Best of Philly

Best Bike Shop

2014 BEST Shop for Second-Hand Bikes

Firehouse Bicycles

You’ll find a huge selection of secondhand mountain bikes, tandem bikes, road bikes you name it. It’s the biggest selection of used rides in the city, for way less than you’d pay for the factory-fresh versions.

701 South 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-727-9692 | Website


2014 BEST Shop for Serious Cyclists

Bicycle Therapy

2211 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

The showroom is a playground for the serious cyclist (check out the Specialized bikes, Speedplay pedals, Capo jerseys ), and well-versed employees will happily handle everything from minor chain issues to outfitting your wheels with custom upgrades. Read more »

2014 BEST Bike Shop

Bicycle Therapy

2211 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

This bike shop, stocked with tons of Specialized bikes, Capo jerseys and a very bike-savvy staff, is to serious cyclists what FAO Schwarz is to six-year-olds: a giddiness-inducing toy store. Read more »

2013 BEST Bike Shop for Commuters

Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles

933 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA

If you just need to get from here to there—preferably with somewhere to stash your briefcase—this is where to gear up. The shop carries bikes in every color of the rainbow, fitted with racks and baskets for all your goods. Owners Simon and Victoria Firth and David Wilson, all decades-long city cyclists, are more than… Read more »

2013 BEST Bike Shop for the Spandex Set

Breakaway Bikes

1923 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

If getting kitted up and hitting the road is your chief cycling objective, the helpful (read: non-snooty) staffers here will get you outfitted, from frame to saddle to jersey. Sign up for the shops indoor training program to spin on your own bike while getting expert advice on technique and form. Read more »

2013 BEST Bike Shop

Breakaway Bikes

1923 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

The hipster-from-Fishtown expertise without the hipster-from-Fishtown pretension. Read more »

2012 BEST Bike Shop

Keswick Cycle

Staffers here can outfit you with the pros’ favorite toys or the perfect pink streamers for Sallys training wheels. The point is, its up to youno annoying sales pitch, no up-selling, just the two-wheels gear and know-how you want from a good bike shop. Bonus: Test rides around the neighborhood are encouraged. Read more »

2012 BEST Bike Shop

Keswick Cycle

4040 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

A knowledgeable staff, a huge stock of bikes and accessories, in-house mechanics, and the opportunity to take your pick around the neighborhood for a test ride mean you’ll be ready for the Tour de France-or at least the Tour de Nearest Philly Bike Lane. Read more »

2011 BEST Bike Shop

Breakaway Bikes

1923 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

An impressive range of bikes for all riders, plus super-nice mechanics who are total gearheads, but who get that you might not be. They just want you to love your bike as much as they do. Read more »