I always try to urge other cyclists to look beyond the big chains, and make an effort to support the smaller shops that are owned and run by cyclists. Many of these shops go the extra mile to make a difference not just to their customer, but to the community as well.
Indie Bike is one such shop. They’re not a bike shop; they’re a cycling apparel shop. And they are THE apparel shop if you’re looking for a great selection of world class brands such as Assos, Castelli, Giordana, Louis Garneau, Hincapie Sportswear, and they have a wide variety of cycling shorts, bib shorts, short sleeve jerseys, cycling jackets and many more miscellaneous apparel items. They’re constantly adding more items to their shop and website, keeping a fresh look and up-to-date product catalog. Oh, and you should know that they offer FREE SHIPPING on all webstore orders over $50!
They’re located in Indianapolis Indiana in south Broad Ripple, surrounded by other independent retailers and the nearby neighborhood. Their shop has roughly 550 square feet of showroom space that is filled wall-to-wall with cycling apparel. They pride themselves on treating customers as friends, and they’ve found that working with friends makes a job more enjoyable.
In addition to keeping their shop open, financially speaking, they’re focused on furthering the progress of the cycling industry. In a time when our environment is feeling the effect of human’s harsh treatment, promoting cycling as a way of life is becoming more and more important. To do their part, they made a decision to give a percentage of their annual profits to the Rails to Trails Conservancy as a way to further the usage of bicycles and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Check them out online at www.indiebike.com.