Nothing ruins a perfect sunny day like a popped bike tire, or worse, having no bike at all. For all busy cyclists and bike enthusiasts, we’ve gone out again in search of our favorite bike shops in Sacramento. For those looking to buy bikes, build bikes or just fix one up, we’ve got you covered.
Ikon Cycles
2318 J St., Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-1122
www.ikoncycles.com

Ikon Cycles prides itself of its great customer service, so if you are looking for a hands-on associate, this is your place. Not only is its staff knowledgeable and friendly, but all employees will happily customize your bike to fit your needs. If you are looking to get your bike fitted to your body, the staff at Ikon will happily fit your saddle, shoes and custom build a bike for you.

The Bicycle Business
3077 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 442-5246
www.thebikebiz.com

The Bicycle Business is a great company because not only does it have bikes for serious riders, it also has a variety of bikes for those who want to be casual weekend riders. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable about both competitive and leisurely biking, will fix everything for you while you wait and will make you feel like the only customer in the place. While this shop is happy to assist novice bikers, this tends to be where the experts go.

Practical Cycle
114 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 706-0077
www.facebook.com/practicalcycle

One of the best things about Practical Cycle is that it lets you do what many others don’t: rent bikes for the day. The shop has a variety of rental options including tandem, electric, cruisers, trail bikes, commuters, adult tricycles and cargo bikes. Find a bike that you like? You can also buy bikes and accessories at Practical Cycle.

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Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen
1915 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 538-2725
www.sacbikekitchen.org

Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen is the perfect place for those wanting to learn more about bikes, maintenance and biking culture. It offers classes that range from basic maintenance to safety courses. It’s an incredibly unique shop that is both non-profit and “community-centered.” Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen is staffed by volunteers, promotes education and ensures that everything is low-cost and safe. It provides tools, staff and space for those who want to learn to repair their own bikes. Oh, and it also happens to be a fully functional bike shop run by people who love biking.

Elite Bicycles
8500 Auburn Blvd., Suite F
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 728-2812
www.elitebikeshop.com

Don’t let the name fool you, this bike shop is not exclusively for “elite riders.” This family-friendly shop is the best of both worlds. Its staff is knowledgeable and it has a wide selection, but Elite is also low pressure, making it the perfect place for casual riders. While other shops may focus more on road bikes, Elite Bicycles also carries a wide variety of BMX bikes, and usually for a little less than its competitors.

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Megan Bowyer is a freelance writer in search of the best food and drinks that Sacramento has to offer. You can find her at any number of dive bars or trendy restaurants; just look for the short blonde feeding the jukebox. Her work can be found at “Examiner.com