The Florida Bike Guy's Best Bike Shop of the Month!

Know a Florida bike shop that you feel goes the extra mile? Nominate them to be chosen as our Bike Shop of the Month! Simply cast your vote by filling out our online form here. Not only will the lucky shop receive a prize from us with their name on it, they will also be featured in our cycling newsletter, on our website & on all of our social media channels. We are looking forward to rewarding your favorite shop soon!

Chainwheel DriveJuly 2020 Winner

Congratulations to Chainwheel Drive for being voted the Best Bike Shop of the Month for July 2020 by their loyal customers! Established in 1972 by Tom and Dottie Jessup, Chainwheel Drive has two locations—one in Clearwater & one in Palm Harbor—to assist cyclists with their well-stocked bike shop and outstanding customer service department.  They offer bicycles for ever type of cyclist. From e-bikes to mountain and competitive road bikes, from kids bikes to beach cruisers, their devoted staff are always ready to serve you for all of your cycling needs.

Chainwheel carries brands such as Specialized, Cannondale, Electra, and Haro to name a few. We have the pleasure of celebrating Christmas with their charitable team every year when we partner up to bring smiles to children’s faces through our Bikes for Kids program every December. Congrats to Dottie, Tom & all of the Chainwheel Drive crew for being voted #1!

Chainwheel Drive Clearwater
Address: 1770 Drew StClearwater, FL 33755
Phone: 727-441-2444
Website: www.chainwheeldrive.com
Store Hours: T-F: 10:00am - 7:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Monday: Closed

Chainwheel Drive Palm Harbor
Address: 32796 US Hwy 19 NPalm Harbor, FL 34684
Phone: 727-786-3883
Website: www.chainwheeldrive.com
Store Hours: T-F: 10:00am - 7:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday & Monday: Closed

 

June 2020 Winner

Congratulations to Sarasota Cycle for being voted Best Bike Shop of the Month for June 2020 by their loyal customers! Since 1969, this family-owned bike shop has been a staple in their community. This award winning shop is a premiere Trek® dealer and has a reputation for their great custom work on new and used bicycles. With more than 40 years of experience, Sarasota Cycle is sure to provide excellent customer service and their staff includes Master Service Technicians, high-end specialists, high-end road and off-road expert wheel builders, and a team of hydraulic brake and hydraulic shock rebuilders.

The shop owner and manager is a factory-trained service tech who is ready to service brands including Trek®, Gary Fisher®, GT®, Jamis®, Electra®, Cannondale®, Specialized®, Giant®, and Schwinn®. Congratulations to Sarasota Cycle for being voted #1 by your customers & keep up the great work!

Sarasota Cycle
Address: 3800 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone: 941-366-4144
Website: www.trekbicyclessarasotafl.com
Store Hours: M-S: 8:30am - 5:30pm, Sunday: closed

 

Real Bikes VeniceMay 2020 Winner

Congratulations to Real Bikes Venice for being voted by their loyal customers as the Best Bike Shop of the Month! Real Bikes Venice team has been serving Venice and its surrounding communities for over three decades. The Real Bikes team prides themselves on being a full service, family shop which appeals to all levels of cyclists. This stellar bike shop offers something for every cyclist by keeping the largest stock of bikes and equipment in SW Florida. They carry great bike brands such as Specialized, Giant, Liv & Jamis Bicycles, & they are a top 10 dealer for Catrike & TerraTrike recumbent trikes! Every member of the Real Bikes Venice team is a cycling enthusiast and considers their dedicated work not to be their job, but their lifestyle.

The shop is well-known for their exceptional customer service, depth of knowledge & expertise with the emerging recumbent trike market. Congratulations to Real Bike Venice for being voted as the
Best Bike Shop of the Month & keep up the job well done!

Real Bikes Venice
Address: 581 U.S. 41 Bypass N, Venice, FL 34285
Phone: 941-485-3113
Website: www.realbikesvenice.com
Store Hours: M-F: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm & Sunday: closed

 

April 2020 Winner

Congratulations to Bicycles International in Venice, Florida for winning Best Bike Shop of the Month for April 2020 as voted by their loyal customers! Bicycles International has been serving the Venice area for over three decades now, making them a staple in their community. When the stay-at-home order is over, feel free to join them for one of their weekly rides from the shop for a fast pace road ride or casual ride around the island of Venice. They have skilled and certified mechanics offering complimentary estimates on repairs and rapid turnaround so you can quickly get back out on your rides.

