Out of 5100 shops nationwide, Portland’s very own River City Bicycles and Bike Gallery were named to the list.
The shops were selected by local sales representatives and judged on store appearance, market share, and community outreach (more on the methodology here).
Both shops are featured in the current issue of Bicycle Retailer Magazine and were asked to share what sets them apart. Here are their answers:
“We have a culture of living “green.” We are very concerned about the health of our community so we promote bike commuting within our organization and in the community.
We recycle many items, use renewable energy when possible, and we use “green” building practices. Our customers and staff appreciate the commitment to sustainability.”
River City Bicycles:
“River City Bicycles is a store run by bicycle fanatics and business enthusiaasts from the top down. We have an indoor test track, a cappuccino bar and a shrine to Eddy Merckxx.
All of our fixtures are custom-made of cherry mahogany and ash. River City Bicycles is also the home of Full Wood Fenders and Reach-around fender brackets.”
Both shops are also loyal and long-time supporters of BikePortland.org (and many other things in our community).
Thanks and congratulations are due to owners Mark, Dave, and Jay and all their fantastic employees that keep us riding smoothly all year round!