Bicycle Belle was founded on the idea that bicycles are often the best way to get around the city. Unfortunately many bike shops mostly sell bikes for recreation, which can be uncomfortable or unsuitable for short urban trips. 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 also carry a variety of accessories to make bicycling more comfortable and convenient- with a dash of style.
Owner Carice Reddien has been cycling for transportation since she was 16, and has since used a bike to get around cities as diverse as Houston, Salt Lake City, Milan and Boston. She bought her first “city bike” while working in Milan in 1995 and since has built up a stable of mostly vintage bikes. She has blogged about everyday riding and advocacy at Biking In Heels since 2008. Because comfortable city bicycles are so hard to find in most shops and not everyone is interested in the maintenance of a vintage bike, she left a 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 , Wednesday and Friday 10-6 Thursdays and Saturdays. Closed Sunday and Monday. Also by appointment.
617-661-0969 or firstname.lastname@example.org