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8 Great Georgia Local Bike Shops

Support local bike shops that support the cycling community.

We have so many amazing local bike shops in the Atlanta Metro Area and in Georgia that it’s hard to single out any for the service that they provide, but here’s a short list of some of the shops from various parts of town and throughout the state.

Eight Great Local Bike Shops in Georgia

 

OUTBACK BIKES – Inman Park

Local bike shop Outback Bikes has been a fixture in the heart of Little 5 Points for 35 years, which means that they have literally seen it all.  Pete Wicker has been a legend in the Atlanta cycling community and in recent years turned over the day to day operations of the store to his wife, Kate.  While Outback has always been focused on giving back to the community, most recently they have started a program of bicycle education classes by women for women.  Also, if you’re looking for a Bianchi bike, there’s no better selection anywhere.

Outback Bike Shop

SENOIA BICYCLE – Senoia

Since taking over the shop in 2017, Carter and Taylor Schmeck have helped create a great local bike shop for the entire Southern Crescent bicycle scene.  Many people in recent years have discovered Senoia as the locale where Walking Dead is filmed, but the growth in popularity of the great road and gravel rides in and around Chattahoochee Hills, Serenbe, Tyrone, Peachtree City and Sharpsburg has helped fueled Senoia Bicycle’s growth.  The warm feeling that you get walking into the old house on Main Street makes customers immediately feel right at home and the staff is always friendly and extremely knowledgeable.

Senoia Bike Shop

Aztec Cycles/Clutch Bicycle Shop – Stone Mountain/SW Atlanta

Aztec, in the heart of Stone Mountain Village, and Clutch, just off the Beltline Westside Trail in Southwest Atlanta, are sister shops that serve their respective communities.   Kris and Michelle Dunbar combine the bike knowledge and business sense that it takes to start a Local Bike Shop from scratch and make it into a huge success.  Their business partnership evolved into a marriage, and in 2016, they were featured in Bicycling Magazine as “Cycling’s Coolest Couple.”   Aztec also offers a mobile repair service that has been hugely helpful to cyclists in need.   Kenny Oladapo, who had been a bike mechanic for Kris, partnered with the Dunbars to open Clutch in 2018.   Since then, Clutch has become incredibly important in helping to grow and support cycling in town.  The L.I.P.S. (Ladies into Pedaling Successfully) Ride is a regular group ride that begins and ends at Clutch and they have hosted bike skills clinics too.    

Atlanta Bike Shop Couple

Georgia Clutch Bike Shop

Loose Nuts Cycling – Grant Park

A full service shop that leans towards bike commuters, urban and transportation needs, you’ll also find a great array of Mountain and Gravel bikes in this low key, low pressure shop.   Don’t worry about running into any bike snobbery from the friendly staff, they do away with the attitude and provide great service at a reasonable price.   Owner Chris Tavel has assembled an incredible team of wrenches that can handle anything.  Loose Nuts is a great shop to try out a steel frame All City Cycle, one of the lines they feature.  

Loose Nuts Bike Shop

Atlanta Trek – McDonough 

Nick Groebner and his team share a love for Trek bikes and their customers. Almost every single Google review is a shout out to a staff member of this shop. As one of the very few places to purchase or repair a bike in Henry County, they have become a key figure in the growing biking community in McDonough, Jonesboro, Hampton and Stockbridge. They also host multiple group rides starting at the shop. 

Atlanta Trek

The Bike Store – Warner Robins 

Tucked in a strip mall, this hometown bike shop has been servicing Middle Georgia bicyclists since 2001. After almost 2 decades, The Bike Store has built many relationships in their community supporting bike rides at the local Air Force Base, doing maintenance for the local police department bicycles and as an enthusiastic supporter of local kids who are part of NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association).  Bill Staudt and Ethan may be “gone ridin” on Sundays but from Monday to Saturday, the shop doors are open to bicyclists from Houston, Peach and Bibb County.  The Bike Store is also proudly associated with a USAC licensed race team based out of Warner Robins with more than a few notable finishes to brag about. 

Atlanta Bike Shop Mechanic

Chipley Cycle – Pine Mountain 

John Hiers opened his town’s sole bike shop in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Located less than a mile from Callaway Gardens, John figured this would be a great place for bike rentals.  As bikes became a sought after item during the summer of Coronavirus, John quickly sold the rental bikes to his new customers along with new BMC bikes. Chipley Cycle also carries used bicycles and is quickly gaining popularity with locals and tourists alike. Pine Mountain is the gateway tourist town to the paved trails in Callaway Gardens and the trails in Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park. Don’t worry, Chipley Cycle still has bike rentals for your next visit!

Chipley Bike Shop

Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse – Augusta 

Owner Drew Jordan and his crew like to stay busy! As if running a successful one stop bike shop wasn’t enough, ABJW is also the force behind the fast and flowy FATS Flow Master, the annual Lock to Lock Ride and the Riverside Run & Ride. Did we mention that the proceeds of these events are donated to local cycling efforts? ABJW has also provided volunteer bike tech support to the Augusta Ironman 70.3 since 2009 and to other triathlete events in the area. Drew Jordan opened his shop in 1974 after growing tired of driving out of town every time he needed something for his bicycle. He isn’t one to brag but Drew Jordan should be proud of the institution he created in Augusta. 

Upcoming ABJW event: Just a week after the inaugural Women’s Cycling Day, ABJW is hosting its annual Women’s Only Day Ride on October 17th celebrating women in cycling. 

Georgia Bike Shop ABJW

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