23 of the best bike shops in Vancouver

Apr 28 2021, 1:06 pm

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The big day has finally come — you’re ready to ride in those bike lanes and coast along Vancouver’s beautiful seawall.

It’s time to buy a bike.

You’re in luck, the city is filled with plenty of bicycle shops for you to choose from and we’ve made it easy for you to find your new whip by putting together this list of the 21 best stores to check out.

The Bike Doctor

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  • What: You name it — The Bike Doctor has it — from road and mountain to fitness and hybrid bikes. The shop also offers repair and maintenance services.
  • Where:¬†137 West Broadway
  • When: Monday to Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday + Sunday 10am-6pm
  • Website:¬†thebikedr.com

Velofix

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  • What: Calling itself your local bike shop on wheels, Velofix will come to you to repair or build your bike (road, mountain, kid, or E-bike). It says online, depending on the kind of bike, it could take 1-2 hours.
  • Where: You name it.
  • When: By appointment.¬†Fill out the form online, or email¬†[email protected]
  • Website:¬†www.velofix.com

VanCycle Mobile Bike Shop

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  • What: Another mobile bike shop for you to consider is VanCycle. It offers bike sales, tune-ups, repairs — and even a loaner bike while yours is getting worked on.
  • Where: It’s up to you
  • When: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday + Sunday 11am-3
  • Website: vancycle.com

Ride On Bike Shop

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  • What: You can take your pick from a selection of new and used bikes at the Ride On Kits location. But heads up, the store is not doing full service repair shop at this time like it has been before.
  • Where: 2255 West Broadway
  • When: Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday + Monday closed
  • Website: rideon.com

Our Community Bikes

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  • What: Our Community Bikes not only sells refurbished bikes, but it also does bring the community together by teaching individuals mechanical skills, it says online, to empower people.
  • Where: 2429 Main Street
  • When: Wednesday to Saturday 11am-6pm
  • Website: pedalpower.org

Reckless Bike Stores

  • What: You can find three Reckless Bike Stores in Vancouver located near the water with bikes for sale — or if you just want to rent a whip or need your wheels fixed (their turnaround goal is 24 hours).
  • Where:
    • 1810 Fir Street
    • 110 Davie Street
    • 1357 Hornby Street
  • When:¬†
    • Fir Street — Tuesday to Friday, 10am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, Monday 10am-5:30pm
    • Davie Street — Tuesday to Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-6pm, Monday 10am-6pm
    • Hornby — Tuesday to Friday,¬†10am-5:30pm,¬†Saturday 10am-5pm,¬†Sunday 11am-5pm, Monday closed
  • Website: reckless.ca

Simon’s Bike Shop

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  • What: Simon’s Bike Shop has them all, including road, gravel, kids, and E-bike, up for sale — but heads up, it says online these wheels are selling quickly! You might want to give them a call first.
  • Where: 203 – 345 Robson Street
  • When: Monday to Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday + Sunday 10am-6pm
  • Website: simonbikeshop.com

Bikes For All

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  • What:¬†The name says it itself, “Bikes For All” has a bike for everyone, with a selection that includes kids, commuter, mountain, and used to choose from. The shop sells accessories as well and offers rentals and service.
  • Where:¬†112 E 7th Avenue
  • When: Monday to Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday + Sunday 12pm-5pm
  • Website: bikesforall.ca

Sidesaddle Bikes

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  • What: You can shop for a bike from the comfort of your own home at Sidesaddle by going on its website, all you have to do is fill out a survey and then schedule an appointment to go in for some test rides!
  • Where:¬†3469 Commercial Street
  • When: Tuesday to Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, Monday closed
  • Website: sidesaddlebikes.com

Landyachtz Bikes

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  • What: At Landyachtz Bikes you can find urban, all road, and gravel bikes or you can get your hands on a custom made set of wheels. The shop has an online store for you to browse products on, and says on its website it offers ready-to-ride delivery — and free shipping in North America.
  • Where:¬†1146 Union Street
  • When: Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Website: landyachtzbikes.com

Bicicletta Pro Shop

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  • What: You can shop for your bike on Bicicletta’s website, in-store shopping is closed but it has an online chat, and you will find road, gravel, mountain, E-bikes, and much more at your finger tips.
  • Where:¬†233 W. Broadway (but closed to in store shopping)
  • When: Live chat¬†Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm
  • Website: bicicletta.cc

