proteus. bikes for the people.

We are a full-service bike shop with a large inventory of new bikes in all sizes, accessories and clothes, a busy bike fit clinic, and an extensive repair and maintenance shop.  But we try to be more than that. The most important thing to us is that you get on a bike and ride to your heart’s content. We want to make sure you get on the best bike for you, be sure it fits you perfectly, and help you get out and ride in our community.

Thursday nights we’re open late. Come over for food, drinks, and conversation!  We have a comfortable space, a cozy fire, and a charming staff. Most of all, we have really cool customers. Come in and meet them: recreational cyclists, roadies, commuters,  mountain bikers, cyclocross racers, fixed-gear fans and everyone in between.

 

proteus NEWS

TESTIMONIALS

Bobby A.

"Just the most knowledgeable, nicest, most down-to-earth bike shop on the planet. I've never failed to get solid advice, politely delivered, in every interaction here. This is a local business worth supporting! Amazon can't make sure the bike fits you like Laurie can."

Sarah F.

"This is an incredibly friendly and nice shop. I think everyone there wants people to be happy biking at every level, and everyone is super approachable. They always carry nice things too and host social events and rides that I enjoy going on!" 

Sean D.

"What a breath of fresh air, this shop is truly a community. Proteus is not like the snobby bike shops where everyone is too cool. I walked in with my bike and baby and within ten minutes my bicycle was inspected and my baby was eating a cookie. After inspecting my bike they even placed it back in my van so I didn't have to juggle it and my baby. The staff is friendly, the service is great, this is a small business worth supporting. I look forward to participating in my first Thursday night potluck."

Jimmy M.

"I always have a positive experience at Proteus Bikes. I have purchased bikes, accessories, apparel, and repairs and maintenance. They provide the optimal customer service experience in a family oriented and community based atmosphere."

David D.

"I have kids that are hard core mountain bikers. Laura that service manager was great to work with. Was able to do the front fork work and had a great eye on other safety issues that I asked her about. The staff is great and so is the bike shop I will be using from now on."

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It can’t be repeated often enough:  The most important characteristic of your bike is that you love riding it!  And the most important thing about loving your bike is how well suits your riding needs and how comfortably it fits your body.

 

RECENT FACEBOOK EVENTS

Pot Luck Supper

Pot Luck Supper

Feb 22, 7:00pm - Feb 22, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for our weekly Pot Luck Supper this Thursday from 7-9 pm. The shop is open late for all your bicycle needs. We will provide a main - You bring yourself, a friend, a side, dessert or a beverage. Feel free to post here if you plan to bring something!

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Feb 23, 7:45am - Feb 23, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

2 interested
Saturday Social Ride

Saturday Social Ride

Feb 24, 10:00am - Feb 24, 12:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

This week we'll be heading down to Zeke's Coffee of DC. You'll get a taste of riding on DC roads for a few miles. There are some hills. Pretty easy ride, you should be comfortable in light traffic, no drop, delicious coffee! About 18 miles RT. Bring lock, cash/cc. Helmets required. Forecast is for more rain so we'll be watching the weather - will post here if canceled.

1 interested
Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Feb 25, 9:00am - Feb 25, 11:00am

The Gardens Ice House
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD  20707 Map

Join us for Sunday morning mountain biking at Fairland Regional Park led by Laura. Expect intermediate terrain, pace varies by who's in the group. Mountain bike recommended (no hybrids or road bikes please). Helmet required. Riders are required to sign a waiver.
More on the trail from www.more-mtb.org/venue/fairland-regional-park/
We park and meet behind the Gardens Ice House in the far back corner at the trail head. The above link directs you to park on Greencastle Rd. but don't park there!
Check back for updates - ride will be canceled for bad weather or altered (think social road ride) if it's too muddy
*photo by Ricky DeLeyos

Pot Luck Supper

Pot Luck Supper

Mar 1, 7:00pm - Mar 1, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for our weekly Pot Luck Supper this Thursday from 7-9 pm. The shop is open late for all your bicycle needs. We will provide a main - You bring yourself, a friend, a side, dessert or a beverage. Feel free to post here if you plan to bring something!

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Mar 2, 7:45am - Mar 2, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

Tour de Brew! Rescheduled!

Tour de Brew! Rescheduled!

