What We're All About

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Baltimore’s only worker owned and democratically operated bicycle shop

Here at Baltimore Bicycle Works, our goal is to put more people on bikes because they’re practical, sustainable, beautiful, and fun! From full-suspension mountain bikes to sturdy urban commuters to carbon road bikes, we love them all.

Many people come in and ask what our shop is all about, so we think an introduction is in order. We are a friendly, service oriented bicycle shop ready to handle all your cycling needs. We work hard to make sure our shop is a comfortable place for folks new to cycling to learn more, and for experienced riders to get the latest parts and expert service.

We think bike shops shouldn’t be so elite as to ignore the needs of your average bicycle commuter or recreational rider. We listen to and value all of our customers no matter what kind of bike they ride, or how they ride it. As such, we carry bikes and accessories that make it practical and easy to enjoy riding a bike, no matter what you ride or where it takes you. Visit our Bikes/Parts page to learn more about some of the brands we are currently carrying.

In addition to our commitment to building the cycling community here in Baltimore, we are committed to democracy and so have organized our bike shop as a workers cooperative. What does that mean to our customers? It means that every person you interact with at our shop is either an equal owner of the business, or someone working towards becoming an owner. This translates to exceptional customer service and a deep commitment from all of our staff members to making sure you receive quality service and advice that keeps you coming back.

Above all, we love Baltimore, we love bikes and we love the work we do. We want to see this city continue to flourish and develop as the next great cycling city.

Our Location

1813 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Contact Us

Have a question about your bike? Need to place a special order? Want to learn more about us and what we carry? Drop us a line...

410 605 0705

Store Hours

Of course, you can always just stop by the shop:

Time Day
12pm - 5pm Monday
11am - 7pm Tuesday - Saturday
11am - 5pm Sunday

Who We Are

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Bernardo
Apprentice

Bernardo finds his way from Minneapolis to Baltimore to attend Goucher College. His love for cycling surfaced in his teen years when he discovered the inherent efficiency in bicycle transportation versus other means for getting to school, like the bus. Bernardo continues to live car free here in Baltimore and can often be seen mashing up York Road on his black fixed gear bike to avoid being late to class. His youthful enthusiasm is contagious and his easy going personality is appreciated by co-workers and customers alike.

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Josh
Worker Member

A bicycle mechanic since the age of 15, a graduate of the United Bicycle Institute, he’s worked on just about every kind of bike there is. His passion for wrenching and changing the bicycle industry is what makes him a driving force behind BBW.

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Meredith
Worker Member

Meredith reluctantly took up cycling to appease her then college beau. Now 10 years later it’s safe to say she has found true love twice, with her now husband and with her Jamis Dakar XCT 650. Meredith is one of the founding members here at BBW and brings with her years of experience wrenching on bikes, helping customers find their dream bike, performing professional fit services and much more.

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Falkor
Shop Cat

Falkor is our very own personal ‘luck dragon’. From the moment he wandered into our doors, he has forever changed BBW for the better. Falkor is quite possibly the most well liked and sought after member of our staff and certainly gets the most attention on our Instagram. He loves snoozing all day, kitty treats and greeting everyone who stops in.

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Chris
Worker Member

Chris has been living car free for almost 20 years and is extremely knowledgeable about how to make cycling a fun, easy and safe part of your life. He recognized his talent for working on bikes through helping friends build bikes in his basement. Through his work at BBW, Chris hopes to help build the cycling community here in Baltimore and see others find the simple joys of riding a bike.

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Scott
Worker Member

Originally from Michigan, Scott came to Baltimore and joined BBW in 2012. When he’s not repairing bikes at the shop, look for him racing in pink for Team BBC. Come in and talk to Scott about your next custom wheel build or simply catch up on the latest industry news - his laid back attitude and charming personality will make you glad you did.

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Brent
Worker Member

A truly brilliant mechanic and rider, there are few things on a bike that Brent can’t fix or do. With over 10 years experience in the industry, Brent’s skills are a major asset at BBW, and a big reason why people keep coming back for world class service.

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Casey
Apprentice

Casey comes to us from Michigan with loads of industry experience and education. As a UBI graduate with years of shop experience under his belt, Casey delivers the world class customer service you have come to expect from BBW. Casey’s product knowledge is vast and he is happy to talk to you about all things bike, but he is passionate about keeping bike traditions alive. He loves to ride classic cruiser style bikes and has even been seen applying twine and shellac to the handlebars of unsuspecting coworkers.

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Grace
Worker Member

Looking to pursue her passion for the outdoors and growing love of cycling, Grace joined BBW just after graduating from Chapel Hill. Grace has completed several arduous bicycle tours over the last few years. She is also member of Team BBC competing in both road and cyclocross events. Living car free in Baltimore is a further example of her dedication to cycling and her love for the environment. Grace’s vast experience on the bike means she is full of helpful advice whether it be suggestions for the best rack and pannier set for your upcoming tour or helping to select the ultimate cross racing machine.