Best Bike Shop in Boston

2015 Best Bike Shop

Ace Wheelworks

Somerville

Sure, you can buy a decent bike anywhere, but the friendly folks at Wheelworks make the hunt stress-free. Once you’ve made your pick—be it a fixed-up second-hander or a brand-new…Read More

2014 Best Bike Shop

Wheelworks

Somerville

This was a winner in our 2014 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2014 winners…Read More

2013 Best Bike Shop

Wheelworks

Somerville

Specialty bikes, toddler carriers, tune-ups and repairs, commuting bags, custom fittings, racks and racks of gear—if any of that appeals to you, Wheelworks will, too. Ace Wheelworks is small but…Read More

2012 Best Bike Shop

Ferris Wheels

Jamaica Plain

Roll your bike into a fix-it shop with a flat, and within seconds, some sneering mechanic is bound to make you feel hopelessly stupid. Fortunately, there are no snobby gearheads…Read More

2011 Best Bike Shop

Landry’s Bicycles

Boston

For its impressive size, central location, and huge inventory, Landry’s gets our vote. The staff has consistently serviced our two-wheelers well and quickly (as we’ve scooted around on Landry’s-issued loaners),…Read More

2010 Best Bike Shop

Landry’s Bicycles

Boston

Bike lanes are popping up everywhere, but two-wheeled travel is still the underdog in this town. Thankfully, Landry’s is positioned to mainstream the biking lifestyle. The shop features a well-rounded…Read More

2009 Best Bike Shop

Landry’s Bicycles

Boston

At Landry’s, the two-wheel equivalent of a BMW showroom, the friendly gearheads are eager to get their customers tricked out, fixed up, or otherwise on the road. The Comm. Ave….Read More

2008 Best Bike Shop

Broadway Bicycle School

Cambridge

Peddling an array of top-notch urban rides—most notably the line of hand-built jobs by Holliston’s A.N.T. and the store’s own vaunted Broadway commuting bikes—BBS also serves as the hub of…Read More

2007 Best Bike Shop

Wheelworks

Somerville

A beacon for tattooed bicycle messengers and hard-core triathletes, Wheelworks also welcomes weekend pedalers and the merely bike-curious. The knowledgeable folks behind the counter will not only set you up…Read More

2006 Best Bike Shop

International Bicycle Center

Allston

IBC mechanics are so thorough in teaching you to fix your bike, you may never need to go back to their Boston or Newton shops. But go back you will,…Read More

2005 Best Bike Shop

Wheelworks

Somerville

What do former Olympians, triathletes, and collegiate cycling champs know about bikes? A lot—and many of them work at Wheelworks. So whether you’re a commuter, recreational cyclist, or professional competitor,…Read More

2004 Best Bike Shop

Ata Cycle

Cambridge

The expert bicyclists who double as the sales staff of ATA not only love to ride, they love to ride what they sell: a wide selection of bikes, accessories, and…Read More

2003 Best Bike Shop

Broadway Bicycle School

Cambridge

If you want bells and horns, go to one of those big, anonymous bike stores in the suburbs. Broadway sells lean, mean, and versatile sets of wheels perfect for city…Read More

2002 Best Bike Shop

Back Bay Bicycles

Boston

The adage “size doesn’t matter” certainly applies here: Tiny Back Bay Bicycles can’t match the sprawling selections of many competitors. But what the shop lacks in space it makes up…Read More

2001 Best Bike Shop

ATA Cycle

Cambridge

Value, value, value. These are the watchwords of ATA owner Husam Sahin, who picks his bikes based not on brand name, but on the bang for your buck. As a…Read More

2000 Best Bike Shop

ATA Cycles

Cambridge

Okay, purists, so ATA doesn’t carry Trek or Cannondale—those glam brands have been cornered by the store’s bigger local rivals. But the bikes it does sell are among the best:…Read More

1999 Best Bike Shop

Fat Dog Pro Bicycle Shop

Westwood

A cyclist’s dream: a bright, airy space filled with top-of-the-line inventory and staffed by fellow riders who know their bikes from shifters to spokes. Not only do these folks understand…Read More

1998 Best Bike Shop

Belmont Wheelworks

Belmont

Cycling enthusiasts from across the country— including three-time winner Greg La-Mond— pedal to Wheelworks for its competitive prices and great service. Customization doesn’t get better than this: Three-time Olympian John…Read More

1996 Best Bike Shop

Broadway Bicycle School

Cambridge

Not a shop for pricey equipment and attitude, but it does happen to be the place most couriers recommend. Have the expert staff fix your wheels, or fix them yourself:…Read More

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