List of really good Touring Bike Shops

Let’s build a list (and map) of the best shops to find touring bikes.

I mean shops that really understand what a touring bike is. Where the mechanic walks out of the shop to have a look at your loaded bike and then gives you that “respect!” expression in her face. The kind of shop that makes you feel home.

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Xycletrax Diezerplein 24, 8021 CT, Zwolle, Netherland
Bike4travel Satijnbloem 41, Rotterdam, Netherlands [url][/url]
Parkur Bisiklet Mustafa Kemal Sahil Bulvarı No: 295 / B Küçükyalı 35150 Izmir Turkey If you are in Izmir and need a tune up, your bike cleaned up or a few spare parts, this is your place. We stopped in here on our 2 year tour and the mechanics were top notch and did an AMAZING job getting us tidied up and ready for the road again.
Saturday Cycles, Salt Lake City, UT 605 North 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Your touring and cyclomuting destination in the Salt Lake Valley, even the Intermountain West! We've replaced the Schwalbe Marathons for many a world tourer ;-) Tell us your story, too.
Good Bike Co 284 Northeast 3rd Street, Prineville, OR 97754, United States Riding the TransAm or Oregon Outback, be sure to stop by the Good Bike Co., a rad new bike shop in Prineville, OR!
Dream Cycle 1010 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L3W9 Dream Cycle - 2006 A full service bike shop in Vancouver BC. We specialize in classic chromoly steel bicycles. Mostly touring & practical bicycles Each one tailored to suit your needs. Also a big Brooks dealer, we stock most saddles.
ELDORADO Heidelberg Germany Great Stuff and staff....
Trans AM Cyclery 119 West Liberty Street, Farmington, MO 63640, United States At the Trans American Bicycle Trail
Newton Bike Shop in Newton, Kansas 131 West 6th Street, Newton, KS 67114, United States Family owned and operated bicycle repair shop located in Newton, Kansas
RÄDERWERK makers of the "MILAN" Räderwerk GmbH Hainhölzer Str. 13 (Nähe Klagesmarkt) 30159 Hannover, Germany I really love this shop. Brought to live over two decades ago by two very bicycle enthusiastic engineers. They have the best bicycle mechanic named Christina that there is! Very profound with all touring stuff.
AYDIN BIKE SHOP Yeni Yalova yolu No:128 Osmangazi-Bursa our bike shop was established at the end of the 70's. We have experienced all trade marks technical and sale services. we are ready to help all you needs. our bike shop is located in the heart of the historical city. +90 224 2474090
Noren Cycle Mart Near City Convention Center,Konung Mamang Imphal, Manipur 795005 India A small shop in the middle of a city that's not exactly cycle friendly. Nonetheless, Noren is an excellent mechanic and can undo all the damage done to your bike by those last few days in Burma.
Hub Outdoor Sungava Gangtok, Sikkim 737101 India The best (and only) bike shop in Sikkim, and pretty much in all of Northeast India. They mostly deal in high-end MTB gear, but they have a decent supply of parts, a good mechanic and toolset, and can make orders for you if necessary.
Hare Krishna Bike Clinic Jyatha Marg Kathmandu 44600, Nepal 27.710380, 85.312908 The owner, Krishna, has been a bike mechanic for 40 years. Usually he works on rental MTBS from all the adventure shops nearby, but he loves helping out cycle tourists. He can fix just about anything and will give you the best prices in town on parts - and tell you to pay him whatever you think is fair for his labor. Free masala tea, too!
Bike Life Avenida de Menéndez Pelayo, 43-45, 41003 Sevilla, España If you're in Seville and need some work done on your touring bike, this is the place to go. Run by Iain, a transplanted Englishman, crack mechanic and touring cyclist, will give you a fair deal.
