Ready for a spin? Check out these SF bike shops

With so much natural and blacktop terrain abound, biking throughout the Bay Area is a sport and sub-culture unto itself. But whether you’re a regular bike commuter or not, getting from point A to point B on two wheels is a lot easier when you know where to repair (or buy) said two wheels.

Beginners outfitting a cruiser and pros donning racing shirts can all stand to use some advice, tune-ups and accessories from time to time. Cross the city with confidence when you make one of these SF BARTable bike shops your go-to. 

Photo courtesy of Huckleberry Bicycles. 

When you shop at Box Dog Bikes you’re supporting a worker-owned coop that’s open seven days a week. It’s also a certified SF Green Business. This friendly Mission spot between Guerrero and Valencia is a hub for much more than retail sales and on-site fixes. Want to learn how to be your own bike mechanic? Check out one of their repair classes. Want some new bike friends? Join one of their regular group rides throughout the month. 

Photo courtesy of Box Dog Bikes. 

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Box Dog Bikes

16th St. Mission (SF)

This neighborhood favorite has been around with owner Paul Olszewski at the helm since pre-hipster 1985. Another longtimer alongside Olszewski has been Valencia Cyclery manager/mechanic Peter Shao, who’s been keeping local wheels turning for 30 years. These familiar faces continue to make available (and maintain) a slew of bike styles that run the gamut, including BMX, foldable, electric, kids and road bikes. 

Photo courtesy of Valencia Cyclery. 

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Valencia Cyclery

24th St. Mission (SF)

Situated directly on Market Street, Huckleberry Bicycles has aided many a downtown commuter through unforeseen flat tires, broken lights, bent frames and more. Being near city shopping, it’s no surprise this bike stop dons its own beloved selection of bike apparel and shoes in addition to the usual mechanical musts. 

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Huckleberry Bicycles

Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)

Custom-built bikes and primo customer service are staples of Mission Bicycle, where you can see your dream bike design turn into a reality. Staying true to its Valencia Street address, it’s also a great spot for gift ideas for your favorite bike enthusiast. And for those soon-to-be bike enthusiasts, rentals are on hand for trial spins.

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Mission Bicycle

16th St. Mission (SF)