To our Customers and Supporters:
We’re sorry to announce that Rapid Transit Cycleshop will be closing after 21 years at the corner of North & Wolcott. Both the Wicker Park, and the UIC location will close some time before the end of the year.
Rapid Transit has been our labor of love and an amazing, unforgettable adventure. We’ve been privileged to work with talented and dedicated people throughout the years who helped make the shop a neighborhood institution. We are deeply grateful to all our customers who supported us over the last two decades. And we’re honored to have been a part of Chicago’s cycling landscape as it grew and evolved over the years.
We will be busy this winter planning our next adventure. Who knows what the future holds?
—Chris & Justyna
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Two Decades Old
Rapid Transit Cycleshop has been serving Chicago's riders from our North Avenue storefront for over 20 years. Although today urban cycling is widely accepted and continually growing in popularity, in 1994 we were Chicago's first and only store that welcomed the urban cyclist.
What is a cyclist? You tell us. A kid with her first training wheels, a student on a single-speed, a dad running errands with baby in tow, a mom getting on the train with her folding bike, a person rediscovering the joys of cycling on a trike. We have bikes for all of them, and more.
Quality Local Service
The service and repair department is the heart and soul of our business, and second to none in the city. Literally hundreds of mechanics have trained and honed their skills on our repair stands. Our mechanics, and the work that they do every day, are rooted in our local community.