Taos Cyclery

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Store Hours


Mon: closed
Tues: 10am-6pm
Wed: 10am-6pm
Thurs: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: noon-5pm

 

Welcome to Taos Cyclery

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Taos Cyclery is a full service bike shop located in the heart of New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle. We offer a complete selection of road, mountain, BMX, cruisers, comfort, and children’s bikes by Giant, Raleigh, Diamondback, and Ellsworth.

We understand the needs of our local customers and our many visitors. So whether you are looking for a new bike, a local group ride, or camping and restaurant favorites we’ve got you covered.

Taos Cyclery is owned and operated by Doug Pickett. Since 1984 he has been a daily commuter, avid mountain and road cyclist, and experienced bike tourist. Doug started his bike career in 1991 making him an experienced mechanic and knowledgeable salesperson.

Repair Service

Rest assured your repairs will be done right the first time. If for any reason you are not satisfied we guarantee our work.

General Service

We provide all basic services, such as Tune Ups, Brake and Shift Adjustments, and Wheel Truing. Jobs requiring less than 15 minutes are usually done on the spot or within a short time frame. This includes Flat Repair, installation of most accessories, and most quick adjustments.

Custom Service

Need custom service? We can do wheel building, most fork and frame shock service, and disc brake repair. We have most parts in stock and offer a quick turn around. We can get overnight delivery on most special orders.

All service is performed to customer’s satisfaction. Our rates are reasonable and competitive. We offer quick turn around for tourists, commuters, and those bike dependent customers.

 
     
   
     
 

Winter and early spring riding is challenging in the Taos area, because of occasional to regular storm patterns. This is good, however, as it means a healthy, green, and opened forest areas come the warmer seasons. Riding can be done in low temperatures for those riders who are prepared. Multiple layers including a base, insulating, and a shell can provide enough coverage for a 90 minute ride, even on the coldest days. Most riders avoid climbs during these conditions as the descent can be mind numbing, no really, it can freeze your brain.

Road riding dominates this time of season. Town loops are a great way to get a ride in and see some little traveled areas around Taos. On better days, the ride to Questa and back is a favorite, with the Gorge Bridge to Carson out and back a close second. Cross rides are a great way to have fun and ride the dirt back roads in the area. Just make sure it's not too muddy, or ride early when the mud is still frozen. As winter turns to spring, the Hondo-Valdez-Seco Loop becomes the seasonal favorite, with excursions to US Hill on warmer days. Once ski season ends, it's game on, with rides to Taos Ski Valley, Sipapu and back, and Tres Piedras to the Brazos Overlook and back getting added to the list. Contact us for ideas concerning any road ride, anytime of year in and around the Taos area.

Mountain biking gets put on hold for most of this time of year. Rides along the Rio Grande Gorge are the first to dry after any precipitation. However, it takes several days for these trails to dry, and riding too early can cause real damage to the trail, as well as, your bicycle. Please don't go off road when it's muddy. Consider riding slick tires on the road or joining in on a cross ride. The West Rim Trail is our easiest mountain bike ride, following old jeep road along the gorge. The Rift Valley is a fun, intermediate single track that is accessed off of Highway 68 south of Taos, or at the end of Old Highway 570 that goes by the Taos Country Club. Horse Thief Trail near Arroyo Hondo is the most challenging of all the gorge rides, with steep but short climbs and descents. Riders looking for a longer ride, can put The Rift Valley and Horse Thief trails together, aka The Two Bridge Ride. There should be no alpine riding until late April or early May, and ideally no high elevation riding, like South Boundary Trail, until late May or early June. If this terrain is riding before that, we are probably looking at forest closures. Contact us for up to date trail conditions.

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RIDES

We offer almost weekly shop rides, alternating between mountain and road rides. Join our email list or contact us for details on the next shop ride.

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  Taos Cyclery  ::  575-758-5551
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