Bicyclists no less than the rest of us need a third place -- a retreat that's neither work nor home. I'm a big fan of these friendly gathering spots and not at all surprised to learn that a few of them have begun to cater especially to the bicycling community. The story's well told on MS-NBC.
If you're interested in the concept, I recommend you look up professor Ray Oldenberg's 1997 book, The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community. Then scrounge for some tapes of the '80s TV sensation Cheers, with Kirstie Alley, Ted Danson, and Kelsey Grammer.