Rapid Transit Cycleshop

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1900 W North Ave
Chicago, IL  60622-1314
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Mon - Thur: 10am - 8pm
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 12am - 5pm

sells used bikes?: no
sells used parts?: no
offers Active Transportation Alliance discount?: yes
offers rentals?: yes

Chris Stodder and Justyna Frank, proprietors

Located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Look for the for the multi-colored bike with spinning tires on front of building.

Brands sold:
Marin, Jamis, Kona, Dahon, Bike Friday, Bacchetta, Burley, Rans, Longbikes, Easy Racer, Cattrike, Brompton, Surly, Handsome, All City, Linus, Tern, Torker, RedLine, Civia, Volae, TerraTrike

Also Surley, Soma, and Ritchey frames available.

Specializes in recumbents and folding bikes of which many brands are stocked.

Also a full line of accessories and parts including Chrome bags, Chariot child carriers, tag-along attachments for kids, and a selection of popular cargo trailers (from BOB, Burley, and Bykaboose).
"Just about everything but roof racks & rollers, which we will happily order!"

Offers bike rentals daily and weekly.

Provides free workshops and seminars on topics including biking safety. Contact store for details.

Website includes a classified feature where users can sell their personal goods.

Rapid Transit has been a longstanding supporter of the Chicago Cycling Community and been generous with donations for raffles/door-prizes/etc. Rapid Transit promotes biking as the choice for alternative transportation, talking up biking safety and its environmental value.

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This shop was last sent an information update request on November 28, 2009; but the last time they responded to a request was June 24, 2006.