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About Us

Your Local Bike Shop

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, Transition, 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. Visit us today or support us by shopping online HERE.

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A Living Wage

The living wage movement is based on the premise that wages should keep workers and their families above a minimum standard of living. The federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has not changed since 2009, leaving many workers struggling to make ends meet. With salaries at or even a few dollars above minimum wage, each day workers in America and here at home in Orange County, NC are forced to make difficult choices such as buying food or paying rent, filling a prescription or the gas tank. If these workers earned a living wage, rather than the legal minimum of $7.25 per hour, many would be lifted out of poverty. We are a living wage business.

Back Ally Bikes Crew Outside of Bike Shop

Browse Our Bike Selection

Find your dream bike today and visit us for a test ride. We'll ensure that you're on the right bike to meet your needs and the right frame size for a comfortable, safe cycling experience.