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Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

We aren't here to win awards but it is nice to get noticed for doing a good job.  Here are some of our more recent awards & recognition we've been honored to receive.

Many these awards are the result of Bike Tech trying to be the best bicycle store in the area while also elevating cycling and cycling advocacy in the community.  Here's a short list of how we've raised the (handle)bar in Northeast Iowa.

  • First, and only, ultrasonic parts washer in the area
  • First to provide trained & certified professional bike fitting to the area
  • First to provide complementary bicycle parking at area events with our Bike Valet program
  • Co-Founder of the Cedar Valley Association for Soft Trails (CVAST)
  • and many more firsts to come!
America's Best Bike Shops


Ranked as one of America's Best Bike Shops.  Evaluated amongst our peers by the National Bicycle Dealer Association in the areas of retail and customer service excellence.

Twenty Under Forty


20 Under 40 Recognition for owner Brent Johnson.  The most important part of owning a bike shop after keeping the lights on is advocacy - both on the trail and the road.

Bicycle Friendly Business Gold


Gold Level Designation Bicycle Friendly Business.  This is an upgrade from our 2010 Bronze Designation.  Bike Tech is the second business in Iowa to receive this level and the first bicycle retailer.

CF Tourism & Visitor's Bureau


Board member of the CF Tourism & Visitor's Bureau responsible for making Cedar Falls a great place to live and administering tourism grants to local events.

2010-2016 - Community Main Street Board of Directors.  Helping to make Downtown Cedar Falls even better.

2014 - Main Street Iowa Award Winner - Best Facade Improvement.  What was once one of the worst looking buildings on the block is now arguably the best.  Got to get a picture with the governor!

2013 - Community Re-investor Award from the Cedar Falls Business & Industry Appreciation Awards.

2013 - Best Retailer Award from Quality Bicycle Products.  Signifying outstanding performance as a retailer and bike industry partner.

2010 - Bronze Level Designation Bicycle Friendly Business.

... and numerous Best of the Best Bike Shop awards over the years.