9217 Baltimore Blvd.
College Park, MD 20740
301.441.2928

OUR STORY

Proteus Bicycles has been a College Park landmark for nearly 45 years.  From January 2003 through July 2012, the shop was owned and managed by Jill DiMauro.  As many of you know, Jill moved to New York state in August of 2012, and she sold the shop to long-time customer Laurie Lemieux, and long-time employee Ben Bassett.  Laurie and Ben  keep the shop’s friendly spirit and excellent selection and service going!

Proteus moved to its current location — a former upholstery and (possibly) auto repair shop — on Route 1 at Erie Street in College Park in the 1970s. In the early days, the shop built custom bikes and bicycle frames, including special orders for racers. Jill purchased the shop in 2003, bringing an enormous passion for everyday bicycling and long-distance riders. Jill specialized in bike fitting, the art and science of helping riders achieve the most comfortable and efficient riding position. A former community planner, she also made Proteus a second home and friendly hangout for many bike enthusiasts from all over the region.

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