About Us

Fifty West Cycling is a full service professional bicycle retailer established in 1981 as Oakley Cycles. We offer a full array of bicycles from Trek, No. 22, Electra, Colnago, Civia, and Terra Trike. Our services include repairs and refurbishment, bicycle fitting, rentals and group rides. Custom bicycles and wheels are our specialty. We offer a carefully curated selection of clothing, helmets, shoes, eye wear, pedals, wheels, tires and other essential accessories and parts for the discriminating cyclist.

With a veteran staff of cyclists, mechanics, ride leaders and bike fitting professionals, you know you will ride out the door with a perfectly tuned, professionally fitted, thoughtfully selected bikes and the right gear to turn up the fun machine!

It’s easy to get to us, there’s always plenty of free parking, and free access to the Little Miami Bike Trail.

We are a friendly bicycle shop, independently owned and operated.  Our new location on the Little Miami Scenic trail offers fittings, special events, rentals, and bikes for the whole family. So whether its a tube or a tune up, a little air for your tires, or a trail map, we are here for you!

What makes us different?  We ride bikes!  The women and men on our staff are passionate about all things cycling related.  We love sharing our passion with others. 

At Fifty West Cycling, doing right by the planet isn’t just important to us; it influences many of the decisions we make. We are dedicated to protecting and preserving our community.

Our motto:  Good work, done well, for the right reasons.

Guaranteed lowest prices. We will match or exceed any Cincinnati Metro area competitor’s price, at the time of purchase, on any product that we carry in our store, .

*Price matching is subject to verification. We reserve the right not to sell an item below our cost. Some exclusions may apply.

We are more than a full service bike shop!  Here’s what we do:

Group rides and events  learn more

Rental bikes  learn more

Delivery and pickup services (new for 2019)

Service and repairs of all kinds  learn more

Custom bicycles learn more

Bike fitting  learn more

Consignment bike sales  learn more

New bikes   learn more

Rental travel cases


Kathleen Krumme

Bike Fitting Specialist, Bike Fit Program Co-ordinator, Fifty West Cycling Special Events

Kathleen’s love affair with cycling has spanned over 2 decades, first as an amateur triathlete, road racer and time trialist , then later as a specialist in bike fitting and custom bike sales and outfitting. She has performed over 4000 fittings since 1996, became a Serotta Advanced Fit Specialist in 2002, and has served as a core instructor and executive director of the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI) bicycle fitting school. Kathleen holds certifications in Fit, Advanced Fit, Shoe/Pedal Interface, Advanced Triathlon Fit, and Advanced Motion Analysis.

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As a founding member of the Davis Phinney Foundation, she has chaired the foundation’s signature event, the Sunflower Revolution Gala and Ride, which has raised nearly one million dollars for Parkinson’s disease research and education and she is currently the event co-ordinator for the University of Cincinnati’s Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson’s  bike and run/walk event.

“ I consider myself a bike fitting practitioner, not a technician.  A fit technician knows how to operate technological fitting tools and set up riders within recommended parameters akin to “panty hose” sizing charts.  I incorporate technology to apply sound, science-backed principles of fitting to each individual rider, considering the rider’s goals, fitness level, range of motion and flexibility, history of injuries and experience level.  This means sometimes coloring outside the panty-hose chart’s lines. My goal is to create the best union of rider and bike so each ride is about fun, freedom and adventure.”

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David Ariosa

Bike Fitting Specialist, Fifty West Cycling Operations

David Ariosa is a twenty five year veteran of the retail bike industry as owner of Oakley Cycles, (aka Fifty West Cycling) leaving the corporate world behind to follow his interest in cycling.  David elevated the custom bike business in the region to a new level, incorporating high-level fitting and high-touch custom outfitting, while catering to all levels of cyclists from beginners to seasoned enthusiasts.

David has a long history of giving back to the community: he was a founding member of the Davis Phinney foundation for Parkinson’s Disease, he served on the original planning committee for the inaugural Juvenile Diabetes Ride for the Cure in Death Valley, CA (now a national event raising millions each year), he supports the Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson’s ride/run/walk event each year, and serves as treasurer on the Wasson Way Board.

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David’s attention to detail, love of all things mechanical, and penchant for leaving things better than he found them make him a sought-after mechanic.

David loves to ride and has participated in triathlons, century rides and competitive running events.  He holds certifications in Bike Fitting and Advanced Bike Fitting from the Serotta International Cycling Institute and has created a state of the art fitting space for Fifty West Cycling.

“I want to share my enjoyment of cycling by matching people with the right equipment for their aspirations, budgets and experience levels.  I enjoy choosing the best selection of bikes and products for all types of riders and keeping their equipment in perfect running condition.  Our new location on the Little Miami Scenic Trail opens the door to providing rental services and cycling experiences and events for the whole family!”

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Thomas Thompson

Fifty West Cycling Director of Fun and Games

Thomas organizes events, rides, and general mischief about the shop.  T-Squared is also is an accomplished mechanic and aspiring unicyclist.

Katie Gough

Fifty West Cycling Ride Leader

Katie is our intrepid leader / organizer for the bi-weekly and women’s rides.

Brenda Wimberg

Fifty West Cycling Ride Leader

Brenda is our intrepid leader / organizer for the Tuesday Night Rides

Daniel LeSaint

Fifty West Cycling Mechanic

Daniel works part time as a mechanic and is a prized long time employee of Oakley Cycles / Fifty West Cycling.

Peter Ariosa

Fifty West Cycling Sales and IT Support

Peter is a part time sales associate and computer guru.


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