Not interested in lugging your bike back up north with you? They also offer bike storage! With a vast range of accessories like Da Brim to protect you from the sun and FlipBelt to carry your ID and essentials with you, Bicycles International has everything to enhance your ride and make it more enjoyable.

Stop by the shop & check out the best in class brands such as Trek, Cannondale, Electra and more. Congratulations to Bicycles International for being voted #1 by their raving fans for the 3rd time in the past 3 years! Keep up the great work!!

Bicycles International
Address: 1744 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
Phone: 941-497-1590
Website: www.bicyclesinternationalfl.com
Store Hours: M-F: 10am - 7pm, Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm & Sunday 9:30am - 1:30pm

 

March 2020 Winner

Congratulations to iRide Used Bicycles Restoration & Repairs for being voted by your loyal customers as the Best Bike Shop of Month for March 2020! After finding the perfect location to open his own bike shop, iRide Used Bicycles Restoration & Repairs’ co-owner, Noel Karp established iRide in 2015 with the help of his wife and co-owner, Mary Brady. They founded the shop to pay it forward to help everyone who shares their passion of bicycling. Together, they have been accomplishing this dream by offering an assortment of services such as repairs (35+ years of professional repairs to be exact), restorations, customizations, and more. This year they are taking the bold steps to re-brand their business as Iride Vintage Bicycles Restoration Repairs Resales. The new vision will focus on vintage restorations by showcasing them throughout the shop to preserve history and educate others on each bicycle's unique story and place in history. The main goal for iRide is simple: to help everyone ride the “iRide way.” They define the “iRide way” as helping people in their community bike on whichever type of bike they’d prefer—vintage or new, rusted or chromed, fixed, on training wheels or anything between as long as they are enjoying cycling. Congrats to Iride Vintage Bicycles Restoration Repairs Resales & keep up the great work!

iRide Used Bicycles Restoration & Repairs
Address: 3700 49th St N. St Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: 727-623-4929
Website: www.irideusedbicycles.com
Store Hours: M-F: 10:00am - 6pm & Saturday: 10:00am - 5pm

 

Real Bikes EnglewoodFebruary 2020 Winner

Congratulations to Real Bikes Englewood for being voted by their loyal customers as Best Bike Shop of the Month for February 2020! Real Bikes Englewood was established close to 8 years ago by an Englewood native and is a very community-minded bike shop. They support local philanthropic efforts including but not limited to the annual Englewood Turkey Trot and the Englewood Area Cancer Foundation with all proceeds benefiting the cancer foundation. This award-winning bike shop offers a full line of bike accessories to cater to all bicyclists—from neighborhood riders to road cyclists, from mountain bikers to touring and bike-packing riders. They are open 6 days a week to accommodate to all your cycling needs, and carry preferred brands of bikes including Giant, Jamis & Specialized. Congratulations to Real Bikes Englewood for their hard work and great customer service!

Real Bikes Englewood
Address: 461 South Indiana Ave., Englewood, FL 34223
Phone: 941-445-7325
Website: www.realbikes.com
Store Hours: M-F: 9:30-5:30; Saturday: 9:30-5:00

 

January 2020 Winner

A big congratulations to Winter Garden Wheel Works for being voted by your loyal customers at the Best Bike Shop of the Month for January 2020! Established in 2008, Winter Garden Wheel Works has been awarded as one of America’s Best Bike Shops five times. The shop’s owners, Dennis & Karen Jones have created a great team focused on every detail of customer service for all cyclists. This award-winning shop gives back to their community by donating over 50 bikes a year to needy families, and they host the Think Pink Breast Cancer Ride which donates over $20,000 annually for cancer research. They also run a great bike safety program which rewards children for wearing their bike helmets while riding. Hats off to Winter Garden Wheel Works for their dedication to the cycling community & a job well done!

