15 Bike Shops in Philadelphia Where You Can Buy Gear, Get Repairs, and Take Classes

From helmet fittings to coffee while you wait on repairs, these Philadelphia bike shops have you covered.


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Via Bicycles, owned by Curtis Anthony, is one of the best Philadelphia bike shops. Photograph by Jeff Fusco

Philadelphia’s bike culture is something special. Not only do we have bike lanes connecting urban areas to scenic suburbs, but we have spaces that seek to make the sport accessible to any type of rider. Here are 15 shops and cafes catering to all things biking.

Kayuh Bicycles & Cafe 

1900 West Girard Avenue, Francisville

Having a bike is an experience, and that’s what Henry Sam has created at his retail space, repair shop, and cafe. Just a couple blocks from Girard College, Kayuh sells bikes and gear for adults and children — from cables to shorts to hydration packs. He also is very welcoming to beginners, helping new riders pick the bike of their dreams. Plus, at the in-store café you can enjoy a banh mi and Vietnamese coffee while you wait for your bike to get a tune-up.

South Philly Bike Shop 

1901 S 13th St, South Philly

This South Philly staple wants to help you become a more confident rider. Not only do they sell bike brands like Schwinn, GT, and Brooklyn, but they also offer clinics for new riders and reasonably-priced repairs.

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Henry Sam, owner of Kayuh Bicycles and Café. Photograph by Jeff Fusco

Frankinstien Bike Worx 

1529 Spruce Street, Rittenhouse

The name suits this shop because not only do they sell and repair bikes, they build them. One of their designs was created for Biria as the brand’s first bike made exclusively for the US market.

Via Bicycle 

622 South Broad Street, Washington Square West 

A city mainstay for almost 40 years, this place — which we once described as looking like a granddad’s garage — is the place to go for not only servicing and sales, but bike nostalgia. It’s also a Best of Philly-winner for excellent bike repairs.

Bell’s Bike Shop 

1320 East Passyunk Avenue, Passyunk Square

Steve Bell’s shop has been a city staple for over a decade, and he sells a range of styles — from city to hybrid to mountain bikes — something for every kind of rider.

Firehouse Bikes and Wolf Cycle

701 South 50th Street, West Philly and 4311 Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore

Owners Monica Pasquinelli and Sam Davis have a knack for taking old bikes and making them shiny and new. Their sister shops offer affordable bikes, since many are refurbished. The stores also carry brand-new bikes — from BMX bikes to mountain bikes — and even skateboards and apparel.

Philadelphia Bikesmith and Main Line Cycles

1822 Spring Garden Street, Spring Garden and 919 Montgomery Ave, Narberth

Both stores are one-stop shops for all things bicycles. They provide expert advice, repairs, and sales of bikes, parts, accessories, and apparel.

Firth and Wilson Transport Cycles 

2315 N. Howard Street, Fishtown

This is the place you go if you will be carrying more than yourself on your bike. They have everything you could possibly need to transport packages, kids, you name it. They sell traditional and electric bikes, and they offer repair services.

JUNTO Electric Bikes 

1627 N. 2nd Street, Fishtown

JUNTO knows that sometimes we need a break from peddling, so it sells an extensive collection of e-bikes. They include utility bikes for couriers and leisurely bikes for those who need a little power on their rides.

These 11 bike shops in and around the city will get your bike tuned up and ready to ride in no time. / Photograph courtesy of Cadence Cycling Centers.

Cadence Cycling Centers

201 South 25th Street, Center City and 3740 Main Street, Manayunk

Cadence understands that biking isn’t just about buying equipment and hitting the road, so their stores go above and beyond the typical bike sales and repairs. Cadence has an indoor studio, lab testing, and it offers race coaching opportunities for new and seasoned riders. The Center City location also has a cafe.

Keswick Cycle

Multiple locations

These shops take the intimidation out of trying a new sport. With the help of knowledgeable staff, novice bikers can feel at home in the biking world here. The store also carries an extensive line of bikes from brands like Specialized and Trek, as well as electric bikes.

Trek 

Multiple Locations 

Trek Bicycle is the place for Trek bikes (duh), as well as other popular brands. Local stores offer in-store credit if you bring in an old bike. (This comes in handy for little ones that grow like weeds.)