Bicycle Sports Pacific

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  • What: To help you find your perfect whip, BSP has an online survey for you to fill out and then the team will connect with you to help you with your bike, and get it ready for you to pick up in store. The shop also offers repairs for you too.
  • Where: 999 Pacific Street
  • When: Monday to Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
  • Website: bspbikes.com

JV Bike

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  • What: In the heart of downtown, JV Bike sells a range of bikes including adult, electric, folding, kids, and mini bikes, and offers repairs and tune ups. Due to COVID, it’s not offering rentals at the moment.
  • Where:¬†929 Expo Blvd.
  • When: Monday to Wednesday 12pm-5pm, Thursday to Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday closed
  • Website: jvbike.com

More Bikes

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  • What: This family-operated business has two locations for you to check out, in Kits and UBC. It says online, new bikes are coming in weekly and offers a range of road, mountain, hybrid, kid, and touring bikes for sale. It also sells accessories, parts, and offers rentals and service.
  • Where:
    • 1856 West 4th
    • 3332 Shrum Lane, UBC
  • When:
    • Kits —¬†Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
    • UBC —¬†Monday, Wednesday to Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, Tuesdays closed
  • Website: morebikes.ca

West Point Cycles

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  • What: With three locations to go to, West Point Cycles offers a variety of bikes for you to choose from, such as mountain and road to electric. You can also get your bike repaired there, but you’ll have to schedule an appointment ahead of time.
  • Where:
    • 3771 West 10th Avenue
    • 6069 West Boulevard:
    • 215 East 2nd Avenue
  • When:
    • West 10th —¬†Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm, Monday + Sunday closed
    • West Boulevard —¬†Tuesday to Saturday 11am-3pm, Monday + Sunday closed
    • East 2nd — Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm, Monday + Sunday closed
  • Website: westpointcycles.com

Giant Vancouver

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  • What: Giant Vancouver sells a variety of bikes for you to choose from, including road, mountain, gravel, cross, electric, hybrid, city, and kids bikes. The shop also offers repairs and sells gear.
  • Where:¬†1717 West 4th Avenue
  • When:¬†Wednesday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
  • Website: giantvancouver.com/ca

Dunbar Cycles

  • What: Dunbar Cycles says its the oldest bike shop in the city, and is a full service shop offering a variety of bikes including mountain, road, city, electric, and kids bikes.
  • Where:¬†195 West Broadway
  • When: Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Website: dunbarcycles.com

Comor Sports

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  • What: Heads up, Comor does have limited number of shopping inside its store, but has its online store offering free shipping over $99 — check out its selection of road, mountain, kids, urban and electric bikes.
  • Where:
    • 1787 W 4th Avenue
    • 1766 W 4th Avenue (Pick-up store)
  • When:
    • 1787 W4th — Monday to Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday + Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
    • 1766 W 4th Avenue Monday to Friday 10am-6pm
  • Website: comorsports.com

Mighty Riders

  • What: At Mighty Riders, you can purchase a custom or off-the-shelf bike — the team says online all you need to do is tell them what you’d like and they’ll let you know if they can take it on. It also says a fit is included with your bike purchase.
  • Where: 10 East Broadway
  • When: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
  • Website: mightyriders.ca

Dream Cycle

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  • What: Dream Cycle is a full-service bike repair shop that sells custom builds as well. The shop says it’ll try to get your repairs done as quick as possible and at a fare rate.
  • Where: 1010 Commercial Drive
  • When:¬† Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday + Monday 11am-5pm
  • Website: dream-cycle.com

R.A.D Cycles

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  • What: You know it’s a good shop when “rad” is literally in the name. R.A.D is your one-stop shop. Whether you need a fix, service, or a new set of wheels, just head to E. Broadway. Online, the shop says its goal is to build a strong relationship with cyclists in the city and aims to make it an enjoyable ride for you.
  • Where: 701 E Broadway Avenue
  • When: Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm
  • Website: radcyclesinc.com

Cycle City Tours

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  • What: Cycle City sells used and brand new bikes, and says online it has a variety of bikes for every rider and price point.¬† It is selling bikes by appointment and you can book a test ride on Cycle City’s website. It also offers guided tours and bike rentals!
  • Where: 646 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • When:¬†7 Days a week 9am-6pm
  • Website: cyclevancouver.com

Veloholic Cycles

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What: Veloholic is another one-stop shop that sells frame sets, offers tune up services and overhauls for your whip! The business itself says online, the team lives and breathes cycling.
Where: 5850 Fraser Street
When: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 11am-5 , Tuesday + Thursday 11am-6pm, Sundays closed
Website: veloholiccycles.com

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