Mar 3, 11:30am - Mar 3, 3:30pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

We're going to check out local breweries by bike! What could be more social? We're working on a new route, so stay tuned. We'll try to hit 3-4 breweries.. Bring ID, lock, cash/cc, ID. The route will be similar to this one (we'll post an updated route soon): ridewithgps.com/routes/26680483)

35 interested  ·  5 going
Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Mar 4, 9:00am - Mar 4, 11:00am

The Gardens Ice House
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD  20707 Map

Join us for Sunday morning mountain biking at Fairland Regional Park led by Laura. Expect intermediate terrain, pace varies by who's in the group. Mountain bike recommended (no hybrids or road bikes please). Helmet required. Riders are required to sign a waiver.
More on the trail from www.more-mtb.org/venue/fairland-regional-park/
We park and meet behind the Gardens Ice House in the far back corner at the trail head. The above link directs you to park on Greencastle Rd. but don't park there!
Check back for updates - ride will be canceled for bad weather or altered (think social road ride) if it's too muddy
*photo by Ricky DeLeyos

Get to Know Your Bike Clinic

Get to Know Your Bike Clinic

Mar 6, 7:30pm - Mar 6, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for a FREE 1 hour clinic to get to know your bike. Learn the parts of the bike, the ABC check (Air, Brakes, Chain), and basic maintenance. We'll use a shop bike for demonstration so you do not need to bring your bike. Do bring your questions!
Class size is limited. Please register at the ticket link below

3 interested  ·  1 going
Pot Luck Supper

Pot Luck Supper

Mar 8, 7:00pm - Mar 8, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for our weekly Pot Luck Supper this Thursday from 7-9 pm. The shop is open late for all your bicycle needs. We will provide a main - You bring yourself, a friend, a side, dessert or a beverage. Feel free to post here if you plan to bring something!

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Mar 9, 7:45am - Mar 9, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

3 interested
Saturday Social Ride

Saturday Social Ride

Mar 10, 10:00am - Mar 10, 12:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

This week we'll be heading down to Shortcake Bakery in Hyattsville via the College Park Trolley Trail. Mostly trail with a few on road sections. Pretty easy ride, you should be comfortable in light traffic, no drop, delicious pastries! About 10 miles RT. Bring lock, cash/cc. Helmets required.

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Mar 11, 9:00am - Mar 11, 11:00am

The Gardens Ice House
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD  20707 Map

Join us for Sunday morning mountain biking at Fairland Regional Park led by Laura. Expect intermediate terrain, pace varies by who's in the group. Mountain bike recommended (no hybrids or road bikes please). Helmet required. Riders are required to sign a waiver.
More on the trail from www.more-mtb.org/venue/fairland-regional-park/
We park and meet behind the Gardens Ice House in the far back corner at the trail head. The above link directs you to park on Greencastle Rd. but don't park there!
Check back for updates - ride will be canceled for bad weather or altered (think social road ride) if it's too muddy
*photo by Ricky DeLeyos

Park Tool School - New Dates!

Park Tool School - New Dates!

Mar 11, 6:00pm - Apr 22, 8:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Up your home maintenance game!

Join us at Proteus Bicycles for Park Tool School-- a bicycle repair and maintenance course designed specifically for the home mechanic. We will provide hands-on instruction for brake and shifting adjustments, wheel repair, bearing adjustments, plus other topics and pro-tips that will keep your bike running smoothly. The 7 week course will meet on Sunday nights from 6PM to 8PM beginning on March 11th. Laura, our service manager, will be teaching the course, so register early (space is limited) and get ready to get your hands dirty! (Don't worry, gloves are provided.)

The cost of the course is $350.00 and includes a copy of the Park Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and Maintenance, as well as 10% off all tools purchased during the course. Email Laura at laura@proteusbicycles.com with any questions!
Sign up at live.vcita.com/site/proteusbicycles/online-scheduling?service=0k8xx6dvwe5y7zcy

Don't like groups? Email Laura to discuss private lessons

4 interested
Fix a flat clinic

Fix a flat clinic

Mar 13, 7:30pm - Mar 13, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Learn how to fix that inevitable flat at this FREE clinic. Bring a wheel from your bike and any flat fix supplies you have. We’ll have supplies available for purchase, too.
Please register on the ticket link below. Class size is limited!

2 interested
Pot Luck Supper

Pot Luck Supper

Mar 15, 7:00pm - Mar 15, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for our weekly Pot Luck Supper this Thursday from 7-9 pm. The shop is open late for all your bicycle needs. We will provide a main - You bring yourself, a friend, a side, dessert or a beverage. Feel free to post here if you plan to bring something!

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Mar 16, 7:45am - Mar 16, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

Saturday Social Ride - Donuts!

Saturday Social Ride - Donuts!

