Recycled Cycles is Lafayette's premiere bike shop! We specialize in new, used, and custom bikes as well as full restoration work. We have the bike of your dreams. If not, we will build it!
Just need some repairs? Our mechanics can help you with any bicycle issues you may have. We do repair on all bicycle types and sizes. From top-end to klunkers, no matter what you broke we can fix it! We also offer our work racks to anyone when not in use, so you can come in and Do It Yourself.
Into old antique bikes? We have one of the nicest bicycle museums in the south. Come in and have a look around.
William C. Atkinson Jr. has been a bicycle enthusiast since his dad bought him his first Schwinn Thrasher at age 4. While studying outdoor recreation leadership in college in Colorado, he encountered some of the coolest bike shops he had ever seen. Inspired, he decided to bring the feel of those shops to his hometown.
In July 2009, Recycled Cycles of Acadiana opened its doors to downtown Lafayette. Since then, Will has pushed his new shop beyond bicycle sales and repair, making it a convergence point for local bike-related grassroots organizations.
Meg “Tante” Arcenaux was born with a wrench in her hand, and her mother still hasn’t forgiven her. Her father had a Western Flyer named Blackie, which they used to tinker with as she grew up. She started riding two-wheelers when she was four, and obsessed over getting a new bike every Christmas, though her parents periodically disappointed her.
Because she graduated with a degree in criminal justice from UL Lafayette, Meg was the first person Will thought of when he needed a new employee. Despite enjoying her poolside unemployment, she relented.
You will see Zach mostly on Saturday's. He is the man! He will assist you with any bicycle needs. Rode a 2 wheel bike at 2 years old! Been into BMX pregrame shows since the late 90's. Zach knows what's up when it comes to picking out that perfect bike! He can run the 40 in 2 seconds flat! Always trying to save people from burning buildings. Best bike builder of the century! (and maybe next) Look for the mustache.