Welcome to Taos Cyclery
Come see us at our new location. Click here for map and address.
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.
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.
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.
Rest assured your repairs will be done right the first time. If
for any reason you are not satisfied we guarantee our work.
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.
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
All service is performed to customer’s satisfaction.
Our rates are reasonable and competitive. We offer quick turn around
commuters, and those bike dependent customers.
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
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.
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
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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We offer almost
weekly shop rides, alternating between mountain and road rides.
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