Today, Brussels is a city looking to actively promote the use of bicycles. More and more people are beginning to understand that travelling by bike in the capital holds many advantages. While issues concerning parking spots, traffic jams and delays become a thing of the past, cycling also yields many benefits for our overall health. This is despite there being efforts that still need to be made around cyclists’ safety and comfort. In support for those who love riding their bikes, we have compiled a list of unmissable cycling hotspots in our capital. No more excuses, get on your bike!
(c) Boris Debusscher
Morning Cycles, 2 Rue Le Titien, 1000 Brussels
Having opened in the city's lively European quarter in 2018, Morning Cycles offers, alongside the usual bike repair and retail services, its own vision of the cycling universe. Their bike offering is geared towards accommodating the specific needs of each individual rider, ascertained through prior consultation. What's more, Morning Cycles has brands you won't find anywhere else, chosen for their simplicity, quality and durability. It’s a definite must!
(c) Benjamin Brolet
Velofixer, 157 Boulevard Anspach, 1000 Brussels
Looking for a bike shop with a large floor space, boasting a beautiful selection of bikes and accessories in all shapes and sizes, with a special focus on quality and service, right in the heart of Brussels? Then this is the place for you!
From folding to electric bikes and from cargo to racing bikes with sleek, urban styles, there's no shortage of options at Velofixer! You won’t regret visiting, that’s for sure.
Bike Points - Cyclo: Brussels-Midi station, Brussels-North station, Brussels-Central station, Brussels-Luxembourg station, Bourse, Het Atelier Participatif, Atelier Bockstael
Are you looking for a workshop that can help you with any bike repairs or servicing you may require? If so, don’t hesitate to call on one of the seven bike workshops dotted around Brussels. Spread across multiple strategic locations, with four out of seven situated inside railway stations, these repair shops offer quick service, sometimes even allowing you the opportunity to take part in the repair process under their professional guidance!
With a fun atmosphere and competitive prices, these workshops are run by CyCLO, a non-profit organisation aiming to promote the use of bicycles throughout Brussels.
Magic Vélos, 6 Square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels
Are you looking for a no-nonsense bike shop offering plenty of advice, along with quality, serviced, second-hand bikes? Then this is the place for you!
Located on the edge of the city centre, this bike shop puts the needs of the customer first, without pressuring them into spending all of their money!
This is a cycling aficionados favourite and it has a bit of everything: Dutch-style city bikes, electric bikes, folding bikes, children's bikes and a selection of second-hand bikes to view in person.
Bike Avenue , 162 Rue de Laeken, 1000 Brussels
Bike Avenue already had a shop at Ma Campagne in Saint Gilles and has recently opened a new one on place de l'Yser in the city centre. Here you'll find all types of bikes and a wide range of brands! The shop window looks very promising and invites you in to explore further! A must!
Velodroom, 41 Rue Van Artevelde, 1000 Brussels
Opened in 1998, this an essential stop for Brussels cyclists. The original intention was to establish the bicycle's place on Brussels' roads. In just over 20 years, minds have been shifting in this positive direction...
At Velodroom, they believe that cycling is the most convenient way to get from one place to another. As a result, the shop primarily stocks city bikes, with a high-quality range that also includes cargo bikes, which have grown in popularity in Brussels in recent years, whether used for transporting children or cargo. The shop also offers a wide range of cycling equipment, including clothing, accessories, bike bags and child seats.
Cycloperativa, 124 Rue Van Artevelde, 1000 Brussels
No bikes are sold here. Cycloperativa is a bike workshop located in the Anneessens district, between Bourse and Brussels-Midi station. They are a non-profit organisation run by bike specialists that teach people how to repair their own bikes. The concept is as follows: you bring your bike to the workshop, which opens one evening a week, every Monday from 18:00 to 21:00. There, along with advice, you are given access to a fully equipped bike repair space, free tools and, if required, new or second-hand parts (inner tubes, cables, etc.) at a more than affordable price.
More importantly, be sure to soak up the nice atmosphere, perhaps even with a beer! In short, the aim is to have a good time and to come away with a fully repaired bike for a ridiculously low price! If you enjoy getting your hands dirty, this is the place!
Coureur Brussels, 82 Rue des Chartreux, 1000 Brussels
This shop was recently opened by two bike fanatics. The shop’s location, down a small street in the city centre, is in itself already quite endearing... The usual bike sales and repair services are of high quality and delivered with a personal approach.
What makes this shop stand out is that it offers services that are somewhat out of the ordinary, including exercise testing, coaching and online sales.
If you want to rediscover your passion for cycling, this is the place to do so!
(c) Astrid Heggerick
Au Guidon Vert, 354 Chaussée de Wavre, 1040 Etterbeek
This shop, located down a pedestrianised street just off place Jourdan, specialises in the sale and servicing of cargo bikes - mostly electric - for the needs of both families and business. Most major brands are on offer. For an optimised service, visits to the shop are made by appointment only.
If you have decided to get rid of your car in favour of a cargo bike, this is definitely the place to visit!
Vélo Pipette, 47 Rue de l'Hospice Communal, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort
Si vous cherchez une adresse cycliste dans le sud de Bruxelles, aux portes de la forêt de Soignes, Vélo Pipette pourra certainement vous satisfaire ! Dans ce magasin, on trouve de tout: des vélos neufs classiques — vélo de ville, vtc, vtt, vélo pliant, vélo pour enfants, etc. — et électriques, des vélos d’occasion aussi. Le magasin s’occupe également de la réparation et de l’entretien des vélos de toutes les marques et, petit plus, il vous procure gratuitement un vélo de remplacement pendant la durée de l’indisponibilité de votre vélo !
Véloshop Mydo, 6 Avenue Jean Volders,1060 Saint-Gilles
Only a stone’s throw from the lively Parvis de Saint-Gilles, you’ll find Véloshop Mydo, a place where they truly take the time to explain things to you, which is not always a given! This shop takes great pride in promoting certain Belgian bike brands, such as De Scheemaeker and Minerva, which is ideal if you want to support local manufacturing!
Please note that the shop is only open on weekday afternoons and all day on Saturdays.
Bike your city, 789 Chaussée de Waterloo, 1180 Uccle
Bike your city is a bike shop that offers all the usual sales, repair and maintenance services. However, the shop’s general approach and overall ethos go much further. Their aim is to make cycling a habit for as many people as possible, making riding through the city a much more pleasant daily experience, producing less CO2, less noise, less stress and more muscle! Their philosophy also encompasses certain ecological aspirations. The shop is decorated with wood and other recycled materials, and uses a sustainable wood stove to heat the building, etc.
In short, it’s a very aesthetic and world-conscious take on the humble bike shop.
La Maison du Vélo, 235 Avenue Milcamps, 1030 Schaerbeek
La Maison du Vélo is Brussels’s go-to specialist for bicycle tourism and folding bicycles. That being said, the shop offers a wide range of bicycles suitable for both kids and adults, for the city and for adventure! The selection puts the emphasis on ‘quality and durable products, easy to repair and maintain and for which you will always find spare parts in the years to come’.
Please note that the company has two shops, the second of which is called ‘Vélophil’, located in Etterbeek.