“The small shop on East William Street, with bikes locked out front and tires hanging from the ceiling, is a real neighborhood gem. Trends have come and gone over the years, but Bicycle Express owners Karen and Chuck Clifford have managed to ride them all”-Sal Pizarro, Mercury News
BE via Bicycle Express is a very small local shop on E Williams, Is a pit stop for me every couple months for adjustments and maintenance for my bikes. I pass through Downtown often so its convenient for those that do the same. I like how they have a pump and tool pole for any customers to use, whenever really. A solid spot with quick turn around haven't had wait no more than half an hour (30) on the kinds of small jobs done on my bike. I think the shop is run by a family trio/team of Dad, Mom, Son and mechanics? Jessica!! lol. No diss or anything, but this place does not off give off a yuppie/upscale or trendy feel, but that's whats awesome about it. Definitely has an 80's 90's charm. Overall a place I recommend for anyone looking to buy and or get a bike fixed, great people!!
Student Uni discount
Not much parking
_I'm just so happy right now!!
I am so very pleased with this bike shop - I originally was planning to go to Summit Bicycles to see what was going on with my bike but I found that this shop was closer to where I live. I was able to come in, ask questions about my bike, have it looked at and fixed within the same hour and dealt with the kindest people I've ever interacted with at any bike shop.
I saw upon entering the store that it's a small business. Their prices are super affordable and they are so attentive. I really appreciate the time they took to answer all of my questions whether it was about my bicycle or a lock that I was looking for; even answering questions about future purchases and etc. Seriously, everyone that works here was so nice and amazing to talk to. Highly recommend coming to this shop for all of your bike needs.
I'm familiar over 10 yrs. Chuck and his crew are topnotch friendly and honest to a fault. Many times I've gone in not able to afford repairs and forced to do it on my own. Chuck and his crew never fail to give free friendly honest advice to enable you to tinker around and fix it yourself, if you fall into that "indigent" category. I knew from day one I could trust these guys.
I have since moved to a different part of town and still come back to Bicycle Express because I trust them and they make me feel like a human being. Er personalized service.
now SE SJ nr. Capitol / McLaughlin
It's been years since I shop here. Came here to get tires and tube to fix my mountain bike. This was my go to shop when I was riding a lot but with quarantine decide to stop by to get my bike running again. All the employee was very helpful with finding me the right tires I want. This is your got too spot for all your bikes need and tune up. Most likely coming back down the road because coming back to biking makes me want another bike.
Very careful about covid safety. Extremely helpful explaining options and why certain things are important. Nice people. They don't fix things that don't need fixing. Love this place! This was my neighborhood bike shop and now that I've moved, I still come here even though there are closer bike shops.