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Press Release, Sep 2018

Recycled Cycles Honored as One of America's Best Bike Shops

Fort Collins, CO — The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) has certified Recycled Cycles as being among the top locally bicycle retailers in the United States. 

Key to certification is a lengthy application survey that quantifies key elements found in successful retail operations of all kinds. Mystery shoppers then evaluate dealers through phone & email contacts, website appeal & accuracy, and an in-store visit with detailed breakdown of their experience, from a customer’s perspective, provided to all shops participating. The process of going through the application and the outside perspective of the mystery shopper have created a program in which every shop has the opportunity to recognize their strengths and weaknesses and become the very best retailer they can be. 

Dave Hudson, owner and founder of Recycled Cycles comments, “We are proud to be recognized 6 years in a row, but even prouder to be the largest locally owned bicycle shop serving the cyclists in our community for more than 40 years.“

Best Bike Shops certification requires not only great shopping experiences and expert staff, but also support for cycling local and national cycling advocacy. To see the 2018 list, click winners.

Press Release, Sep 2017

Recycled Cycles Honored as One of America's Best Bike Shops

Fort Collins, CO — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has published its 2017 list of America’s Best Bike Shops. Retailers who made the cut this year not only offer great shopping experiences and expert staff, but are also rated on dedication to their communities and support for bicycle advocacy locally and nationally.

The America’s Best program is designed to help consumers find retailers in their communities that provide the expertise and professionalism to help them get the most benefit from cycling.

Dave Hudson, owner and founder of Recycled Cycles comments, “We are proud to be recognized 5 years in a row, but even prouder to serve the local cyclists in our community for nearly 40 years. “

Bike shops were asked to fill out a detailed application describing what sets them apart from the average retailer. They also had to supply photos of their shop. Mystery shoppers then evaluated the business in more detail by visiting the store, reviewing their website and contacting the shop by phone to assess the performance from a consumer’s perspective.

With so many shops providing such strong, measurable detail in their applications, narrowing the list of shops that met the criteria was challenging.  To see the list, click winners. The list shows honorees dating back to 2013 and shops highlighted in red have won all five years the program has existed.

Press Release, December 2016

Recycled Cycles Buy One, Give One Holiday Campaign

Fort Collins, CO – This holiday season Recycled Cycles Bicycle & Fitness will donate more than 100 gently used bicycles to local charities in the Fort Collins area. They launched a Buy One, Give One Campaign, not necessarily to sell more bikes, but rather to give the gift of cycling – with a goal of giving at least 100 plus bikes to local charities in need.

Dave Hudson, owner and founder of Recycled Cycles comments, “We are proud to be a part of this very giving community and love the opportunity to give back, particularly to those less fortunate.”

Truckloads of bikes were delivered to several local churches and various charities in hopes of bringing a smile of joy on Christmas morning. Salvation Army, one of the charities and a long time Giving Tree partner, provided a wish list of more than 70 bikes – including boys, girls, assorted sizes, makes and models. The shop crew was excited to fulfill the wishes for each one of these bikes. The mechanic team donated their time and expert repair knowledge to ensure each bike passed all safety checks.

It is the season of giving. If you have been thinking about making a charitable donation this year, Recycled Cycles encourages you to give the gift of cycling. It’s good for you and it’s good for the Earth.