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Readers' Choice: What's the Best Bike Shop in Marin?

Marin cyclists, unite! Cast your vote for the best bike shop in Marin.

Marin — the birthplace of mountain biking — is a cycling hub for hundreds, if not thousands.

We’ll skip the debate of road vs. mountain biking and jump to a subject that applies to all: bike shops. Where do you go when you need a new bike or cycling maintenance?

In our latest edition of Readers' Choice, we've given you the keys, letting you primarily formulate the list of nominees and then select the winner. We solicited nominations from June 18 to July 9.

Voting began on July 23 and continues until Aug. 17. Some Readers' Choice categories span across all of Marin and others dig deep into individual towns and cities. Visit our topic page for all the Readers' Choice information.

Here’s who readers said should be in the running for best bike shop in Marin:

And if you own or manage one of the businesses in our contest, be sure to "Claim" your listing; this allows you to customize the information that appears on our site, and to thank your loyal customers for the five-star ratings they give you.

Keli August 11, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Old Town Sports is always ready to fix the bike very quickly and they're affordable. We've had some older bikes that get snubbed at other places, but Old Town is ready to work with us to keep our bikes up & running!
Stacey August 13, 2012 at 02:00 AM
The Bicycle Works on San Anselmo Ave at Yolanda Station. Cool co-op bicycle community resource w/ new and recycled parts, DIY work stations, lots of help from great mechanics/bike builders. The kind of place the Marin cycling community has needed for a long time.
Todd Schopp August 14, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Fairfax Cyclery is the best. How come they're not on the list?
Jessica Mullins (Editor) August 14, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Patch readers nominated the businesses on the list. Others can be added by popular demand, but voting ends on Friday. If a few others request Fairfax Cyclery (in the comments section) we can add it. Same goes for The Bicycle Works!
Jory Prum August 14, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Yes, please. Add Fairfax Cyclery to the list!
BornandraisedinMarin August 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Fairfax Cylery is a horrible shop. Nothing but bad attitude and bad business practices. Boycott Fairfax Cyclery.
Jory Prum August 15, 2012 at 01:46 AM
I don't know what you experienced, but I've been doing business with them since 2008 and they've been fantastic without exception.
Anne August 15, 2012 at 03:26 AM
I agree...I like the Fairfax Cyclery best as well.
Fairfax Cyclery December 05, 2012 at 11:28 PM
BornandraisedinMarin Wow!! We try very hard to make our customers happy. If you had that bad of an experience, I think you should have come and talk to us. We are very reasonable people and want to make sure you are having FUN on your bike. Sorry you feel this way.
henry December 06, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Fairfax Cyclery. I have never been to your shop, I live in Novato. However know that 99 out of 100 people that read the post you responded to completely ignore it or know that the person is a complete donut. Next time I am at Iron Springs I will make it a point to swing in.

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