If you're in need of a tune-up before putting wheels to road, these bike repair shops will have you pumping for joy
Flat tires. Broken chains. Slippery brakes. It's the price cyclists must pay for the fitness, fun, and freedom that two wheels bring.
Luckily, there are plenty of fantastic shops around BC that understand the importance of a quick, quality fix. And the wealth of bike knowledge and feeling of community? That’s just a bonus.
La Bicicletta Pro Shop - Vancouver
Don’t let the name fool you; you don't have to be a professional to bring your bike to La Bicicletta Pro Shop. With excellent service, a wealth of cycling knowledge, and some of the best bike eye-candy in town, La Bicicletta Pro Shop is the place to get your bike primped and primed.
With vintage European racing footage playing in the background, and info available on weekly group rides, there’s plenty to get you pumped to pump the pedals this year.
Honourable Mention: Dizzy Cycles – Great location, knowledgeable mechanics.
Trek Bikes Victoria - Victoria
Walking into Trek Bikes Victoria is like entering the Madonna del Ghisallo, the famed cycling shrine above Lake Como, Italy. With coveted steel frames lovingly placed on walls and photos of local heroes adorning every nook and cranny, it's a cyclist's church.
No wonder Canada’s most famous cyclist – 2012 Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal – calls this place his home bike shop. The staff at Trek Pro City are as knowledgeable as they are passionate about cycling.
Bring them your bike and you’ll be hitting the streets feeling like a champion.
Honourable Mention: Oak Bay Bikes – Two words: Homemade brownies. Made daily, free to customers.
Republic Bicycles - Brackendale / Squamish
If you’re looking for a bike shop that feels like part of the community, Republic Bicycles is the place for you. The shop has a cozy mountain-town feel and the staff treats you like you’ve been a customer for years.
Bring your bike in for a tune-up, chat about recent races, and get recommendations on locals-only trails. With early morning Tour de France viewing parties and friends-and-family nights, Republic Bicycles has everything a cyclist could ask for.
Honourable Mention: Fanatyk Co. (Whistler) – A top pick among the mountain-loving crowd.
The Bike Barn - Penticton
True to its name, The Bike Barn is literally a barn filled with bikes.
Everything from the creaky wooden floors worn with tire tracks to walls covered in cycling memorabilia gives you the feeling that you’ve brought your bike to the right place.
With hordes of cyclists flocking to Penticton every year for various bike races, like the Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx, it should come as no surprise that The Bike Barn staff knows what they’re doing.
Honourable Mention: Kelowna Cycle (Kelowna) – A community cycling hub for the Okanagan.
Sacred Ride - Nelson
Laid-back, friendly staff with great local knowledge and a passion for all-things bike makes Sacred Ride a top spot in the Kootenays. Swing by for a chat, catch up on local events, and bring your bike for one of its impromptu evening shred sessions.
Efficient mechanics offer quick turnarounds on your bike tune-ups, so you can get back out there without missing any of the action.
Honourable Mention: Favorit Cycles (Cranbrook) – A local favourit . . .e.