Joe Haskins Bicycle Shop
2310 N Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602
Hours: Tues to Fri – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun to Mon – closed
Established in 1960, Joe Haskins shop has earned a reputation for its trustworthiness and great selection. His shop hosts a wide variety of both new and used bicycles, in addition to tandem and sport-performance bikes. Grab a can of soda and bag of pretzels from the snack bar and browse the tremendous selection while munching. If you still don’t see what you want, rest assured that Haskins will find it for you and have ready to go in a few days. If you ride a little too hard, no problem – Haskins and his son Steve are skilled at bicycle repairs and will get you back on the trail in no time.
Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium
14407 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., B
Tampa, FL 33618
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – noon to 4 p.m.
Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium has been family owned and operated for more than 15 years. It offers bicycles of just about every model, including road bikes, mountain bikes, commuter bikes, tandem bikes, even children’s bikes. Additionally, the store offers a wide range of bicycle products and accessories, such as cycling racks for cars, helmets, clothing, maintenance tools and lighting. There is also a repair shop right in the store for quick fixes and maintenance any time.
Trek Bicycle Store
530 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33609
Hours: Mon – closed; Tue to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – noon to 5 p.m.
This dealer is a Trek Concept Store, which means it meets Trek’s high standards for retail design, product knowledge and quality of service. The Trek store carries mountain bikes, road bikes, urban bikes and kids’ bikes from the brands MirraCo, Gary Fisher, Trek and Bontrager. You will also find a selection of accessories that includes clothing, helmets, lights, locks, racks and safety equipment. If you’re looking for something a little different, Trek also sells electronic bikes. These bikes, from the Ride+ collection, are built with a motor and battery to help boost your pedal power while you ride.
University Bicycle Center
1220 E. Fletcher Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – closed
UBC has just about anything you could need or want when it comes to bicycling. With a tremendous selection and competitive prices, this is one of the more popular places for Tampa cyclists to shop. In addition to a massive variety of bicycles, including triathlon bikes and unicycles, UBC also sells clothing, accessories and shoes. Whether you are looking for training wheels or triathlon shoes, you are bound to find it on the expansive shelves of University Bicycle Center.
11198 70th Ave.
Seminole, FL 33772
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – closed
If you’ve got a dream bike, Bicycle Outfitters has what it takes to make it a reality. Simply go to the website and click “Trek Project One Customizer.” Choose the best components from leading brands and create your own stunning paint job. Print out your creation and bring it to the shop to begin the ordering process. When you’ve got your dream bike, join in one of Bicycle Outfitters many community events including bicycle hospice night and group rides.
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