Best Bike Shop for Biking Newbies
District Hardware and the Bike Shop
1108 24th St. NW, (202) 659-8686
If you are saying to yourself: “A bicycle… is that the one with two wheels?” then please go to this shop. They have a range of attractive, rideable bikes for sale, including some used models with charming bells and baskets already attached. The staff is very friendly—you won’t be judged for choosing your helmet based on its color coordination with your bike—and The Bike Shop offers very fair repair rates in addition to a serviceable but not overwhelming selection of accessories and safety equipment. They won’t replace anything they don’t have to, and they often have used parts on hand for a good price. Probably not the best for seasoned cyclists or speed demons, but for someone just starting out, it’s the best. Dogs welcome.