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Best Bike Shops In Charlotte

April 15, 2014 9:00 AM

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(Photo credit PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)

Bicycling is a great form of exercise. It is also a cost-effective means of transportation. Some even make a livelihood of riding as couriers delivering everything from lunch to important documents. Whether you are a highly competitive biker or you approach biking as a totally leisure pursuit, this information is for you. This is the 2014 version of Best Bike Shops In Charlotte. Here you will find the latest listings of vendors of two-wheeled vehicles. These shops stand out as local establishments. Once you get your bike, visit www.weeklyrides.com for a list of group rides around Charlotte and the southeastern region.
Bicycle Sport
2916 Selwyn Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 335-0323
www.bicyclesport.com

Near “the Booty Loop,” a popular 2.8-mile biking course in Myers Park, this shop serves a variety of customers. Brands for sale include Trek, Moots, Colnago, Parlee and more. It also features a fitting center and a repair shop. The staff is praised by customers for its expertise and professionalism. Bicycle Sport’s website claims that its staff “has more experience on two wheels than most folks have in cars!”

Trek Bicycle Store Charlotte
10129 Perimeter Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28216
(704) 598-0057
www.coolbreezecyclery.com

The full name is of the enterprise Cool Breeze Cyclery and Trek Bicycle Store Charlotte. Cool Breeze part was founded in nearby Mooresville in 1988. In 2008, the Trek Bicycle concept shop opened at Northlake Mall. Cool Breeze Coaching is offered for those who want individualized attention to improve their ride. A competitive Cool Breeze Cyclery Racing Team was developed, as was a niche market in triathlon gear. There is another Trek Bicycle Store location in South Charlotte.

Mojo Cycles
195 N. Trade St.
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 817-0009
www.mojo-cycles.com

Mojo Cycles defines what “mojo” means on its website to include the magical things that can happen when you are at one with your wheels. Cannondale, Scott and Cervelo are some of the bike brands the shop offers. Daily organized “shop rides,” a racing team and coaching are available according to how deep you want to go. This shop provides good reason for you to “buy local.” Mojo Cycles also offers bike fitting and outfitting gear.

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Espada Bicycles
3206 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 557-0303
www.espadabicycles.com

If you want to go above and beyond name brands and have your own bike custom built, Espada is the place to go. Founded in 2009 with expert mechanics, this is its specialty. Options are to start with a frame in stock, and Espada stocks a wide selection. Otherwise
the shop can liaison bespoke small manufacture frames. This full-service repair shop specializes in high-end equipment and service, but it welcomes riders of all ages and skill levels.

The Bike Gallery
2500 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 332-2165
www.bikegallerycharlotte.com

This family-operated business, founded in 1974, is the oldest bike shop in Charlotte. It won a “Best of the Best” Award from Charlotte Magazine for the best old fashioned bike shop in Charlotte. Whether a child’s bike is on your list or you are a competitive racer, The Bike Gallery pride itself on a range of services. Bike brands run from Fuji to KHS, Shimano, Raleigh USA, naming just a few. Spanish-speaking customers are welcome.

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Jacquelin Celeste Peters has produced award winning radio programs at WPFW Pacifica-Washington. She is a Culture and Events Examiner in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she calls home. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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