Blue Line Bike Lab, pretty much the best bike shop ever.
It's 2022 and we're ready to make this your best year ever!
The last couple of years have been a wild ride, and they've seen some big changes here at Blue Line Bike Lab. For one thing, we moved out of our iconic original location on White Oak at the end of 2018 and into a much larger building on the corner of Yale and 15th streets. Our new building boasts a 5500 square foot showroom absolutely loaded with awesome bikes and accessories for every style of rider, and a large open concept service department with state of the art tools and much more room for our service techs to keep your bike in tip-top condition. We also took a little time during the height of the pandemic rush to reassess our core customer base, and made the hard decision to permanently close our East End location on Telephone Road. It was a hard choice, but we felt like we were spread a little to thin trying to operate both shops and that combining our staffs and purchasing from both of our old stores into our new larger store just made more sense for everyone. That decision has proven to have been the correct course, and our business and staff are stronger than ever and our customers are able to reap the benefits of having one central bike shop to frequent instead of having to drive across town to pick up the product that they were searching for. So here we are now, located at 1504 Yale street in the heart of the historic Houston Heights, ready to serve our community for years to come. We're proud of the business that we've built, and forever grateful to all of the amazing people here in Houston and to our stellar staff that have made this dream a reality. If you haven't been in yet please drop by one day to meet our people and check out the retail experience that we've created, and if you're already one of our customers then let us take this opportunity to say how thankful that we are for the opportunity to serve you and your family. We'll be here when you're ready, and as always, we're here to listen.
Fred and David Zapalac
Pit Viper is here to party.
So, where’s the party at? It’s anywhere. It’s a mindset. It’s an “everyone come along”, “let’s have a good time”, “we take care of each other” attitude that encourages you to fly your flag and share the stage with other people that fly theirs. We call these people Key Players.Big deal if you didn’t “make varsity,” so what if you weren’t “prom royalty,” who cares that you don’t “own a toothbrush”. Key Players come from all backgrounds to take life by the horns, bring home the bacon, throw you a curveball, put all their eggs in one basket, tickle your funny bone, ham it up, break the ice and the glass ceiling, and always lay out the welcome mat.
Whatever your definition of party, that is where Pit Viper aims to be.
Best Of Houston 2021: Best Bike Shop
We owe a huge Thank You to the Houston Press for naming us Houston's Best Bike Shop in 2021! We're always stoked when we hear good news, and when it's good news about us the stoke is supersized. Thanks HP, thanks for the heads up Kelli Kalinowski, and most importantly- thank you to all of our amazing friends and customers that have supported us and loved us all of these years. Without y'all none of this is possible, and we'll be forever grateful to the amazing community that holds us up. Houston, you're the best!
Wandering Star Adventure Emporium is Houston’s newest source for casual outdoor clothing and accessories, located in the Houston Heights at 1504 Yale right next to Blue Line Bike Lab. Come on by and see what we’ve been cooking up!
We now carry Batch kids bikes.
For kids, a bike means freedom and fun. And because, like it or not, a bike can sometimes see duties that take it a bit beyond its intended purpose, it needs to be simple and reliable. The Batch Kids Bike is grab-and-go for spontaneous adventures. It features a durable and light aluminum frame, easy-to-steer handlebars, and an adjustable seat. You want to keep your kid’s spirit for biking alive? Give them a bike that can keep up.
Kink Bikes is a BMX Bike company stemming from Rochester New York that has been known for years for not only making extremely well built bikes but for their style as well. Over the years Kink has also done a great job of making their bikes an amazing value as well. Doesn't matter if you are just looking to start in BMX or are already at a pro level Kink has a bike perfect for you.
Blue Line Gift Cards are now available.
Looking for the perfect gift for your avid cyclist? Blue Line Bike Lab Gift Cards are available in nearly any denomination, it's the perfect gift for your favorite cyclist.
Since 2014, the Jamis Renegade Series has been defining versatility in modern adventure bikes. The key is a finely tuned frame and fork design that maximizes handling and comfort whether you’re road riding with 28mm tires, adding a rack and fenders for commuting on 32’s or exploring the backcountry wilderness fully loaded up on 37mm rubber.
Ride Now Pay Later!
Financing now available! You asked for it and we listened, so here it is. If you’ve been waiting to get that new ride or new set of carbon wheels because you weren’t able to put all the cash together at one time, now you can rest easy with six months of 0% interest after you blow up the group ride on your smoking hot new bike. Come get some, it’s time you treated yourself to something nice.
Start with inspiration, add some innovation, throw in a little style and you’ve got yourself a Townie. Many have tried to duplicate the riding experience, but none have come close. Our patented Flat Foot Technology frame design comes from moving the crank forward and relaxing the seat angle, setting a new standard in comfort and control. People have a hard time describing it, but the smile on their face usually does a pretty good job.
“Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” — James E. Starrs, US book editor