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Best Bike Shops in California

Where to find your local bike shop experts across The Golden State.

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Helen’s Cycles

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Location(s):

  • 2501 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • 1570-C Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Helen’s Cycles is a staple in the Los Angeles, California area for nearly a century. The bike shop opened in 1936 and was founded by Helen Throckmorton and her husband Ted (who happened to be a mechanic for Howard Hughes).

Helen’s Cycles has multiple locations, including its purchase of I. Martin Bicycles in Beverly Grove. The shop carries several popular bike brands including:

  • Trek
  • Cannondale
  • Pinarello
  • Collage
  • Electra Bicycle Company
  • And more

Cyclists in LA can partner with the in-store experts for:

  • Bike repairs
  • Bike fittings
  • Tune-ups
  • Inspections
  • Bar and stem installations
  • Brake adjustments and installations
  • Hub/wheel/tire adjustments and installations
  • Shifter and derailleur adjustments and installations
  • And electric bike tune-ups, assembly, tube installations, and more

Most purchases made with Helen’s Cyclists are covered by warranty. And the bike shop offers a reasonable flat rate for warranty fixes purchased at other shops.

Bicycle Warehouse Oceanside

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Location(s):

  • 1227 Vista Way Oceanside, CA 92054

Bicycle Warehouse has countless locations across Southern California including:

Bicycle Warehouse Chula Vista

  • 3513 Main St.
  • Chula Vista, CA 91911

Bicycle Warehouse Pacific Beach

  • 4670 Santa Fe St.
  • San Diego, CA 92109

Bicycle Warehouse San Marcos

  • 1144 Los Vallecitos Blvd.
  • San Marcos, CA 92069

Bicycle Warehouse Temecula

  • 27250 Madison Ave.
  • Temecula, CA 92590

The first location in Pacific Beach, formerly known as Mountain Bike Warehouse, opened in July of 1992. Since then, the bike shop that started as a small business has expanded into a multi-location enterprise.

You can find mountain bikes, road bikes, path and pavement bikes, kids bikes, electric bikes, and more online or in any of their locations.

Wheel World Bike Shop

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Location(s):

  • 4051 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230
  • 22718 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364

With two locations in Culver City and Woodland Hills, California, Wheel World Bike Shop has a lot to offer including the best brands like:

  • Specialized
  • Giant
  • Electra Bicycle Company
  • And more

Wheel World Bike Shop offers buyer’s guides online that help cyclists find new rides. They also offer a wide variety of bicycles, electric bicycles, parts, and accessories.

Cyclists can find the latest in apparel and discounts on closeout sales. They’ve earned a solid reputation in the area with close to 5 stars (200+ reviews) on both Google and Yelp.

If you visit Wheel World’s Service Center, you can get help from real cycling experts for:

  • Tune-ups
  • Bike repairs
  • Bike demo’s
  • Free estimates
  • Flat tire fixes
  • Handlebar installations
  • And more

Bike Kitchen Los Angeles

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Location(s):

  • 4429 Fountain Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029

LA’s famous Bike Kitchen is a non-profit organization (run 100% by volunteers) that caters to cycling enthusiasts in the area. The bike shop holds bicycle workshops for DIY repairs and maintenance. And if you visit during open hours you can use their tools and parts to repair your bicycle, or build a new one from scratch.

Bike Kitchen Los Angeles also has a 6-week program for kids (ages 12 – 18) that teaches how to:

  • Build bicycles
  • Maintain bicycles
  • Wear safety equipment

Kids who complete the program earn their very own bicycle and helmet!

LA residents and Bike Kitchen-goers are encouraged to donate old bicycles, parts, or money to support the non-profit’s mission statement.

Visit their website to see which bicycles are available for parts or a new project, and explore their events calendar.

Martin Bikes (AKA Martin’s Bike Shop)

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Location(s):

  • 6070 E Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90022

With nearly a perfect 5-star review on Google and a 4-star review on Yelp, this LA staple has earned the trust of countless cyclists in the area.

Conveniently located on Olympic Boulevard, Martin’s Bikes (also known as Martin’s Bike Shop or Martin’s Pro Bicycles) has a lot to offer.

According to several of the bike shop’s many positive reviews, Martin himself works on each bicycle — and the prices are affordable. Here you can find:

  • Bike tune-ups
  • Bike repairs
  • Handlebar installations
  • Clip adjustments/changes
  • Bicycle maintenance
  • And more

More Bike Maintenance Resources

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