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Used Bikes for Sale: Tips for Monterey County

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In Monterey County, one good way to buy a quality bike on a limited budget is to take advantage of the used bike sales offered by some local bike shops!


Top photo: Adventures by the Sea Cannery Row; second photo, Adventures Alvarado Mall location

Below are some leads on Monterey County bike shops that may have the used bike you are looking for. Note that some of these shops are bilingual too; click here for Bicycling Monterey’s summary of Monterey County’s bilingual bike shop professionals.
Among the reasons to consider purchasing used bicycles from local bike shops is the reputation of the seller. If you prefer to instead purchase from an individual, see tips from is “a free, open source bicycle registration database run by people who love their bikes – and hate bike thieves.” Okay, now on to…

Where to get used bikes at Monterey County locally owned bike shops

  1. Check with Rooster Wheels owner William Greenebaum to ask about used bike possibilities. As of April 13, 2023, no website, but he welcomes phone calls at 831-582-BIKE. Rooster Wheels began as a new business in Marina on January 1, 2016.
  2. Know those cool Breezers (pictured below) rented at Adventures by the Sea? People in the market for a quality used bike may want to stay in touch with Adventures about those. Especially in autumn, they often sell such bikes to get ready for the next year’s new fleet. That’s typical for bike rental businesses. The photo above was taken at Adventures location on Cannery Row on November 1, 2015. In March 2019, we also saw Adventures’ “Used Bikes” sign out.
  3. On a regular basis, Valley Bikes, Salinas sells used bikes, as well as new bikes.
Also, in spring 2018, there was a limited supply of bikes and gear available for sale from Families of Color Monterey County, an organization founded July 2016 and ending May 20, 2018, per their Facebook page.

Related info at Bicycling Monterey

This post was published on 10 January 2013. One or more changes last made to this post on 13 April 2023.

  1. marilynch says:

    Hi, Luke. You may want to start by contacting the local shops listed above, or in those in my section. Just fyi, Bicycling Monterey doesn’t sell bicycles or earn any sort of credit (e.g., there are no pay-per-click links on this site). Bicycling Monterey simply provides information about resources (e.g., local bicycle shops) as a public service.

    Since you like fixies, you may enjoy this post:

    Best wishes with your new ride!

  2. I am looking for an inexpensive but high quality fixed gear bike

  3. marilynch says:

    I encourage anyone seeking a used bike to look first at the local bike shops that sell used bikes. See those mentioned in the post above, and there may be other local bike shops who have used bikes occasionally also, so it never hurts to ask them.

  4. Stephen says:

    I am seeking a used bike

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