GFP Local Trade: Bax Cycles in Cos Cob

It’s spring and the nicer weather means everyone is enjoying more time outdoors, and that means riding bikes.

The former Dave’s Cycle location at 78 Valley Road in Cos Cob has been revamped and improved, and was reopened as Bax Cycles in May 2022.

Jon Baxendale, a local resident with long ties to Greenwich, owns and operates the shop with a new energy and vision, catering to all levels of cyclists.

“I felt very strongly that this should continue to be a bike shop, and went all in when I decided to do this,” he said.

Jon Baxendale, owner, pictured with his dog Molly at Bax Cycles in Cos Cob.

Bax Cycles in-store and online selection offers a wide range of products for any rider.

Baxendale left a 30-year career maritime career behind to re-open the shop, but the Baxendale name is a familiar one to Greenwich residents, as Terry Baxendale, his father, owned Ronnie’s and D.W. Rogers on Greenwich Avenue for 30 years.

For 30 years Bax Cycles (Dave’s Cycles) was owned and operated by Glen VanCura. Glen’s son Ian, in the service area, grew up working in the shop and is still employed today.

“My whole family worked at my dad’s store when we were younger, so we all kind of grew up in retail and have an understanding of what it takes to make it work,” Baxendale said.

As an avid cyclist with a history of racing in all disciplines, and as the father of three, Baxendale also understands family and recreational biking needs.

Whether you are an experienced cyclist, or just learning to ride, Bax Cycles has something for everyone. Their in-store and online selection offers a wide range of products for any rider. Customers can even buy online at and pick up in store.

Bax Cycles employee, Matthew Buckingham, replaces a tube in a bike tire. Bax Cycles offers a wide variety of repair and maintenance services.

Bax Cycles offers a complete repair and maintenance services, including Thule rack sales and installation.

At Bax Cycles, friendly and professional trained technicians will assess your bike’s needs and provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate. Whether your bike needs a minor adjustment or a major overhaul, Bax Cycles’ expert staff will get your bike in excellent working condition.

“Like anything else, bicycles need maintenance and regular service. Even if it’s just a safety check, it’s always a good idea to have professionals check your bike, before a problem occurs. It’s not good to discover your brakes need work, while careening down a hill,” Baxendale said.

Jon Baxendale helps a customer at Bax Cycles.

Road, mountain, gravel, recreational, kids and E-bikes – Bax Cycles has something for everyone, and as your local community shop, they do genuinely care about your experience.

Community Outreach

Bax Cycles is locally owned and the staff genuinely care about the customer experience.

“Our love of cycling goes way beyond the walls of our bike shop,” Baxenndale said. “From Bike Rodeos/Clinics at our local schools and libraries, our soon to launch Sprockids/Youth Bike Club designed to teach and help get kids on bikes, volunteering at local events, and donations to an array of Greenwich organizations, we are immersed in the Greenwich community.”

Bax Cycles is a go-to resource for local happenings. Mountain biking trails, road races, learning to ride. Join the staff for Thursday’s Group Ride – 5:30/6 ride on local roads, all are welcome!

When you stop by, you will be greeted by Molly, the sweetest golden retriever and the shop’s MVG “Most Valuable Greeter.”

Bax Cycles is located at 78 Valley Road, Cos Cob 06807
Tel. 203-661-7736
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Mon, Sun: Closed.  Tues – Sat: 10:30am – 5:30pm

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