Every cyclist knows that a good bike shop is worth more than any pair of wheels. Good service, low prices, and a sense of community can turn cycling from a hobby into a lifestyle. Every shop has its own flavor, too. Some stock food and drink while others have unique spaces, and almost all of them focus on making their communities a better place.
The Hudson Valley is home to a vast bicycling community, and these are just a few of the most unique and interesting shops in the region.
Bicycle Depot is a community-oriented shop that focuses on giving its customers knowledgeable service and a fair price. The staff can help you decide what to buy, where to ride, and how to do it best.
A comprehensive rental program is ideal for tourists who want to see the sights in the New Paltz area, like the Wallkill Rail Trail, which runs almost directly behind the back of the shop. Stop in for repairs, rentals, or any other cycling needs.
15 Main St, New Paltz, 845.255.3859
Bicycle World / Photo provided by Ilene Marcos
The current owners of Bicycle World have been servicing in the area for over 25 years and run an extremely customer-driven shop. Eric, one of the owners, has a knack for developing unique solutions to some of the problems riders experience. He has created and sold multiple inventions and innovations that benefit the biking community nationally, such as the ENO Hub, a special part that converts vertical dropout frames for single-speed setups.
The shop is involved locally in a wide range of projects, including fundraisers, bike donations, and other community events. Stop in for a large inventory of almost 600 bikes, as well as a wide range of accessories.
7 E Main St, Mt. Kisco, 914.666.4044
With three locations across the Valley, Bikeway is a place to find more than just a wide selection of bikes and equipment. Along with state-of-the-art fitting equipment and a wide selection of rentals and e-bikes, Bikeway is a host to many cycling events in the area.
The expertise among its staff is some of the highest in the Valley, with trained mechanics that provide unparalleled service experience. Join the charity-driven Team Bikeway for exclusive discounts, deals, and training programs.
692 Rte 6, Mahopac, 845.621.2800
Bike Barn is a great place to get quality service at a low cost. The easy-to-navigate website and handy bicycle reviews help even the newest of cyclists, and bi-weekly group rides cultivate a community around the business.
109 Remsen St, Cohoes, 518.238.2453
Joe Fix Its / Photo by Ken Gabrielson
With a large inventory of over 700 bicycles, Joe Fix Its is a professional store with multiple accolades to attest to it. The store provides rentals, repairs, and professional fittings by one of the highly trained staff members.
20 West Main St, Goshen, 845.294.7242
Operating in the heart of Rockland County, Piermont Bike is a modern shop with over 25 years of experience in the Hudson Valley. Piermont Bike offers top-of-the-line fitting technology and a wide range of amenities in the store. Feel free to watch a bike race in the lounge or grab a bagel from the café.
215 Ash St, Piermont, 845.365.0900
Overlook is a small store with a lot of personality in Ulster County, thanks largely to friendly and knowledgeable staff who help any and all cyclists find the perfect fit. The patient yet professional environment is well suited for cyclists of every level and age, from first-timers to seasoned veterans on the trail.
The store partners with local coffee roaster Brew & Bike to deliver fresh and locally roasted coffee as well. Stop in for good service and good coffee. Group rides are available twice a week, with free coffee on Saturdays.
93 Tinker St, Woodstock, 845.679.2122
This volunteer-run shop in Troy is a great place to get involved in the local biking community. With a commitment to community empowerment, the shop focuses on removing bikes from the waste stream and getting them in riding condition.
The space offers workshops that focus on different elements of the community, including a youth workshop and one for those in the LGBTQ+ community. A project called Learn and Earn gives bikes to individuals who spend time working on the Bike Adoption initiative.
3280 6th Ave, Troy, 518.328.4827
TRT Bicycles / Photo provided by Christian Favata
TRT is a family business that gives you a perfect fit and a wide selection of bikes. Highly trained staff offer a 24-hour turnaround guarantee on repairs for those who need a quick fix, high tech fitting techniques, and a wide selection of well-maintained rental bikes.
The location has an open and inviting atmosphere with espresso, homemade cookies, and beer on tap. The store hosts and takes part in a variety of events, including the Williams Lake Classic, an annual mountain biking event in Rosendale.
1066 NY Rte 32, Rosendale, 845.658.7832
Utility Bicycle Works / Photo provided by Benjamen Warren
Utility is a new store to the area, having only serviced for the last two years. Bryan Richardson, the owner and sole employee of the shop, makes up for his newcomer status by maintaining one of the most unique stores in the Hudson Valley. Focusing on practicality and daily use, Utility strives to provide people with everyday solutions that work for them.
Utility builds custom bikes from the frame up and focuses on unique solutions like self-powering lights and the upkeep and restoration of vintage bikes.
228 Wall St, Kingston, 845.481.0269
Velo provides a wide selection of services meant to aid bikers of all ages and levels, including custom wheel building. The store owner is a professional frame builder who has worked in the industry in multiple professional capacities, and Velo is one of the only shops in the county to focus exclusively on bicycles.
The small store gives you an intimate experience with the professional quality and care of a much bigger space.
437 Rte 295, Suite 3, Chatham, 518.392.3010
Wheel and Heel treats every customer like an old friend. With a one to two-day return guarantee and a wide range of services, Wheel and Heel is a great place to get quality service at an affordable price. The store has rental services and a program that allows families to trade in bicycles as children grow out of them.
2658 E Main St, Wappinger Falls, 845.632.3050