Seven Daysies Awards: Best bike shop, 2022

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Best bike shop 

Old Spokes Home

click to enlarge Service manager Dan Hock - LUKE AWTRY
  • Luke Awtry
  • Service manager Dan Hock

Old Spokes Home — Call it a chain reaction. When the pandemic hit, it seemed as though everyone wanted a new two-wheeler for getting around, which spiked global demand. As finding both new and used bikes became more difficult and the price tags rose apace, Vermonters sought out cycling solutions in their own backyard, at an established and affordable hub.

Founder Glenn Eames opened Old Spokes Home in 2000 in a former turn-of-the-century Jewish deli in Burlington's Old North End. Since then, the nonprofit bike shop has become a cultural mecca for local riders — and a perennial favorite for Daysies voters.

click to enlarge Executive director Jon Copans - LUKE AWTRY
  • Luke Awtry
  • Executive director Jon Copans

The enterprise wins for good reasons: Old Spokes is geared entirely toward serving its community. It houses Bike Recycle Vermont, which refurbishes used bicycles for low-income Vermonters. It teaches kids and adults how to repair and maintain their bikes. Most importantly, it keeps cycling affordable for everyone, whether folks ride for transportation, exercise, competition or the sheer joy of it.

Other Finalists (Inside Chittenden County)

  • Earl's Cyclery & Fitness
  • North Star Sports
  • Onion River Outdoors
  • Skirack

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