Best Bike and Skate Shops in Seattle

Seattle pedals so much it’s been called the best cycling city in the country, which is pretty impressive considering our hills. E-bike debates are the norm, with our stores ranging from giant to boutique, many with cafes to fuel the motor. For all your other outdoor needs, check out our list of the best gear and clothing stores in town.

Rad Electric Bikes


Although e-bikes are everywhere, the Ballard-based Rad can claim fans nationwide, including Prince Harry. The showroom offers versions of the battery-powered vehicles to try out, as well as a service workshop.



Although best known for its selection of camping gear, the downtown flagship (and to a lesser extent the outposts of Issaquah, Renton, Lynnwood, and Bellevue) has cycling gear and bikes within easy reach. hand. The retailer even makes its own branded bikes.

Bicycle Bike Shop


A name store, but more like a warehouse. Nearly 50 years in business have made Velo one of the most trusted names in full-service bicycle sales and repair. It’s a bastion of knowledge with a large stock of bikes and parts.

Bike and coffee in good weather

American parliament

What was once a bike shop on the second floor above a bar now resides in Chophouse Row. To keep you in the saddle, Good Weather fixes your bike; meanwhile, enjoy a handful of sandwiches, beer, cider and wine – you don’t always have to be on the go after all.

Racing and Coffee business

American parliament

What other bike shop in Seattle serves coffee, let alone pastries and IPAs? The mix of cyclist retail, race training, courses and Métier food makes it a vital community location for serious cyclists.

Wright Brothers Cycle Works


However you ride – urban commuting, off-road, racing – the Wright Brothers team can put the wrench to work. The Fremont shop also serves as a cooperative workshop for classes and crafts.



Like REI, Evo is a multisport retailer with a few specialties, including bikes and skating. Not only do they sell a lot of wheeled gear and related apparel, but their flagship Fremont has a skate park in the basement.

Montlake Bike Shop


A neighborhood mainstay long before anyone rode an e-bike, the store embraced all forms of two-wheeled transportation, from road bikes to folding gear. Also find accessories and clothing, or take a course from their experts so you don’t need the bike repair shop.

Black Market Skate Shop

Green wood

Once an iconic black and red mini-tower on Denny Way, the store moved to Aurora in 2019 and is stocked with everything you need to skate: boards, board gear, wheels, hoodies. Crush and bomb your way through the city.

The Gregg Cycle

Green Lake

With additional locations in Bellevue and Lynnwood, the selection at Gregg’s is as wide as the service packages – new bikes automatically come with free tune-ups for the first few months and options for lifetime plans.

Wiley C. Thompson