Whether you enjoy taking on a riding challenge, joining a community event, or going for an afternoon ride with the family, biking offers something for everyone. Virginia’s best bike shops not only have incredible selection and great quality, but also have successfully become part of their respective communities to promote healthy living and safe bicycling. Here are the 7 best in the state!
Conte’s Bike Shop is a Virginia hallmark. Stop by any of their eight locations throughout the state, including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Arlington, Falls Church, Midlothian, Newport News, Short Pump, and Williamsburg, for the ultimate bike-buying experience. Since opening the first store in 1957, Conte’s Bike Shop has been selected as one of the Top 100 Best Bicycle Retailers in the United States out of over 5,000. Pick up premium gear, or take part in one of their regularly scheduled community rides and events.
Formerly known as Revolution Bicycles, the newly renamed Trek Bicycles services the Washington D.C. area with three convenient locations and a huge selection. The Arlington location has over 11,000 square-feet with an entire floor dedicated to bicycles. You can’t go wrong with their price match guarantee. Parents will want to check out the Kids’ Trade-Up program; purchase a new bike from Trek and trade it in for up to 50 percent store credit on the sale price within three years. You can’t beat it.
Trek Bicycle Vienna is the largest trek and specialized bicycle dealer in the Mid-Atlantic region and with five stores across Virginia, you’re never far away. Locally owned and operated, Spokes is the recipient of many industry awards, and is one of America’s Best Bike Shops as classified by the National Bicycle Dealer’s Association. If you aren’t satisfied with your bike, bring it back to exchange for something else. The staff of Trek is always happy to help.
The Bike Lane in Reston and Springfield, Virginia, is unique in that it takes trade-ins and sells lightly used bikes in addition to brand new mountain, road, and hybrid bikes. All bicycles purchased at The Bike Lane receive free adjustments for life, which will save you in the long run and provide a bit of extra piece of mind. The Bike Lane hosts regular community events, including monthly maintenance classes, junior mountain bike rides, and night mountain bike rides.
Agee’s Bicycle Company, with three Richmond-area locations, has been in business since 1910 and brings over a century of expertise to your bike-buying experience. Throughout Agee’s storied history, the shop has been voted the “Best Bicycle Shop in Richmond” and named to the national Top 100 Bicycle dealer list on numerous occasions. The selection ranges in price from first-bike choices to veteran investments, with price tags starting around $200 and working all the way up to $10,000. If price is a concern, then you might want to look at their “Low Price Guarantee,” which reimburses you the difference plus 10 percent for any bike you purchase and find a cheaper price for anywhere in Virginia. With service like that, how can you go wrong?
Shenandoah Bicycle Company has a ton of heart and a memorable atmosphere. The love for bicycles is palpable. The local owners are involved in advocacy for cycling as a lifestyle and for changing local laws to make bicycling safer in the Harrisonburg area. The website is more than just a catalogue of products: it is a resource, with blogs and information regarding cycling in the area. Stop by to check out their selection of bikes and pick up a custom smoothie while you peruse at their “Pulp” bar.
Blue Ridge Cyclery in Charlottesville, Virginia is a regular inclusion on theactivetime.com top 50 bicycle shops in America list. What sets Blue Ridge apart? The “helpful staff and unrivaled expertise.” Want lifetime service? Check. One-hundred percent satisfaction guarantee? Sure. How about the latest tech, including bicycle GPS’s? You’ve come to the right place. Blue Ridge Cyclery is all around awesome. Customers are encouraged to ask Andy, the Shop Dog, about his opinions on hydration, tire selection, and be materials.