About Us

Sunnyside Bicycles is a full-service bike shop located in Fresno’s historic Sunnyside neighborhood. We are known as the friendly bike shop in town, and have been serving the Central Valley since 2002. We specialize in taking the intimidation factor our of cycling. We LOVE bikes! We want to get as many people as possible to discover the joy of riding bikes, so we do everything we can to empower people to ride. Our commitment and passion for bicycles sets us apart and is why we have such a loyal following here in the Valley.

Everything we do at Sunnyside Bicycles comes down to bikes, people and community!

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We’re so honored to have been named one of the nation’s best bike shops three years in a row!

We can take care of you whether you’re buying your 1st bike in 20 years or your 10th in 5!

Let us help you find the perfect bike for you!

Let us help you find the perfect bike for you!

We've got the right style, the right size and the right color bike for you!

We’ve got the right style, the right size and the right color bike for you!

Our professional service department goes above and beyond to fix your bike. Come see why people drive from all over the Central Valley for us to work on their bikes!

Our professional service department goes above and beyond to fix your bike. Come see why people drive from all over the Central Valley for us to work on their bikes!

Shimano recently recognized our commitment to excellence and certified us as an Authorized Service Center!

Shimano recently recognized our commitment to excellence and certified us as an Authorized Service Center!

 Our History

On a drive through the countryside back in 2002, we began talking about where we saw ourselves in 10 years. As an avid two-wheeler from an entrepreneurial family (John and his mom, June, ran Sanger Bicycles, while his dad, Jim, helped found Fresno Kawasaki), John convinced Vanessa that owning a bike shop and running it together would be a great life. Born and raised in the Sunnyside/Sanger area (we are both Sanger High grads – Vanessa via Lone Star and John via Centerville), we envisioned our shop in southeast Fresno, with a friendly and unintimidating atmosphere where cyclists and non-cyclists would feel welcome.

The very next day, we saw that a bike shop in Madera was for sale. We found the timing quite fateful and leapt at the chance to run a bike shop together as soon as possible. During our eight years in business there, we developed a reputation throughout the Valley for our friendly and knowledgeable service. In fact, we had customers who regularly drove from as far away as Visalia, Lemoore and Modesto for our expert repair service. Being away from our family and friends was hard, though, and when it came time to buy our first house in 2008, we made the conscious decision to move home to Sunnyside. We immediately started looking for the perfect spot for our Sunnyside store, and now here we are, living out our vision. We are living our dream!

So although Sunnyside Bicycles is relatively new, we are definitely not new to the area or to running a successful bike shop. John has many years experience wrenching in area bike shops, in addition to running the Sanger and Madera shops. Both of us attended Barnett’s Bicycle Institute – John is a certified Elite-level mechanic and Vanessa is a certified technician. We have developed programs that we are very proud to bring to Sunnyside, such as our Kids Trade-Up Program and our Ride Club Rewards Program. We have sold thousands of bikes over the years, and nothing brings us more joy than helping others love cycling as much as we do. John was right all those years ago – this is a great life! We hope you come in to meet us, and say hello!

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