JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - The National Bicycle Dealers Association has named Juneau's Cycle Alaska of one of America’s Best Bike Shops for 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.”
John McConnochie, owner of Cycle Alaska, said that he is extremely proud to receive the award and attributed the success of Cycle Alaska to its amazing Shop Team including Briana Swanson, Collin Wigfield-Gorka, and Mario Villanueva.
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.
This is the second time Cycle Alaska has been named as one of America’s best bike shops. They also received the award in 2015.
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.