Here’s a quick glimpse of the top bicycle stores in the East Village, in no particular order of course, but we do have our favorites!
Bicyclists Choice Award Goes To: Metro Bicycles (14th St. Bicycles): This is your neighborhood friendly bicycle store located on 14th St. and 1st Ave. It’s great for quick tune-ups and they offer a pretty solid range of bicycles, locks, helmets, and other accessories. More importantly the employees in this store are awesome; really down to earth and willing to help you with any bike problems you may be facing!
Continuum Cycles: This hidden little bike store is tucked in between 12th and 13th St. on Ave. A. The store is a little bit more hardcore, specializing in track frames, fixed gears, and racing bikes. They offer their own customized frames, as well as brands like KHS, Moth, Bare Knuckle, Surly, Torreli, Volume, and Soma.
NYC Velo (64 2nd Avenue): This store feels more like a downtown boutique than your average bicycle outlet. The staff is truly knowledgeable and passionate about bicycles and can cater to your every need. They offer a wide selection of bicycle clothing and accessories as well.
BFold Folding Bicycles (224 East 13th Street): The city is a crowded place and for those who are conscious about space efficiency inside and outside your apartment there is a store just for you. Just be careful not to lose your folding bike amongst the clothing in your closet!
Landmark Bicycles: This is a quaint little bicycle store that specializes in vintage frames and bike parts from the 1950’s through the 1990’s. They have a pretty good selection of Raleighs and Schwinns, but be careful about the prices that you pay for these rides.
It would be a shame not to mention Bicycle Habitat down on Lafayette St. It’s a great store for bicycle enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes, but this article is intended to give recognition to some of the smaller, but just as notable stores around the East Village.
If you have any additional reviews of the stores listed above, or want to tells us about your favorite bike store, share it in the comments section.