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What's the Best Bike Shop in Alameda?

Vote for your favorite purveyor (or fixer) of bicycles

Start with a good bike, then keep it in good repair – but what are the best places to do that in Alameda?

Vote for your favorite in the poll at the end of this article. Click on the links below and rate the business on its Patch Place listing. You can even leave a review.

If there is a local shop that we missed, start a write-in a campaign in the comments section below. In the event of a tie, we will break it based on the comments, so please explain your choice.

Because our poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results, comments and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

The poll closes at 9 a.m. Friday. Come back later that afternoon for the results.

If you want to suggest a topic or candidates for future "best" contests, post it in the comments below, and don't forget to vote.

Dixie Jordan April 10, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Not canned, promoted to a new statewide job within Patch.
Jon Spangler April 14, 2012 at 04:50 PM
The best news is that we have a wealth of good local bike shops here in Alameda. Buy local, ride local!
Producer April 14, 2012 at 08:20 PM
What qualifies as "best"? Perhaps Alameda Bicycles is the most "recognized" because they're located on the busiest street in the city
Jon Spangler April 15, 2012 at 06:34 AM
There is no requirement that any of us shop exclusively at just one shop. In fact, I have spent money at almost every bike shop in Alameda and am supportive of every shop that I patronize. Alameda's diversity in bike shops is a huge benefit to all of us and a factor that should never be undervalued.
Jon Spangler April 15, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Now that we know where to go for bikes and bike repair, don't forget the importance of learning to ride well and with confidence. The East Bay Bicycle Coalition and BikeAlameda offer FREE bike classes here in Alameda and throughout Alameda County. Learn more about these classes and preregister here: http://www.ebbc.org/safety You can also get lots of tips on safe and effective cycling from the League of American Bicyclists, whose programs are used in these indoor and on-the-road classes and workshops: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/education/ Jon Spangler, League Cycling Instructor #3175, League of American Bicyclists

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