Welcome to Velocity Bike & Bean!
We are a full-service bicycle shop offering new and consignment bicycles along with expert repairs. We also happen to brew some of the best coffee you will ever taste (roasted by Justin & Emily Carabello of Carabello Coffee).
Our shop was chosen as the "Best Independent Coffeehouse" by the readers of NKY Magazine in 2012, and most recently was awarded the title of "Best Bicycle Shop" for 2013.
Stop in for an "Off the Front" or a "Dirty Hippy", while browsing our book selection or taking advantage of our Free Wi-Fi. Be sure to try one of our delicious pastries (which you will work-off later by getting that bicycle out of the garage and onto the pavement)!
Bikes? We Got 'Em!
We are an authorized Jamis Bicycles dealer and offer new (and pre-loved) bicycles. We accept some bicycles on trade & consignment. Our resident mechanic, Mark Ball, is known as the "best wrench in town", and can fix any problem, large or small, cheerfully and expertly. He also enjoys cleaning & restoring vintage bicycles as well as repairing bicycles for donation to various charities. In April, 2013, our shop was voted as the "Best Bicycle Shop in Northern KY" by the readers of NKY Magazine! For more information about bicycles, sales, repair, and service, click HERE
Beans? We've Got Those Too!
Our shop proudly serves Carabello Coffee, roasted locally & founded by Justin & Emily Carabello. Stop in and give their amazing coffee a try. You will definitely want to take a bag of beans home with you to brew later!
The Carabellos donate their profits to fund charities and works of compassion all over the world. Click HERE for more information.
Live Music Saturdays
Join us for our "Second Saturday" live music nights featuring acoustic sets by talented local & regional musicians. These events are very enjoyable (and can get rather crowded)! Whether folk, bluegrass, rock, indie, oldies, or contemporary ~ we are always looking for musicians to come and play (as long as they don't mind singing for tips and free coffee)! For booking information, click HERE.
To view the Fall, 2013 schedule of performers, click HERE.
We have a unique assortment gifts, including books, gourmet treats, teas, coffee grinding & brewing supplies, mugs, and many other interesting things. Need a gift basket put together? No problem. We're here to help.
Who We Are
Mark & Lisa Ball, the Co-Owners, are college sweethearts and have been married for 25 years. Mark, the son of a pastor, originally hails from the
Columbus, Ohio area. His wife, Lisa, grew up in West Bend, Wisconsin, and is presently employed as a legal assistant for a local attorney. (Since she neither rides bikes
nor drinks coffee, that's probably for the best!)
Mark & Lisa have two daughters, Emily (a graduate of NKU) and Betsy (a Senior at Ryle High School), and live in the Union, Kentucky area.
Website designed & maintained by Lisa Ball via 1&1.com.
If you like the look of the website and would like more information on designing your own website through 1&1.com, please click HERE and tell them Lisa sent you!!