Our History

Pro Bikes History

In 2008, Craig Cozza, a successful local entrepreneur, www.cozzaenterprises.com, took over the faltering Pittsburgh Pro Bikes to continue its legacy of serving Pittsburgh's regional cycling community.  Bud Harris, one of owners of the original Pittsburgh Pro Bikes formed in 1984, was also responsible for helping to put Pittsburgh on the national and world stage by creating the Thrift Drug Classic International Cycling Race.  Through his co-founded Pittsburgh Velo Sports organization brought in professional and olympic cyclists from all over the world who participated in the 7 editions of the race.  Bud also worked closely with the City to create the half mile cycling track along Washington Boulevard which bears his name. 

Craig continues this community focus by supporting and funding many cycling specific developmental and charitable initiatives. Examples include local competitive teams and local races like Month of Mud, the local cyclocross series, as well as the ICan Shine Bike Camp for children by donating bikes, the Kids Triathlon Series and many, many others.

It's All About Your Experience!

Our team at Pro Bikes shares one philosophy: make cycling part of a healthy lifestyle in the communities we serve. Whether you’re new to cycling, are heavily addicted, or have been away for awhile and are returning, we certainly do understand you, since at one time or another we all have shared these experiences.

If you’re new or returning to cycling, we know it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming and intimidating - all of the different categories of bikes and equipment! Let us help you find the right bike in the correct size for where you want to ride that fits into your budget. We can also help you budget for and select the “must have” equipment like helmets, and necessities to repair a flat, and “should haves” like proper clothing, glasses and other essentials.

Much of what we’ll provide for you is knowledge about what to anticipate as you begin planning your cycling lifestyle. With our ever-expanding Rails to Trails system in the Pittsburgh and surrounding area, many new and returning cyclists are finding exploring this vast network to be a very satisfying experience. It's an enjoyable way to spend some wonderful time outdoors getting some exercise and seeing the sites with friends and family.

The truly great thing about cycling is that it can be, and is for many, a lifelong activity. Proof of this can be seen with age group racers still competing well into their late 80s and early 90s! That's not something you can say about many other sports.

Speaking of competition, we also have Pro Bikes employees who compete in events from road racing, time trials, mountain biking, triathlon, cyclocross and many other cycling disciplines. We are genuinely interested and heavily involved ourselves, so we certainly understand, appreciate and support our local racing community.

At Pro Bikes, we’re all about helping you get the most from your cycling experience. So stop in and visit us at one of our three locations… soon to be four with our North Park store currently under construction… by visiting our locations page for directions, hours of operation and other resources.