Get your summer rolling in the right direction with Phat Tire Bike Shop.
I took a brief, very warm stroll through downtown Bartlesville today to Phat Tire Bike Shop to talk with their store manager Taylor Scott. Let me tell ya, I was blown away! What an incredible asset for Bartlesville!
PTBS has been in Bartlesville for a full year now and currently employees seven friendly staff members. Taylor informed me that the company has a total of nine locations in Oklahoma and Arkansas. He also informed me that they chose to open in Bartlesville because they saw a real need in the community for quality bicycles. Phat Tire strives to create a “value oriented culture” so they were the perfect team for the job!
They did not disappoint! The amount of quality and care they put into each purchase or service is truly next level. Each bike is double checked for quality standards before ever leaving the store to ensure you get the best bang for your buck.
Phat Tire truly stands out above the rest offering a ‘cycling experience’ instead of just selling bikes. When going to purchase a bicycle many people aren’t sure of their sizing or even what style of bike would be the best fit for them. Well, have no worries! Bike sizing is part of the sales process at PTBS as well as a free forty-five minute fitting. This ensures that the seat, handle bars, stem and much more are adjusted specifically for you. Every bike you leave with will be customized to your exact needs!
Taylor also told me about all of the things they are doing with, and for, our local community. Their goal is to encourage every cyclist to engage with local groups. In fact, right by their front counter is a board that showcases several different group rides around Bartlesville that anyone can join! They have also partnered with Bliss Yoga to offer Cyclist Yoga on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. This event has been a huge hit!
Not only are they engaging with the community but they are also giving back in a huge way! Phat tire donates any bicycle that is looking for a second home to On The Rock Ministries. They donated seven lightly loved bikes and two frames just this week alone. Talk about making a difference!
They truly go above and beyond for their customers. Taylor stated one time they were making a house call to help someone who was unable to come in to the store when they realized they were in a pinch because they didn’t have bicycle oil. They improvised by using the customer’s sewing machine oil instead! They prove beyond a measure that their customers always come first!
Don’t forget they also offer daily bike rentals! Helmets are included in your rental to ensure safety first. Cruise around our beautiful downtown and get a little exercise in too!
Phat Tire Bike Shop is located at 319 S Dewey Ave in downtown Bartlesville. They can be reached at (918) 337-3647 or found daily (yes they are open seven days a week!) in their store front! Their hours are listed below.
Thank you so much to Phat Tire for making Bartlesville a place people want to live, work and play!