Mar 17, 10:00am - Mar 17, 3:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Do you like to eat doughnuts? Do you like to ride your bike! Then you should go on our "doughneurring ride"! Led by the Doughnut Queen herself, Kate Meyer Olson. You only need to love doughnuts (or donuts), have a bike, and a helmet (some money and a lock are a good idea too, and maybe some insulin). Map TBA. Get ready for the most epic Saturday Social ride EVAR!

41 interested  ·  6 going
Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Mar 18, 9:00am - Mar 18, 11:00am

The Gardens Ice House
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD  20707 Map

Join us for Sunday morning mountain biking at Fairland Regional Park led by Laura. Expect intermediate terrain, pace varies by who's in the group. Mountain bike recommended (no hybrids or road bikes please). Helmet required. Riders are required to sign a waiver.
More on the trail from www.more-mtb.org/venue/fairland-regional-park/
We park and meet behind the Gardens Ice House in the far back corner at the trail head. The above link directs you to park on Greencastle Rd. but don't park there!
Check back for updates - ride will be canceled for bad weather or altered (think social road ride) if it's too muddy
*photo by Ricky DeLeyos

Pot Luck Supper

Pot Luck Supper

Mar 22, 7:00pm - Mar 22, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for our weekly Pot Luck Supper this Thursday from 7-9 pm. The shop is open late for all your bicycle needs. We will provide a main - You bring yourself, a friend, a side, dessert or a beverage. Feel free to post here if you plan to bring something!

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Mar 23, 7:45am - Mar 23, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Sunday Mountain Bike Ride

Mar 25, 9:00am - Mar 25, 11:00am

The Gardens Ice House
13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD  20707 Map

Join us for Sunday morning mountain biking at Fairland Regional Park led by Laura. Expect intermediate terrain, pace varies by who's in the group. Mountain bike recommended (no hybrids or road bikes please). Helmet required. Riders are required to sign a waiver.
More on the trail from www.more-mtb.org/venue/fairland-regional-park/
We park and meet behind the Gardens Ice House in the far back corner at the trail head. The above link directs you to park on Greencastle Rd. but don't park there!
Check back for updates - ride will be canceled for bad weather or altered (think social road ride) if it's too muddy
*photo by Ricky DeLeyos

Pot Luck Supper

Pot Luck Supper

Mar 29, 7:00pm - Mar 29, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for our weekly Pot Luck Supper this Thursday from 7-9 pm. The shop is open late for all your bicycle needs. We will provide a main - You bring yourself, a friend, a side, dessert or a beverage. Feel free to post here if you plan to bring something!

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

College Park Friday Morning Coffee Club (CPFMCC)

Mar 30, 7:45am - Mar 30, 9:00am

The Board and Brew
8150 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us every Friday Morning for breakfast/coffee meet up with bike-minded folks. This week we're planning to go to The Board and Brew* where they serve up delicious food and coffee. There's plenty of bike (and car) parking in the Varsity building. Time/weather permitting we may take a ride after breakfast.
Want to try a new place for breakfast? Post here with ideas!
*alternate venue if B&B is closed is always The Bagel Place in College Park

Get to Know Your Bike Clinic

Get to Know Your Bike Clinic

Apr 3, 7:30pm - Apr 3, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Join us for a FREE 1 hour clinic to get to know your bike. Learn the parts of the bike, the ABC check (Air, Brakes, Chain), and basic maintenance. We'll use a shop bike for demonstration so you do not need to bring your bike. Do bring your questions!
Class size is limited. Please register at the ticket link below

12 interested
Fix a flat clinic

Fix a flat clinic

Apr 10, 7:30pm - Apr 10, 9:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Learn how to fix that inevitable flat at this FREE clinic. Bring a wheel from your bike and any flat fix supplies you have. We’ll have supplies available for purchase, too.
Please register on the ticket link below. Class size is limited!

2 interested
Saturday Social Ride - Nats Game!

Saturday Social Ride - Nats Game!

Jun 9, 10:00am - Jun 9, 5:00pm

Proteus Bicycles
9217 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD  20740 Map

Let's go to the ball game! We'll meet at Proteus at 10 and head down the ART to the stadium. OR you can meet us along the way or at the game. Bike valet on site! Game starts at 12:05 vs. San Francisco Giants. Bring a lock/cash/cc. There may be a beer stop on the way home... Helmets are mandatory. Bring a metro farecard in case you want to metro home.
If we get 13 or more folks committed to going, we can get group tickets. Post here if you want to go!

26 interested  ·  3 going
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