Friday, May 18 is National Bike To Work Day. So if you don’t have a bike, want to stock up on apparel and equipment, or need a quick tune up before hitting the streets and trails, check out these awesome area shops.
International Bicycle Center
89 Brighton Ave.
Boston, MA 02134
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wed – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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IBC is a one-stop shop for all your biking needs. It carries high quality Gore Bike Wear, with gender-specific cuts, and CycleOps training products for indoor cyclists. IBC carries bikes by Ibis, Trek, Pegoretti, Colnago, Merckx, Pinarello and Ridley. Turn to its service department any time for quick tune-ups and repairs. IBC even offers free bicycle pick up on Saturdays.
Community Bike Supply
496 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02134
Hours: April to September Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; October to March Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wed, Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – closed
Community Bike is a family owned cycle shop that offers bikes, helmets, jerseys, shoes and gloves in addition to road, mountain and urban bikes from Bianchi, Diamondback and Torker. Request any product the store doesn’t have in stock for quick delivery. It handles repairs of any size on site, with next-day service available for scheduled appointments. In an effort to support the cycling community, Community Bike is partnered with local charitable organizations including Harbor to the Bay and Ride for Kids.
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842 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02215
Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Superb Bicycle, a high-end cycle shop specializing in custom builds, components, track frames and apparel also offers custom builds. View its custom build special here, which includes free labor and free tune ups for one year. Expect the latest in design on your custom bike, as the shop collaborates with local artists. Superb also hosts cycling events throughout the year to strengthen Boston’s biking community.
Ferris Wheels Bike Shop
66 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wed – closed; Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sun – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Ferris Wheels is celebrating its 30th anniversary selling and servicing bikes in the Boston area. It sells new bikes by Yuba, Strider and Jamis as well as refurbished cycles by experts who welcome any challenging repair. Rent cycles from Ferris weekly without usage limitations. Ferris Wheels also offers events throughout the year, including workshops and indoor training.
253 N. Harvard St.
Allston, MA 02134
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri – 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Wed – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
Sat – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – closed
Bicycle Bill’s, owned and operated by Paul Sager, carries bikes by Schwinn, Raleigh, Diamondback and Kustom Kruiser. Fixed gear is also available for track bikes. Its experienced mechanics offer tune ups, repairs and maintenance on any type of bike. Try its indoor cycling on the Racermate to improve your power and efficiency, and return to race yourself on a split screen.
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