St Kilda Cycles 150 Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia Some of the guys here have bicycle touring experience and the shop in general sells touring gear. Vivente, Allegro, Brompton and Jamis on the floor. They sell Rohloff, Schmidt, Carbon Belt Drive and all kinds of touring goodies.
Commuter Cycles 14 Prentice Street, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Retro-inspired shop run by bike tourers and randonneurs. Restorations, new bikes and custom builds. Surly, Soma, Velo Orange and Vivente touring bikes are available. Can work on dynamo gear, Rohloff hubs, Carbon Belt Drive etc.
Greasy Fingers Bikes n Repair 108 North 3rd Avenue, Sandpoint, ID 83864, United States Not a "touring" shop per se but when I was in desperate need of a mechanic at mile 3,550 (and a quick turn around) Brian came through! Good people and fair prices.
Plush Bikes 457-4 Dogok 2(i)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul In addition to stocking regular roadies, MTBs and fat bikes, this shop is the Korean distributor of Salsa, Surly, and Velo Orange. They have touring bikes, racks and panniers in stock, and they're easily reachable from the Han River in Seoul.
Century Cycles 1621 Main Street, Peninsula, OH 44264 A small shop located on the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route. The staff has touring experience, and understands the needs of touring cyclists. They offer a Bike Touring class for beginners, and often help touring riders who are passing by. They sell good touring bikes from Surly and Salsa.
Pro9 Bicycle Studio Shirley, Pali Hill, Mumbai, 400050, India Firstly. He really really cares about bikes and bikers. Secondly, unlike. Many bike shops (among other shops) he will. Never try And Cheat anyone. Will not only guide people to other good people anywhere but also make one. Feel truly welcome and At home. Quite a few I know can vouch for him
Ghyllside Cycles The Slack, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9DQ. United Kingdom Superb shop with a large range of touring bikes, panniers and brooks saddles. Mainly stocking steel bikes, and specialising in custom builds. Staff that tour and understand what is needed.
People's Bicycle 430 Main Street, Beacon, NY ‎ I visited this bike shop during a tour I led of 14 teenagers back in 2011. About half the bikes in our crew needed some work done on them that day and they staff were really understanding and accommodating and got all of our bikes in that morning and gave us some discounts because they new we were touring on a tight budget. We kind of hung out there all morning and got to know some of the staff who were great. I remember there being a dog there too. I highly recommend them!
Dream Cycle 1010 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L3W9 Dream Cycle - 2006 A full service bike shop in Vancouver BC. We specialize in classic chromoly steel bicycles. Mostly touring & practical bicycles Each one tailored to suit your needs. Also a big Brooks dealer, we stock most saddles.
Peak Adventures California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95826, United States One of the absolutely best bike shops for being the most helpful is Peak Adventures. They are a small shop located on the UC campus in Sacramento. They are also online. They offer a vairety of classes to teach you about maintaining your bike, also offering adventures as well. Staff consist of people who ride bikes every day.
Fort Bragg Cyclery 301 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, United States
Tierra de Biciviajeros Campichuelo 262, Local 31, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Thorn Cycles 91-93 St. John St, Bridgwater TA6 5HX, United Kingdom
Freeze Thaw Cycles 109 South Allen Street, State College, PA 16801, United States
On Your Bike The Vaults, Montague Close, London SE1 9DA, United Kingdom Excellent shop in London, has even spokes with unusual sizes on stock. Owners are travellers themselfes
The Bicycle Shop 3315 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 This shop often assists touring cyclists and knows what's what in that regard. Recommended shop for all types of bicycle needs. Excellent mechanics on staff!
Bend Velo Bike Shop 1212 NE 1st Street, Bend, OR 97701, United States They take old-ish chromoly frames, strip them down, sandblast, powder coat the frame and install all new components. The 'new' bikes are called Livingston's in honor of the owners friend. Most of these are townie bikes, but can be built for touring. The shop carries Ortlieb,
R+E Cycles 5627 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105, United States Handmade downstairs in their shop! Family atmosphere, and has a loyal customer base.
