Who doesn’t love the feeling of riding a bike?
Whether you do it to feel like a kid again, get exercise, or commute to work-- biking is such an enjoyable hobby. Pittsburgh has caught on to the recent trend of making cities bike-friendly-- and has gone out of its way to install bike lanes all over the city. There are also many trails around Pittsburgh, where tourists and locals alike can take in stunning views and enjoy the scenery as they ride by.
Bike Pittsburgh has become the voice of bikers in Pittsburgh, and through their efforts, is trying to make Pittsburgh one of the most biker-friendly cities in the U.S. More and more people are getting into biking each year-- so we put together a list of some of the best shops in the ‘Burgh for biking-- whether you need a bike, a part, a repair, or just want to talk with fellow bikers-- consider checking out any of these great spots!
Get a personalized GiftYa card for the biker in your life! They’re accepted at all the places on this this-- as well as the many other bike shops in Pittsburgh. Your biking friends will never have to worry about leaving their gift cards behind-- they transfer directly to their debit card. That way they can spend more time biking, and less time worrying about if their gift card is in their pocket.
801 Brookline Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
West Liberty Cycles is where bikers go when they’re looking for expert advice on all things bikes. Located in the Brookline neighborhood of Pittsburgh, this bike shop always has the latest bikes and biking equipment.
They also will service all makes and models of bikes-- so if you’re having an issue with yours, make sure to bring it in for an estimate and repair. You can trust your bike is in good hands with their expert mechanics.
“This is an excellent bike store with great service and reasonable prices. I brought in an old mountain bike that needed a lot of service and I got very good attention. The guy who took the bike was very knowledgeable and friendly. The prices are very reasonable.” -Yelp Review
1800 Preble Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Bicycle Heaven is both a bike shop and a museum for all kinds of bikes. It has about 6,000 new and used bicycles all under one roof-- you’re sure to find one that will fit your needs!
Everything from new mountain bikes, to vintage and antiques, to famous bikes-- this unique shop has it all. Located in the North Side, there is no admission fee for the museum and it is a great way to spend an afternoon among bikes!
“This place is fantastic! If you're a bike enthusiast or can appreciate such a vast collection, stop in Bicycle Heaven...The owners are so appreciative of the support and all the visitors that make their way from all over.” -Yelp Review
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5874 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
PRO BIKE+RUN has a couple of locations across Pittsburgh-- making it one of the most popular places to check out the latest bikes or stop in for repairs. The Squirrel Hill location is close to some of the best trails in Pittsburgh-- as well as Frick Park and Schenley Park.
The offer everything you need to get started either running or biking around Pittsburgh. There are even group runs and group rides for people new to the city to get out and get riding!
“Pro Bike+Run is 5 floors of bicycles raging from several hundred to several thousand dollars. They have a excellent selection of bikes and accessories you definitely can not go wrong at this store.” -Yelp Review
5003 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Kraynick’s Bike Shop is located in Garfield, and it is definitely a major part of the community. People also can learn how to repair their bikes here as well-- they offer expert advice and supply the tools you need to make any repair.
There are workstations all over the shop for people to come in and use-- complete with helpful volunteers to help out in case you get stuck on a repair. This is a great service and teaches people how to fix their own bikes.
“Very grateful to have this shop in my neighborhood. Started riding last year so had very little knowledge on the ins and outs of repair. Very helpful and prices are very reasonable. You can also find a part for almost anything.” -Yelp Review
5842 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
They even offer a trade in service for used bikes, so you can get rid of any bikes that you just don’t use anymore. This is a great way to get a less expensive bike and reduces waste as well!
“I walked out of there feeling like I bought the perfect bike for me, and was very happy with the price. Took my bike for a ride today and couldn't be happier!” -Yelp Review
2515 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Kindred Cycles is owned by bikers, and it is for bikers. Their interest and enthusiasm for biking shines through in everything they do. From service and advice, to repairs and sales-- this bike shop has it all.
Located in the Strip District, this little shop welcomes bikers of all skill and ability levels-- they want to create a space friendly to all bikers. Be sure to ask about their demo program-- and take a bike home to test it out!
“I had a wonderful buying experience here...This shop just felt different. Very inviting, smiling staff and just fun discussing what kind of riding I intended to be doing.” -Yelp Review
214 N. Lexington St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
FreeRide Bicycle Collective is an interesting organization that reuses and recycles bikes, offers bike repair education, and promotes biking access for all. It’s a great place to learn how to repair your own bike-- or teach others the skills you know.
People stop in and use the shop’s tools to service their bikes-- and get helpful instruction from volunteers in the process. Located in the Point Breeze area, it’s a great community resource that brings people and bikes together.
“Free Ride is an awesome DIY recycled bike collective that enables anyone to get a bike. Now I know more about bike repair than I would ever known unless I came here - I learnt how to change tires, take apart and clean freehubs, fix the brakes and chain.” -Yelp Review
307 S. Trenton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Fern Hollow Bicycles is located in Wilkinsburg-- but was formerly located in Lawrenceville. This bike shop specializes in road, adventure, and city bikes-- and offers service and repairs as well. They are able to customize any bike to your specifications as well.
In addition to bikes, Fern Hollow Bicycles also sells the latest clothing and accessories for all your biking needs!
“Lots of hard-to-find commuter and practical accessories, plus some really impressive specialty bikes (beautiful Pashley stuff). Really friendly and down-to-earth.” -Yelp Review
No matter where you take your bike for repairs, you’re going to meet some knowledgeable and helpful bike people at these places. You can even get some pro biking gear for yourself while you’re at it! What’s your favorite Pittsburgh bike shop? Let us know in the comments!