Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Bike Shop’
A little over a year ago, bike friends Colin and Andee, opened one of the coolest bike shops in Dallas: Switching Gears Cyclery. It started as a small, boutique shop in a small storefront in the Fair Park area.
Just recently, Switching Gears Cyclery has grown their business and moved into a larger space in the same Fair Park area. You can now find them at 3615 Parry at Exposition – just across the street from the DART Fair Park Green Line station. We thank them for being a big part of the north Texas cycling community and we wish them great success.
BTW, I have my eye on that Surly CrossCheck.
We popped over to Switching Gears Cyclery yesterday, to check out their grand opening party. We missed some of the earlier events, including the Dale’s Dash alleycat, but we were able to catch some of Sea Lion (a really awesome local band), check out the new store, and see some really great people.
Of course, with any bike store grand opening, there we lots of bikes to see.
Click here to check out our other pics from the event.
Our friends over at Switching Gears Cyclery will be celebrating their grand opening in a few weeks. Be sure to mark your calendars to attend a great event.
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Place: 833 Exposition – Off Parry, Dallas, Texas 75226
Hosts: Andee Pittman & Colin Clarke – Proprietors
Featuring: Lone Star Goldsprints, Live Music By Sea Lion, Team Party Time Race Dales Dash, Door Prizes, And More.
RSVP: Here on Facebook
Don’t forget, please support your local bike shops.
Pedallas, one of the coolest bike blogs in the Metroplex, seems to have their finger on the pulse of all cool bike happenings in Dallas. They’re definitely a site that I’ll be watching.
Today, they posted about the Grand Opening of a new bike shop in Dallas called Transit Bicycle Company. If you’re free on Sunday, September 13 between noon and sunset, come check it out at 3839 McKinney Avenue.
BTW, This is the same address as the West Village Bicycle Company. One can only guess that this is perhaps a rebranded take on an already, really cool bike shop. I couldn’t imagine two shops at the same address.
I’ll need to see if I can drag the family to ANOTHER bike shop this weekend to check it out. LOL!
I’m hoping the shop caters more to the urban cyclist, rather than the road and mountain bike guys. Don’t get me wrong – all cyclists are awesome. I just think that there are plenty of shops around for those guys.
A couple of months ago, my family and I took a wrong turn while tooling around Dallas. It was one of the best mistakes ever made, because we ran across one of the coolest bike shops in Dallas, Fleetwood’s Kit Kat.
However, it’s not a typical bike shop. It’s more of a bike boutique, specializing in customized comfort bikes for the casual rider. You’re not going to find the latest in the lightest road bikes, or the best handling suspension mountain bikes. Instead, you’re going to find a unique array of rides, from off-the-shelf classics to made-to-order, custom built & painted cruisers.
The owner, Fleetwood Hicks, is one of the friendliest guys you’d ever meet and is more than helpful when it comes to deciding what bike is right for you. Fleetwood also hosts a number of group rides from his shop that go down the Katy Trail, through uptown Dallas.
My wife, Wendy Woodruff-Wezensky, has worked with Fleetwood and took some amazing shots of his shop along with some of his cooler bikes. You can find some of those shots in her Fleetwood Flickr Set. It’s obvious that Fleetwood’s Kit Kat is a fun, laid-back environment that supports creativity and culture. I love it because it’s bringing cycling to the masses – even those who wouldn’t typically get on a bike.
If you want to know more, here is a channel 33 news report on his shop.