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Bike Organizations and Retail/Repair Shops

Compiled by Greta Jochem

Bike Federation of Wisconsin
Carolyn3618 W Pierce St
(414) 431-1798
Wisconsinbikefed.org
This statewide organization works to make Wisconsin a better place to ride a bike, primarily through education and legislation. In the past, they have helped pass bike legislation like the 2009 anti-dooring legislation and have hosted and promoted events like the Bike to Work Week. (See Neighbor Spotlight featuring Jessica Binder of the Bike Fed, page 6)

BKEMKE: Milwaukee Bicycle Community
mkebke.com
A hub of all things bicycling in Milwaukee, featuring a calendar of bicycle events, local bike news, route maps, and even a forum to help find stolen bikes. It’s a website for anyone and everyone in Milwaukee interested in bicycling. (See Q&A with Steve Roche of BKEMKE on page 11.)

Dream Bikes
2021A N Martin Luther King Dr
(414) 763-0909
dream-bikes.org
A non-profit bicycle shop that sells refurbished donated bikes and strives to teach teens in lower-income areas both bicycle repair and life skills through employment in the shop. Have an old bike not getting use? Stop in the store and donate it to make a difference!

Milwaukee Bicycle Collective
2910 W Clybourn St
(414) 431-0825
bikecollective.org
Since 2002, this all-volunteer non-profit has been providing a supportive environment for inexpensive bicycle building and repair. Checkout the website to get involved as a volunteer or attend one of their weekly events, like Ladies Night.

Milwaukee Bike Polo Club
Milwaukeebikepolo.com
Milwaukee’s own Bike Polo club! Check out their website and Facebook page for tournament and team updates.

Pedal Pusher Society
pedalpushersociety.org
Milwaukee’s premier women and trans biker gang. Started in Riverwest in 2005 to create an open bicycling space for women and trans people. Check their website for monthly rides and fabulous, original music videos.

The Bella Donnas
thebelladonnas.org
A group of hundreds of Milwaukee women road and mountain bikers who ride in various parts of Milwaukee and the surrounding area, including the East Side, Bayview, Walkers Point, and Wauwatosa .

Truly Spoken Cycles
604 E Center St
(414) 263-2453 (BIKE)
trulyspokencycles.net
Located in Riverwest, Truly Spoken boasts a wide variety of new and used bikes for anything from racing to cruising around the neighborhood. In addition, they fix bikes or will sell you the parts to do so on your own. (See ad page 10)

Cory the Bike Fixer
2410 N Murray Ave
(414) 967-9446
corythebikefixer.com
New and used bicycles, rentals, and walk-in tune-ups and repairs with fair rates and free smiles. Special offers for RW24 volunteers and riders – see ad page 11.

Coast In
703 S 2nd St
(414) 502-7259
coastinbikes.com
Coast In is a full service bike shop in Walkers Point, offering not only the usual repair services, new and used bikes, accessories, and rentals, but also a tip-funded coffee bar featuring Valentine & Anodyne Coffee & Rishi Tea. (See Q&A with Carolyn of Coast-In Bikes, page 10.)

Vulture Space
651 N Plankinton Ave
(414) 301-1661
vulturespace.org
A volunteer and donation based do-it-yourself bike shop where you can go to fix your bike for free. Don’t know how? Mechanics and books are available for pointers. The shop is always looking for more volunteers and bike donations — consider getting involved! (See Q&A with Evan of Vulture Space, page 11.)

The Bikesmiths
2865 N Murray Ave
(414) 332-1330
thebikesmiths.com
Since 1981, this Murray Hill shop has sold bikes and accessories as well as providing repair services with a passion for “making our customers happy, healthy and comfortable.”

Crank Daddy’s Bicycle Works
2170 N Prospect Ave
(414) 347-5511
crankdaddys.com
Crank Daddy’s Bicycle Works offers a wide selection of bikes as well as parts, accessories, and maintenance service. They even have an indoor bicycle-training center, equipped with bike workout equipment.

Ben’s Cycle and Fitness
1018 W Lincoln Ave
(414) 384-2236
Benscycle.com
Established in 1928, Ben’s has been family owned and operated in the same southern Milwaukee neighborhood for over 80 years.

Rainbow Jersey Bikes
4600 N Wilson Dr, Shorewood
(414) 961-1110
Rainbowjersey.com
This bike shop in Shorewood has been in business in the North Shore since 1973.

Bigfoot Bike and Skate
2481 S Kinnickinnic Ave
(414) 332-3479
Bigfootbikeandskate.com
Specialty store featuring bikes, rollerskates, skateboards

Wheel & Sprocket
5722 S 108th St Hales Corners
(414) 529-6600
wheelandsprocket.com
One of Wisconsin’s largest bicycle vendors, offering a broad selection of bikes to fit any cyclist’s needs.