Best of Houston

Best Of Houston® 2020: Best Bike Shop

Blue Line Bike Lab smells like new tires— just one of the things to love about this shop.
Blue Line Bike Lab smells like new tires— just one of the things to love about this shop. Photo by Kate McLean
Best Bike Shop: Blue Line Bicycle Laboratory-The Heights

Nowadays many things can be bought (and returned) easily online. But with bicycles, which for many is more than a hobby, that requires something a little more personal. Blue Line is a full-service shop with, apart from welding a frame, can build a bike entirely from scratch—or give you the tools to do so yourself. Kink BMX bikes to Beach Cruisers to this-just-in Felt road bikes line the walls and aisles and finding a tech or experienced employee is as easy as… well, dare we say it? The spacious shop smells like fresh tire—what better—and new model helmets, handlebars, and more make for good browsing. Those sleek men’s cut-off hot pants that hug your package just right? Yes bro, they’re here too.

1504 Yale, Houston

Readers' Choice: Houston Bike Shop - Bike Barn
Multiple Locations
KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
The Houston Press is a nationally award-winning, 32-year-old publication ruled by endless curiosity, a certain amount of irreverence, the desire to get to the truth and to point out the absurd as well as the glorious.
Contact: Houston Press