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JP Bike Week Festival 2019


Bike Rodeo: bike skills for kids
Excellent, fun training for kids to learn rules, technique and safety tips
South Street tennis courts, 10:30 a.m.

Bicycle trick riding demonstration
You won’t believe what these guys can do on their bikes!
South Street tennis courts, 12:00 p.m.

Mon., May 13
Easy-pedaling ride around JP
Medium pace, low mileage group ride
Start: Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 12 noon.

Learn To Fix A Flat
Learn how to fix a flat tire on your bicycle
Revolution Bicycle Repair, 7:00 p.m.

Tues., May 14
20-mile fast paceline ride challenge
Excellent fitness ride and training ride for charity rides and triathlons
Start: Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 6:55 a.m. (weekly event)

Emerald Necklace Tour
Ride the parks of the Emerald Necklace.
Start: Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 6:30 p.m.

Wed., May 15
Tool Time at Bikes Not Bombs:
drop in & work on your bike with BNB mechanics, play with the bici-blender, see BNB’s new space.
Location: Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., 5:30 p.m.

Bike Safety Tips & Techniques Talk
Learn ways to keep yourself safer while enjoying your bike rides.
Location: Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 7:00 p.m.

Thurs., May 16
20-mile fast pacelineride challenge
Excellent fitness ride and training ride for charity rides and triathlons
Start: Ferris Wheels, 6:55 a.m. (weekly event)

Bike to Beer
12-mi. ride followed by a cold one at Jeanie Johnston Pub. Must be 21 years old.
Medium-fast pace ride with some hills
Start: South Street Mall park, 6:15 p.m.

Fri., May 17
Free Pancake breakfast
Celebrate bikers and walkers with your JP cycling neighbors.
Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
(usually on the last Friday of every month, 7-9am)

Free Movie “Breaking Away” (PG)
Named 8th best sports film by the American Film Institute in 2008. Popcorn & juice/soda served.
Location: Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St., 6:30 p.m.

Sat., May 18
Bike Ride: Parks and Hills 10-mi. ride
Learn about using your gears effectively
Start: Ferris Wheels Bike Shop, 10:00 a.m.

Sun., May 19
Bike Rodeo: bike skills for kids
Excellent, fun training for kids to learn rules, technique and safety tips – get ready for the Spring Roll!
South Street tennis courts, 9:30 a.m.

11th Annual Spring Roll bike ride/parade
Great event for families with kids; features bike decorating and fun and funky bikes – link above leads to Facebook event from JP Bikes!
Start: South Street Mall, 10:00 a.m. for decorating; ride leaves at 11:00am

Bicycle trick riding demonstration
You won’t believe what these guys can do on their bikes!
South Street tennis courts, 12:00 p.m.

All events are free. Children 16 and younger are required by Mass. law to wear helmets when riding a bike. Helmets are recommended for riders over 17. Arrive for rides at least 10 minutes before designated time to fill tires, etc.

Click here to see all Events hosted by Ferris Wheels Bike Shop on our Facebook Page!

Ferris Wheels Bike Shop Used Bike Sale is Friday-Sunday, March 22-24, 2019

Used Bike Sale Spring 2019

5 Reasons to Check Out the Used Bike Sale at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop

It’s here! Our annual Used Bike Sale is Friday-Sunday, March 22-24. Don’t miss it. Why?!

1. These are quality pre-owned bikes that we feel good about selling to you.
2019_yellow_used_vintage2. All our used bikes have been tuned up in our workshop and feature a 30-day limited warranty – way better than Craigslist.
2019_bright_blue_used3. This is the widest selection of used bikes available at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop all year!
2019_green_used4. This weekend only, get 10% off on all regularly priced parts and accessories purchased at the same time as any bike! Stock up with a helmet, lights, bottle cage, lock, and more – all at a discount.
2019_used_road_bike5. Getting your bike now will let you enjoy riding in all the great weather coming up – don’t miss a perfect spring or summer day to ride your bike.
2019_used_blue_trekStop by Ferris Wheels Bike Shop (66 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130) to check out our bike selection and other great deals.

This sale is only ONE WEEKEND in Spring 2019:
Friday, March 22, 10am-7pm
Saturday, March 23, 10am-5pm
Sunday, March 24, 11am-4pm

Happy Spring!

We’re hiring sales staff!

