photo: Standert Bicycles Pop Up Week
A lot of things that are popular in Berlin are fun, but some of them are probably not the kind of thing your doctor would advise you to do. With one exception. We love biking! Although the basic biking know-how in Berlin is comprised not only of beautiful routes, nice places to hang out with fellow riders, but also a bunch of rules to keep your bike safe from being stolen, it’s the favorite pastime for a lot of us. With the Berliner Fahrradschau coming up this weekend, we wanted to give you a little heads-up in terms of the great bike shops that continue to promote this healthy hobby all year round.
This original Berlin bike seller and manufacturer definitely has a contagious passion for those two wheels. Especially fun for young road bike riders, they organize welcoming Saturday bunch rides and Thursday pain sessions during the race season. In their Kreuzberg shop on the lower end of Friedrichstraße, which they also treat as “the showroom for their brand and the hub for their community”, they also offer great coffee and cold beverages.
Standert Bicycles, Friedrichstraße 23a, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open: Mon: closed, Tue – Fri: 12 – 19, Sat: 10 – 17, Sun: closed, tel: 49 30 845 192 28
photo: Goldsprint Berlin
Gold sprint is a friendly fixed/road/cyclocross shop in Alt-Treptow. You’ll find lots of fixed gear bikes there but also bombtrack and giant bikes. They’re always ready to advise you on all things connected with bikes. They’re building new individual ones as well as offer repairs following your exact guidelines. Also, check out Goldsprint’s sister shop “The Gentle Jaunt” in Friedrichshain.
Goldsprint Berlin, Plesser Str. 2, 12435 Berlin-Alt-Treptow, Germany
Open: Mo: closed, Tue – Fri: 13:00 – 20:00, Sat: 10:30 – 16, Sun: closed, tel: +49 30 53023839
photo: 8bar bikes
8bar is their own brand of bikes in Kreuzberg known for having a competitive team at all major fixed gear racing events in Europe. They also have an online shop with big selection of various equipment and even offer the possibility to rent one of their custom-made 8bar Singlespeed, Fixed Gear or road bike.
8bar bikes – showroom, Wrangelstraße 18, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 12:00 – 18:00, Thurs: 12:00 – 20:00, Sun: closed, tel: +49 170 6536929
Steel Vintage Bikes
photo: Steel Vintage Bikes
Kind of an exception in our guide, Steel Vintage Bikes is actually an online shop, but pretty cool one at that – they have a great selection of various products ranging from bikes and their parts to clothing an accessories from the 1930s to the 1990s. And the e-commerce part is not all: these guys really do foster the biking community. Just check out their blog or café!
Steel Vintage Bikes Café, Wilhelmstraße 91, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Open: Mon – Sat: 10:00 – 19:00, Sun: closed, tel: +49 30 20623877
photo: Happarel Bicycles
The special feature of this cool store at Hermannplatz is that they’re working on “reflective solutions for cyclists that add to design aesthetic instead of compromising”, so they’re actually aiming at a safer environment for riders at the same time. They also have their own designer brand of bicycles.
Happarel Bicycles, Urbanstraße 71, 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open: Tue: 12:00 – 19:00, tel: +49 171 2784932
This one’s for all of you lovers of folding bikes. Featuring brands like Brompton, Birdy, Strida, Moulton, Pacific Cycles, Tern and Tyrell, those guys are super passionate for this kind of bikes. Just take a look at their blog!
BOXBIKE Berlin, Prenzlauer Allee 206, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Allee
Open: Mon: closed, Tue – Fri: 12:00 – 19:00, Sat: 11:00 – 16:00, Sun: closed, tel: +49 30 60981861
Radkraft has been gaining experience in creating custom bikes according to their clients’ wishes since 1997. Apart from that, they offer various services in their workshop, like a spring check-up for your bike which you can book in advance. You can also purchase various accessories and parts in their shop.
Radkraft, Schwedter Str. 268, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
Open: Mo – Fri: 10:00 – 19:00, Sat: 11:00 – 16:00, Sun: closed, tel: +49 30 67125521
This shop in Prenzlauer Berg may not have such an international profile as some of the previously mentioned places, but customers are coming back because of their quick and professional service and always taking the time to give some useful advice. During the upcoming Night of the Berlin Bike Shops event, you’ll have the chance to see how a steel bike frame is made.
Ostrad, Winsstraße 48, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Open: Mo – Fri: 10:00 – 19:00, Sat: 10:00 – 15:00, Sun: closed, tel: +49 30 44341393
Zum Goldenen Lenker
This Friedrichshain shop’s with the “gold handlebar” in its name is famous for its workshop manufacturing bikes – take a peek behind the scenes during the upcoming event! Their customers appreciate the friendly and professional team as well as fair prices.
photo: Zum Goldenen Lenker
Zum Goldenen Lenker, Grünberger Str. 90, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Open: Mo – Fri: 9:00 – 20:00, Sat: 10:00 – 18:00, Sun: closed, tel: +49 30 42088000
Make sure to check out the Long Night of Berlin Bike Shops, featuring all of the cool locations from this list!