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Pedal Chic Named One of America’s Best Bike Shops for 2017

Oct 25, 2017 12:18PM ● By Emily Stevenson

Pedal Chic, the most awarded women-specific bike shop in the country, has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops for 2017 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association. For the fifth consecutive year, Pedal Chic was selected as one of only 200 winners among 4,000 bike shops in the United States for its outstanding focus on consumer experience, product excellence, industry expertise, and community involvement.

“Pedal Chic is honored to be named one of the Best Bike Shops in America for 2017,” said Robin Bylenga, founder and CEO of Pedal Chic. “Customers travel from across the United States to purchase bikes and accessories at Pedal Chic because of our unmatched commitment to providing the right bike with the right fit along with individual support, coaching and encouragement to help riders reach their personal and fitness goals through cycling.”

Bylenga says consumer experience is the centerpiece of design for the new Pedal Chic showroom and retail location currently under construction along one of the Southeast’s most traveled greenways, the Swamp Rabbit Trail, which runs through downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Pedal Chic will begin showcasing and selling its own line of bikes for women, manufactured by Kent International, from the new location.

Click here to read more about Pedal Chic’s new location and bike line for women.

As part of the America’s Best Bike Shops evaluation process each year, shops across the country are asked by the National Bicycle Dealers Association what sets them apart from the average retailer. Mystery shoppers then conduct a detailed evaluation by visiting the store, reviewing their website and contacting the shop to assess performance from a consumer’s perspective. Recipients of the America’s Best Bike Shops title not only offer great shopping experiences and expert staff, but are also rated on their support for their communities, as well as support for bicycle advocacy both locally and nationally.

About the National Bicycle Dealers Association

Founded in 1946, the National Bicycle Dealers Association is a non-profit association promoting the interests of every specialty bicycle retailer in the United States.

About Pedal Chic

Pedal Chic is the most awarded women’s-specific bicycle shop in America. Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Pedal Chic combines fashion and fitness with quality and performance, enabling women to enjoy the freedom and empowerment of cycling. Founded in 2010 by cyclist Robin Bylenga, a trailblazer in the U.S. bike industry, Pedal Chic has been named one of America’s Best Bike Shops each year at Interbike since 2013 and retains three consecutive titles as the “Best Bike Shop for Women” in the U.S.