Small vibrant Boston bike shop seeks a self-motivated, friendly staff member to help customers on our sales floor, complete sales at the cash register, process incoming merchandise, and perform related administrative tasks.

The right candidate has:

  • Friendly and positive attitude; ability to work respectfully with a diverse population of customers and co-workers, including LGBTQIA+ identities
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • 1-2 years of sales experience in a small business
  • Great attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to remain calm in fast-paced and stressful situations
  • Some knowledge of bicycles and accessories (though we do offer job training)
  • Solid computer skills. Experience with inventory tracking systems, databases or Lightspeed Retail point of sale specifically a plus.
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus!
  • Social media knowledge and general marketing savvy also a plus


  • Greet and assist customers as they enter the store
  • Attend to customers and meet their needs with a friendly demeanor
  • Answer questions about bikes, parts and accessories
  • Answer phones and email to respond to customer inquiries
  • Handle sales transactions through Lightspeed Retail point of sale
  • Other related duties as assigned

Inventory –

  • Receive product shipment from vendors
  • Assist Purchasing Manager with inventory counts, restocking, and ordering
  • Label and price merchandise accurately as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned

Compensation commensurate with experience.
Please email resume and cover letter to

This opening begins as a part-time, seasonal job but there may be room for advancement.

Last updated 3/14/2019

We’re Hiring a Bike Mechanic!

Small vibrant Boston bike shop seeks a full-time bicycle mechanic. The right candidate for this position has professional bicycle repair experience, good problem-solving skills, and enjoys providing excellent customer service. Management opportunities available – ask for details.


  • Complete bicycle repairs and part installations in a thorough and timely manner
  • Maintain a clean work area and assist in general upkeep of workshop
  • Able to appropriately diagnose and communicate bike issues with customers
  • Attend relevant training sessions and staff meetings
  • Follow all store policies and procedures

The right candidate:

  • Minimum 2 years shop mechanic experience required
  • Strong on-the-go problem solving skills
  • Friendly and able to work respectfully with a diverse population of customers and co-workers, including LGBTQIA+ identities
  • team skills – ability to work in and contribute to a group dynamic
  • Organized work habits
  • Knowledge of hydraulic brake systems preferred

Compensation commensurate with experience.
Please email resume and cover letter to

Last updated July 26, 2019


Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Looking for the perfect gift for the biker in your life? Swing by the shop for some sweet apparel and accessories fit for any bike nerd.

Bike Bags

Perfect for commuting, or carrying everything you need without weighing yourself down with a backpack.We have handlebar and stem bags for easy access, anti-theft saddle bags for all your emergency supplies, and panniers to accommodate larger loads.


Whether signalling to other bikers on the road, or alerting bikers and pedestrians alike on paths, bells send a clear message. Plus, with these Crane bells, it’s fashion AND function on your bike.


A great addition for cyclists looking to track their riding, or adventurers looking to map their route.



It’s no secret that Boston winters get COLD. Then add the windchill from biking and you really start to feel the sting. But! With these cozy bike gloves you’ll be ready for the worst New England has to throw at you. Bonus: Giro gloves are currently 20% off at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop!



Whether your saddle is looking a little worse for wear, it’s not as comfortable as you’d like, or you’re looking for an upgrade, we have what you’re looking for. We carry a full range – from simple, comfy hybrid saddles to that classic Brooks aesthetic.

Gift Cards

If you’re still not sure what to get, a gift card always fits! We sell gift cards in any amount. Stop by anytime we’re open – and we are open every day until December 25!2015.11_Ferris_Wheels_gift_card

Holiday Sale December 2018


Ferris Wheels Bike Shop is offering plenty of hot deals to keep you warm this winter. Check out our special offers going on now through Christmas! We are open daily until December 25.

Up to 35% off all trainers & trainer accessories

person riding a CycleOps Magnus Lifestyle trainer on a mat in front of a TVStay in shape this winter with an indoor trainer for your road bike!

35% off ALL cycling apparel and shoes + 10% off pedals with purchase of shoes

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We have a wide selection of clipless pedals and even more shoes to go in them – everything we have in stock is discounted for our special Holiday Sale, now through Christmas.

20% off all Giro gloves

Giro 100 Proof gloves

Giro 100 Proof gloves

We have lots of gloves to keep you warm, and Giro gloves are on sale.

