It’s Monday morning and you’re already running late as you ride down Milwaukee Avenue when a shard of some drunken fool’s Miller Lite bottle tears open your tire. Luckily Upgrade Cycle opens its doors bright and early when all the other nine-to-fivers start their day—the earliest in the city. Besides a super-fast tire change, Upgrade offers a full-service tune-up facility and sells all the bikes, parts and accessories needed to complete your daily trek to and from work or a leisurely weekend ride through the city.
1130 West Chicago
Best of Chicago 2009