ON THE ROUTE BICYCLES WITH 3 LOCATIONS CITY WIDE, Since 1971 we've been,
All along major bike routes...we are,
On The Route Bicycles, a bike shop specializing in bike sales and bike repair,
dedicated to the cyclist in you.
Here's Our Scoop
The year was 1971, Columbian cyclist Armando Gallo knew what to do. Bicicletaria La Ruta was established on Southport and Belmont in Lakeview. La Ruta, The Road, would be Lakeview's original modern bicycle store. Sometime later, Gallo adopted the roughly translated, On the Route, store moniker.
In 1996, a laid up bike messenger and graduate student, now current co-owner, Denis Smith started managing the shop. Joining forces with local entrepenuer, Joanne McSweeney, in 1998 the partners purchased On the Route Bicycles from the mentor, Gallo.
Since then, Joanne and Denis have grown the business from one bike store, to three, casting a citywide web of On the Route Bicycle Store locations.
Lakeview: The standalone flagship loft shop in Lakeview, is large and impressive. 22 foot lofted ceilings and brick walls transport you to the ultimate cycling chalet. A leader in bike sales with Cannondale, Bianchi, and Raleigh bicycles.
Printers Row: Visit our historic downtown, Printers Row location along the two way Dearborn St. bike path. This beautiful boutique is an original concept in an "open kitchen" style bike store. Bianchi bicycles, Raleigh, Breezer and Charge.
Lincoln Square: Our quirky Lincoln Square location, at the northern Lincoln Square marquee, is ideally located. The "Little Store that could", has become a hub in this neighborhood and beyond. Cannondale bicycles, Bianchi, Raleigh and Charge.
Three stores, along three major bike lanes, we are truly, On the Route!
The mission of On the Route Bicycles is to serve neighborhood families, casual commuters, and serious cyclists alike. We stock top rate gear, and provide value with the best customer service. And yes, we've been at it so long, we're the most experienced!We continually strive to be Chicago's best bike shop, doing the best bike repair.
LOCATIONS AND HOURS
On The Route Bicycles: Lakeview Store: 3144 N. Lincoln Ave 773.477.5066 60657 Bike sales, bike service, bike rental.
Monday - Thursday 11am-8pm
On The Route Bicycles: Printers Row/Downtown Store: 728 S. Dearborn St 312.588.1050 60605 Bike sales, bike service.
Printers Row Hours
- Monday - Thursday 11am - 8pm
- Friday 11am - 7pm
- Saturday 11am - 5pm
- Sunday - 11am - 5pm
On The Route Bicycles: Lincoln Square Store: 2338 W. Lawrence Ave 773.989.BIKE(2453) 60625 Bike sales, bike service.
Lincoln Square Hours
- Monday - Thursday 11am-8pm
- Friday 11am-7pm
- Saturday 10am - 6pm
- Sunday 11am - 5pm