While we have our own ideas of which bike shops are tops, we want to know what your picks are—who offers the best service and is most knowledgeable? Where do you go for small fixes and complete overhauls—or just to pick the crew’s brains? We scoured the country to come up with a list of 80 of America’s most trusted bike shops. They are independently owned and have shown, over the years, that they’re committed to their local cycling communities through top-notch service—several are among the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s Top 100 Retailers—biking advocacy and involvement in the cycling scene, whether it’s hosting a local race series or organizing trail maintenance. Some are legendary shops that always find their way onto such lists (Above Category Cycling in Mill Valley, CA) and some are only locally legendary, including a few that we never even heard of until we began our search (Chicago’s Comrade Cycles, for instance). But they all deserve recognition.
If you want to help FairWheel Bikes makes the top 50 list, you can vote at this link. Voting closes on Sept. 11.