A family wedding in Tucson afforded my wife and I the opportunity to check out a few area bicycle shops, as well as watch thousands of riders in the Tour de Tucson raise money to support Special Olympics and a list of local and national non-profit organizations.

Sabino Cycles
Established in 1994, Sabino is a “traditional bike shop, providing personalized service to a broad range of loyal customers.” Carrying bikes from Giant, Specialized, Seven, Cipollini and Electra, they also have a wide array of parts, accessories and clothing. While at the shop, we learned about Tucson’s riding community, including the small (but growing) group of cyclocross enthusiasts.

Sabino Cycles - Outside signs
Our first stop.
Behind the counter.
Behind the counter.
One the accessory wall - oversized bells from Electra
On the accessory wall – “Day of the Dead” oversized bells from Electra

Miles Ahead Cyclery
Specializing in the sale and servicing of road bikes, Miles Ahead carries bicycles from Cannondale, Look, Colnago, Bianchi, BH, Litespeed, and De Rosa plus a complete line of accessories, clothing and shoes. Visitors to The Cyclery can also take advantage of services provided by Tim Carolan, owner/operator of CycleFit Solutions LLC, who specializes in the “Wobble-Naught high precision bike fit system which includes Road, Tri, TT and Mountain bikes along with Cyclesoles custom cycling orthotics.”

A big thank you to shop owner, and veteran road rider, Geoff Gould and his wife for taking time to give us a tour of the Cyclery and share his advice and experience.

Miles Ahead
Would have loved to see the Miles Ahead sign lit up!
The wood furniture displays gave the space warmth.
The wood furniture displays gave the space warmth.
Our kids would love a dog for the Studio (not going to happen).
Our kids would love a dog for the Studio (not going to happen).
Checking out the workshop space in the back of the Cyclery.
Checking out the workshop space in the back of the Cyclery.
My wife takes a spin on Geoff's wife's new Surly Ice Cream Truck fat tire bike. (It was a bit small).
My wife takes a spin on Geoff’s wife’s new Surly Ice Cream Truck fat tire bike. (It was a bit small).

Pro Bike Tucson
Less than a mile from Miles Ahead and Sabino is Pro Bike Tucson. Carrying BMC, Pinarello, Scott and Rocky Mountain, Pro-Bike offers sales, service and bicycle fitting.

Pro Bike Tucson
Last stop on our tour.
Bicycles on display
Bicycles on display
One of two shop kit designs.
One of two shop kit designs offered.
A vintage Lemond on the stand.
A vintage Lemond on the stand in the service area.

With the Tour de Tucson in full swing, and many shops gearing up for the winter when cycling teams come to Tucson to set up training camps, I was grateful to each shop for taking the time to speak with me during our bike shop tour.