#49 (tie) Budget Bicycle Center (Madison, Wis.) from America's 50 Best Bike Shops 2013

America's 50 Best Bike Shops 2013

Budget Bicycle Center
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#49 (tie) Budget Bicycle Center (Madison, Wis.)

“The Midwest’s largest” bike shop has so much inventory—including clothing, components, accessories and 5,000-plus bikes—that it sprawls across four separate (and very distinct) storefronts on Madison’s Regent Street commercial strip. Two jam-packed showrooms sell new bikes, and a third is dedicated to parts and quick, professional service. But the fourth—the used bicycle showroom and museum—spills over with rare finds, from a 19th-century high-wheeler to a funky tandem tricycle.


—Peter Koch