To explore the outdoors in an energy efficient way, hopping on a bike is the way to go. But when you’re dusting off your bike and need to get some repairs, or you need an entirely new ride, a high-quality bike shop is in order. The great bike shops of Louisiana will provide the best brands and products, as well as top-notch customer service. Here are our favorites.
Rated as one of the best bike shops in the area on social media, Brooks’ Bike Shop is your one-stop shop if you’re looking for a great place to purchase a new ride or fix up the old one. The friendly staff make choosing the right solution for your bike needs easy and painless. Assistance is also given for those who would like to ride the St. Tammany Parish rail trail, a 31-mile journey down what was once the path of the Illinois Central Railroad and winds through several different ecosystems, giving riders a great experience.
For over 44 years, family-owned Capitol Cyclery has been serving Baton Rouge and surrounding community by providing high-quality bikes and service, earning them the honor of being the largest bike dealer in Louisiana. With a mission to offer great customer service and riding satisfaction and enjoyment for the people who enter their shop, they have a passion for their work and it shows. They stock a large selection of bikes from different manufacturers, and can help you with all your cycling needs.
River City Cycling & Fitness in Shreveport, Louisiana, can help you select the right bike for your needs based on the type of riding you want to do. They assemble all new bikes, and test ride them before handing them over to the customer to make sure everything is just right and in proper working condition. Part of their excellent and consistent customer satisfaction is that they guarantee all their bikes. They also sell accessories to customize your ride because they know that if you’re not comfortable, there’s more chance for accidents or injury. They have a passion for what they do and they do it well.
A unique bike shop because it’s run by women for women, Dashing Bicycles in New Orleans, Louisiana is the recipient of multiple awards including “Best Woman-Owned Bike Shop and Repair,” Big Easy Awards, “Best of Boutiques” by Racked.com, and two-time winner of “Cool and Innovative Businesses in the U.S” by Boss Magazine. And the list goes on. Opened in 2014, Dashing Bicycles offers free diagnostics because they value safety for riders. Adjustments are priced based on size and time to fix with a complete overhaul being $150. They carry a full line of bike accessories and well-known brands.
The staff at the Bike Path in Mandeville, Louisiana, is helpful and friendly, and repairs or done quickly and are reasonably priced. Open every day except Sunday, you’ll quickly see why people love this little shop. The passion they have combined with knowledge and experience gives confidence that you’re going to get what you want without being talked into products and services you don’t need. They also have one of the largest selections of youth bikes so the whole family can ride.
Fast service with a great attitude is what you’ll find at Acadiana Bicycle Company in Lafayette, Louisiana. Bike enthusiasts themselves, each member of the staff holds to a high standard of excellence and will be on hand to provide advice based on experience. You can count on being treated fairly and quickly. They offer a decent line of bikes, and repairs are done quickly, even emergency repairs.
This is the little bike shop with the neighborhood feel. You’ll feel like one of the family when you visit Bayou City Bicycles in Houma, Louisiana. The fast and friendly service offered here is impressive, and they’ll walk you through choices if you’re looking to buy a new bike, but not sure what kind you need. They carry accessories for new and used bikes and also skateboards. If you want to support a shop that gives back to the community it serves, this is the place.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Mike the Bike Guy knows bikes inside and out. He has the title master mechanic, and with over 20 years of combined experience between him and co-worker, Shane, they know everything there is to know about bikes and riding. Open every day except Sundays and major holidays, they have a showroom that allows them to carry more bikes, accessories, and supplies. You can test drive bikes to see what fits your comfort and riding goals, and if you’re not quite ready to purchase your own bike, you can rent one from them for rides around town.