Get Into Gear: Awesome bike shops in San Diego County

These local spots are geared toward cycling enthusiasts of all levels.

SD Adams Avenue Bicycles

Adams Avenue Bicycles is a beloved Uptown cycling staple.

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According to Bloomberg, bicycle trips in the San Diego metro area soared 71% from 2019 to 2022. With SD’s increase in bike sales and ongoing focus on cycling lanes, the city showed the second highest growth for biking in the US.

Let’s take a ride through 11 wheelie nice local bike shops where you can get new gear or tune-up your ride.

Adams Avenue Bicycles, 2602 Adams Ave.

This Uptown favorite has been around since 1978 and is known for its top-notch service and cool inventory, even offering custom builds. It’s open Tuesday-Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

SD Pacific Beach Bike Shop

There’s no better way to cruise around PB than by bike, right?

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Pacific Beach Bike Shop, 1815 Garnet Ave.

There’s no better way to cruise around PB than by bike. This neighborhood shop offers beach cruisers, kids’ options, electric bikes, BMX rides, and bike rentals. It’s open daily, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Mission Hills Bike Shop, 141 W. Washington St.

Serving SD since 1938, this business is a staple of the Mission Hills community. It sells a small selection of bikes and gear and offers repairs. It’s open Monday-Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.

Bernie’s Bike Shop, 1911 Cable St.

This shop has been serving Ocean Beach since 1968 and was bought by longtime customer Roger Lovett in 1989. It’s known for its low prices and laid-back OB vibes. Drop in Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

San Diego Bike Shop, 619 C St.

Around since 1999, this shop offers a variety of bikes, rentals, and service and repairs. Their team will even pick up or deliver your bike to and from repairs anywhere south of state Route 52. Visit Monday-Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Cal Coast Bicycles, 3020 Adams Ave.

This small business has been around for 18 years and offers bikes by Giant, Ibis, Surly, Salsa, Santa Cruz, and other well-respected brands, plus repairs. It opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday.

Pedal Pushing Bicycle Shop, 6969 El Cajon Blvd.

You’ll find a plethora of Fuji bikes at this College Area shop, plus parts, accessories, and services. It’s open daily at 10 a.m.

SD Ride1Up Bike Shop

You’ll find this electric bike shop in Bankers Hill.

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Ride1Up, 415-B Laurel St.

This Bankers Hill biz specializes in electric bikes — and you’re so close to Balboa Park, you’ll be itching to take your new ride for a spin around the landmark. It opens at 9:30 a.m. daily.

MJ’s Cyclery, 3847 Park Blvd.

Spinning since 2013, this shop is beloved for its customer service and sweet selection of rides. Bonus: All new bikes include five years of routine adjustments and 10% off all accessories at the time of sale. It’s open daily at 10 a.m.

Q Bikes, 4592 Clairemont Dr., Ste. 110

Established in 1972, this Clairemont shop — with a second location in Lemon Grove — offers road bikes, BMX rides, and commuter bikes, and also specializes in the art of frame repairs. It’s open daily; hours vary.

SD Griff Electric Bikes Encinitas

The family-owned Griff Electric Bikes specializes in 52-volt beauties.

Griff Electric Bikes, 1900 N. Coast Highway 101, #A

This Encinitas shop is owned by a Carlsbad family. They offer top-of-the-line, 52-volt electric bikes named after beloved North County surf spots like Moonlight and Grandview, with speeds up to 28 mph.

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