West End Bicycles
5427 Blossom St, Houston, TX
Mon, Wed, Fri 10 am – 6 pm
Tue, Thur 10 am – 6:30 pm
Sat 10 am- 5pm, Sun 12 – 4 pm
Located near the bustling Memorial Park, West End Bicycles is a full service bicycle sales and repair shop. West End deals in Surly, Specialized, and a variety of other brands and is the only dealer of electric-assisted bikes in town. The shop also offers a large selection of steel frame bikes and has been in business for 28 years at this location. The shop is the only full service repair shop in Houston that does shock and fork repair. Fittings are available for all levels up to the professional level. The store is large and open and also offers a selection of apparel and nutrition products. Importantly for travelers, West End offers all types of bike rentals for men and women. The rentals cost $35/day for normal bicycles and are $75/day for higher-end brands. Weekly rates are also available at a cost of $140 and up, depending on the selected bicycle. The store also offers regular group rides each week.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:30 pm: A group ride is held each Tuesday and Thursday and is open to all levels. The route is approximately 25 miles long and varies depending on the day.
- Sundays – 7:15 am: The Sunday morning group ride is known as the “taco ride” and is a 25-mile loop open to all levels. The ride stops for tacos along the way!
- Third Thursday: The third Thursday of the month brings the “Dark Beer” ride, which is a ride in which the group stops for beer along the route. The ride is best suited for mountain bikes and hybrids with bigger tires.