Best of Philly

Best Bike Shop

2021 Best Bike Shop

Neighborhood Bike Works

Last spring, when SEPTA and Uber and every other means of transportation suddenly felt like a pandemic hot box, Neighborhood Bike Works launched Bikes For Neighbors, which refurbished dozens of cycles and donated them to essential workers. Read More »

3943 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2015 Best Bike Shop

Bicycle Revolutions

In a rapidly stratifying bike-buying world -- box stores on the left, obscenely high-end on the right -- this is a slice of practical magic: everything you need (trusty and stylish city bikes) plus lots of stuff you want (tr�s chic gear), and all within reason (you don't need a successful Main Line dental practice to shop here). Read More »

756 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-629-2453 | Website

2014 Best Bike Shop

Bicycle Therapy

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 »

2211 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-735-7849 | Website

2014 Best Shop for Serious Cyclists

Bicycle Therapy

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 »

2211 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-735-7849 | Website

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. Read More »

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

2013 Best Bike Shop

Breakaway Bikes

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

1923 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-568-6002 | Website

2012 Best Bike Shop

Keswick Cycle

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 »

4040 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-397-4191 | Website

2013 Best Bike Shop for the Spandex Set

Breakaway Bikes

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 »

1923 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-568-6002 | Website

2013 Best Bike Shop for Commuters

Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles

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 happy to get you cranking. Read More »

933 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-318-7285 | Website

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 »