For a city that struggles to become bike friendly, Kingston has a good number of bike retail and repair shops, which is great because despite our challenges, there is also a large number of cyclists in YGK. From commuters and pleasure riders to racing enthusiasts, we love to ride our bicycles.
When it come to retail and repairs, there is a lot of choice that caters to the specific needs of our cyclists. Places like Yellow Bike Action and BBs Cycle of Kingston offer refurbished bikes of all sorts, Frontenac Cycle, J&J and Cyclepath offer a wide variety of new bikes for all types of riders, while Gears and Grinds and Ted’s Road and Tritathlon cater more to the hardcore racing crowd. No one store is completely specialized in any of these fields (with the exception of Ted’s), so it’s possible to find what you’re looking for at just about any of them. What sets these shops apart is based more on their customer service, the friendliness, speed and skill with which they deliver their services and of course, their prices. So this week we want to know:
Which Kingston bike shop is the best?
- Frontenac Cycle (68%, 46 Votes)
- Yellow Bike Action (13%, 9 Votes)
- J&J Cycle (10%, 7 Votes)
- Cyclepath (6%, 4 Votes)
- Gears & Grinds (6%, 4 Votes)
- BBs Cycle (0%, 0 Votes)
- Rick's Bike Repair (0%, 0 Votes)
- Ted's Road and Triathlon (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 68
Why did you choose the way you did? Have you been loyal to one shop over the years? Why or why not? It’s important to also consider the fact that sometimes the best shop to buy a bike isn’t necessarily the best place to get repairs done. We want to know what kind of cyclist you are and who you trust to sell and repair your ride. Drop your comments off below.
Thanks to Bruce Turner for today’s pic.