Winter Garden Wheel Works
Address: 101 Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone: 407-654-1496
Website: www.wgwheelworks.com
Store Hours: M-F 10am - 7pm & Sat & Sun 8am - 5pm

 

September 2018 Winner

Congratulations to Road & Trail Bicycles for being voted Best Bike Shop of the Month by their loyal customers! Established in 2010, Road & Trail Bicycles is a warm and inviting shop for all types of riders, new and experienced, casual or serious, young or old. This unique bike shop in Lakeland, FL offers a full selection of bikes from entry level to completely custom-built bikes and carries such popular bike brands as Giant, Jamis, Colnago, Bianchi and more. Road & Trails Bicycles prides itself on ensuring each rider has a perfect fit on the best bike, and they offer complimentary full fittings for all road bike purchases! They host 30-mile weekly rides leaving the shop every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Every year, this awesome shop organizes and sponsors a team for BikeMS: The Citrus Tour which helps raise awareness and money in hopes to end MS. The Road & Trails Bicycle team raised over $10,000 last year alone for this great cause. Congratulations to Road & Trails Bicycles for a job well done!

Road & Trail Bicycles
Address: 5113 US Hwy. 98 S., Lakeland, FL 33812
Phone: 863-937-8058
Website: www.roadandtrailbicycles.com
Store Hours: M-F: 10-6; Saturday: 10-5; Sunday closed

 

August 2018 Winner

Congratulations to the Bicycle Center of Port Charlotte for being voted Best Bike Shop of the Month for August 2018 by the devoted customers! The Bicycle Center of Port Charlotte is an award winning bike shop which offers casual cyclists and racing enthusiasts alike everything a bike and its rider desires. Almost 25 years ago, owner Kim took a leap of entrepreneurial faith and purchased a then-tiny bike shop from her boss who wanted to retire. Kim along with her team transformed the meek beginnings into a 6,000-square-foot showroom which has the largest selection of Trek, Electra and Terra Trike in Charlotte County. They offer service on all makes and models of bikes by trained certified technicians and they also offer 24/7 shopping online with free freight on purchases over $50. A big congrats to the Bicycle Center of Port Charlotte for being voted #1!

Bicycle Center of Port Charlotte
Address: 3795 S Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida 33952
Phone: 941-627-6600
Website: www.bicyclecentercc.com
Store Hours: M-S: 9-6; Sunday closed

 

Real Bikes EnglewoodJuly 2018 Winner

Congratulations to Real Bikes Englewood for being voted Best Bike Shop of the Month for July 2018 by their loyal customers! Established a little over 6 years ago by a native of Englewood, Real Bikes is a very community minded bike shop. They support local charities including the Englewood Area Cancer Foundation and host the Englewood Turkey Trot annually on Thanksgiving morning with all proceeds benefiting the cancer foundation.

This awesome bike shop offers another location to serve the Venice area and also offers a ride from the shop starting every Saturday morning at 8 a.m. sharp! They have a full line of bike accessories to cater to all bicyclists—from community riders to road cyclists, from mountain bikers to touring and bike-packing riders. They are open 6 days a week to accommodate to all your cycling needs, and they carry preferred brands of bikes including Giant, Jamis & Specialized. Congratulations to Real Bikes Englewood for a job well done!

Real Bikes Englewood
Address: 461 South Indiana Ave., Englewood, FL 34223
Phone: 941-445-7325
Website: www.realbikes.com
Store Hours: M-F: 9:30-5:30; Saturday: 9:30-5:00

 

Bicycles InternationalJune 2018 Winner

Congratulations to Bicycles International for winning Best Bike Shop of the Month for June 2018 as voted by their loyal customers! Bicycles International has been serving the Venice area since 1986. Join them for one of their weekly rides from the shop for a fast pace road ride or casual ride around the island of Venice. They have trained and certified mechanics offering free estimates on repairs and fast turnaround so you can get back out on your rides.

Don’t feel like taking your bike back up north with you? They also offer bike storage! With a wide range of accessories like Da Brim to protect you from the sun and FlipBelt to carry your ID and essentials with you, they have everything to enhance your ride and make it more enjoyable. Stop by the shop today and check out the best in class brands such as Trek, Cannondale, Electra and more. Congratulations to Bicycles International for being voted #1 by their raving fans for the 2nd time in a year! Keep up the great work!!

