The popular Oak Cliff Bicycle Co. can be found in the Bishop Art’s District of Oak Cliff, southwest of downtown Dallas. Offering bikes and cycling expertise for all levels, this rider-friendly shop sits among some of the area’s coolest restaurants – many of which, of course, encourage eco-friendly transportation. For those looking to have some repair work done, tune ups are a mere $65 and a la carte services aren’t far behind. If you’re in the market for a new ride, Oak Cliff Bicycle also carries many of the most popular urban brands, from BH, Salsa, Foundry to retro-inspired Linus bikes. The tall, gleaming white space looks more like a boutique outlet than a working shop, with hanging racks of cycling gear, long runs of polished bicycles and the always necessary exposed ductwork.
Emulating an atmosphere similar to classic bike shops of a bygone era, Cadence Cyclery of McKinney, now with a second location in Highland Village, blends seamlessly into the historic arts-and-culinary district that surrounds it. Tucked inside an industrial space bordered by exposed bricks, the shop plays host to more bikes than a BMX champ's hoarding shed, including bikes from brands such as BH Bikes, Cervelo, Giant, Pivot Cycles, Scott, Yeti, and Alchemy custom bikes. Two-wheelers span the spectrum of biking needs, from mini roadsters for kids to streamlined cycles primed for professional racing. Once patrons have tracked down their ideal bicycle, they can keep it gliding smoothly with regular tune-ups. On Saturday mornings, riders of all quad strengths meet at the cyclery and embark on a 30-mile group expedition around downtown McKinney and the surrounding countryside, socializing and dropping a trail of rusty spokes to guide them home.