham and 15th streets. Thankfully, after you arrive in the area, it’s hard to miss. That’s because the repair and retail space at Thick spans (almost) an entire block. Once you’re inside, you’ll find cycling supplies like clothing and accessories for every type of bike. From sales to service of mountain, road, and BMX bikes, Thick has you covered.
This shop is truly one of a kind. The same can be said of the owner, Jerry Kraynick. For more than 40 years, Jerry has been fixing bikes and teaching others how to do the same. At his shop, you have access to his expertise, tools, parts, and a community of cyclists hard at work on their bike. No matter where you look, you’re surrounded by heaps of parts and tools. And no matter the repair, Jerry will know exactly how to handle it. Soon, you will too. Jerry and his shop embody everything we love about Pittsburgh.
Biketek’s shop may be small, but they certainly utilize every square foot of this space. The selection of bikes run the gamut from commuter to mountain, and everything in between. There are so many bikes, that some are hanging from the ceiling! The abundant selection is bested by a welcoming atmosphere and knowledgeable staff that makes Biketek the perfect stop for cyclists of all experience levels.
Believe it or not, this bike shop was started in a garage behind owner Abe Stucky’s house on Stanton Avenue. Less than a year after, Abe took his love of cycling to a new level and Alley Bicycle Co-op was born. He was awarded a grant from the Sprout Fund, which was used to purchase additional supplies for the blooming business. Now, this bike co-op serves as a do-it-yourself bicycle repair shop and educational workshop for residents of East Liberty, Garfield, and Highland Park.
At Free Ride, bicycling and recycling go hand-in-hand. This is the go-to place for DIY classes where you’ll learn how to fix up your own bike and help others fix theirs. So if your ride needs some TLC, you should definitely stop by this shop. On the other hand, if you’d rather just get rid of that old or underused bike, donate it to the folks at Free Ride. They’ll make sure it gets put to good use, whether it’s just for parts or fixed up to ride another day.
Seeing that this shop has recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary, there’s no denying that they know a thing or two about bikes. They also do a heck of a job building community among cyclists and would-be riders. Which means that, whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Iron City Bikes will be sure to set you up with the bike of your dreams. And they’ll hook you up with the best components and apparel the cycling world has to offer.
If you’re looking for a custom-built bike, look no further than Maestro Frameworks. Owner Michael Brown is known for custom, built-by-hand bikes. Combining masterful craftsmanship with a firsthand knowledge of the streets and trails around Pittsburgh, Brown builds bikes with the client’s needs (and the elements he knows they will encounter) in mind. Basically, you come to Brown with an idea for what you want your bike to be, he shares that vision, and executes on the best build imaginable. It doesn’t get much better than that! North Side
Over the years, this shop has racked up over 18 years of service to Pittsburgh’s cyclists. During that time, they’ve learned to rely on three factors: quality bikes, a friendly shop, and expert advice. That sounds like a recipe for success to us. And if you stop by, you won’t have any doubts, either. They’ll help you pick out a new bike according to your budget and your riding needs. Then they’ll get you properly fitted and geared up so that you’re ready to roll.
For bike lovers, this place is heaven on earth. What’s all of the hype about, you ask? Oh, nothing special. Just that Bicycle Heaven is the world’s largest bicycle museum. It is jam-packed with every sort of bike you can imagine and even those you can’t, including more than 1,500 bikes and somewhere in the neighborhood of 90,000 parts and accessories, There’s some you just have to see to believe! Bicycle Heaven is calling your name.
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