About Downtown Bicycles

In 2009, Tom Bisel opened a retail store called “Fit to be Tri’d” in downtown Northfield, MN.  Tom’s vision was to provide superior and personal service; specialize in carefully selected, quality products; and share his knowledge and passion for everything triathlon.  

Over time, Tom began to offer used bikes and bike repair service, and saw steady growth in the cycling-related aspects of the business.

In 2011, the store moved into the old Tiny’s building, and Tom began to offer new bikes as well, while continuing to grow the repair business.  Within a few years, the store had changed focus and become a full service bike shop, and in 2015 the name was officially changed to “Downtown Bicycles.”

Downtown Bicycles offers a wide variety of new bikes, including Trek, Cannondale, Electra and Salsa brands. Used bikes and kids’ bikes are also available. One of our favorite things is matching up a customer to the bike that they find the most comfortable and fun to ride, and best fits their needs.  We want you to love your bike, and love riding it!

We also offer a large variety of bike accessories.  You can trust that the products carried at our store are not garden-variety items found at “big box” retailers. At Downtown Bicycles, you will find items made by smaller companies that value excellent quality and customer service, and also invest in research to provide the best cycling products available.

Our repair shop offers efficient, friendly and timely service.  We invite you to bring your bike in any time for a free assessment and estimate for recommended repairs or maintenance.  Small repairs such as a flat tire are often completed on the spot, so you can get back out on the road as quickly as possible.  For more complicated repairs or maintenance services, we will contact you as soon as services are complete—and customers are pleased to find that their bikes are fixed and ready to go in a very timely fashion.  

Call or stop in anytime, and let us help you with any of your biking questions or needs!

Why Choose Downtown Bicycles?

Quality & Value

We stock a variety of quality accessories to customize your bike for how you like to ride.  We offer great value to our customers through competitive pricing, quality products, and superior customer service.

Friendly & Professional Staff

We employ knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, who look forward to getting to know you and your bike!  Our staff are helpful and passionate about cycling, with detailed knowledge in the field. We listen to your needs and work hard to help you find precisely the right products for you.