1st) The Devil's Gear Bike Shop
"Although their recent move to Pitkin Plaza has been good for business, owner Matt Feiner says his shop is unique because it’s not all about the money. “It’s always been about culture and community,” Feiner says. “And education.” In addition to having everything you need to hit the road on two wheels, Devil’s Gear is known for teaching cyclists how to maintain their bikes at home. Whether it’s something basic like fixing a flat or more esoteric like running your chain smoothly in the cassette, Feiner says his staff is the best at explaining the ins and outs of the bicycle to customers. And the staff itself never stops learning. This winter Feiner took employees to a conference in Philadelphia where they learned about the latest equipment and trends in bike repair. But they don’t just impart that knowledge to people who come in once they’ve busted a flat. The store has bike repair classes open to the public, runs clinics in different communities and has even worked with the city to educate cyclists and motorists. “There are a lot of new laws out there to protect cyclists and everyone should know them,” Feiner says. “Especially drivers.” "
151 Orange St.
2nd) Zane's Cycles
330 E. Main St.
3rd) D'Aniello's Amity Bicycles
18 Selden St.
433 Chapel St.