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Bicycle Repair in San Francisco an Essential Service during COVID-19

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San Francisco cyclists don’t have to worry about busting a tire during the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order. On March 19th, Mayor London Breed officially announced the city’s bicycle repair shops will be allowed to remain open.

On March 18th, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) sent out tweets asking city officials whether bike repair shops would be considered an essential service. In addition to the response from Mayor Breed, District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin quickly re-tweeted SFBC saying bike repair shops will be regarded as “essential” and will “continue during the #COVID19 emergency.”

To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, SFBC is encouraging all cyclist repair shops to follow CDC guidelines in terms of proper hygiene. In addition to proper cleaning techniques, the CDC encourages everyone to maintain at least six feet of distance to reduce the chances of infection.

Many of our first responders, medical professionals and others providing essential services to the Bay Area use a bicycle as their primary source of transportation. So just as auto repair facilities will remain open, so will bicycle repair shops. And of course, cycling is still a great way to get exercise, even during Shelter in Place or “Stay at Home” Orders.

What Bay Area Bike Shops Are Open During The COVID-19 Shutdown?

Although all bicycle repair shops can remain open during the COVID-19 shutdown, nearly every store has different policies. Some businesses will have reduced hours while others might service bikes on an appointment-only basis.

Below, we’ll share essential information on some Bay Area bicycle shops. Before visiting any of these stores, please contact the company you’re interested in for the most up-to-date information.

Market Street Cycles
Hours: Mondays through Fridays from 11 AM – 6 PM; Saturdays from 12 PM – 6 PM
Location: 1592 Market Street San Francisco CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 255-2453
Email: Marketstreetcycles@gmail.com
Website: http://www.marketstreetcycles.com/

Mike’s Bikes
Hours: Mondays through Fridays from 11 AM – 7 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM – 6 PM, and Sundays from 10 AM – 5 PM.
Location: 1233 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103; Check this link for other locations.
Telephone: (415) 241-2453
Website: http://mikesbikes.com/

Avenue Cyclery
Hours: Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 AM – 6 PM
Location: 756 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Telephone: (415) 387-3155
Website: http://www.avenuecyclery.com/

American Cyclery
Hours: Appointment-only
Location: 510 Frederick St San Francisco, CA 94117
Telephone: (415) 664-4545
Website: http://www.americancyclery.com/

Wiggle Bicycles
Hours: Appointment-only
Location: 518 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 USA
Telephone: (415) 863-3033
Website: http://wigglebicycles.com/

King Kog
Hours: Appointment-only
Location: 327 17th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 858-7514
Website: http://kingkog.bigcartel.com/

Spoke Easy
Hours: Weekdays from 11 AM – 6 PM (excluding Tuesday); weekends from 11 AM – 5 PM
Location: 1901 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Telephone: (415) 463 5439
Email: spokeeasysf@gmail.com
Website: http://www.spokeeasysf.com/index.html

Warm Planet Bikes
Hours: Appointment-only
Location: 1098A Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 974-6440 (only available from 11AM – 5pm Tuesdays through Saturdays)
Email: repairs@warmplanetbikes.com
Website: http://warmplanetbikes.com/

Box Dog Bikes
Hours: Weekdays from 10 AM – 6 PM; weekends from 11 AM – 5 PM
Location: 494 14th Street San Francisco, CA, 94103
Telephone: (415) 431-9627
Email: Info@boxdogbikes.com
Website: http://www.boxdogbikes.com/

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 AM – 6 PM; Thursday through Saturday from 11 AM – 7 PM
Location: 1920 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Telephone: (415) 752-9195
Email: mr.corujo@gmail.com or freewheelbikeshop@gmail.com
Website: http://www.thefreewheel.com/

Everybody Bikes
Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays from 12 AM – 7 PM; Saturdays from 11 AM – 6 PM
Location: 1352 Irving Street San Francisco, CA 94122
Telephone: (415) 682-4439
Website: http://everybodybikessf.com/

Swell Bicycles
Hours: Weekdays from 10 AM – 8 PM (excluding Wednesday); weekends from 10 AM – 6 PM
Location: 4002 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
Telephone: (415) 731-3838
Website: http://www.swellbicycles.com/

SF Urges Residents To Stay Safe During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor Breed formally announced the city’s “stay in place” mandate on March 16th. From now till April 7th, Bay Area residents must remain at home for all but “essential activities.” Besides bicycle repair shops, a few other places considered “essential” during this time include:

  • Hospitals
  • Groceries
  • Pharmacies
  • Banks
  • Gas Stations
  • Auto Repair Shops

To stay informed about San Francisco’s current policies, be sure to visit this official website.