Hello Bicycle gets some press

Hello Bicycle has come a long way since they opened in Fall 2008. This is what their window looked like then. Photo by Jason Simpson.
Beacon Avenue bike shop Hello Bicycle has been very visible lately in both online and on-air media.

Last month, Seattle Pulp published “Hello Bicycle, goodbye bike snobs,” a profile of the shop and bicycle mechanic Sam Lettes:

“Somewhere in Seattle, one bicycle mechanic isn’t feeling smug. He’s not leering at shop patrons as they push their mangled machines through the shop door. He’s not belittling new customers who’ve never heard the word Shimano. And he’s happy to see penniless pre-teen BMXers hovering outside the shop door.”

Then yesterday, Hello Bicycle founder Miki Nishihata was interviewed on American Public Media’s Marketplace radio show, for a story about small businesses and technology by Steve Henn. You can read the interview or listen to it here.

Hello Bicycle is located at 3067 Beacon Ave. S.

3 thoughts on “Hello Bicycle gets some press”

  1. Whether it is fixing poor neighborhood kid’s bikes for free, handing out fortune cookies and vegan ice cream, hosting impromptu light-hearted virtual bike races, or selling solid new and used bikes, Hello Bicycle DELIVERS! They deserve all the good press.

  2. Yay for the recognition for Hello Bicycle.
    They ARE a great neighborhood shop and have really taken care of our bikes, and us (stopping in after a fall).

    I love the neighborhood spirit they generate (and the ice cream)

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