Multisport specialty stores.
TriVillage – I shop here but I rarely go here because it’s nowhere near my home. I order online. They are really nice guys who own this. I recommend this store openly and without reservations.
Running Specialty Stores
Footworks – this is my home running store. I have a bunch of friends who have worked here and I consider the owner a friend. It’s a running store and they have good stock. They are honest people. They produce and support local athletes and races. I openly recommend this store and their training programs with no reservations.
SoleRunners -This is a good store. They are right next to my bike mechanic. They carry good brands and are staffed by knowledgeable folks. They affiliate with FDC for training programs (I think). I don’t go here a lot because it’s not super convenient to me but I like it.
IRun is a good running store. They are not convenient to me at all so I have actually only been there to pick up a race packet. But they are owned and staffed by runners. They produce and support local races. They stock anything you need as a runner and some triathlon gear. They have possibly the best training program in town to improve your running at all distances. I would love to participate but as I mentioned it’s not convenient to me at all.
Runners High -This store is literally around the corner to my house and yet I don’t shop there. If you want to know why ask. Otherwise I’ll keep it to myself because I’m a grown up … mostly.
Fit2Run This is a chain but it’s an okay store. They have real runners working the locations. They are supporting local events and hosting fun runs. If you join their loyalty club you get very good deals.
Bike specialty stores
There are approximately 5 zillion bike stores in Miami. This is a non-scientific number. Here is a list of places I have actually shopped. Remember, I live pretty far South and East in Miami so my exclusion of stores is most likely geographic. Also I have learned that bike retail contracts are geographically exclusive. So for example I have heard that Cervelo will only contract with one store in a specific geographic radius. This stinks for consumers because you only see certain brands in certain stores and it makes it very challenging to comparison shop. For this reason I’ve listed some of the brands that I know are sold at these stores.
Bike Masters – this is the home store of my mechanic Rapha. They sell Fuji cycles, nutrition products and a small amount of accessories. They apparently do not have a web page. They are located in the Southeast corner of Kendall Drive and 117th. Didn’t think it was even possible to have a business without a website in this day and age but we learn something new every day.
Mack Cycle – perhaps the largest volume bike store in town. They sell Specialized, Giant, Pinarello, and Quintanaroo and more. They are a very family and woman friendly store. They have a ridiculous amount of apparel and accessories for sale. They have wonderful sales throughout the year if you’re looking for a deal.
Mack Cycle also sponsors a ton of local events including the local triathlon series on Key Biscayne and MiamiMan.
CycleWorld – Home of another awesome mechanic named Calvin. These guys sell Cervelo and a bunch of other brands. It’s a good store they seem like nice folks working there. They helped me get my son’s mini-bmx bike for Christmas. They were the tribike transport drop off spot for my last race. They have plenty of parking which is like a super bonus in Miami.
RB Cycles – This store has gone through some changes. I think they carry Felt and maybe Cervelo. They have a few stores. I have a friend who really likes the Doral location. They have a Coconut Grove location that I run by frequently but I know nothing about it.
Bike Tech – A long time store in Miami with 2 locations. They offer great deals occasionally on bikes. They used to carry Cervelo but I don’t know if they do anymore.
All4Cycling – An up and coming bike store they recently merged with EBP. This bike store is home to perhaps the best bike fitter in town Gunther. Also pro cyclist Allison Linnell is affiliated with this store. They carry Felt and other brands.
UltraBikex on Key Biscayne – This is the home of local biking legend Andres who runs the only Computrainer Studio in town. I have no idea about the bike store that he shares with but he really knows his way around bikes so it’s probably a pretty good place. I did for about 6 months drive out there once a week. Then I bought a Wahoo Kickr not because I didn’t think it was great it was just too far for me to drive. Andres (who despite his Spanish sounding name is not Spanish … I think he’s German so prepare yourself) also does bike fittings that get good reviews. He has helped a few people I know find specific saddles that work for them which is a thankless process. He’s a good guy. A tip : you have to call him or text him. He’s not a social media guy.
So that’s where I shop. Where do you shop? I created this page to be a resource to local shops so if you are a fan of a local to Miami bike, run or multisport store let me know and I’ll put it up here and give you credit. Also, should a store want to advertise on this page that can be arranged. Reach out – email me. Let’s be friends.