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Rides and Repairs in Providence

East Side Monthly Magazine ·

Legend Bicycle
This Fox Point bike shop will happily sell you a rugged city cruiser or a sleek racing bike – then provide free adjustments as needed as long as you own the bike (and do-it-yourselfers are welcome to use the shop’s self-service repair station). India Point and the East Bay Bike Path are just a few blocks away. 181 Brook Street

Follow the Broadway bike lane to the West Side’s Dash Bicycle, which, in addition to selling, fixing and renting bikes, also sponsors group rides, motocross events and a series of indoor “Goldsprints” events to get riders through the chilly winter months. 228 Broadway

With locations in Providence, East Providence, Warwick and Narragansett, NBX is a one-stop shop for bike sales, repairs, rentals, bike fitting, and instruction, including weekly classes on flat-tire repair, proper bike cleaning, and spotting possible safety problems before hitting the road. 729 Hope Street 

Providence Bicycle
Offers sales, service, rentals, fittings and instruction, with a particular focus on training for triathlons. 725 Branch Avenue

Let the bike mechanic come to you with this full-service mobile repair shop, offering appointments at your home or business anywhere in Rhode Island.

Community is key at Recycle a Bike, where Providence residents can drop in to learn how to build and repair bikes, use the shop’s tools in exchange for a small donation, and shop for used bikes and parts. “Wrenching Wednesdays” are set aside for women, trans and femme riders to learn bike mechanics. Volunteers are welcome. 1911 Westminster Street

Thayer Street Bike Repair Station
Includes public-use tools and an air pump, located alongside the Brown University Book Store on Olive Street.


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