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Finding the Right Gear at Fort Myers Bicycle Shops



One of the best ways to explore the Fort Myers area is on a bicycle. There are numerous trails, nature preserves and countless beaches. If you travel with a bike and find yourself in need of repairs, there are a number of shops that offer quick service and one even has a mobil unit so they can come to you: Coastline Cyclery.

If you are looking to make a purchase and are brand loyal, you’ll be happy to discover the large selections at the award winning Fort Myers Schwinn or Trek Bicycle Estero, both owned by longtime cycling enthusiasts.

Perhaps you are looking to rent some wheels? Most local bike shops offer rental services by the day or week. While you may be tempted to rent from your resort, you’ll be well served by the quality, selection and friendly staff at places like E.A. Bicycles and the Bike Route. 

One of the most unique experiences for cyclists can be found at the Bike Bistro. This European style shop offers a place where you can sit in comfy chairs, enjoy a cup-o-joe and plan your route. Regardless of where you find your bike, be sure to find a helmet as well. The roads are often full of tourists who are busy looking for road signs, not cyclists. 


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Billy's Bike Rentals
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Billy's Bike Rentals may be best known as the premier spot to rent bicycles on Sanibel Island, but what many visitors as well as locals don't know is that you can also purchase a variety of bicycles here. You'll find many of the top name brands in the most popular styles. Besides new bikes, you can also buy gently used ones here, an affordable way to get well maintained wheels to navigate on and off of the island. Besides bicycles for to fit all sizes, you'll also find a variety of accessories to make your ride not only comfortable, but also safe.


Trek Bicycle Fort Myers
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Trek is a trusted brand in cycling and this shop fits the bill. Local cyclist go here for service and selection. If you are a fan of Trek or are interested in finding out why it's special, this is a good place to start. Create a custom design bike by choosing everything from the type of spokes, the color of paint, body and seat style along with favorite handle bars. Besides a wide range of bicycles, you'll also find the latest accessories including lots of helmets and other safety gear. Get hooked up to local cycling events, races and more while you're here.


Coastline Cyclery
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You'll find this bicycle shop in a well-known industrial section of Fort Myers. But the good thing is, if you don't feel like searching for them, they will come to you. Coastline Cyclery has a mobil repair van that will come to your home, office or hotel, to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. If you didn't come to town with your bike or have been contemplating getting back on one, Coastline also offers a nice rental program. Prices vary for length of rental but always include helmets, locks, maps and other essential accessories. And just like the repair service, they can also deliver the bikes to your door, for a small upcharge.


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The local owners of this brand name bicycle shop have been in the cycling business for more than 30 years. If you are a fan of Trek this is without a doubt, the place for you. You can even custom design a bike that is right up your alley, from colors and spokes to seat style and handle bars. Besides a wide range of bicycles, you'll also find the latest accessories including lots of helmets and other safety gear. Community minded, regular customers seem to enjoy the variety of workshops and events found at this popular location in the well known Coconut Point Mall.


E.A. Bicycles (2)
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E. A. Bicycles' second location turns its focus to high performance road bikes. This is the only place in the area where you will find the exclusive Italian racing bike made by Pinarello. The sleek bikes are impressive and so is the knowledge of the staff at this boutique bike shop. Besides racing bikes, you'll also find mountain bikes from Niner and lots of high quality accessories. Owner Alvaro Herrera is a former pro-rider from Columbia, is passionate about cycling and a true representation of someone living the American dream. Even if you don't buy a bike from him, you're almost certain to enjoy meeting him in the small showroom.


Fort Myers Schwinn Cyclery
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Voted best bike shop in Southwest Florida every year for over a decade, this renowned bicycle shop's location draws visitors from far and wide, seeking the high-quality products and great service for which the store has become famous. Featurng the Schwinn brand, this store also has a selection of other top brand bikes and gear. You'll also find a nice range of kids bicycles here. No matter what size bike you need, the passionate, highly-trained staff will make sure it is indeed "sized" just right for you. The shop also offers next-day service along with tips about local trails and events.


Bike Bistro
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This urban, European style bike shop has a totally different feel from its competitors. With electronic music and a cozy couch to sit, you can also enjoy fresh brewed coffee. The Bike Bistro serves a custom coffee blend at it's counter, and you don't even have to be a cyclist to come in and enjoy. But owners say one coffee lover who started that way, ended up buying four bikes. The bicycles at this neighborhood shop range from high performance to beach cruisers. You'll also find a selection of Tern and Dahon Folding bikes if you need a little more room. The owners can even custom craft a bike just for you, the same way they handcrafted most of the stores fixtures and décor.


Paradise Bicycles
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A standout amongst local bike shops, this exceptional Fort Myers store is well suited for the serious athlete. It also boasts the region's only Terra Trike stock, as well as a unique project in which cyclists customize their own Trek bicycle by choosing the frame, wheels and even paint. The shop also offers a fantastic selection of other bikes and accessories from the most admired makers in the industry, and the experienced staff consistently goes above and beyond for customers. They even test ride each bicycle after assembly to make sure it is ready for your peak performance. Find a great line of accessories and also bicycle maintenance and service here.


E A Bicycles of Fort Myers
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This full service bike shop focuses on serving its surrounding neighborhood. Close to the beach and great for visitors, the original location of E.A. Bicycles offers a wide variety of beach cruisers, recreational and comfort bikes. Some of the biggest sellers here are the ultra cool Biria bikes that are also easy to navigate and come in spectacular colors. You'll also find a large selection of popular Jamis bicycles. Most of the equipment on the floor of this showroom is affordable; coming in at under $600 instead of the thousands you will pay for some competitive cycles. You'll find repair service fast and the rental options numerous.


The Bike Route Inc.
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In business for forty years, this family owned bike shop has it all. The huge showroom has bikes of all makes, models and price ranges, hanging from the ceiling and lined neatly in rows. The Bike Route has an impressive selection of Electra Townie, cool comfort bikes that come in a rainbow of fun colors, ready to be custom fit for you to ride out of the showroom. You'll also find bikes made of carbon fiber, aluminum and some with electric mechanisms to make your pedaling easier. If you want a performance bike, the experts here are fantastic at helping you find the perfect fit. Service is fast and on point, whether you need a tune-up or an overhaul. This shop also offers rentals.


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