No bike store is better positioned than the Piedmont Park– and Atlanta BeltLine–adjacent Intown Bicycles. In business since 1982, the shop doesn’t have the city’s largest selection of cruisers, but for us, that only makes it less intimidating. The brands they do carry—Electra, Jamis, Raleigh—are both attractive and practical, and owner Mike Goodman responds with generous answers to every question. The best part: After purchasing, you can take an immediate-gratification spin around the park. 1035 Monroe Drive, intownbicycles.com
This article originally appeared in our November 2015 issue.