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Chicago’s Bike Shop Scene: Women Taking Charge

Chicago is no longer a man’s world – bike world, that is. In the span of a few weeks, two women-owned bike shops have opened in Chicago’s thriving bike community. more »

Apr 10, 2014 Features

Photo by Alicia Oblander

Bike Shop – The New Wheel

Located on one of those hills in the Bernal Heights neighborhood, Brett Thurber and Karen Wiener’s The New Wheel is a new kind of shop for the 21st century. more »

Jan 8, 2014 Bike Shops

Photo by Bruno Florin

Bike Shop - Fitz & Follwell Co.

Few shops can boast being home to the number one activity in their city for three years running on TripAdvisor, a distinction that belongs to Fitz & Follwell Co., a tour company and retail shop located in Montreal, QC. more »

Oct 15, 2013 Bike Shops

Heritage Bicycles

Located on Chicago's north side, Heritage General Store specializes in locally handcrafted bicycles, coffee, and building community. more »

Sep 12, 2013 Videos

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Refurbished Bikes for Sale

Kathleen Wilker

Need a New Bike? Lots of Second-Hand Options

While there are all kinds of shiny new bikes for kids and adults at fine bike shops everywhere, there are also lots of well-loved bikes looking new homes. If you've got an old bike sitting in the garage, consider donating it to be refurbished. more »

Apr 15, 2012 Families on Bikes

We love bike shops.

Kathleen Wilker

Family Friendly Bike Shops

We love our local bike shops. Friendly owners and staff welcome us by name, invite us out on rides, create great community events with us and share their vast bike knowledge while respecting our expertise. And they always have time for the kids. more »

Nov 16, 2011 Families on Bikes (1 Comments)

Pedal mural.

Sara Young

The Pedal and the Revolution

Sara checks out San Francisco's Pedal Revolution, a shop located in the Mission district which repairs and sells new and used bikes and gives much needed support to some of the city’s at-risk youth. more »

Sep 28, 2011 Opinions

Building a cycling future means getting kids on bikes early and oftern.

Kathleen Wilker

Bikes for Kids at the 2011 Ontario Bike Summit

15 children without their own bikes were invited to the 2011 Ontario Bike Summit. Local bike shops gave each child a bike, lock, helmet and bell. A gift of two wheels is freedom in motion. Tomorrow's cycling advocates need their own bikes. more »

Jul 4, 2011 Families on Bikes

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Urbane Cyclist BikeStyle Stop

Momentum gets a tune-up at Urbane Cyclist in the heart of downtown Toronto. more »

Sep 2, 2010