Best Local Bike Shop

Boise Bicycle Project

Boise Bicycle Project may be this town's most ambitious bike shop, with thousands of broken-down, old bikes entering the downtown workshop every year and leaving as fixed-up, good-as-new bicycles. Beyond refurbished bikes, BBP also offers bicycle repair classes, donates hundreds of bikes to children each year and, in spring 2016, started a collaboration with the Idaho Department of Correction to help current and recently-released inmates get their hands on their own set of wheels. BBP even raised more than $100,000 this summer to fund a new expansion. It's clear: Boise's down with BBP.

2nd Place: George's CyclesIt has been an exciting year for George's Cycles, which moved into a new home on Third and Broad streets in April 2016. The renovated space features a wide variety of bicycles by Specialized, Electra, Cannondale and Co Motion, as well as a G-Fit studio to ensure each rider fits his or her bike to a T. George's Cycles also promotes many of Boise's top cycling events, including the Bogus Basin Hillclimb, the Spring Series, the 4 Summit Challenge in Cascade and the Twilight Criterium.

3rd Place: Idaho Mountain TouringLet's say you've never owned a bike. Walk into one of Idaho Mountain Touring's locations in downtown Boise or Meridian, and you'll walk out with everything you could possibly need to become the best bicyclist you can be. After buying the fundamentals, move on to high-quality bike lights, bike racks for you car, jerseys and—yes—even bike-friendly underpants that prevent chafing, wick moisture and offer padding to our more sensitive areas. If it has to do with biking, IMT carri

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