Bike Shops of Bend

Getting to to know four great local bikes shops in this Oregon mountain biking town

Bike shops. They act as metronomes to mountain biking communities. In the age of order-whatever-you-need-online, shops maintain an invaluable role. And even in small communities such as Bend, Oregon, there are numerous choices to fill your repair, retail, and social needs. While here in Bend for the 2015 Bible of Bike Tests, we got to know the great people behind four of the best shops in town for mountain bikers. So the next time you find yourself in this world-class riding destination, stop by one of these stellar shops for a tune, demo, beer, coffee, and a great conversation about where to ride.

HUTCH’S BICYCLES

Hutch's Bicycles has the largest rental fleet in Central Oregon and a really cool shop dog. PHOTO: Keith Carlsen
Hutch’s Bicycles has the largest rental fleet in Central Oregon. And a really cool shop dog. PHOTO: Keith Carlsen

Website: hutchsbicycles.com
Address:
725 NW Columbia St.
Bend, OR97701
Phone: 541.382.9253
Known for: Family friendly store, XC, All-Mountain, Enduro
Major brands: Specialized, Giant, Intense, Cannondale, GT
Years in Bend: since mid 80s
Demos: Largest rental fleet in Central Oregon. XC, Trail, Enduro, Fat bikes
Serves Beer: Unofficially yes
Serves Coffee: No
Shop Rides/Guide Services: Guided group rides. Check website
Favorite Trails In Bend Area: Flagline, Tiddlewinks, Storm King
Open: 7 days/week, year-round
And more: The Lot – Food carts and beers around the corner. Two miles from main trailhead for Phil’s network.

CROW’S FEET COMMONS

Crow's Feet Commons–so much more than just a bike shop. PHOTO: Keith Carlsen
Crow’s Feet Commons–so much more than just a bike shop. PHOTO: Keith Carlsen

Website: crowsfeetcommons.com
Address: 875 NW Brooks St.
Bend OR 97701
In the Riverfront Plaza on Mirror Pond
Phone: 541.728.0066
Known for: Creating a fun vibe where pro-level bike shop meets coffee shop, brewery, music venue and social hangout. Custom, high-end bike builds. The shop is not just for tuning bikes, but also helping customers learn how to tune their own bikes. “We want people to understand their gear.”
Major brands: Devinci
Years in Bend: 2
Demos: Full line of mountain bikes, cruisers and fat bikes
Serves Beer: Yes. Sixteen taps, plus countless cans and bottles
Serves Coffee: Full espresso bar, slow-pour coffee (Stumptown) and food
Shop Rides/Guide Services: Yes, on Tuesdays.
Favorite Trails In Bend Area: North Fork, Metolious Windigo, Flagline, South Fork Loop
Open: 7 days/week. Year-round.
And more: Live music shows

HUB CYCLERY

At Hub Cyclery, the free beer is always flowing.
At Hub Cyclery, the free beer is always flowing. PHOTO: Keith Carlsen

Website: thehubcyclerybend.com
Address: 1001 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: 541.647.2614
Known for: Free beer on tap. Rider owned and operated
Major brands: Felt, Transition, Kona
Years in Bend: 1.5
Demos: Mountain bikes, cruisers and fat bikes in winter
Serves Beer: Yes and it’s always free.
Serves Coffee: No
Shop Rides/Guide Services: Shop rides on Tuesdays.
Favorite Trails In Bend Area: Phil’s Trail network.
Open: 7 days/week. Year-round.
And more: Located on Wall St., Bend’s main pedestrian area.

PINE MOUNTAIN SPORTS

Pine Mountain Sports is the closest shop to Mt. Bachelor and the Phil's trailhead. PHOTO: Keith Carlsen
Pine Mountain Sports is the closest shop to Mt. Bachelor and the Phil’s trailhead. PHOTO: Keith Carlsen

Website: pinemountainsports.com
Address: 255 SW Century Drive
Bend, Or 97702
Phone: 541.385.8080
Known for: High-end mountain bikes
Major brands: Santa Cruz and Trek
Years in Bend: 14
Demos: “We have a big fleet.”
Serves Beer: Unofficially yes, from Deschutes Brewery
Serves Coffee: Yes, strictly organic.
Shop Rides/Guide Services: Shop ride info on website. Huge women’s rides, tech seminars, etc. Cog Wild shuttle office just upstairs from the store.
Favorite Trails In Bend Area: Flagline after August 15, Smith Rocks
Open: 7 days/week. Year-round.
And more: Shop is closest in Bend to Phil’s Trailhead and Mt Bachelor