Customers of this small but well-stocked D.C. bike shop can’t say enough about the friendly staff’s extensive knowledge-base and willingness to help. In 2012 it was named the best bike shop by The Washington Post and voted the city’s best bike shop by both the staff and readers of Washington City Paper. With nearly 200 votes it easily snuck its way right to the top of our list, too. bicyclespacedc.com
—Katie Rosenbrock