Owner Jon Hughes’ DNA strands practically wrap around a gear sprocket. His grandfather Mike Walden not only opened Detroit’s Continental Bike Shop in 1939 but was also inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame as a coach. Hughes’ parents operated the shop as it moved to Hazel Park and later opened a Rochester-based cycling company. Which means that when you visit this Ferndale store, repair center and cyclists community center, you’re in the wheelhouse of someone who can’t help but understand your passion. Tuned into the recent craze for simple-yet-stylish retro single speeds and fixies, the shop offers a great supply of affordable options. Plus, Hughes encourages folks to bike by offering group rides, as well as leading a contingent to Detroit’s monthly Critical Mass rides.