What is a bicycle?
Bike enthusiasts have been using bicycles for decades.
A bicycle is a sturdy, reliable and affordable way to get around.
The word “bicycle” originated in the 17th century.
Bicycles are now the fastest growing mode of transportation in the world.
More than 70 million people in the United States own a bike and more than 2.5 million are on bikes.
There are more than 1.2 million cities and towns in the U.S. that have a bicycle planter.
You can ride a bike to work, to school, to church, to the grocery store, to a bar, and even to a wedding.
How to find a bicycle shop near you, and how to choose one that’s right for you: There is no “right” way to find bike shops near you.
Most bike shops are located near a public transportation hub or the local park or trail.
Check out our list of bike shops nearby for more information.
For a more detailed list of bicycle shops near your city, visit our Bicycle Guide.
What if I want to ride a bicycle to work?
If you’re looking to ride to work but aren’t sure where to go or how to get there, our handy map will help you find a bike shop near where you work.
Read more about bike-related services, including how to ride, use, and get help.
How do I get a bike from a bike store near me?
When you’re ready to buy a bike, ask your local bike shop to give you a call.
To find a shop near your workplace, visit the Bicycle Guide .
You may also want to check out our transportation options for 2018, where we’ve compiled a list of transportation options, including bike rentals, car sharing, and bicycle-friendly shopping.
What about bike theft?
Cycle thieves steal bikes and other belongings from bicycles, often by using metal bars or other objects.
Bicycle theft is one of the top six reasons why bike thefts occur in the first place.
Bicycle thefts are often a major deterrent for people trying to get their jobs done.