Continuing with our series of advice for bikers in Oakland

The main point, as all the bike aficionados agreed, is there are better places to buy a bike than on Craigslist. In addition to the fact that the Craigslist industry drives bike theft, “there’s just no way to vet those bikes. A lot of them are unsafe,” said Cunningham. Plenty of bike shops sell used bikes at comparable prices.

There are a zillion bike shops and kitchens in this city. Here’s a copy of the list maintained by The City of Oakland, which is updated regularly:

Bay Area Bikes
2424 Webster Street
2509 Broadway
(510) 763-BIKE (2453)

Bay Area Bikes (rentals)
427 Water Street
(510) 763-BIKE (2453)

Bearing Bros.
153 17th Street
(510) 693-0788

The Bikery (*)
1246 23rd Avenue
(510) 536-6732

Bikes 4 Life
1600 7th Street
(510) 452-BIKE

El Colectivelo (*)
4848 International Blvd
(510) 333-0912

Cosmic Cycles
5651 San Pablo Ave
(541) 505-0956

Cycle Sports
3530 Grand Avenue
(510) 444-7900

Fruitvale Bike Station
at the Fruitvale BART left of the Caesar Chavez Plaza entrance within a hundred feet of the northeast BART exit
(510) 536-2200

Hank & Frank Bikes
6030 College Avenue
(510) 654-BIKE

King Kog
327 17th Street
(510) 858-7514

Lakeview Bicycle
622 Grand Ave
(510) 251-1422

Manifesto Bicycles
421 40th Street
(510) 595-1155

Montano Velo
4266 Piedmont Avenue
(510) 654-VELO (8356)

Pioneer Bike Shop
11 Rio Vista Avenue
(510) 658-8981

Public Bikes
205 Alice St
(510) 251-1581

The Spoke Cyclery
6124 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 652-3089

Spokeland (*)
1121 64th St
(510) 852-9253

Tip Top Bike Shop
4800A Telegraph Avenue
(510) 444-4148

Wheels of Justice Cyclery
2042 Mountain Blvd
(510) 339-6091


To add an Oakland bike shop to this list, please email


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