About Us


We are Ryan (Otis) and Kelley Adams, owners of Dirty River Bicycle Works. Our goal is to provide a stellar customer service experience in bicycle sales, repair, and accessories. We incorporate our core values of  integrity, sincerity, helpfulness, and playfulness in assisting anyone  to find success and solutions in riding bicycles.


Dirty River Bicycle Works came about because I have always deeply loved  bicycles and bike shops. I have been a mechanic and salesperson for 17 years.  have studied  bicycles, repair, maintenance, efficient operations, and performance  research with undying effort ever since I got into working on bikes in  1999. I see a big void in Downtown Akron. The best bike trail in Ohio  passes right through it and the number of bike lanes and cycle paths are  increasing daily. Akron is the gateway to endless outdoor exploration  starting with the Towpath and continuing into all the Metroparks and the  National Park. I am so excited to provide a truly exceptional service  experience that is  sincere, helpful, personal and fun. People will  immediately notice what a difference getting Dirty makes. - Ryan



Our goal is to make your bicycling experience as FUN as possible, whether you are a novice or an expert!

We are a dealer of Cannondale, Fairdale, Surly, Schwinn, and All City bicycles. We are choosy  about the bikes that we stock, and only stock bikes that we think are awesome! Because we are a small shop, we may not have the size or color that you would like. We do special orders all the time to make sure you have a bicycle that you will ride all the time.  We also have some used bikes as well, and can work with you and your budget.  

We do not offer financing, but we can do  an interest free layaway over 3-4 months. 

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours, or if you need something outside of hours, please call to schedule an appointment.

Dirty River Bicycle Works

21 Furnace St. Suite 404P Akron, Ohio 44308

(330) 990-9300


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