Who is the 2011 Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award winner? Jim’s Bicycle Shop! Thanks to the Adventure Cycling Association and long time customer, Ken Berger, who nominated us! More information from their website, below:
The recipient of the 2011 Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award is Jim Peters and Jim’s Bicycle Shop in Cincinnati, OH. In addition to being on the front lines of all things cycling in their community, Jim and his staff make it a priority to encourage their customers to become bicycle tourists. By providing guidance and training for new touring cyclists, they create a supportive atmosphere for jumping into bike travel. Plus, they maintain a bank of loaner travel cases and go to great lengths to accommodate special logistical requests. One nominator emphasized that the staff at Jim’s Bicycle Shop truly go out of their way “all to help someone have a great touring experience.”
After hearing of winning the award, Jim said, “It is great to be recognized for something we have enjoyed for the past 35 years. Whether it is a trip across Ohio or across the U.S., we will help our customers get there safely and well equipped. We will continue to encourage and assist cycling adventure for many years to come.”
What is the Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award, you ask? The Braxton Bike Shop Award is named in honor of the inaugural winner, the Braxton Bike Shop. In addition to servicing the repair needs of hundreds of long-distance riders, Sam Braxton hand built beautiful custom touring and expedition bikes and wheels designed for the rigors of loaded touring. His wife Shirley offered gracious hospitality that made the shop complete. This award honors bike shops throughout the nation that go out of their way to provide unique services to bicycle travelers. A long-standing commitment to providing touring equipment & gear, skilled mechanics, and great services are hallmarks of the winning bicycle shop. More on the award here: http://www.adventurecycling.org/outreach/awards/bikeshop.cfm
Read more about the Adventure Cycling Association and the other 2011 award winners here: http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2011/10/award-winners-announced.html
Enjoy your Saturday!