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.

ON THE ROUTE PROUDLY DONATED TO THE HISTORIC INSTALLATION: "THE ART OF THE BICYCLE" EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRIES  IN CHICAGO...CHECK US OUT, AT THE MUSEUM!

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.

Lakeview Hours

Monday - Thursday 11am-8pm
Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

 

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
 

email @joanneontheoutebicycles@gmail.com