890 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
Mon – Wed 10 am – 6 pm
Thu – Fri 10 am – 8 pm
Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 12 – 5 pm
Family-owned since 1922, this perennial Best of Boston favorite is popular with triathletes and cyclists alike. With four locations across the Boston metro area including one that is easily accessible from the T, Landry’s large stores offer full service sales, fitting and repair. A wide variety of gear is also available, and bike selection includes road, mountain, triathlon, commuter, and children’s bikes. The shop carries primarily Cervelo, Trek, and Specialized bicycles but also offers custom bikes through Seven and Parley. I was particularly impressed by the friendly staff – multiple employees offered to help me, and one employee let two children help him as he fixed their bike.
Those looking for bike rentals can also come to Landry’s. The store offers high-end road and mountain bikes for rent at the cost of $100 per day. Traveling triathletes can also rent wetsuits and travel cases for bikes at the store. If a great fitting service is what you’re looking for, Landry’s boasts one of only 150 Body Geometry Certified Masters in the country.
Group rides leave from Cleveland Park each Wednesday at 5:45 pm and are offered through the Greenline Velo group. The group meets in the parking lot next to Cassidy Field, and participants must bring a bike and a helmet and are asked to bring their own bicycle repair supplies as well. There are 3-4 groups of various speeds, ranging from 14 mph to 22 mph, and routes range in length from 20 miles to 30 miles. Join the group for beer and pizza at Otto’s on Commonwealth Avenue after the ride! For weather concerns, check out the status bar on the Greenline Velo homepage to find out of the Wednesday ride is still on as scheduled.