About Bike Garage
Bike Garage is a locally owned and operated bicycle specialty shop serving Pacific Beach and the surrounding areas of San Diego, California. Our goal is to provide a friendly, welcoming and expert resource for everyone in the cycling community, from novice riders and commuters to life-long enthusiasts. We pride ourselves on being the best choice and most accessible source for all your cycling needs, whether you’re looking for your new dream bike or for repairs, upgrades, maintenance or a complete rebuild for a bike you already own, or just an afternoon rental to cruise along the beach or check out some trails.
What makes Bike Garage unique in the community is that we provide things you won’t find at other shops. These things include our pick-up and drop-off services for bike repairs and maintenance, restoration of used bicycles to reduce waste and promote a sustainable community, short to longer-term rentals and hosting events and rides to help bring together the local cycling community and create lasting relationships.
Riding a bicycle is one of the best ways to get around, explore your world, enjoy nature and stay in shape while having fun. At Bike Garage, we want to do everything we can to make sure you’re thrilled about your next ride!
History of Bike Garage
Bike Garage was founded by Ismael Böhme in 2014, in a small 12 x 8 garage located in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA. Operating from this small location and helping out locals with their bikes, he quickly built a reputation for delivering friendly and knowledgeable service.
The next step was starting a mobile bicycle repair service. To make bicycle maintenance even more convenient for customers, Bike Garage started offering free pick up, delivery, and on-site bike repairs.
In February of 2017, Ismael expanded Bike Garage into a brick and mortar bicycle shop in Pacific Beach, offering bicycle sales, rentals, and a full service department for mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrids, cruisers, and bicycles of all shapes and sizes!
Meet the Owner
Bike Garage is owned by Ismael Bohme, a local resident of Pacific Beach. The inspiration for his business came during the daily commute to work in the busy neighborhood of PB. After weeks of riding to work every day and seeing all the ways other cyclists have modified their bikes, the creative opportunities started to appear. How can I modify my bike to make my commute even better? What sort of cool colors and accessories can I use to make my bike truly special? Little by little, the vision became clear. Working on bikes could be as much fun as riding one – creating, innovating, and upgrading one-of-a-kind bikes that are as unique as their owners!
“What is most exciting about working in this business is sharing my passion for bicycles and doing my best to find what is right for each person, and helping our customers to feel more thrilled than ever to get on their bikes and ride!”
The Bike Garage team is UBI Certified!
For over thirty five years, more bicycle professionals and enthusiasts have selected United Bicycle Institute over any other mechanics school. That’s because UBI’s knowledgeable, friendly and dedicated faculty and its state-of-the-art facilities ensure an unsurpassed educational experience for every student. United Bicycle Institute offers their curriculum at two different campuses: the headquarters in Ashland, Oregon and the classroom facility in Portland, Oregon. United Bicycle Institute is the industry’s leading technical school offering courses in repair, frame building, and mechanic certification for beginner to advanced technicians. United Bicycle Institute is independently owned and operated.
Bike Garage is a Local Gold Sponsor of the SDMBA!
San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to protecting and promoting mountain bike access in San Diego County. The association was formed in 1994 by a small and passionate group of mountain bikers. In 2013 SDMBA became a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). The organization continues to grow with over 1100 members and an active base of volunteers.
Bike Garage is a partner with BicycleBlueBook.com
BicycleBlueBook.com Trade-In Partners are trusted local bike shops who’ve partnered with them and share a similar vision; offering a simple solution for cycling enthusiasts to trade-in an old bike for credit towards a new one.
Click here to determine the value of your bike and then give us a call!