Your neighborhood bike shop
Buying a bicycle is starting a relationship. You need to make a good choice, of course-the right price, style, look and fit are essential. But once you’ve made your purchase, you need to return, at least once a year, for tune-ups and maintenance in order to keep your new purchase working at its best. And for that, you should pick a shop that you can easily ride to and from. Fortunately, Chicago has a good variety of shops that will take care of all of your needs, from new equipment to accessories to repairs. Even the biggest of the breed retain a certain mom-and-pop vibe, with owners and workers who are passionately devoted to the activity themselves.
Audience choice: Village Cycle Center
1337 North Wells (312)751-2488
Best of Chicago 2002