163 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-439-1892; downtownferndalebikeshop.com
This store is super well-known, respected, and beloved for good reason. Owner Jon Hughes' grandfather is a member of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame for his coaching, and for opening the Continental bicycle store in Detroit back in 1939. Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop feels like a community center in the best sense; they have regular group rides and are a font of information for anything happening locally that's bicycle-related. The store is well stocked affordable, the staff is knowledgeable, and it won't break your bank!