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  • Grab Your Naples Cycling & Pedestrian Map
    People are always asking us, “Where’s the best place to ride in Naples?” Truth is, there are dozens of great spots to ride your bicycle in Naples, Florida. We just received the new cycling & walking map from our friends at the Naples Pathways Coalition, and we are happy to report that the new map covers the entire county of collier, so you’ll know exactly where to find the best bicycling spots whether your in Immokalee, North Naples, or even Marco Island. Stop by our Naples bike shop to pick up your bicycling and [Read More]
  • The Truth About Bike Theft in Naples, and How to Cope
    As a bike shop owner, and a Naples bike shop owner, I hear people talking about stolen bicycles. A lot. Like, every week. The issue really hit home for me when a guy from Naples brought his beach cruiser in for repair. He had recovered it from a ditch after it was stolen–and the seat had been raised so high that the seat tube was actually bent.  The thief didn’t realize that lifting the saddle up so high would actually damage the bicycle itself. But the owner of the bike loved his ride so much that he brought it in, and we were [Read More]
  • The Top 5 Mountain Bike Spots near Naples, Florida
    Mountain bikers and trail riders looking to grind some gears and kick up some dirt have plenty of choices for a day of mountain biking on all sorts of different terrain, from family-friendly dirt roads to highly-challenging single-track trails. Here are five of our favorite mountain biking locations in southwest Florida. 5. Long Pine Key at Everglades National Park – Several miles of wide, primitive dirt road await trail riders in one of several gorgeous pine forests in the Everglades. As an added bonus, a 15-mile paved loop known as [Read More]
  • Fuji Factory Team Wins Big in Aspen
    Rocking their Fuji mountain bikes, the Fuji Factory Team crushed the Big Mountain Enduro series event in Aspen Colorado last week.  Athlete Amy Morrison, also the 2016 champion of the California Enduro series finished in third on her full-suspension Fuji Auric. Teammate Jimmy Smith, former champion of the Southern Enduro Tour,  finished twelfth overall at the same event as Amy. Jimmy is also backed by Garmin. Overall, the Big Mountain Enduro was a huge splash for the Fuji Factory Team.  Hats off from our team to Fuji’s. For more [Read More]

How We Got into the Bike Shop Business

Set your way-back machine for 2014. While our service manager was still in vocational school, and our general manager was still in the IT business, a small family-owned bike shop was just opening up in Naples, FL.

This shop occupied just 925 square feet in a corner rental unit on the far northeast end of Naples. It offered bicycle repair, flat tire repair, bicycle accessories like bottle cages and baskets, and even offered pickup, delivery, and mobile bike repair.

When the owners of that bike shop decided it was time to retire, they began looking for a new management team to come in and take over the shop. They wanted new owners--people who absolutely love bicycling and want share quality biking experiences with the community.

The timing was perfect because the shop's new owners were just leaving the IT business in 2016, and by then our service manager had been servicing bikes and three-wheelers for four years already.

It was the perfect storm! We rebooted the business, officially adopted the name "Cycle Shack" and the slogan "Let's Ride".

We added new services, including bicycle rentals, and retooled our product line with upscale, long-lasting products from respected companies like Topeak, Fuji, 3G Bikes, CygoLite, SE Bikes, and Wald. We added online sales of bicycles and parts on our web site, too.

We also sponsored new group bike rides and launched Team Cycle Shack to aide local and regional athletes in achieving their goals. The result of all of this? Cycle Shack is now the highest-rated bike shop in Collier County, FL.

So that's our story! We would love to hear yours. Contact us.

Fun Facts About Bicycling and Bike Culture

Our favorite thing to say is, "everything about bicycling is positive," and this is true in so many ways. Next time you're riding your bike, think about these facts:

  • Cycling is good for body, mind, and spirit.
  • Cycling is the only form of vehicle-assisted transport that actually improves the functioning of the human body!
  • There are 75 million adult cyclists in the U.S. over the age of 14. 12% of them commute to work regularly on their bicycle.
  • By employing the energy unit of the calorie, bicycling is over 300 times more energy-efficient than driving a car, and almost 100 times more energy-efficient than riding a motorcycle.
  • Bicycle maintenance is 92% less costly than automobile maintenance.
  • The municipal fiscal burden imposed by bicycling is a tiny fraction of the burden imposed by public transportation like busses and trains.
  • A single there-and-back bike commute, 5 days a week, will burn nearly 40,000 calories on average. Translated into very rough weight-loss terms, that's a loss of 12 to 15 pounds per year, just by riding to work.

Want to learn more? Read our blog!

How Cycle Shack Beats the Box Stores and Amazon

Our strategy for providing you with a superior shopping and service experience is summed up in these five points:

  • Assembly - Our bikes undergo final assembly by professional cycle mechanics. At a box store, the bikes are assembled (often unsafely) by the same untrained part-timers that assemble the grills at the big box hardware store.We even sell professional local assembly when you buy one of our bikes online. Try finding that on Amazon!
  • Quality Products, not Just Talk About Quality - There's a reason why we curate the products we do. We choose Fuji Bikes precisely because it isn't Schwinn.  We choose 3G Bikes because it isn't Elektra.  Why? Because we strive to offer the very best bicycling products on the market, and we won't cut corners there.
  • Products for Everyone, not Just One Kind of Cyclist - Bicycling should be accessible and enjoyable for people of all abilities and physical conditions.  That's why, in addition to high-performance sport and mountain bikes, we offer bikes that are geared for comfort. Our Day6 comfort bikes allow riders with serious physical challenges to get out and enjoy biking, while our Sun three-wheelers allow people with balance issues to get those wheels spinning.
  • Commitment to Service - We've all experienced bad service at one time or another. You should never have to pay for bad service. That's why at Cycle Shack, we stand firmly behind every piece of service work we perform, and every product we sell.  We provide timely warranty repairs as well as very quick turnarounds on tuneups and adjustments.  And if we don't get something right the first time--which is rare--we take ownership and fix it at our own expense.
  • Fitting - The most important first step in selecting a bike is fitting. This means understanding how posture, height, inseam length, and arm length affect the buyer's choice of the bike frame.  It also affects how we set up the handlebar rise, sweep, and saddle position on the bike in order to optimize rider comfort and performance. Try getting that at Dick's, or on Amazon.