As eco-mindedness grows, bike culture is growing nationwide. Here in Mississippi, there's a thriving community of cycling enthusiasts. Whether you're interested in a long trek down the Natchez Trace or a casual trip down the boardwalk on the coast, a bike ride is fun for the whole family. And sooner or later, you’re going to need a new bike, new gear, or some repairs. These are the 6 best bike shops in Mississippi.
If you live in the Jackson area and you're into cycling, chances are you've heard of the Bike Crossing. If you haven't, you're missing out. The staff at the Bike Crossing has a real passion for cycling, and they love any chance to introduce others to the sport. They help to organize cycling events in the area, and they're also the only dealer of Cervelo bikes in the state.
Cyclist Choice & Fitness in Gulfport was originally started in 1997 to promote cycling all along the Gulf Coast. This family-owned bike shop carries a wide selection to suit all skill levels, and they have the largest showroom in the area. In addition to their excellent service and knowledgeable staff, customers get free gear and brake adjustments for life with any bike purchase.
The most important thing to look for when choosing a bike is to find the one that fits you best. At Indian Cycle Fitness in Ridgeland, the team uses digital body scanning to find the most precise fit for you. This futuristic process uses lasers to take several measurements, then computers use that data to calculate the ideal dimensions of your bike. And just like that, you're ready to ride!
Moore's Bicycle Shop is located on Hattiesburg's popular Hardy Street, near the University of Southern Mississippi. Moore's is dedicated to entry-level and casual cyclists, hoping to bring more people in to riding bicycles as a hobby. In addition, the owner, James Moore, is an advocate for safer streets for cyclists, and he encourages others to be active in local organizations and council meetings as well.
Heart and Sole has been serving Eastern Mississippi since 1989, when Butch Gray opened the shop. His shop manager Chris Trayal has been around since the day the store opened, and together the team has more than 65 years of experience riding and repairing bicycles. From custom bikes to lighting, helmets, car racks, and even food and drinks, customers in the Meridian area will find everything they need at Heart and Sole.
Tri-Hard Sports in Ocean Springs is dedicated to all things triathlon. From running shoes to swimsuits, they have accessories for every leg of the race. Their bike selection is impressive, with options from Yolo, Felt, and Scott. Although they focus on triathlon bikes, they also carry mountain bikes, cruisers, and more. Ask about their specials on bike repairs and tune-ups.