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COVID-19 UPDATE (Phase 3):

WE ARE OPEN! Even though North Carolina has moved into "Phase 3" of re-opening, we are still keeping the doors shut and only doing curbside service. We do ask that you wear your mask when you come to shop for any and all reasons. Feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions before your visit.  

Click this link to check our inventory, order online, or book your bicycle service:

Current Inventory and Service Appointments


Check out our selection of Back Alley branded merchandise, where no design is too juvenile. 

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I want your skulls!

Living by the Bike

Back Alley Bikes is an independent, worker-owned bicycle shop in Carrboro, NC. Repairing broken bikes is our main gig, and we service all makes and models of bicycles.

We ride and sell bicycles from Kona, Giant, Ibis, Salsa, Surly, Fairdale, and Fit. We also stock a careful selection of parts and accessories that we actually use!

Since opening our doors in 2007 (in the back of a building at the end of an alley), we have worked tirelessly to salve the wounds of every broken bike and stoke the fires of every would be rider. We are fueled by coffee, community, and the heaviest of heavy jams.


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Schedule Your Bike Service

We are a full service shop and service all makes and models of bicycles. At this time we are not accepting walk-ins for service. Please schedule a time in advance to bring your bike to the shop. Please note: We do not service motorized vehicles; no e-bikes, no e-assist, no e-scooters, etc.


A Legitimate Business

We are located in a stand alone building in beautiful downtown Carrboro, North Carolina. If you have placed an order with us, we are doing curbside pick-up only at this time. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, our sales floor is closed to the public and will remain closed until we feel it is safe to allow the public back inside. We assure you we are open!