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Bay Area Bikes' Return Policy


    • Returns or exchanges on bikes will be honored only within 5 days of original purchase

    • Returns must be accompanied by original receipt
    • Returns of bikes are subject to a restocking fee equal to 20% of the original retail price


      • Returns or exchanges will be honored only within 30 days of original purchase
      • Returns must be accompanied by original receipt
      • Returns of clothing allowed if original tags are still attached
      • No returns on closeout accessories or clothing
      • Credit will be given in the form of merchandise exchange or in-store credit only; acceptance of any return is at the discretion of management
      • Returns of Accessories are subject to a 15% restocking fee

      Layaway Policy

      • Bikes may be held on layaway for no longer than 60 days 
      • 20% deposit is required to hold merchandise
      • Layaways must be paid for in full and picked up within 60 days
      • A restocking fee of 20% of the original full retail price will be retained if the layaway is not completed within the 60 days, or if the layaway is cancelled by customer
      • If the item is not paid for in full and picked up within 90 days from initial deposit, ALL deposits are forfeited and merchandise is returned to stock

      Special Orders

      • All special orders require a minimum 50% deposit
      • Most special orders are filled within one week; some items take longer due to our suppliers' availability 
      • We will call and/or email you when you special order is ready to pick up
      • Shipping charges will apply if you request that we ship your order
      • Special orders not picked up within 30 days are subject to forfeiture of the total deposit made

      Work Orders / Service and Repairs

      • Bikes left for service which are not picked up within 30 days of completion are subject to a storage fee of $5.00 per week. 
      • Bikes not picked up after 60 days from date of completion:
        •  any parts that were used in the service of the bike are returned to stock
        •  all deposits are forfeited
        •  the bike becomes the property of Bay Area Bikes.  In other words, you just donated your bike to a local charity such as Cycles of Change or Trips 4 Kids

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      Thank you for reviewing our policies regarding any personal information you may choose to provide at our website. We take your privacy very seriously and carefully protect any and all information entrusted to us. We only collect information that helps us serve you better and that you voluntarily provide. We do not share your information with anyone else.

      What Information We Collect

      The following types of information may be collected at this website  (if you volunteer it):

      • your e-mail address
      • your first and last name
      • your street address, city, state and ZIP Code
      • pertinent information specific to an event or activity (where relevant)

      More About E-Mail & Postal Addresses

      If you supply us with your e-mail and/or postal addresses, and do not specify otherwise, you will receive periodic newsletters from us with information on new products, services or upcoming events. We hope that you'll find our newsletter informative and will forward it on to a friend.  And as our thanks for reading, each newsletter has a 10% merchandise discount coupon.

      If you decide you no longer wish to receive such messages, just let us know by sending an e-mail ( or a letter, or by simply clicking on the Unsubscribe link contained in our message to you.

      Our website pricing

      This website is intended to help you find great products, but to also educate you about the products we carry. We make every effort to maintain current, accurate prices in our on-line catalog. And we strive for similar accuracy and timeliness with the other information we offer here. We appreciate your understanding should any of the prices or other information provided be incorrect and regret any inconvenience such mistakes may create. Please bring any errors you may find to our attention on your next visit or by calling or sending us an e-mail.

      Thank you for shopping with us & supporting local business!