Seattle is home to the Space Needle, Starbucks, the Seahawks, and some of the bicycle shops I had read about, and been inspired by, when making plans for the Velo Studio. While visiting the city this weekend, my family and I spent time take a tour of, and meeting the people working, at some of my favorites.

Velo Bike Shop
Located in downtown Seattle, we were able to walk to the Velo Bike Shop from our hotel. Established in 1968, the Bike Shop moved to it’s current location in February. Thanks to Valerie for taking time to chat with us during our visit!

Visiting the Velo Bike Shop
The first stop on our Bike Shop Tour
Vintage bikes at the Velo Bike Shop
Vintage rides belonging to the owners and friends of the Bike Shop are on display.
Bianchis at the Velo Bike Shop
The Shop carries brands including Giant, Bianchi, Masi and Redline.
Free to use bike tools
Loaner tools for quick fixes are available at the front door to the Shop.

Cascade Bicycle Studio
A quick ride on an UberX brought us to Cascade Bicycle Studio on North Canal Street. I enjoyed talking to service technician, Jason, about the Studio’s services and brands carried which include Seven, Parlee and BMC.

The distinctive kits were easy to spot at Seattle's Cyclocross race the following day.
The distinctive kits were easy to spot at Seattle’s Cyclocross race the following day.
My wife expressed an interest in this "preppy" Seven.
My wife expressed an interest in this “preppy” Seven.
The who, what, and why of Cascade Bicycle Studio.
The who, what, and why of Cascade Bicycle Studio.
Loved this simple idea for displaying customer photos and shop news.
Loved this simple idea for displaying customer photos and shop news.
The workshop space is efficient and organized.
The workshop space is efficient and organized.

Herriott Sports Performance (HSP)
HSP’s positions itself as a “premier strength and conditioning training center and bicycle pro shop” and it shows at it’s location Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. The largest of the shops we visited, the walls of HSP’s shop and training center are lined with signed jerseys from their award-winning clients.

HPS carries S-Works, Colnago and Guru.
HSP carries S-Works, Colnago and Guru.
Computrainers in HSP's training center.
Computrainers in HSP’s training center.
Some of the signed jerseys on display at HSP.
Some of the signed jerseys on display at HSP.

The Bicycle Repair Shop
Serving Seattle’s bicycle commuters, the Bicycle Repair Shop does not sell new bikes, but instead is focused on repairs and rentals.

The Shop offers a range of accessories for their target audience.
The Shop offers a range of accessories for their target audience.
Offering clothing for cyclists commuting in any weather.
Offering clothing for cyclists commuting in any weather.
The iconic Space Needle is featured on the Bicycle Repair Shop's jersey.
The iconic Space Needle is featured on the Bicycle Repair Shop’s jersey.

Recycled Cycles
Thank you to Ian from Recycled Cycles for the last minute offer via Twitter to get me a cyclocross bike to ride over the weekend (more on that in a future post). On the last day of our trip we made it to “Seattle’s Used Bike Shop” in Freemont while visiting the headquarters of Brooks Running.

This way to Recycled Cycles!
This way to Recycled Cycles!
I would have loved more time to sift through the available used parts.
I would have loved more time to sift through the available used parts.
The Shop offers new bikes from Kona.
The Shop offers new bikes from Kona.
You can find some classics available for purchase.
You can find some classics available for purchase.