9827 Rhode Island Ave.
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.  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 Design was founded in the early 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.

In December 2018, Laurie and Ben moved the shop to its current location at 9827 Rhode Island Ave., in the Hollywood Shopping Center. The new space is the former space of MOM’s Organic Market. When MOM’s moved to the larger ex-REI space, Proteus moved in the ex-MOM’s space.

The new larger store allows us to bring in addition bike brands. For 2019, we stock Jamis, Kona, Specialized, Bianchi, and Salsa  bikes.

 

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