About the Business
Popup Bikes is Manchester city centre's original cycle café. We provide indoor cycle parking for 100 bikes, 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. Popup Bikes is also home to a cycle repair shop and a coffee shop serving direct trade coffee.
Popup Bikes puts community before profits. We provide a place where cyclists can meet, interact with each other and exchange tips and stories. By giving cyclists the space to help each other, we aim to nurture Manchester's cycling community.
The idea of Popup Bikes began one Friday in 2011, when Prestwich-based cyclist Dipak Patel rode into Manchester for a beer, with a friend. After walking around the city looking for a place to park a bike, Dipak ended up leaving it with a doorman in the gay village, wondering why there was no secure parking for bikes in the city centre. After all, there was plenty for cars. He had found a gap in the market.
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