Vélo Champ

a specialty bicycle shop, celebrating the sport & culture of cycling

Vélo Champ featured in Southern Living Magazine

This has been a few months in the making, and we could not be more excited! The March 2013 issue of Southern Living Magazine features a new story on our historic neighborhood of Seminole Heights along with features on the prospering businesses that call the neighborhood home. We’re included here, with nice, big photo front and center showing off a few cyclocross bikes along with our fearless shop dog, Radar! Mentioning Tampa’s Seminole Heights as of one the countries ‘next great neighborhoods’, the article includes a mention of several restaurants, bars and other specialty shops.

Best New Bike Shop ‘Loafie’ award from Creative Loafing

A huge thanks goes out to Tampa’s Creative Loafing as well as friends, family, customers and the Tampa Bay cycling community at large for our 2011 Best of the Bay 2011 ‘Loafie Award’ for ‘Best New Bike Shop’.

It’s great to receive this awards alongside bicycle companies like Profile Racing, and organizations like South West Florida Bicycle United Dealers (SWFBUD).

We look forward to this award being the first of many! Thanks again.

Vélo Champ – cycle sport & culture


Vélo Champ is a local, boutique bicycle shop celebrating the sport and culture of cycling. Vélo Champ offers a premium range of performance road, cyclocross and track bikes, as well as today’s most functional townie and commuter bikes.

Complimenting the bicycle includes a range of cycling apparel, accessories, bags, periodicals, and a vast array of cycling-related accoutrements. Located in the historic Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa FL, Vélo Champ brings a fresh view on today’s cycling culture. As a locally owned shop, Vélo Champ brings a community-level approach to its both is service and product offerings, while aggressively maintaining its presence as one of Tampa Bay’s premier uncompromising and performance driven bike shops. With a critical focus on road, cyclocross and track cycling, Vélo Champ has positioned itself as a destination for the comprehensive, custom-tailored bicycle enthusiast.

Vélo Champ, LLC is located in the heart of the Historic Seminole Heights in Tampa, FL. Occupying a street-level space in an historic, early-century retail building, Vélo Champ has created a culturally rich retail and service space that takes influence from every facet of the cycling world.