Finding the Right Bike Shop for You
There are dozens of bike shops in the Memphis area, most of which cater to both the needs of the beginning, or casual, cyclist to the more advanced and experienced one. While there may be subtle differences in what each bike shop sells, their pricing, or what they specialize in, most cyclists will often find the location & friendliness of the staff as the main reasons for preferring one bike shop over another. Regardless of which one that you chose, it always best to buy from a local area bike shop. Here is a more comprehensive list of bicycle shops in Tennessee. Even though you might find lower priced cycling-related merchandise on the Internet, the primary advantage of buying locally is that you are supporting businesses & jobs within the Memphis area & you have the convenience of buying from a store nearby. It is also highly recommended that higher-priced, high-end road bikes be bought from a local area bike shop so that they can be fitted for a cyclist comfort & size. Here is a list of Memphis area bike shops to chose from:
All About Bikes
The All About Bikes Bicycle Shop (http://allaboutbikesllc.com/) has the following location: 621 S. Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN (Phone: 901-767-6240).
Bikes Plus, Inc.
The Bikes Plus, Inc. Bicycle Shop (http://www.bikesplus.net) has the following locations:
7707 Hwy 64, Stage Road, Bartlett, TN (Phone: 901-385-8788) and 9445 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN (Phone: 901-755-7233).
Bike the Planet (formerly RB's Cyclery, Inc.)
Bike the Planet (biketheplanetmemphis.com) has the following location:
8500 Wolf Lake Dr, Suite #105, Bartlett, TN (Phone: 901-937-4669).
The Bike World Bicycle Shop (http://www.bikeworldtn.com/) has the following location:
763 W. Poplar, Collierville, TN (Phone: 901-853-5569).
Peddler Bicycle Shops
The Peddler Bicycle Shop (http://www.peddlerbikeshop.com) has the following locations:
575 South Highland Ave, Memphis, TN (Phone: 901-327-4833 or 4834),
1140 Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN (Phone: 901-758-9770, and
2095 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN (Phone: 901-757-8485).
Midtown Bike Company
The Midtown Bike Company (http://www.midtownbikecompany.com) has the following location:
517 South Main Street, Memphis, TN (Phone: (901-522-9757).
Outdoors, Inc. (http://www.outdoorsinc.com/) has the following locations:
833 N. Germantown Pkwy, Memphis, TN (Phone: 755-2271),
5245 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN (Phone: 901-767-6790), and
1710 Union Ave, Memphis, TN (Phone: 901-722-8988).
Revolutions Community Bike Shop
The Revolutions Community Bike Shop (http://revolutionsmemphis.wordpress.com/) has the following location:
1000 S. Cooper Ave, Memphis, TN (First Congregational Church) .
If you want to shop from a store on-line, this is a link that should be helpful in comparing and deciding which one(s) to choose from: http://bike-shop-review.toptenreviews.com/ . Here are a few links to some on-line stores: bicyclebuys.com, bikesdirect.com, Performance Bicycle, and Western Bike Works. You can also find more on eBay & on Craigslist too.
Based in East Memphis, this online store caters to women who bike as part of their everyday lifestyle. They carry cyclist-designed products, many handmade in the US, that are stylish and functional. Click on the image below or visit Urban Spoke at http://www.urban-spoke.com
Greenline Bicycle Rentals
Greenline Bicycle Rentals (http://www.shelbyfarmspark.org) is at the corner of Farm Road & Mullins Station Road (at the entrance to the Shelby Farms Greenline) in Memphis, TN (Phone: 901-679-7211 or contact them via email at email@example.com).