Best of Boston

BEST Bike Shop

2004 BEST Bike Shop

Ata Cycle


The expert bicyclists who double as the sales staff of ATA not only love to ride, they love to ride what they sell: a wide selection of bikes, accessories, and parts ranging from recreational hybrids to top-of-the-line racing models. A… read more»

2003 BEST Bike Shop

Broadway Bicycle School


If you want bells and horns, go to one of those big, anonymous bike stores in the suburbs. Broadway sells lean, mean, and versatile sets of wheels perfect for city commuting. Its selection of new bikes from solid, lesser-known manufacturers… read more»

2002 BEST Bike Shop

Back Bay Bicycles


The adage “size doesn’t matter” certainly applies here: Tiny Back Bay Bicycles can’t match the sprawling selections of many competitors. But what the shop lacks in space it makes up for in service, and that’s what counts for the average… read more»

2001 BEST Bike Shop, Repair

Broadway Bicycle School


“If you want something done right, do it yourself” is a nifty aphorism, but it’s also true that we could all use a little help sometimes. The versatile grease monkeys at this bike co-op offer options for all levels of… read more»

2001 BEST Bike Shop

ATA Cycle


Value, value, value. These are the watchwords of ATA owner Husam Sahin, who picks his bikes based not on brand name, but on the bang for your buck. As a result, you’ll find row upon row of Raleigh, Kona, and… read more»

2000 BEST Bike Shop

ATA Cycles


Okay, purists, so ATA doesn’t carry Trek or Cannondale—those glam brands have been cornered by the store’s bigger local rivals. But the bikes it does sell are among the best: KHS, Breezer, Giant, and Cinelli. The store’s move to a… read more»

1999 BEST Bike Shop

Fat Dog Pro Bicycle Shop


A cyclist’s dream: a bright, airy space filled with top-of-the-line inventory and staffed by fellow riders who know their bikes from shifters to spokes. Not only do these folks understand what you really want, they often go out of their… read more»

1998 BEST Bike Shop

Belmont Wheelworks


Cycling enthusiasts from across the country— including three-time winner Greg La-Mond— pedal to Wheelworks for its competitive prices and great service. Customization doesn’t get better than this: Three-time Olympian John Allis, a partner in the store, helps fit you to… read more»

1996 BEST Bike Shop

Broadway Bicycle School


Not a shop for pricey equipment and attitude, but it does happen to be the place most couriers recommend. Have the expert staff fix your wheels, or fix them yourself: The school rents out shop space and tools for $6… read more»

1995 BEST Bike Shop

International Bicycle Center and International Bicycle West

Okay, so they don’t have an indoor track like HighRoad. But they do have great selection, reasonable prices, and best of all, attentive sales and service help, whether you’re a Back Bay dowager buying a basket for your 3-speed Schwinn… read more»