Bicycles International
Address: 1744 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
Phone: 941-497-1590
Website: www.bicyclesinternationalfl.com
Store Hours: M-F: 10am - 7pm, Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm & Sunday 9:30am - 1:30pm

 

Chainwheel DriveMay 2018 Winner

Congratulations to Chainwheel Drive for being voted the Best Bike Shop of the Month for May 2018 by their loyal customers! Established in 1972 by Tom and Dottie Jessup, Chainwheel Drive has two locations—one in Clearwater & one in Palm Harbor—to assist cyclists with their stocked bike shop and excellent customer service department 7 days a week. They offer bikes for every type of rider. From kids bikes to beach cruisers, from e-bikes to mountain and competitive road bikes, their dedicated staff   are always ready to help you with all of your cycling needs. Chainwheel carries brands such as Haro, Masi, Focus, Specialized and Wilier to name a few. We have had the pleasure of celebrating Christmas with their charitable team every year when we partner up to bring smiles to children’s faces through our Bikes for Kids program in December. Congrats to Dottie, Tom & all of the Chainwheel Drive team for being voted #1!

Chainwheel Drive
Addresses: 1770 Drew St., Clearwater, FL 33755 & 32796 US Hwy 19 NPalm Harbor, FL 34684
Phone: 727-441-2444 & 727-786-3883
Website: www.chainwheeldrive.com
Store Hours: Monday & Saturday: 10:00am - 5pm; Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 7pm; Sunday: Closed

 

April 2018 Winner

Congratulations to Acme Bicycle Shop for being voted the April 2018 Best Bike Shop of the Month by their loyal customers! Established over 15 years ago, Acme Bicycle Shop offers a nice variety of bicycle brands and styles including Cannondale, Fuji, Jamis, Electra, Day 6 & Sun bikes to name a few.

They host a weekly ride for cyclists of all levels (from beginners to paceline) which leaves from their shop every Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Acme frequently assists with charitable rides in their community including the Hands Across the Harbor ride, Pedal and Play and Wheels and Wings hosted by the Peace River Riders Bicycle Club. Acme’s customers (who voted them #1) expressed that excellent customer service is what makes the bike shop so unique. Hats off to the Acme team for a job well done!

Acme Bicycle Shop
Address: 615 Cross St #1116, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: 941-639-2263
Website: www.acmebicycleshop.business.site
Store Hours: M-Th: 10:00am - 6pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 3pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 3pm

 

iRide Bike Shop of the MonthMarch 2018 Winner

Congratulations to iRide Used Bicycles Restoration & Repairs for being voted Best Bike Shop of the Month for March 2018 by their loyal customers! The shop was established in 2015. However, co-owner Noel Karp has worked on bicycles since he was a teenager. Having learned his craft by working at many of the bicycle shops in Pinellas County, Noel creates extraordinary custom paint jobs and vintage restorations. After finding the perfect location to open his own shop, Noel established iRide with the help of his wife and co-owner, Mary to pay it forward to help everyone who shares their passion of bicycling.
 
Together, they offer an assortment of services such as repairs (35 years of professional repairs to be exact), restorations, customizations, and more. The goal for their shop is simple: to help everyone ride the “iRide way.” They define the “iRide way” as helping people in their community bike on whichever type of bike they’d prefer—vintage or new, rusted or chromed, fixed, on training wheels or anything between as long as they are enjoying cycling!

iRide Used Bicycles Restoration & Repairs
Address: 3700 49th St N. St Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: 727-623-4929
Website: www.irideusedbicycles.com
Store Hours: M-F: 10:00am - 6pm & Saturday: 10:00am - 5pm

 

BikeWrench Mobile ServicesJanuary 2018 Winner

Congratulations to BikeWrench for being voted the Best Bike Shop of the Month for January 2018 by their loyal customers! Established in 2016 by owner, John Johnson, BikeWrench offers mobile bicycle service for the time-crunched athlete with a busy on-the-go lifestyle or a family with multiple bikes which all need servicing at the same time with no means of getting all the bikes to a bike shop.

The shop itself is a 22-foot Sprinter Van set up to offer onsite repairs, assemblies or maintenance. The mobile bike shop is stocked with parts and accessories from Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo, Continental, Supacaz and more. John is known for his versatile bike mechanic skills as he is able to fine-tune ultra light racing bicycles or full squish mountain bikes. From the simple cruiser or fitness bike to some of the more complicated bikes like tandems or recumbent, BikeWrench will work on any bike or trike. Congratulations to BikeWrench for being chosen #1!

