Across the nation, the work of bike shops has been listed as essential services in stay-at-home ordinances enacted to protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens. Charleston Moves firmly agrees with that position. Communities always need the skills of bike shop technicians to repair and maintain our bicycles, and that is particularly imperative during times of crisis.

Many Charlestonians rely solely on bicycles for transportation, and cannot afford to lose maintenance service now. Others need bicycles as replacement transportation, or to get exercise while practicing social distancing.

As local municipalities and the state of South Carolina have considered which businesses are “essential,” Charleston Moves has coordinated with elected officials, government staff and bike shop owners to ensure that bike repair, maintenance and sales can continue. While different municipalities and the state have enacted different types of policies, one of the common denominators is that bike shops may continue to operate. We are grateful to the elected officials and staff members with the City of Charleston, Town of Mount Pleasant, Senator Kimpson’s office and the Office of the Governor who have assisted to include all elements of transportation maintenance as essential business.

Below is the most recent information we have on the operations of our local bike shops. We will update this as we are able. Shops are stressing the need for customers to be patient. With stringent cleaning requirements and changes in policies, as well as a large increase in bike ridership and service needs, they are working as quickly as they can.

 

Blue Sky Endurance

Open Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm for bike services and sales

All other sales will be done online, by phone, or curbside

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Charleston Bicycle Company

Open Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Only one customer per employee, insist on minimal browsing

Details: Staff is cleaning everything that gets touched in between customers, and taking employees’ temperatures twice daily. Asks that everyone remain at a distance of 6’ or more. Updates will be posted on the shop’s website.

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Cooper River Cycles

Open Tuesday through Friday, 10am-6pm

Closed Saturdays throughout April

Details: Staff can help assist with new bike sales, parts, and accessories over the phone. For repairs, drop off your bike out front and call the shop with your bike description and what you would like done. The staff will call you for approval of work after their diagnosis, and will call again when work is complete. They will also take payment over the phone, and bring the bike out front when you reach the shop.

  • Website: CooperRiverCycles.com
  • Phone: (843) 480-4464
  • Address: 162 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 215, Daniel Island, SC 29492

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Mike’s Bikes 

Call (843) 795-3322 for specific bike repair or purchase questions

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Ride Bikes 

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm for repairs and sales at curbside only

Details: Staff will meet customers at the back door for repairs and sales.

  • Website: ridebikes.net
  • Phone: (843) 573-7978
  • Address: 1055 St. Andrews Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407

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The Bicycle Shoppe  

Only website or phone sales

No repairs, bike rentals or in-person sales

  • Website: thebicycleshoppe.com
  • Phone:
    • 843-722-8168 (Downtown)
    • 843-884-7433 (Mount Pleasant)
    • 843-303-3312 (West Ashley)

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Trek Bicycle Stores of Charleston

Open for repairs and sales Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm

No customers allowed inside stores

Check social media for changes to hours

Shopping Details: All service appointments are being pre-arranged via phone. All purchases are being done over the phone or via website. Staff highly encourages customers to shop from home, in advance, with a sales associate curating the experience. Initiate contact via text to arrange for service or to start a purchase — include your full name, email address, and how we can help.

You can also text images to help facilitate diagnosis of mechanical issues or help solve problems. Do not leave voicemails.

Delivery/Pick Up Details: Free curbside delivery for any order. Free local home delivery (25 mile radius from any of our stores) for any purchase of $50 or more. We will aggregate deliveries to an area and do them on specific days, so if you want faster delivery, please select curbside delivery. Bikes can only be picked up curbside or locally delivered. The sales team will coordinate delivery with customer — simply ask for delivery service when making purchase.

Free shipping (outside of our local delivery area) of any part, clothing or accessory order over $49 to any address in the continental US via UPS/FedEx/USPS. Excludes bikes and overweight items, such as car racks, trainers and baby trailers.

All payments will be made over the phone with a credit card. Receipts will be sent electronically, requiring an email address. For bike purchases, you can opt for paper or e-version of your owners manual.