Wednesday, May 22, 2013 , Updated 12:00 p.m., May 25, 2013
Transit Bicycle Co. relocates to Lower Greenville
Despite the lack of storefront signage, the shop is open for business.
DALLAS Cycling season is upon North Texas! As you grease your chain and ready your wheels for a trek down the Santa Fe or Katy Trails, it’s worth noting that one of the city’s well-known bike shops has found a new home.
Local retailer Transit Bicycle Co. recently moved to Lower Greenville Avenue from West Village, where the store spent four and a half years. It now resides among several other new businesses leading a revival of the semi-deserted area. Transit Bicycle Co.'s move was spurred by a change in ownership as well as a desire to be closer to the shop’s regular demographic of young bikers and hipsters, according to Transit Bicycle Co. Manager Micah Horton.
“We found most of our customers were coming from over here — anywhere from Deep Ellum up to Mockingbird,” Horton said. Many described crossing Central Expressway to get to the shop as a hassle, he added.
At its new location, Transit Bicycle Co. offers its usual selection of new road, track, commuter, fixed-gear, and cyclo-cross bikes for a variety of ages and skill levels. The shop carries a few mountain bikes, though Horton said that is not its specialty. Occasionally, the store will sell used bikes through a consignment option. Transit Bicycle Co. is also a full-service shop for repairs and tune-ups.
Despite the lack of storefront signage, Transit opened for business Friday in the space of the former Yucatan Bar. There will be a grand opening celebration Saturday, May 25 with free beer.Follow @tineywristwatch
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