We've Been Around The Block A Few Times
Cosmic Bikes is home to some of the most senior, continually working bicycle professionals in the city, with literally decades of experience under their belts. The people who work here were instrumental in helping create and cultivate Chicago's bike culture, and you can count on them to give you solid, time-tested advice, guidance, and top of the line service.
Our roots in Chicago's bike history are strong: back in the prehistoric era, 1994 to be exact, we opened the first bicycle shop in the region focused on transportation, long before it was the fashionable thing to do. It was also Chicago's first shop to carry recumbents, and --a bit later-- Brompton folding bikes. Many of Chicago's finest bike mechanics cut their teeth with us, and several went on to open their own independent bike shops throughout the city (and other places in the US).
Our history is colorful and long, perhaps too long to be summarized here. But if you are curious about where we came from, what our values are, and how we came to devote our lives to this project (or if you just can't sleep at night), here are some more things about us: