Index November 6

Americas Best Bike Shops 2017!

Brick Wheels of Traverse City, MI has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops for 2017 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association. There are approximately 4,000 bike shops in the United States and fewer than 200 were honored with the prestigious title of “America’s Best.” 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 not only 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. For more information, contact: Sara Michaels, National Bicycle Dealers Association, or the NBDA office,