You can’t spell “Velo” without “Love!” The Velo is a new full service bike shop that just rolled into Roosevelt Row. They offer everything from a variety of bikes, accessories and apparel as well as bike maintenance. If that weren’t enough, they also offer a coffee bar to enjoy a deliciously brewed espresso while you wait for your bike repair, as well as a rotating art gallery for local artists to showcase some of their work.
“We love the neighborhood!” says Justin Bush, General Manager of The Velo. “It’s hard to find any other place in the valley with such a sense of community, diversity and support for small business. In addition to the obvious art and coffee culture, there’s also a very strong cycling scene.”
With this integration to the art scene, The Velo has completely embraced First Fridays, showing that you don’t have to be a traditional gallery to celebrate the arts in Roosevelt Row.
“We are really striving to be more than just a retail bike shop,” says Justin. “We’ve also got free wifi so it’s a great spot to get some work done as well!”
The Velo is the perfect place to hang out at your local bike shop, chill on the couch with some coffee, learn more about bikes and bicycle culture, and enjoy art. Want to get plugged in?
Join one of their Sunday morning bike rides. The group departs The Velo at 7AM for a scenic tour to the top of South Mountain.
The Velo Bike Shop Shop and Cafe Hours
828 N 2nd Street M – F 10am-6pm
Phoenix, AZ 85004 Saturday 10am-4pm
602-759-8169 Sunday Noon-4pm
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