America's Best Bike Shops 2016
There are approximately 4,000 bike shops in the United States and fewer than 300 were honored with the prestigious title of “America’s Best.” We're proud to announce that Splendid Cycles is honored again this year as one of the Best Bike Shops of 2016.
Shops were asked to fill out a detailed application describing what sets them apart from the average retailer. Mystery shoppers then evaluated the business in more detail by visiting the store, reviewing their website, and contacting the shop by phone to assess the performance from a consumer’s perspective.
The program is designed to help consumers find great stores in their areas that will provide the expertise and professionalism they need to get the most benefit from cycling. The recipients of the America’s Best Bike Shops title are expected to offer great shopping experiences and expert staff, but are also rated on their support for their communities, as well as support for bicycle advocacy both locally and nationally.
Founded in 1946, the National Bicycle Dealers Association is a non-profit association promoting the interests of every specialty bicycle retailer in the United States.
Making this list is especially meaningful for us because it means that bike shops who cater to families can compete with the more traditional sport-oriented bike shops. For us, that's a big step forward and we appreciate that the bike industry continues to grow, adapt, and catch up to the demand for family bikes and transportation bicycles in the USA.
We would not make this list if it wasn't for you, our amazing customers. Everyday we're inspired by you to work hard and give you our best. Because of you we set the bar high for ourselves: we know how much you rely upon your bike. We know what a difference your bike makes in your life, your family, and your community. We see, through you, the transformational value of cargo bikes. And, it blows us away (in a really good way)!
We're grateful to those of you that call us their bike shop and honored to represent you as one of America's Best Bike Shops. So, from all of us here at Splendid Cycles, thank you SO much and Happy Cargo Biking!