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Best Bike Shops In Pittsburgh

April 15, 2014 9:00 AM

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Bike riding is one of the simplest ways to have fun, tour the city and get some exercise. Many great trails exist in and around the city for a bike ride. Cycling is an activity for beginners to experienced riders and groups or individuals as Pittsburgh has group organizations for this activity. Experienced professionals can give you tips and tricks to maintain your bicycle for optimal performance. Here are some bike shops to suit every need from repairs to advice in getting involved in bike riding in Pittsburgh.

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Bicycle Heaven
RJ CASEY Industrial Park
1800 Preble Ave. (At Columbus Ave.)
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
(412) 716-4956
www.bicycleheaven.org

Explore this museum and bike shop on the North Shore. It has new, used and collectible bikes. Don’t let the industrial exterior fool you as Bicycle Heaven has the largest collection of antique bicycles in the museum portion of the shop. Be sure to check out the first and second floor. The shop sells bikes and accessories and can service any bicycle repairs. It is conveniently located next to a bike trail and is open seven days a week. Bicycle Heaven holds an annual bike show showcasing the collection.

dirty harry Best Bike Shops In Pittsburgh

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Dirty Harry’s
730 Allegheny River Blvd.
Verona, PA 15147
(412) 828-2667
www.dirtyharrys.net

Dirty Harry’s has an experienced staff that can address any of your biking needs. The service professionals attend skills advancement sessions throughout the year. Regardless if the make and model of your bike is sold in the store, the certified professionals can service any bike whether it is a minor adjustment or major work. The selection for sale has bikes from casual travel to rocky trails and custom built models. For experienced riders, Dirty Harry’s can help prepare for the 340-mile Great Allegheny Passage that ends in Washington, D.C.

iron city Best Bike Shops In Pittsburgh

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Iron City Bikes
331 S. Bouquet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 681-1310
www.ironcitybikes.com

Iron City Bikes is the sponsor of the racing team in Pittsburgh where you can find more information on events, racing or becoming a sponsor. Today’s bikes can be sophisticated machines. This bike shop tailors to the sport of bicycling, but can provide assistance to individuals at all levels. It carries 22 brands for bike racing components and apparel and recently expanded its operations and opened a shop in Lawrenceville.

Related: Best Bike Repair In Pittsburgh

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Thick Bikes
1408 Bingham St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 390-3590
www.thickbikes.com

Thick Bikes is nestled in the Southside, and it sells, repairs and customizes bikes. With its vast selection of new and used bikes, the experienced staff is readily available to assist. Some of the shop’s custom builds include frames, handlebars and forks. Thick Bikes has accessories to complete your biking needs, and apparel is available but is not the focus of this store. The shop has an extensive display for all of your biking needs.

top gear Best Bike Shops In Pittsburgh

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Trek of Pittsburgh: Top Gear Bicycle Shop
5986 Penn Circle S., Suite 204
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 362-8735
www.topgearbicycleshop.com

Trek of Pittsburgh and Top Gear Bicycle Shop are Pittsburgh companies with the same owner and specialty with five locations in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. The company readily participates in the community to make cycling a lifestyle. It offers retail apparel, services and bikes and is starting group bike rides at its locations in the community. Currently, this is only ongoing at the Robinson location and is expected to expand in the warmer months. There is also a Triathlon Center available to provide support for novices or the experienced to start their triathlon (biking, swimming, running) training.

Related: Best Running Clubs In Pittsburgh

Diane Straka is a freelance writer whose work can be found on http://www.examiner.com/finance-in-pittsburgh/diane-straka
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