Chicago's favorite family bike shop

Our Story

Offbeat Bikes was founded in 2017 as Chicago’s first bike shop to specialize in e-cargo bikes. The shop has helped bring the cargo bike movement to the city and beyond, inspiring an alternative mode of transportation for people from all walks of life.

We specialize in bikes for family transport, and believe e-bikes can change your life. Hop on a bike and you've unlocked a sustainable mode of transportation, a faster way to get around the city, and a commute that's genuinely fun.

As the shop has grown, our commitment to quality, friendly service, and providing an approachable space to learn about biking in the city has remained the same. Whether you’ve been with us since the very beginning or are just joining the cargo bike life, welcome! You’re going to love it here.

Owner, Chief Bike Lady


Mandalyn is a mom of two and has been spotted carrying everything from kids to gardening supplies on her bike. She lives in Logan Square and particularly enjoys test ride appointments where she can share the joy of cargo bikes with customers. Her superpower is making pints of Jeni’s Darkest Chocolate ice cream disappear.