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Our job is to serve the cycling community. Our mission is to help people realize the independence and joy of riding a bike.

Mellow Johnny's was the brainchild of former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong and conceived as a cyclists' gathering spot. We opened in 2008 in the heart of downtown Austin’s historic warehouse district at 400 Nueces Street.

From our first day, our goal has been to serve as a riders' destination and a place of social gathering. The shop’s urban setting, near the epicenter of Austin’s burgeoning bicycle lane network, adjacent to the Shoal Creek trail and near Butler Trail along Lady Bird Lake, is based on our commitment to and belief in cycling as viable transportation, as well as riding for fun and fitness.

Riders aside, the shop is also a social hub for downtown residents and those that work in the neighborhood thanks to our in-house coffee shop, Juan Pelota. Serving coffee drinks, smoothies, snacks, and beer and wine, including our own Mellow Johnny American Lager done in collaboration with Hi Sign Brewing, Juan Pelota’s patio and indoor space is welcoming to all—cyclists as well as those just looking for a friendly neighborhood café.

Because we want to see more cyclists in Austin we also support local cycling groups and initiatives that grow ridership locally. Be it Bike Austin’s push for new cycling infrastructure, sponsoring Austin’s oldest cycling club Violet Crown, or partnering with ATX Sirens, a local women’s race team, working with like-minded groups that spread the joy of cycling is part of who we are.

We want to be your bike shop. With gear for every type of rider, from kids just getting started to experienced cyclists of all stripes, our entire inventory has been curated with one goal in mind: to make you love riding your bike. Coupled with that is our award-winning service department committed to keeping you rolling—with most repair work being done in 24 hours—be it for your daily commuter, a child’s first bike, or your race bike. From bicycle purchase to next bike adventure, we’re here to make sure you have what you need to make the most of it.

Our second location in Fort Worth, Texas, opened in October 2015. When the good people from CASSCO introduced us to the Trailhead at Clearfork, we knew it was going to be a truly unique Fort Worth experience. Much like our World Headquarters in Austin, our Trailhead location is a destination for the greater cycling community. The Fort Worth store is just feet from the Trinity River and surrounding trail network, and serves as that area’s cycling community hub.

Why Buy Your Next Bike From Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop


Satisfaction. Guaranteed.

Our satisfaction guarantee to everyone that purchases a bike at Mellow Johnny's is this: if it's not right, in any way, bring it back within 90 days. Don't like the color? Thought you were a roadie but want trails instead? Realize a cruiser is more your style? We want you to love your bike. That's why you can call a do-over if you get home and you and the new bike don't quite hit it off.

Peace of mind with our low price guarantee.

We guarantee the best price on all of our bikes. If you find your bike on sale elsewhere we'll meet or beat that advertised lower price.

Fast, Pro Service

Keep your new bike new with free brake and derailleur adjustments for life.

When you buy a bike from us derailleur and brake adjustments are free for life for the original owner. How's that for service?

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More riding, less waiting with our 24-hour repair service.

We know the frustration of waiting for repair work to be completed. So we strive to have most repairs done within 24 hours.


Get your dream bike with 0% interest for up to twelve months.

Ride now, pay later. Take advantage of Trek financing and you can ride your dream bike today.

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Fewer growing pains. Get 50% trade in credit for your outgrown kid's bike!

It's bittersweet to watch your little one grow out of a perfectly good bike. So when you buy a kid's bike at Mellow Johnny's you get the peace of mind knowing that you'll get 50% of your purchase price towards your child's next bike. As long as you trade up within two years of the original purchase to a bike that's a 24" wheeled bike or smaller, you're set.

Trade up credit must be used towards a new bike of equal or greater value. The trade up program cannot be combined with other offers or promotions, is valid for the original purchaser only, and unfortunately there are no credits given for any sweet custom modifications or accessories. Bikes must be in riding condition. Any repairs required will be deducted from the credit amount.