Revolution Cycles is located at 1907 Spring Garden Street, near Chapman Street, between the Coliseum and Lindley Park. They bill themselves as a a bike shop that carries interesting inventory, with a very different vibe from traditional bicycle shops. They stock brands like: Raleigh, Niner, Santacruz, and Salsa to name a few. A big part of their "manifesto" is to get as many people as possible riding bicycles and to offer bikes and clothing with graphic design that you can't find at other bike stores.
Inside the store is a bar, called the Handlebar. On Friday afternoons, the Handlebar hosts a "You made it through the week" happy hour. They have beer on tap and attract people who love to talk about biking adventures. The inventory is fabulous, their spirit and spirits are great. Beware if you go to their website, as their language is "R" rated; partly for vocabulary choice and partly for the spirit of revolution. While today might not be the best day for biking, if Revolution Cycles is open, it could be a great day to check out an "off the beaten trail" bike store. To be sure, the people who own and work at Revolution have some amazing biking tales. As can be gleaned from the looks of the front entrance to the business, Revolution works hard to add energy to the 1900 block of Spring Garden Street.
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