08/26/2011 02:45 pm ET Updated Oct 26, 2011

Denver's Best Bike Shops: Where To Get Your Cycle On

Inspired by the Pro Cycling Challenge, underway in Colorado this week? Get your own wheels turning at these hot Denver-metro cycle shops.

Bike Source: Mountain bikes get a lot of attention in Colorado but at Bike Source, road bikes get plenty of love, too, in the realms of both equipment and service. Bonus: This is the largest Colorado dealer of Specialized.
5264 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton; 303-979-6463
2665 S. Colorado Blvd.,303-759-5099
2690 E. County Line Road, Highlands Ranch; 303-221-4840

Wheat Ridge Cyclery: To say the staff at this bicycle mecca is passionate is an understatement – founder Eugene Kiefel’s son became an Olympic bronze medalist and Tour de France competitor, after all. Open nearly 40 years, Wheat Ridge Cyclery offers equipment, accessories, clothing and plenty of guidance for both experts and newbies.
7085 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge; 303-424-3221

Littleton Cyclery: Through 65 years, a few moves and a handful of owners, this locally owned shop has kept two things consistent: quality and their phone number. Cannondale enthusiasts will find plenty of like-minded allies here.
2640 W. Belleview Ave., Unit F, Suite 100, Littleton; 303-798-5033

Bicycle Village: No matter your location, Bicycle Village has a shop nearby. This Colorado chain has stores in Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Westminster and Littleton. All five offer fit studios, Saturday group rides and free maintenance classes.
2802 S. Havana St., Aurora; 303-750-1064
2100 28th St., Boulder; 303-440-8525
2450 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs; 719-265-9346
9170 Wadsworth Pkwy., Broomfield; 303-421-4001
8100 W Crestline Ave., Unit B-1, Littleton; 303-978-9699

Craigslist: If you want to dip your toe into the cycling pool but haven’t committed enough to spend on new equipment, Craigslist’s bike page offers a slew of Denver area deals in all styles, sizes, colors and brands at greatly reduced prices.