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Where to Buy a Bicycle for a Social Distancing Ride – Rhode Island Monthly

This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.

With local gyms and community fitness centers closed for the foreseeable future, take some time to reacquaint yourself with the classic pastime of bicycling. Enjoy a leisurely ride around the neighborhood for a change of pace in your day. Check out these shops and learn how to buy a bike to suit your style.

Dash Bicycle Shop

Dash Bicycle Shop sells a variety of bikes from kids bikes to track bikes to cruisers, along with rental bikes for road, cyclocross and mountain riding. They also offer repair services from minor adjustments to full overhauls. Dash has many biking accessories available, too. 

How to Shop: When ordering online, use checkout code CURBSIDEPICKUP to eliminate shipping fees and Dash will let you know when your order is available to be picked up. When visiting the shop, customers must wear face masks and cannot enter the building until an employee is available to assist. Call to schedule discounted pick-up and delivery repair services for bikes.

The Details: 228 Broadway, Providence, 401-453-3274, dashbicycle.com.

NBX Bikes

This bicycle shop offers children’s bikes, road, mountain, cyclocross and commuter bikes, as well as fitness, cruiser and hybrid bikes. NBX has a plethora of bicycle parts, accessories and tools, too. They also offer full-service bicycle repair and tune-ups. 

How to Shop: Make an online appointment here for bike sales and test rides. For repair services, drop off your bike during business hours or email to make an appointment for free home pick-up and delivery services. Online shopping is also available for pick-up and delivery. 

The Details: 3480 Post Rd., Warwick, 401-739-0393; 922 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett, 401-782-4444; 414 Warren Ave., East Providence, 401-434-3838, nbxbikes.com.

Pedal Power Bicycle Shop

Pedal Power stocks Fuji, Raleigh, Dahon, Diamondback and Brooklyn Bicycle bikes as well as rental bikes. Their repair services include drivetrain, brake, wheel, tuneup and deluxe overhaul. This shop also offers bicycle accessories such as clothing and helmets. 

How to Shop: All sales must be prepaid by phone with a credit or debit card and purchases are available for curbside pickup. For service and repair operations, call to schedule a drop off or to request an estimate. 

The Details: 879 West Main Rd., Middletown, 401-846-7525, pedalpowerri.com.

Stedman’s Bike Shop

Stedman’s sells a wide range of bikes including road, mountain, triathlon and time trial bikes, as well as kid’s bikes, too. They also offer upgrades such as new frames, forks, brakes and handlebars. Stedman’s also has bicycle repair services available by appointment. 

How to Shop: All sales must be prepaid by phone and purchases are available for curbside pickup. For bicycle repairs and services, schedule an appointment by phone. All appointments have the option of either dropping off the bike or having the Stedvan pick up the bike from your house and delivered back once the service has been completed.  

The Details: 196 Main St., Wakefield, 401-789-8664, westedman.com.

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