Shore Cycles Storefront

Shore Cycles was founded in response to the growing need for a professional, independent motorcycle shop here on Delmarva. We love riding just like you, so we set out to create a business centered around the customer.

We sell and service the widest array of powersports products on the Eastern Shore, including Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Polaris, plus dirt bikes, pit bikes, go karts, and ATVs.

We promise to keep you riding reliably and comfortably, no matter what your ride of choice is.

Motorcycles • ATVs • Dirt Bikes • Scooters • Go-Karts

Sales // Service // Parts // Accessories


Why choose Shore Cycles?

  • In business since 2010 under the same owner, and in our current location since 2019

  • Experience staff in every department: average industry experience per employee is 14 years PER employee!

  • High quality pre-owned motorcycles in stock — fully serviced, state inspected, and ready to ride

  • Financing available

  • Full service department for all your repair and maintenance needs

  • Rewards Program

  • Competitive pricing

  • Fast turnaround

  • The best tire deals in the region

  • Thousands of parts and accessories in stock

  • Fast shipping on special order items

  • Relationships with every major supplier and hundreds of smaller suppliers across the countryCall us

Our Core Values

  1. Create Excellence

  2. Pursue Passion

  3. Keep it Honest, Open and Transparent

  4. Stay Unified

  5. Drive Change

  6. Be Clean, Safe, and Organized

  7. Give Back

  8. Enjoy the Ride

It all started in a garage in Ocean City.

The year was 2010. The founders were living and working in Ocean City, Maryland with friends for the summer. The pay was decent, the weather was beautiful. However, getting stuck in traffic was a pain. They wondered if there was a better way than a car to get around the congested beach town. 

Scooters had been popping up around Ocean City like wildfire, and also at their respective schools of Salisbury University and University of Maryland. They seemed like the perfect way to avoid traffic and gas prices all at once. However, when the founders went out to go buy scooters, they found the experience to be way more difficult than one would expect for a popular product. They both found over-priced, low-quality scooters at the local shops, plus unhelpful and unknowledgeable staff. So, they decided to find alternative ways to purchase scooters.

One of them took the Craigslist route. He found a Magnum 50 scooter from an Eastern European exchange worker for $300 bucks. It seemed like the perfect deal! However, upon arriving at the purchasers house, it took about 20 minutes to get started. After getting it running, $300 still didn't seem like a big gamble. Hundreds of dollars later and more breakdowns than one could count, it was evident that the investment wasn't a good one.

The other founder took the online route. He found a brand new scooter online, delivered to his house for $800. The site claimed the unit was assembled, however upon it being dropped off, about half of the components were not even installed, and many others were missing! When he called the website to try and get the missing parts, they were unhelpful and didn't provide any after-sale support. After a full day of getting assembled, the scooter then wouldn't stay running. Numerous repairs and parts replacements later, he spent way more trying to keep it running than the initial cost of the scooter new.

These experiences had them come to one thought: there has to be a better way.

Shore Cycles first shop
A picture of our first "shop": a 200 square foot storage garage on First Street in Ocean City, Maryland next to Da Lazy Lizard. A few of these units still remain behind a row of houses.

College Scooters was born

After a fun summer in Ocean City, the founders were frustrated enough with their respective scooter experiences that they knew something had to be done. They were both in college at the time, and saw a huge opportunity for college students to commute on scooters. Since universities are seriously lacking parking and students have tight budgets, scooters seemed like a great solution. From those ideas, College Scooters was born. College Scooters was founded to provided students and non-students alike with a better way to get around. They wanted to create a true customer-service business that just happened to sell scooters. They sought to provide quality scooters, at reasonable prices, with great customer service to boot. 

Throughout the first "school year" of the business, the founders established connections with scooter wholesalers, who liked their new concept. Their first official "shop", pictured above, was a 200 square foot storage garage on First Street in Ocean City, Maryland. With 5 scooters in the showroom, 15 helmets, 10 bottles of oil, 5 spark plugs, some tools, and a sign, they were in business!

After a successful summer of selling scooters in Ocean City, it was time to take the idea back to Salisbury and College Park. The Ocean City shop served as a great pop-up shop to test the idea, but they knew the bigger markets were in the more year-round areas of Salisbury, and College Park. In the summer of 2011, the founders opened their first stores in Salisbury and College Park. 

College Scooters is still in business under different owners. in College Park, MD. They service and sell motor scooters to DC-area commuters, professionals and students alike.

Starting Shore Cycles

Shore Cycles came about a result of our team's growth into motorcycles and the need for a honest and high-quality independent shop here on the Eastern Shore. In 2015, we expanded and re-branded our Salisbury location to Shore Cycles as you know it today. Through working with great team members over the years, we have been very fortunate to be able to expand our offerings. Shore Cycles is led by a team of experienced motorcycle mechanics, with years of wrench time with all the Japanese brands, Harley, and more. We focus on giving you a professional, factory-level experience, but with fair prices and very open and honest work. Helmet, Apparel, and Accessories is also the bread and butter of our operation. We have 100+ helmets in stock, the best quality jackets and gloves for the money, bluetooth systems, and so much more.

Our goal at Shore Cycles is to keep you riding reliably and safely, with a solid selection of bikes, apparel, parts, and services.