Mike Shupe cutting the ribbon on the Norhern Lights" store in the spring of 1974.

Mike Shupe cutting the ribbon on the Norhern Lights store in the spring of 1974.

The Bicycle Shop was founded in 1964 and opened at the present location on Northern Lights Blvd. in 1974, which makes us the oldest and most experienced bicycle shop in Alaska.  While we started as a Schwinn dealer in the 1960’s, throughout the years, we’ve had the pleasure and distinction of working with some of the biggest and best bicycle brands in the world.

At The Bicycle Shop, we are like a family, and we are also a very family-oriented bicycle shop.  We have bikes and accessories for just about everyone in your family, from “balance” bikes for kids to pro-level carbon road and mountain bikes for adults.  Aside from the biggest selection of road and mountain bikes in the state, we also feature a wide range of BMX bikes, fatbikes, commuters, touring bikes, cruisers, tricycles, and recumbents.  We are proud to stock bikes from Specialized, Cannondale, Salsa, Transition, Redline, We The People, Torker, and Terra Trike.


As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we have seen Anchorage change over the years.  Bike shops have come and gone, but The Bicycle Shop continues to be Anchorage’s premier family shop, offering good old-fashioned customer service along with the best bicycles and accessories available.