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It’s time to dust off those bike gears and get outside.

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Steve Swanson outside of Schlegel Bicycles - Photo by Shannon Cornman - SHANNON CORNMAN
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  • Steve Swanson outside of Schlegel Bicycles Photo by Shannon Cornman

Ah, spring. It’s time to dust off those bike gears and get outside. In case you haven’t noticed, OKC is becoming more and more bike- friendly. Whether it’s an evening ride around the neighborhood or a jaunt around Lake Hefner, get out and grind. Here are metro shops to help you with everything from a bike to the perfect accessories.

Schlegel Bicycles 900 N. BROADWAY AVE. SCHLEGELBICYCLES.COM 232-4040 The Schlegel family is so nice it decided to give the metro two shops, depending on your needs. There is a pro shop, where the dedicated will find the latest and greatest equipment to trick out their rides, and the family shop, where you can get great deals for the whole gang. They even created the first “biker bar,” Peleton Wine Bar & Cafe, in Oklahoma City. You can hang out on the patio and sample delicious local wines and beers while waiting for your bike.

Melonbike 3021 N. PORTLAND AVE. MELONBIKE.COM 602-3310 This stop got its start as a small parts and service shop and quickly grew into the full-service store you see today. They carry all manner of bikes, whether you are looking for a rugged moun- tain bike or an asphalt cruiser for city riding. Melonbike does all manner of repairs and prides itself on getting you back on the road.

The Bicycle Store 336 NE 122ND ST. THEBICYCLESTORE.COM 752-8402 The Bicycle Store has a whole bunch of inventory crammed into a little space, but it’s not overcrowded. It sells bikes and equipment for every taste, from road bikes to mountain bikes and hybrids. Employees are knowledgeable bikers with years of experience fixing and riding, and they will help you find the perfect setup for your bike ride.

Wheeler Dealer Bicycle Shop 2729 NW 50TH ST. WHEELERDEALERBICYCLES.COM 947-6260 This friendly neighborhood bike shop specializes in making everyone feel at home, regardless of their level of commitment to the sport. The shop owners are passionately committed to their customers, whether they are there to purchase a new bike or get a flat tire patched. Don’t let the size of the shop fool you; if there’s something Wheeler Dealer doesn’t carry and it can be found, you can order it.

Celestial Cycles 2929 W. Hefner Road celestialcycles.com 751-8809 The folks at Celestial would love nothing more than to make their store your store. They enjoy riding and working on bikes and helping people discover the sport. Plus, they’re just really nice people. The store’s website has a series of pro-tip videos that are informative and fun to watch.

Al’s Bicycles FOUR METRO LOCATIONS ALSBICYCLES.COM 632-0483 Al’s Bicycles has been a fixture in OKC for more than 30 years. Four area locations offer lifetime adjustments and customized service. Al’s is also a fantastic resource for updates about upcoming events, current conditions on off-road trails and contacts in the community to help you reach out and connect with other riders.

Buchanan Bikes 561 BUCHANAN AVE., NORMAN BUCHANANBIKES.COM 364-5513 Bike-riding and Norman go together like peanut butter and jelly, and the folks at Buchanan have been keeping the city riding in style since 1973. Whether you are an amateur enthusiast or a hardened pro, Buchanan has the tools and the technology to make you better and faster.

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