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Some IB Award nominations announced, including bike shop categories

Published June 22, 2016
Online voting for winners has now begun.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the first round of IB Award nominees for product, retailer and triathlon categories, including the bicycle retailer nominees, which were vetted by Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors.

The IB Awards will be held during September's Interbike expo in Las Vegas.

The retailer nominations were determined by an open industry online ballot then vetted by the BRAIN editorial staff. Categories for the retailer awards include Best Urban/Lifestyle Shop, Best Pro Road Shop, Best Mountain Bike Shop, Best Women's/Female Friendly Shop, Best Omnichannel Retailer and 2016 Retailer of the Year. All the nominees are listed below, along with a link to vote for the final winners. Voting closes July 29.

Hi-Torque Publications, the publisher of Mountain Bike Action, Road Bike Action and Electric Bike Action, chose the nominees for Mountain Bike of the Year, Road Bike of the Year, E-Bike of the Year and several other categories. Products nominated were chosen by the editorial teams at Hi-Torque Publications after testing and review during the 2016 product year (July 2015 through June 2016).

Triathlon Business International chose the nominees for the male and female International Triathlete of the Year, Breakthrough North American Triathlete of the Year and Triathlon Innovation of the Year. Nominees include Daniella Ryf, Jesse Thomas, the Torpedo Versa and more. The athlete nominees were selected for performance in races between October 15, 2015, and July 31, 2016. Triathlon innovation of the year products were selected from model year 2016 products that were available for review by the TBI board of directors between July 1, 2015 and June 15, 2016.

Nominees in the other categories will be announced in July (advocacy and supplier) and August (athlete).

A complete list of nominees for the product, retailer and triathlon awards can be found at

You can vote for the IB Award winners at

The bicycle retailer nominees are:

Best Urban/Lifestyle Shop - Recognizes the specialty retailer that features the best selection, product mix and knowledgeable staff in the urban and lifestyle category. This shop appeals to commuters and recreational riders.

  • Arriving By Bike, Eugene, Ore.
  • BicycleSPACE, Washington D.C.
  • Metropolis Bikes, North Hollywood, Calif.
  • Splendid Cycles, Portland, Ore.
  • Trophy Bikes, Philadelphia
  • Wheelhouse, Detroit

Best Pro Road Shop - Recognizes the specialty retailer that features the best selection, product mix and professional service in the road category. This shop appeals to high-end road enthusiasts.

  • ARB Cyclery, Irvine, Calif.
  • Element Multisport, Chicago
  • Fitworks Cycling Support, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Nytro Multisport, Encinitas, Calif.
  • Strictly Bicycles, Fort Lee, N.J.
  • Studio Velo, Mill Valley, Calif.

Best Mountain Bike Shop - Recognizes the specialty retailer that features the best selection, product mix and professional service in the mountain bike category. This shop appeals to avid mountain bikers.

  • 718 Cyclery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Black Mountain Bicycles, San Diego, Calif.
  • Hutch's Bicycles, Bend, Ore.
  • Mountain Bike Specialists, Durango, Colo.
  • Tin Shed Sports, Nederland, Colo.
  • Topanga Creek Outpost, Topanga, Calif.

Best Women's/Female-Friendly Shop - Recognizes the specialty retailer that features the best selection, product mix and merchandising in the women's category. This shop is comfortable and inviting to female riders.

  • Bicycle Roots, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Dashing Bicycles, New Orleans
  • Folsom Bike, Folsom, Calif.
  • Gladys Bikes, Portland, Ore.
  • Pure Ride Cycles, Lake Forest, Calif.
  • TriBella, Denver, Colo.

Best Omnichannel Retailer - Recognizes the specialty retailer that has embraced the digital retail landscape and created an online sales channel to successfully complement their brick-and-mortar business. This shop has gone beyond having just a website – incorporating product availability, inventory solutions, and in-store pickup - to enhance the shopping experience and create options for their customers.

  • Art's Cyclery, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Danny's Cycles, Scarsdale, N.Y.
  • Jenson USA, Riverside, Calif.
  • Mike's Bikes, San Francisco
  • Performance Bicycle, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • Western Bikeworks, Portland, Ore.

2016 Retailer of the Year - Recognizes the specialty retailer that's having a noteworthy year in terms of sales, store remodel or expansion, and increased local market presence. This shop sets an industry standard for overall retail experience.

  • Bicycle Garage Indy, Indianapolis
  • Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin, Texas
  • Boulder Cycle Sport, Boulder, Colo.
  • Conte's Bike Shop, Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Cyclepath PDX, Portland, Ore.
  • Goodale's Bike Shop, Nashua, N.H.

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