This year the competition to be recognized by the Nation Bicycle Dealers Association for excellence in bicycle stores was even fiercer. Only 265 of the over 4,000 bicycle retailers in the U.S. were good enough to be name one of America's Best Bike Shops.
These designations are determined by our peers in the industry and consist of categories including advocacy, operations, and expertise. Stores also are visited by secret shoppers to experience this firsthand.
We're not big on awards but it is always nice to be recognized for a job well done. A big thanks to all of our customers for making us want to be the best bike shop we can be.
Also, a big congratulations to some of the other Iowa bike shops that made the cut - World of Bikes in Iowa City, Northtowne and Hall's Bicycle in Cedar Rapids, and Bike World in the Des Moines area. Way to raise the bar for bicycle retail in Iowa.