Bike-centric Decatur gets new bike shop nearly four years after last store closed – Decaturish

Decatur, Georgia — The town of Decatur is known to be a bike-friendly town, with amenities such as protected bike lanes along the roads.

But the town hasn’t had a bike shop since January 2018 when Decatur Bikes announced its closure. A store in greater Decatur, Bicycle South, closed in 2019.

Last month, a new bike store – Guild + Journeyman – opened at 115 Clairemont Avenue, in the space formerly occupied by the One Step at a Time Kids shoe store next to the Decatur Visitors Center.

Owner David Morris said the store will sell used bikes based on availability and new bikes by special order only.

“In August, the Morris family – residents since 2007 – launched Journeyman in downtown Decatur at 115 Clairemont Avenue,” Morris said in a press release. “An experiential retail concept, Journeyman came to fruition with the support of the Decatur Downtown Development Authority’s Retail Incubator Program, which offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to bring their ideas to life in physical spaces for August 2021.”

The store will provide bicycle repair, construction and customization services. It will also serve as a “creative space for local artisans to collaborate and sell ‘bike-adjacent’ items, such as bags, baskets and more.”

Sellers will rotate, so buyers will periodically see new offers. Journeyman offers outdoor cycling lessons and meet-and-greet opportunities for cyclists of all skill levels. Classes will explore the trails and neighborhoods of Atlanta.

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