FIRST LOOK: Little Black Bike Is Adelaide’s Newest Coffee Shop And BMX/Skateboard Store

As Adelaide’s first and only rider owned and operated BMX store in South Australia, Little Black Bike is helmed by business partners Matt Hodgson and Steve Grimley.

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Little Black Bike and Daily Grind have opened a new store in Glenelg.

Adelaide’s only rider owned and operated BMX store LBB opened in 2008, Hodgson and Grimley began their business relationship in 2017, and in July this year, the group took Daily Grind Skate Co under its wing.

Hodgson is a former competitive BMX rider (in younger years), and Grimley is an entrepreneur and winemaker who has always had a passion for skate and surf. The latter is, in fact, the man behind Gilbert St’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.

Along with BMX and Skate LBB/DG also offers their own blend of coffee roasted in house at McLaren Vale at their Chalk Hill Rd home.

The new store is vast, with walls decorated with a myriad of bright skateboards from floor to ceiling. Hodgson was still pricing skate wheels when we visited. He obviously a hands-on businessman and is more than willing to put in until the jobs done. 

This passion is evident when Hodgson speaks about BMX, and the history of Little Black Bike. The flagship store sits in the city, right across the road from Five O’Clock Somewhere, their Cellar door.

With an impressive indoor ramp, the city store is a location of interest for BMXers and Skater of all ages. As well as this, the Gilbert St venue hosts regular nights featuring various local musicians and comedians.

With its recent activity, it would appear Little Black Bike/Daily Grind is headed onwards and upwards. Hodgson and Grimley are a pair who seem to prize passion projects, and successful ones at that.

Little Black Bike can be found at 100 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, and 61f Jetty Road, Glenelg.

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