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We Love Beginners!
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Cycling!
Over the past twenty years or so, bicycles and cycling have improved as much as personal computing. To list just a few of the significant innovations, new gossamer frame materials allow much lighter and easier-to-pedal bikes; shifting systems have become user-friendly with intuitive controls and silky-smooth operation; many two-wheelers now sport amazing brakes that utilize automotive technology for awesome control and power; modern seats pamper you with space-age cushioning materials and anatomic designs; and many of today’s bicycles boast sophisticated suspension systems that tame tough trails and potholed pavement for an ultra-comfortable ride.
While we think of these developments as great enhancements to our favorite activity, we also realize that for someone just getting into cycling, all this technology can be overwhelming. Likewise, if it’s been some time since you rode a bike, or if you’re getting into biking from a simpler sport, such as running, you may feel a bit intimidated the first time you visit our store and see all the equipment we have to offer.
Don’t be. We’re here to help and there’s nothing we enjoy more than introducing you to our store and the innovations and improvements in bicycles. Keep in mind that we were all beginners at one time, too, and we remember what it’s like to get started. We can help you get the right equipment and ensure you enjoy it fully. We can show you how to avoid the common mistakes we made as beginners. And, we'll clue you in on the best places to ride, too.
We have a friendly staff that's delighted to answer any questions you have. In our store, there’s truly no such thing as a “stupid question.” So, come on into the store, email us or give us a call and we’ll do our best to help. What’s more, we’ve loaded this website with information about us, our products and cycling so that you may access what you need even when our store is closed.
Thanks a lot for choosing us. We look forward to helping you with all your cycling needs!
For health and pleasure, bicycling can't be beat!
Founded in 1962, By Dud Thames, Flying Fish Bikes strives to be a resource for all of our cycling community needs. The original store is located at 2409 South MacDill Avenue. Approximatley 5 blocks north of Bay To Bay Blvd. In the Palma Ceia District of South Tampa. Our second and newsest location is Located at 13038 Race Track Road in the Winn-Dixie shopping center on the corner of Race Track Rd. and Country Way Blvd in the Westchase area of North Tampa. We excell in the sales of, and comprehensive repair and fitting of bicycles. Under new ownership since 2007, we have been recognized as one of the nations top 100 Bicycle retailers, and have been voted, "Best of The Bay," by Creative loafing and the Tampa Tribune for the consecutive years of 2008 to 2013. Come see us!