West End Bicycles in Houston February 10 2015
Founded 30 years ago in 1985, West End Bicycles in Houston is nestled in the Rice Military neighborhood north of Memorial Drive. They are well known in their neighborhood for their repair services and rentals to hit up the trails near by. They have been longtime WiseCracker customers, and we recently interviewed them for this blog.
[WiseCracker] What is some of the best riding you've done locally around Houston?
[West End] Double Lake in the Sam Houston National forest is nice and flowy ,perfect for a singlespeed. Closer to town you have Cy Creek.
[WiseCracker] What makes your shop unique?
[West End] We try to make everyone feel comfortable from someone looking for a bike to ride around the neighborhood with the grandkids to the rider looking to do a tour across Asia.
[WiseCracker] What are some of the cool items in your shop?
[West End ]We have bikes on display from the 1800's to the latest from, Specialized, Moots, All City, Salsa, Surly, Vassago, Handsome and local builder, Schott Cycles.
[WiseCracker] This year is your 30-year anniversary since opening in 1985, any special plans?
[West End] We are going to Switzerland to get our blood changed out so we can go another 30...
[WiseCracker] Is your shop involved with anything around the community?
[West End] We co-sponsor the Kids Cup at all the TMBRA.com races.
[WiseCracker] Anything else you'd like to add?
[West End] Just ride.
(Pictured is West End rider Jeana winning her first MTB race this past weekend!)