UpstateCycleLink focuses on what’s local in the Upstate cycling scene — and what’s more local than your Local Bike Shop? The LBS can form the heart of a cycling community, providing not only equipment but also mechanical diagnostics and service, tech classes, general biking lore, group rides, and one-on-one advice. Websites and online gear clearances can’t provide the in-person experience and service of a good LBS; even worse, unsuspecting customers shopping online can be lured in by web-based grey-market pricing that undercuts the brick-and-mortar shops all riders rely on. CycleLink urges you to support your local bike shop and keep the heart of Upstate cycling alive!
For a larger map: UpstateCycleLink.com’s Local Bike Shops
Local/independent bike shop directory:
Lucky Bike – 2 Sidney Street, Greenville / 864-271-1214
Greenville’s most popular bike consignment and re-cycle shop is located along Poinsett Highway. They stock over 150 bikes of all styles, including complete new bikes, refurbished frames, and full-service maintenance and repair. Check out their unique and ever-changing inventory, and find your dream ride!
Hours: Tu-Th 11-6 / Fri 10-7 / Sat-Mon… gone riding
Pedal Chic – 651B S Main Street, Greenville / 864-242-2442
Anchored in Greenville’s historic West End shopping district, Pedal Chic specifically caters to the growing cadre of female cyclists — the triathlete, urban commuter, and casual rider. This women-owned business offers bicycles by Bianchi, Jamis, Nirve, and Linus, a broad selection of women’s athletic and cycling-specific apparel, and a full-service shop.
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6 / Sat 10-5 / Sun 1-5
Reedy Rides – 12 W. McBee Avenue, Greenville / 864-419-2944
Greenville’s major downtown bicycle rental shop has over 100 bikes in their rental fleet, including 3- and 7-speed comfort cruisers, kids’ bikes, trailers, and tandems. Their in-house mechanic also offers a full range of bike tune and repair services for your own machine, and specializes in the sale of single-speed and fixed-gear bikes and components. Rental amenities can include guided tours of Greenville, group rides and team-building exercises, bike-&-brunch packages, and even bicycle delivery to your hotel. Check out the greenest way to see Greenville!
Hours: Mon-Sun 9-7
Ride Smooth Brother – 106 Ridenour Avenue, Greenville / 828-301-7700
Known by those who know as RSB, this homegrown shop services all types of bicycles with a special focus on mountain bikes. Get your ride tuned, build one from the ground up, or make just that long-awaited upgrade with components from Cane Creek, eThirteen, X Fusion, and Nukeproof. With 17 years’ experience, owner Tim will get you back out on the dirt (and might even join you!).
Hours: by appointment; call 828-301-7700
Sunrift Adventures – 1 Center Street, Travelers Rest / 864-834-3019
Located directly between the Swamp Rabbit Trail and Gateway Mountain Bike Skills Park in Travelers Rest, Sunrift has outfitted the Upstate for over 30 years. Their bike shop offers bike fits, apparel, and accessories in addition to complete mechanical services. Check out the line-up of Raleigh and Kona bicycles for sale or try something new through their rental program, from cruisers to drop-bar road bikes to full-suspension mountain bikes.
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-7 / Sat 9-6 / Sun 1-6
Sunshine Cycle Shop – 1826 N Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville / 864-244-2925
Proudly dealing Giant, Blue, and Felt brand bicycles, Sunshine Cycle Shop has served the Upstate since 1976 (and has the vintage-logo teeshirts to prove it). They offer an array of components, accessories, and apparel for riders of all levels and styles, as well as a full-service shop. The shop’s informal “Hour of Power” ride occurs every Saturday morning, and always ends with coffee.
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6 / Sat 10-4 / Sun closed
TTR Bikes – 101 S Hudson Street, Greenville / 864-283-6401
Trailside Test Ride Center – 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville (near SRT mile 31.5)
This is the place to go for touring, tandem, and recumbent bicycles. With a central service & sales location on downtown Hudson Street and a test ride location along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, TTR’s focus has evolved to include riders of all stripes (commuters, city riders, cruisers, gravel grinders, and more). Their motto of “bikes for everybody, and everybody on bikes” perfectly encapsulates how we at CycleLink feel about a biking community!
Hours: Tu-Fri 10-6 / Sat 10-4 / Sun-Mon closed
Why don’t I see other bike shops on this page?
While there are a growing number of well-funded, corporate-backed shops in the Upstate, CycleLink focuses on small, local, and independent shops. It’s become a catchphrase, but there are very real reasons to shop local; whereas much of the money spent at large chain retailers moves out of the area (e.g. to a distant corporate headquarters), economic analyses increasingly demonstrate that a larger percentage of each dollar spent in a local business recirculates within the local economy and community. CycleLink supports the local businesses that drive independent Upstate prosperity!
But wait, I own an independent shop in the Upstate, and we’re not in this directory! What gives?
CycleLink is new, and growing! Help us help you by sending your shop’s information to firstname.lastname@example.org.