STRIP DISTRICT’s Bike + Run Shop
Just 2 Miles from the heart of downtown lies the strip district's newest hidden gem, our newest Pro Bike+Run location at 2400 Smallman Street. Although this new location is technically our smallest at 9000 square feet of retail space, we have packed it full of bike and run inventory like no other store in the city. We've brought on some of the best mechanics in the city along with some of the most knowledgeable salesmen we've seen in the industry in preparation for the new shop to open.
We share the newly renovated space with a beautiful new restaurant downstairs, Cadence Cellars! The building also features a newly renovated and modernized 400 person event space upstairs. Although it seems we have it all in one building, we're surrounded by some of the best restaurants the city has to offer, and many different county parks are just a short pedal away to take a killer ride. Some of our favorite places to ride include Frick Park, Schenley Park, and of course all of the steep Pittsburgh hills for local road rides.
EXPLORE BIKES & E-Bikes
STRIP DISTRICT BUILDING HISTORY
2400 Smallman Street is emblematic of the type of industry once housed in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. While the current building may date to the 1860s, the lot once housed industry of Pittsburgh’s growing markets. The first business on the lot was a cotton factory during Pittsburgh’s textile boom. It later became a brewery, which was rebuilt in 1865, and during Prohibition an iron and steel foundry, mirroring the varying industrial landscape of Pittsburgh itself. Otto Milk Company entered the building in 1928 and remained there until its closure in 1973.
Since then, 2400 Smallman Street sits abandoned in a rapidly growing Pittsburgh neighborhood. As new businesses and housing take root in the Strip, like Otto Milk’s Condominium and Lofts right next door, 2400 Smallman remains as an example of Pittsburgh’s long industrial history and the ensuing deindustrialization of the late 1980s and 1990s. The building currently inhabits a liminal space between the old Strip District and the neighborhood of today. As such, its purpose as a Pro Bike+Run location provides numerous opportunities to reveal the rich history of industrialization and deindustrialization contained within its walls.