Spa Cycles 1 Wedderburn Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 7QH, UK
De Vakantiefietser Westerstraat 216, 1015 MS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch Cycle 1336 Lorne Street, Regina, SK S4R 2K1, Canada Dutch Cycle in Regina SK Canada is a family run shop that has been in business for over 50 years. There are currently three generations of the family working in the shop. Dutch Cycle is great at helping introduce people to the sport. They run group rides for all levels, a group ride for women, indoor training sessions and have a number of folks trained to provide professional bike fitting. From intro to cycling up to pro racers they can help.
Bicycle Barn 1503 East Isaacs Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362, United States
Topanga Creek Bicycles 1273 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, CA 90290, United States
Cycle Quest 10920 Roselle Street, San Diego, CA 92121, United States
The Hanoi Bicycle Collective 29 Nhật Chiêu, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội Another great choice for touring cyclists in Southeast Asia. Knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Bicycle Shack 10415 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64134, United States They don't stock touring bikes I got my touring bike from them back in 2009 it is a Fuji Touring bike and they have done a out standing job of getting me set up for touring with panniers and racks and bike set up they go out of there way to not only help you but make you you feel at home. If you are out this way please stop in and say hi and tell them I told you about them.
Bok Bok Bike Krung Kasem Road, Wat Sommanat, Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand One of the best shops in Southeast Asia, if you need anything touring related they got it. They know bikes and are down to help with whatever.
Keep Pedalling 23 Hilton Street Manchester M1 1EL An excellent shop with knowledgeable staff who tour regularly.
Steve's {Place 181 Niagara Blvd.Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada L2A 3G7 Very close to the Peace bridge at Buffalo/Fort Erie. If you are doing a Lake Ontario or Lake Erie circuit, this one is available to you ride on the Niagara Parkway - a great ride from Fort Erie to the Falls.
Rotor Bikes GmbH Spinnereistraße 7, 04179 , Leipzig Telefon: +49 341 4638777 Fax: Web: E-Mail:
Vagabonde Cycles 44.895639,5.01845 a 5 stars shop. We travelled around the world with their bikes and are super happy !!
The Bicycle Shop 3315 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 This shop often assists touring cyclists and knows what's what in that regard. Recommended shop for all types of bicycle needs. Excellent mechanics on staff!
Calhoun Cycle 3342 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55408 A great shop for all your touring or commuting needs. Friendly customer service and a really nice selection of products.
Radial Inselgasse 13, 78462 Konstanz Quide hidden in the old town of Konstanz, but real experts and bike lovers.
Flying Ball Bicycle Company Unit G58, G/F, Lai Sun Commercial Centre, 680 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Lai Sun Commercial Centre, Hong Kong
cognition cyclery 903 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041 Super nice shop with really helpful personal. They are like a family and always open for a group ride :)
Cycle Heaven 2 Bishopthorpe Road York YO23 1JJ They want to convert the world to cycling, and they are doing a good job
Damian Harris Cycles 55 Merthyr Road Whitchurch Village Cardiff CF14 1DD Huge store with many brands and also equipment for the long tour.
Rad und Reisen Arnoldstr. 1 70378 Stuttgart-Mühlhausen Recommended shop for touring by some Shimano representatives...
Rad & Tat Waldstraße 58, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany Karlsruhe is where the bike was invented. And Rad&Tat has the best collection and know-how of all shops around.
Velo Cycles 815 Nicholson Street, North Carlton, Australia Excellent bike shop, situated right at the Capital Hill Trail with a café next door.
Norwid Bauerweg 40 · 25335 Neuendorf bei Elmshorn Norwid is both a frame and bike maker and a shop. You will ususally find 10-20 bikes in here, all hand made by Norwid.

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PS: Have a look to this other map about good bike shops, collected via this Facebook-Group. Thanks for the hint, Frank and Vera!