In Focus: Bike Stop
Where to test out your new wheels: the 10-mile Minuteman Bikeway, which starts at Alewife Station and cuts through Arlington Reserve, Arlington’s Great Meadows, and Tower Park
Best way to tour the city with a date: All-day rentals of tandem bicycles are available for $75.
Looking to buy? They sell bicycles from brands including Schwinn, Fuji, and KHS.
They rehab bikes, too: The experienced staff offers bike tune-ups, brake repairs, and derailleur installation, among other services.
When you are in dire need of new workout clothes, head on over to Quadcycles and pick out some new and trendy digs.
They carry a great selection of mountain bikes so you can take on those back country trails with ease.
If you are visiting Quadcycles, you can take advantage of the nearby parking options during your stay.
For comfortable, trendy, and high-quality fitness attire, look no further than the highly rated Jr Cycles.
In need of a mountain bike? Take to the hills after you get one here.
Jr Cycles is surrounded by a number of street parking options for patrons.
Bike Boom functions as a fountain of youth for cycles that pass its threshold. Its technicians take in used and vintage models for renovation, transforming them into street-safe vehicles for all types of terrain. They track their makeover efforts on the shop's blog, highlighting retro specimens such as an overhauled Shogun Easy Street from the mid- to late ’80s and a ’70s Schwinn Collegiate Cruiser. Visiting guests can peruse the menagerie of multi- and single-speed road bikes, mountain bikes, and city bikes, which are designed for everyday trips around the block or up the walls of skyscrapers. Riders with a specific vision can also commission a custom-built cycle.
The professional mechanics in the repair shop perform tune-ups and install new parts. Shelves of accessories and gear—including helmets, locks, lights, and handlebar tape—equip pedalers for their commutes, and the staff readily orders items that aren't in stock or easily harvested from the derailleur tree in the backyard.