Bicycle Belle was founded on the idea that bicycles are often the best way to get around the city. There are many bike shops out there, but most sell bikes for recreation and aren’t suitable for short urban trips.
We run things a little differently.
We sell city bicycles that are set up for everyday life–with chainguards and fenders to keep your clothes clean, racks to carry your stuff, lights for showing you the way, and kickstands to keep them in place when you stop to smell the roses. We also carry cargo bicycles for when you need to carry more than just groceries. We have a variety of accessories to make bicycling more comfortable and convenient–with a dash of style.
We opened our doors in the summer of 2013 and are excited to keep pedaling forward. Come visit us in person!
Owner Carice Reddien has been cycling for transportation since she was 16, and has since used a bike to get around all kinds of cities, including Houston, Salt Lake City, Milan, and of course, Boston. She bought her first “city bike” while working in Milan in 1995 and has since built up her own stable of mostly vintage bikes. She has blogged about everyday riding and advocacy at Biking In Heels since 2008. Since comfortable city bicycles were so hard to find, and not everyone is interested in the maintenance of a vintage bike, she left her career in architecture to found Bicycle Belle.
Address: 368 Beacon St., Somerville 02143 (Corner of Beacon and Oxford)
Deep Winter Hours (starting December 18) : 3-6 Tuesday through Friday, and 10-6 on Saturdays. Closed Sunday and Monday. Also by appointment.
Our mechanic is in the shop on Thursdays. Please call or email ahead to schedule an appointment.
617-661-0969 or firstname.lastname@example.org