Washington, D.C.:

BicycleSPACE

BicycleSPACE

1019 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

(202) 962-0125

Mon – Fri 10 am – 7 pm

Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 11 am – 5 pm

http://www.bicyclespacedc.com/

Voted both Best Bike Shop and Best Service in DC, BicycleSPACE emphasizes the social aspect of cycling and seeks to get as many people onto the roads as possible. The full-service repair shop boasts some of the most experienced technicians in DC and also sells new bikes, including the popular Brompton folding commuter bikes, which can also be rented for $40 for the first day. The shop offers some bike fitting but does not provide professional and elite fitting services.

The most notable feature of BicycleSPACE is the tremendous variety of group rides and classes that are offered. A social ride leaves from the shop on Thursdays at 8 pm and is more of a fun, leisurely environment than a serious workout – in fact, ride leaders often strap a stereo to their bikes and play music along the way. The store also offers three group rides on Saturday, two of which are leisurely and one of which is more intense. The 8:30 am Saturday morning ride heads through the hills of Anacostia at a more expeditious pace, often in excess of 20 mph, although varying based on the route. If you’re looking for a more relaxed ride, the “Nice ‘N Easy” ride leaves from the store at 10:00 am, while the “Cupcake Ramble” leaves at 11:30 am and is exactly what it sounds like – a group ride where the cyclists eat delicious pastries and cupcakes! Led by a local pastry chef and cyclist, the ride is 20-25 miles in length and generally lasts a few hours, so you’ll be traveling at a very easy pace. Group rides are also available on Sunday mornings, with both a relaxed (10 am) and more intense (11:30 am) option. BicycleSPACE also offers basic maintenance and fix-a-flat classes each week, and charity yoga classes are held Mondays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 8:15 am. Donations are accepted on a “give what you can” basis and given to local cycling charities.  Overall, BicycleSPACE is a community-focused cycling store that offers a host of products and rides for every level of cyclist.

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