About Sic Transit Cycles

Sic Transit Cycles is a full-service bicycle shop located in the historic Lowertown area of Ann Arbor. We specialize in urban commuting, recreational riding, cyclocross and touring, in addition to all levels of road riding.

Our goal is to provide a friendly atmosphere and exceptional customer service in order to promote urban transportation and the bicycle way of life.

We look to connect with our community and support the use of bikes for any purpose, whether it be recreation, transportation or sport.

We strive to create an environment where all questions about any bicycle are welcomed. We are passionate simply about cycling, about the act of pedaling through the world, and about the change a bicycle can bring to one's life

Our History

Opened in 2009 - The roots of our business go beyond our opening. We began buying and selling bikes out of a shared garage in Ann Arbor's Old West Side in 2006. We soon found ourselves with little room to move amid the mass of bikes.

We began looking for a workspace to continue our passion and our hobby, all the while laying the groundwork for a business.

We found our first repair shop one day on a bike ride, and as we peered in the window that afternoon, we saw a 1978 Schwinn sitting in the corner. We knew at that moment we had found our space. In early 2014 we expanded into a new retail location on the same block and vastly expanded our selection of new bicycles and accessories, in addition to building a professional fitting studio on the second floor. In Late 2020 we relocated our service garage into the Anson Brown Building, at 1001 Broadway Street. The space, formerly occupied by St.Vincent DePaul for over 30 years, is not only directly next to our retail showroom but also happens to be the oldest commercial building in Ann Arbor, built in 1832.