BikeWrench
Phone: 727-365-1546

 

December 2017 Winner

Congratulations to Legacy Bicycles in Sebring for being voted by their loyal customers as the Best Bike Shop of the Month for December 2017! Legacy Bicycles is a small shop with a big heart for cycling in all its forms from elite triathletes to the casual neighborhood-cruising 55+ retiree. Legacy organizes family rides, couples rides, fast shop rides, single-track rides and off-road/multi-surface rides. The shop is known for being a hangout for regulars and a knowledge base for the uninitiated.

"We don't just love what we do, we love everything our customers and our community does on two wheels," said shop co-owner, Kevin Shutt. As a downtown shop, Legacy Bicycles are especially plugged in their community and even recently became a major sponsor for the Heartland Triathlon, a 13-year-old multi-sport race featuring Aquabike, Duathlon & Triathlon for kids and adults which features two distances: Sprint & Olympic. Congrats to Legacy Bicycles for being chosen #1 by their customers!

Legacy Bicycles
Address: 204 S. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring FL 33870
Phone: 863-471-2453
Website: www.legacybicycle.com
Store Hours: M-F: 9:30am - 6pm & Saturday: 9:30am - 3pm

 

October 2017 Winner

Congratulations to Winter Garden Wheel Works for being voted by their loyal customers as The Florida Bike Guy's Best Bike Shop of the Month! The bike shop was established by Dennis & Karen Jones in 2008. Since opening, their shop has been awarded 5 times as one of America’s Best Bike Shops. Winter Garden WheelWorks donates over 50 bicycles a year to needy families in their community. They also host an annual charity ride called the Think Pink Breast Cancer Ride which donates over $20,000 a year to cancer research. Not only is this bike shop extremely charitable, they run a safety program which rewards children for wearing their bike safety helmets while riding. Kudos to Winter Garden Wheel Works on a job very well done!

Winter Garden Wheel Works
Address: 101 Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone: 407-654-1496
Website: www.wgwheelworks.com
Store Hours: M-F 10am - 7pm & Sat & Sun 8am - 5pm

 

September 2017 Winner

Congratulations to Kyle’s Bike Shop of Orlando voted The Florida Bike Guy’s Best Bicycle Shop of the Month for September 2017 by their raving customers! Kyle's Bike Shop provides bicycle sales & service, parts & accessories for any bike or brand. Kyle Markel and Darren Gray opened the shop in September 2006 in downtown Orlando. They offer same or next day turnaround for most repairs. They do just about anything from fixing flat tires to tune ups & overhauls, and custom bike builds from the frame up. They also have a wide variety of bicycle rentals. Orlando Weekly voted Kyle’s Bike Shop as "One of the Best Bike Shops" in Orlando for several consecutive years.

Kyle's Bike Shop
Address: 203 N. Primrose Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-228-7088
Wesbsite: www.kylesbikeshop.net
Store Hours: M-F: 10am - 7pm & Saturday: 10am - 5pm

 

Bicycles InternationalAugust 2017 Winner

Bicycles International of Venice was voted The Florida Bike Guy’s Best Bike Shop of the Month for August 2017 by their raving customers! In 1986, Bicycles International opened their doors and the shop has been going strong ever since. They offer bike storage (for all you cycling snowbirds out there) and weekly rides from the shop. They also provide free estimates on all bike repairs and offer many specialty bike brands including Cannondale, Raleigh, TREK & G.T. Congrats to the team of Bicycles International & keep up the great work!

Bicycles International
Address: 1744 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
Phone: 941-497-1590
Website: www.bicyclesinternationalfl.com
Store Hours: M-F: 10am - 7pm, Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm & Sunday 9:30am - 1:30pm

 

The Path Bicycle & Ride ShopJuly 2017 Winner

The Path Bicycle & Ride Shop was voted by their customers as The Florida Bike Guy's Best Bike Shop of the Month for July 2017. Founded in 2012, The Path Bicycle & Ride Shop carries many niche bicycle brands, and they offer free tune-ups for life with any purchase of a new bike. As a plus, they also serve delicious coffee while you're shopping for a bike or waiting for repairs. Congratulations again & big thanks to their customers for voting for your favorite shop!

The Path Bicycle & Ride Shop
Address: 647 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33755
Phone: 727-216-6726
Website: www.thepathbicycleandrideshop.com
Store Hours: M–F 9am – 6pm & Saturday 9am – 4 pm

 

 

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