About Us

Southern Bicycle Company is locally owned and operated. We have been serving the cycling community for many years by helping everyone stay equipped with the finest tuned bikes and gear in Lake Charles, LA area.

Whether your goals are to win a race, lose some weight, or to just ride for pleasure, we are here for you! If you are searching for a bike for your children or the latest race machine for yourself, we make your purchase worry free.

We offer full service and will professionally tune and repair any type of bicycle you can imagine. Southern Bicycle Company custom fit sessions are also available. Come see all the exciting changes we have made to the store.


Our Team


John Viator

Owner & Operator

I have been in the cycling industry for over a decade since first working at the shop in college. I enjoy riding my bike as much as I can when I am not spending time with my wife Lindsay and two daughters, Olivia and Kallie. The shop is so much more than just a business to me and Lindsay. We view so many of our customers as friends and family. I love what I do and most days it doesn’t feel like work.


Charles McAdon

General Manager & Retul Certified Fitter

Charles McAdon has 15+ years in the cycling and triathlon industry. He is a USAT Level I Coach and a Retul Level II Fitter.  His passion for cycling and endurance sports are greatly displayed by his continuous participation in events and races.

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Chuck Edwards

Sales & Service

Chuck Edwards has been working at Southern Bicycle Company for four years.  He is a retired Soldier, French teacher and military analyst. He spends his time riding his bike long distances in cool places like Arizona, Colorado, Utah and any other places with hills to climb.


James Anderson

Lead Mechanic & Assistant Manager

James is an Army and Air Force Veteran.  He has biked different trails all around the country and has been repairing bicycles for the last 25 years. He enjoy MTB, skateboarding, disk golf and working on anything that requires wrenches, except plumbing.

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Our Location

615 E Prien Lake Rd.

Lake Charles, LA

p: (337)474-9090

Store Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Sunday: Closed