Village Bicycles is owned and operated by Walter Gardner. Walt and his staff have been helping folks put wheels to the road since 2009. Anytime you stop in, you’re likely to see Connie out front sharing her equipment expertise and John in the shop giving some TLC to the bikes coming in for repair. Walt started racing bikes in 1974 and fell into a summer job with Conte’s a few short years later. He found his passion for bikes and racing and never looked back. Village Bicycles was originally owned by Joe Fox in the early 70’s. In 1975, Mr. Conte leased the building and moved in as Conte’s Bike Shop. Walt purchased the shop as a Conte’s franchise in 2006, and just three years later, in 2009 Village Bicycles was reborn.
There’s something wonderful about riding together; drafting, pulling, the cool breeze in your face, padded butts as far as you can see. Join us on a group ride and experience this magic for yourself!
* All rides depart from Village Bicycles and are weather contingent.
* Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
* Questions about the rides? Please call us at 757-595-1333
Regular Group Ride
Departs at 5:30 pm | 25 miles (Spring-Fall); 20 miles (Winter)
Average pace 18 rolling and no one left behind
* WOMEN’S ONLY Ride is last Wednesday/Month
Departs at 5:40 pm | 25 miles (Spring-Fall); 20 miles (Winter)
All paces and no one left behind
Departs at 8am | 25 miles | Average pace 15+ mph
Departs at 9am | 25 miles | Average pace 20+ mph
Departs at 9am | 50 miles | Average pace 20+ mph
Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned pro, Village offers a wide range of bikes, gear, and accessories to help get you out on the road or the trail. We sell bikes by Specialized, Giant, Felt, 3G, Electra, Sun, and Biria. Check out their sites below then come in and see us; we’ll make sure we find the best bike to fit you and your budget!
The friendly staff at Village Bicycles are passionate about making your bike ride well. Our mechanics have over 90 years of combined mechanical experience. We offer a full range of maintenance and repair services from fixing a flat tire, to packing a bike, to a comprehensive tune-up. We start with a free, no obligation estimate for the work that is needed. One of our mechanics will discuss your bicycle with you, answer any questions, and carefully explain what we recommend, always respecting your choice and your budget.