JT spent five years as a bike messenger negotiating the busy streets of New York and Boston. His passion for bicycles, maintenance, efficiency and helmet advocacy brought him through the next five years as a professional mechanic managing the busy bike shops of Cambridge. A life-long musician, JT applies the meticulous tuning he expects of his instruments to the fine-tuning of your bicycle.
After training in culinary arts, Tom spent twelve years working in kitchens and high-end bicycle shops from Nantucket to Portland, Oregon. For the last seven years Tom served as service manager of Boston's foremost single-speed boutique. His candid honesty and direct approach to recommendations have given him a reputation for honest rapport and witty repartee. Don't be afraid to ask questions, he will not be afraid to answer them.
Somervelo is a full-service bicycle shop created by two seasoned mechanics striving to bring a positive environment of integrity and community to Somerville and Greater Boston. Integrally involved in all facets of the cycling world, our goal is to build a stronger cycling hub in the heart of Union Square. We offer personal experience, dependability and accessibility unique to the bicycle shop world. Our years of shared experience among friends, professionals and locals alike have cultivated our reputation for quality service, affordable pricing, and a love for bikes, people who ride them and their stories.
As a small shop we make the time to speak with everyone about their service, purchase and build. Our hope is that each visitor to our shop will leave with the same expertise about their bike that we possess. We're a friendly, casual bike shop that still takes our work seriously. It's not about giving you the best service we can, it's about giving you the best service available. Check out our service menu for seasonal pricing.
The shop has been humming along since we first opened our doors in June with loads of bike repairs, friendly faces, coffee, custom builds, and good times. If you haven’t been in yet, stop in for a visit. Stay tuned for winter events, new product and apparel!
Year round, our cozy Union Square location offers friendly, professional service and solid workmanship you can depend on. It is our hope that each person leaves our shop feeling confident and comfortable on their bike and on the road. Feel free to send us a message, make an appointment, or call us with any questions.