The Best Bike Shops in Marin

The stunning mountain roads that run through all of Marin County are oh-so tempting to any cycling enthusiast or first time rider eager to zip off into the woods. On the other side of things, some of us are simply looking for a way to get in some daily exercise and find a more environmentally friendly way of getting to work. Regardless of your needs, there is a bike for you. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Mike’s Bikes (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Bike Shop picks see below.

Our 2023 Shopping category sponsor is California Girl Jewelry.

We’ve broken it down by region: Southern, Central, and Northern Marin.

Southern | Central | Northern 

Southern Marin

Tam Bikes

Mill Valley

A go-to for veteran riders and newbies alike, Tam Bikes is here to help. This full service bike shop is guaranteed to match you with the perfect pair of wheels for your needs. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday–Wednesday, Friday–Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

357 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, 415.389.1900

Central Marin

Mike’s Bikes

San Rafael

The growing number of Mike’s Bikes stores in the Bay Area is a testament to the power of their mission statement — to help as many people as they can find a love of bikes. Their team of passionate cyclists can help you find any brand, helmet, or shoe you could possibly need. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

836 4th St, San Rafael, 415.454.3747

Solstice Bike Works

San Rafael

This local shop can be trusted with any bike repair and they’re always happy to help. Take your mountain bike here if you’ve got a flat tire or a chain jammed. Hours are Monday and Tuesday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

600 Manuel T Freitas Pkwy, San Rafael, 415.306.7952

SplitRock Tap and Wheel


SplitRock has bikes, apparel, and a love for mountain trails. Best of all, their cafe right next to the shop has delicious food and drink for those post-ride cravings. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Check website for cafe hours.

2020 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, 415.721.7644

Sunshine Bicycle Center


For all your bike rental needs, take a gander at what Sunshine Bicycle Center has on offer. For those with children, they also have a great selection of kids’ bikes. Hours are Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

737 Center Blvd, Fairfax, 415.459.3334

Village Peddler


Since 1973, Village Peddler has been providing Marin County with everything bike-related. Along with bikes, they provide a selection of accessories such as Troy Lee Design apparel and NiteRider lights. Hours are Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.

1111 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, 415.461.3091

Northern Marin

Bicycle Brustop


After a long and challenging ride, stop by Bicycle Brustop to get any needed repairs done while you kick back with a cold beer in their bar and lounge area. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m, – 7 p.m.

830 Grant Ave, Novato, 415.408.3363


California Girl Jewelry: 2023 Best of the County Shopping

Mother and daughter duo Mariel Baker and Denise Forbes source their own gemstones from all over the world. Specializing in one-of-a-kind pieces, CGJ has over 3,000 loose gemstone and hundreds of finished pieces in their showroom of varying colors and cuts.

What makes CGJ unique?
We hand select the best gemstones available in the world. Even with pavé diamonds, we use the highest quality colorless diamonds.
What inspired you to start California Girl Jewelry?
While working in NYC, Mariel discovered the world of rare colored gemstones. She befriended a jeweler in the Diamond District in New York, and designed her jewelry while adding rare colored gemstones to her collection.
Why Marin?
We operated a very small boutique in San Francisco for over five years and realized that most of our clients were from Marin, and since we both live here, it was a natural choice.