In the Twin Cities are we do not have a shortage of quality bike shops. They are everywhere, except on the Minneapolis Northside. With the exception of the excellent Behind Bars Bike Shop in Northeast, you would have to travel either to Downtown, Dinkytown or Fridley to find someone to wrench on your bike.
The Recovery Bike Shop opened their doors at their new location (2551 Central Avenue NE) on Monday January 3, 2011 (just like us!) and they are helping to serve this area of town. They sell both new and used bikes as well as repairs and parts. The story behind the bike shop seems very interesting and you can read about that here.
If you aren’t quite ready to dust your bike off and take it to the shop, they are hosting an open house on March 19th and said that they will have some refreshments and specials on bikes you can keep updated on the Facebook event page.
We don’t really know how many local bike shops the Twin Cities is capable of supporting, but we are always happy to see someone new opening up.