2016 Yuba Spicy Curry on MEGA SALE

Yuba Spicy Curry was $3999 and is now $3199
This amazing cargo bike was originally $3999, and is now just $3199. Read an independent review in Bike Radar about how the 2016 Yuba Spicy Curry is the ultimate cargo bike. (Please note: our model is Sandstone color, not bright green. This sale applies only to the 2016 Yuba Spicy Curry that we have in stock.)

10% Off ALL 2018 Bikes in stock + Bigger Discounts on Previous Model Years

YES. Every new bike we have in stock, 2018 or older, is discounted now. This is the best time of year to get a new bicycle.

Used Fuji Crosstown Bicycles Only $225

Want an extra, reliable bike to get you through the winter? These comfortable hybrid bicycles are great for city riding! We are selling off our rental fleet from this past season. Get one of these lightly used hybrids for just $225 including the installed bell, basket, water bottle cage, and kickstand. The sale lasts until these bikes are gone. All our used bikes have been tuned up in our workshop and feature a 30-day limited warranty – way better than Craigslist.

Stop by whenever we’re open to see our current selection!

Repair Class Series, November-December 2018

Staff bicycle mechanic Jack is teaching a full series of repair classes, from flats to bearings, in November and December 2018!



Classes are Monday nights, $30 each per person, with a discount if you register for all 5 classes in the series.

Nov. 5: Flats! Absolutely everything you’d ever want or need to know about fixing flat tires.
Nov. 12: Brakes! Achy-brakey bike? We’ll cover fixing various brake issues and different kinds of brakes.
Nov. 19: Gears! Gear fear? No more. Demystifying your derailleur, adjusting your gears.
Nov. 26: Wheels! Become well-“spoke”n with this in-depth exploration of wheel tension and opportunity to practice spoke replacement and wheel truing.
Dec. 3: Bearings wearing? Learn how to adjust your hub and bottom bracket.

Reserve your spot by filling out this form and paying using PayPal, below.

Repair Classes

September 2018 Back To School Sale

Back To School Sale is Friday-Sunday, Sept. 7-9, 2018
25% Off Select* Hybrid Bicycles

These high quality bicycles are great for city riding. Jamis Commuter 2 and Commuter 3 both come with racks, fenders, and a bell built in. Commuter 3 comes with internal gear hubs, minimizing maintenance and wear and tear.  Commuter 2 comes with an 8 speed cassette, the perfect amount of gears to conquer a hill!


2016 Fuji Crosstown 2.1

20% Off Select* Panniers

Need bags to carry books, groceries, or whatever else you can fit in them? Check out our great selection of pannier bags, which attach to your bike rack. If your bike doesn’t have a rack yet – we have those tBlackburn_Universal_Pannieroo!Blackburn_Local_Rear_Pannier_Interlock_Bike_Bag_System

10%-50% Off Select* Parts & Accessories

From smart horns that include lights, to sleek modern bike bells, to headlights bright enough to illuminate the road in front of you, we have a wall full of accessories on sale. (Massachusetts law requires a front headlight and rear red reflector.) We also have a wide selection of Continental folding tires on sale for 20% off.



+ 10% Off All Accessories Purchased With a New Bicycle
+ free installation of all parts and accessories purchased with a new bicycle

These are our biggest discounts on new bikes all year!

*Discounts on bicycles apply to 2017 or older model years only; all discounts apply as marked, to IN STOCK merchandise only, during weekend of Sept. 7-9, 2018.

Looking forward to seeing you in the shop soon!

Acupuncture For Cyclists Workshop in Somerville

Acupuncture For Cyclists Workshop

Ren Pilinger – long-time Ferris Wheels Bike Shop employee, and now a licensed acupuncturist – offers a free workshop this Saturday, July 14, at Open Space Community Acupuncture in Union Square, Somerville about how acupuncture can help both chronic and acute health concerns to keep you biking.

Ren presents research and clinical observations on acupuncture treatment for common concerns, answers your questions, and gives demo treatments. Reserve your spot at the Acupuncture For Cyclists Workshop by signing up online – just click here.

The Acupuncture For Cyclists Workshop is also on facebook, so tell your friends!

July Discount for Cyclists

Open Space Community Acupuncture offers vocational specials each month. In July, cyclists get $5 off their acupuncture treatments. The clinic’s regular sliding scale drops from $20 to $15, and first time visits drop from $30 to $25. Book online anytime with their handy scheduler.