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Best Bike Shops In Tampa Bay

March 28, 2014 9:00 AM

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As you look to find a reliable retailer to purchase a bike, remember to take a look at local retailers for the best deals and best quality. There are several local bike shops in the Bay area that take pride in their bicycles and other accessories that they sell to ensure that their customers get nothing but the best for their money. Peruse the shops below and find the perfect bicycle for your next weekend adventure.
Brandon Bikeworks, Inc.
6048 Winthrop Town Centre Ave.
Riverview, FL 33578
(813) 438-8908
www.brandonbikeworks.com

Brandon Bikeworks is located in the sophisticated Winthrop Town Centre off of Bloomingdale Avenue just minutes outside of the Tampa city limits. Bikeworks has bicycles in brands such as Trek, Project One, Gary Fisher and many others. Prices for these bikes are quite reasonable for these high-quality brands. Bikeworks also has accessories that every avid rider needs. Helmets, brakes and handlebars by Bontrager, Hawk Racing Gear and even Honey Stinger natural energy products can be found here. Need to take your bike on a ride out of town? Buy a hitch for your vehicle. Bikeworks has just about everything you need for your next bike outing.

City Bike Tampa
212 E. Cass St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 225-1777
www.citybiketampa.com

City Bike Tampa is a unique way to go for a bike ride in the city. The first step is to visit the shop on Cass Street and peruse its merchandise. Products can be found in brands such as Bianchi, Orbea, Jamis Bicycles and much more. But what if you want to go on a bike ride with friends and maybe they don’t have a bike? Look no further, for City Bike is the premiere bike rental service in Tampa. For a small fee, visitors can rent or take a bike tour through one of the most beautiful cities in the entire U.S. Rental fees start at just $12 per hour, per person, for single-speed bikes. Premium adult bikes and tandem bikes start at $15 per hour. To reserve a bike, visit the official City Bike Tampa website.

Just Ride Bicycles
13412 Boyette Road
Riverview, FL 33569
(813) 381-3907
www.justridebicycles.com

Just Ride Bicycles in Riverview has a wide variety of bikes for both adults and children. Bikes can be found in styles such as mountain, leisure and even hybrid. Children’s bikes start at about $179.99 and include colors and styles for both boys and girls. Remember to always stay safe and grab a helmet; choices include the Bontrager Solstice for $44.99, the Bontrager Specter Helmet for $139.99 and the Bontrager Oracle for $179.99. Car racks are great for taking your bike on the go and there are many different types of racks to choose from for your car including a two-bike trunk mount for around $140-$150, or even a three-bike trunk mount for around $150-$160. Also available are bike racks for the top of the car that can carry two or three bikes and range in price anywhere from $140 to upwards of $300. To get a glimpse of the merchandise available at Just Ride Bicycles, stop by its website and explore.

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Oliver’s Cycle Sports
18055 Highwoods Preseve Parkway
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 910-0207
www.oliverscycles.com

Tampa’s own Oliver’s Cycle Sports is one of the Bay area’s leading shops for all of your bicycle needs. There are many different styles of bikes to choose from here, including road style, which will cost anywhere from $750-$11,000. Mountain-style bikes are a little less pricey and can be purchased for anywhere from $450-$9,000. The CycloCross bikes are great for many different terrains and go for anywhere from $1,000-$5,000. And here there aren’t just bikes for adults, but children as well. Children’s Trek brand bikes come in many styles and sizes for both girls and boys to enjoy. These bikes might be a little more expensive than other children’s bikes, but they are made of solid materials and are incredibly sturdy. These bikes start at about $149.99. Besides bicycles, Oliver’s also has a variety of accessories, including wheels, tires and tubes. Its bicycle clothing includes dry-fit shirts, shorts and even socks. There is also a wide selection of cycling shoes that start at about $89.99 and are great for keeping traction on your pedals while riding, or even racing. Not only does Oliver’s have a wide selection on property, but you can shop online as well.
University Bicycle Center
1220 E. Fletcher Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 971-2277
www.ubcbike.com

The University Bicycle Center, located near the University of South Florida in Tampa, not only has a wide variety of regularly priced items, but clearance items as well. Bikes are great not only for leisure, but riding around campus and getting to class in a timely manner. Bikes for commuting and urban settings run for anywhere from $200-$10,000, but all are light and easy for maneuvering. Sales and closeout prices are very reasonable and include accessories such as a phone wallet for just $4, a great asset to have to carry your phone while you’re on the go. Keep your bike safe with an OnGuard Doberman steel lock for just $9 each. Keep an eye on the entire road with a Blackburn Road mirror for under $15. Peruse the clearance items on the official University Bicycle Center website and see if you can pick out a few deals for yourself.

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Bethany Cohen is a resident of Tampa and enjoys sharing her love for the city with others. Bethany loves traveling and learning about new cultures. She currently writes for Examiner.com. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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