As a testament to the sport and its fans, in Green Bay, WI there are a number of bike shops that will outfit you for any trail or mountain or family outing that you intend to conquer.
No matter what your age, your size, your skill and your endurance you will find a shop and a cycle to put you on the road or the trail or simply on your way. If you wish to take your bike off the street and wheel through a more scenic, peaceful environment, Wisconsin provides such a setting nearly anywhere in the state. With thousands of miles of trails from South to North, summer can be enjoyed to its fullest with two wheels and a backpack
In Green Bay there are a number of bike shops and not too many new to the scene. In this town of 110,000 people there is enough business to go around and plenty of loyal customers to keep each business thriving. Let’s look at each shop and their specialties.
Stadium Bike on Green Bay’s West Side has a bike for everyone. That may sound simple but it’s true. Whether the new bike is for a child or a pro-hopeful, Stadium Bike can outfit the rider. They sell Trek, Gary Fisher, MirraCo, and Electra. The professionals there will question the biker’s goals and recommend the best fit. And every bike they sell comes with a six month custom fit program at no charge.
They say they love to fix bikes! Stadium Bike services all their makes and models and more. So no matter what brand you have you can depend on Stadium Bike’s Service. They will custom fit your bike and they provide an extended warranty program to help safeguard against the unknown.
And for the family on a budget, they offer the Kids Trade Up Program. So when a kid outgrows a bike every six months or less, the family can trade it in and save on the purchase of the new bike.
But the indoor computerized studio is the best feature at Stadium Bike and appeals to the serious biker who wants to train all year and simply can’t with all the snow banks in the way. They offer one hour sessions in a studio. There are 100 courses to choose from with immediate feedback on speed, wattage, distance, heart rate and gradient. There are numerous stations but it is best to call ahead for the schedule and for reservations.
Store hours are Monday through Friday 10AM until 7PM and Saturday 10AM until 4PM. They have summer hours on Sunday but a generally closed on Sunday after Labor Day weekend. You can find out more on their website at www.stadiumbike.com.
InCompetition has its loyal customers and plenty of experience as they have been a fixture on Green Bay’s East Side since 1989. Although bikes are a plenty here, InCompetition also appeals to runners and cross country skiers.
They sell many brands of bikes that will suit any skill level and more importantly, any budget. Here you will find Scott, Raleigh, Giant, Co Motion Tandems, and Sun. They cater to families with all the accessories necessary to include every family member on a casual ride in the park.
InCompetition services all that they sell as well as many that they don’t. They have many accessories including nutritional items that help to replenish the body while cycling.
The staff at InCompetition takes the sport seriously and provides a great resource of knowledge and information as they are lovers of the sport themselves. They can recommend a good afternoon bike trip or a trip that takes you a day or two. They blog and post events on their website and if you are interested in riding with a group, they sponsor two rides each week.
Store Hours are Monday through Friday 10AM until 7PM and Saturday 10AM until 4PM. You can find out more on their website at www.incompetition.com.
The Bike Hub is a newer addition to the bike shop scene in the Green Bay area. Located in DePere on Riverside Drive this shop is in a heavily traveled area and receives plenty of well deserved traffic. The owners of The Bike Hub have found a way to make a living doing what they love. Serious and elite athletes themselves, Dave and Rebecca opened the doors committed to helping any cyclist realize their dream no matter what the goal.
Certified specialists will fit you to the bike of your dreams. If you are looking for a trip to the store or a trip to the Grand Canyon this duo has experienced it all and knows what you need to be safe and comfortable.
But the Bike Hub is more than a bike shop with all the fixings. Dave and Rebecca have created a refuge where the cycling community can congregate and share. Come in for coffee and bring your bike stories with you or friend them on Facebook and share your daily cycling experiences there.
The Bike Hub website is an e-commerce site so you can order your new bike right at www.thebikehubonline.com . You also will find a link to their Facebook page there along with lots of useful information. The Bike Hub sells bikes for all terrain and brand names like Giant, Gunnar, Seven and more.
When you look up Mom and Pop in the dictionary you will probably see JB Cycle and Sport as an example. This bike shop has been around, as their customers say, “forever”. They sell Fuji and Specialized brand bikes and all the accessories to make your road trip safe and fun.
The folks at JB Cycle and Sport are highly regarded by their customers. They boast of personalized service and experts that will fix your 1970’s ten speed if you refuse to let it go.
JB Cycle and Sport can be found on Glendale Avenue in Howard, Green Bay’s Northwest side. You can visit them at www.jbcyclesport.com for updated store hours.
The newest addition to Green Bay’s offering is Chain Reaction Cycling and Fitness. This store is on Huron Road on Green Bay’s East side in a new strip mall. “Bikes for the whole family” is what sets this shop apart from the rest.
Chain Reaction has many brands to choose from and a bike for every budget. You will find Diamondback, Schwinn, Scott, Masi and Jamis lined up in the showroom with all the accessories you need for a family tour. Chain Reaction also special orders Voodoo or Redline bikes. James is the one man staff to sell and service any make you purchase.