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Last Day to Vote Reader's Choice: What's Your Favorite Bike Shop?

Leave a review and a comment to vote for your pick.

2nd Editor's note: Due to an internal error, comments that were left on this story for All Spoked Up and The Bike Rack will count the same as a posted review. The option to leave a review was not included for these two businesses during the beginning of the contest. We apologize for the error.

Editor's note: This contest was updated to include All Spoked Up in Batavia. Don't forget to vote before noon this Friday, April 27!

With summer upon us people are beginning to think about bicycling along the Fox River. If you don't own a bicycle, or have friends coming to the area who don't own a bicycle, then how do you accomplish that ride?

There are several businesses in the area that rent bicycles. Patch wants to know what's your favorite bicycle rental shop?

What's your favorite place in the Tri-Cities to rent a bicycle?

Refer to this handy Q&A for instructions:

Q: How do I vote for my favorite business?

A: Voting breaks down like this:

  • Click on any of the dealers listed below. You'll be taken to the Places page for that business. Click on the words “Rate this business” and leave a written review. Reviews posted between Monday morning and noon Friday only will be considered for scoring.
  • Leave a comment at the bottom of this article. Share more praise for your favorite dealership. Comments will help us break a tie.
  • Vote in the poll below. Voting closes at noon on Friday.

Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

Q: How will Patch decide the Readers' Choice?

A.: The top choice will be determined based on your reviews and comments. The top 3 dealers will be named Patch's Readers' Choice! Winners will receive a special certificate and recognition across the local Patch sites.

Q: You missed a dealer. What gives?

A: Whoops! Leave a comment on this article and let us know which one we missed.

Q: How long will I have to declare a favorite?

A: Voting ends at noon Friday, April 27Don’t wait—vote now!

Click on your favorite bike dealership and leave a rating, a review or both.

602 S. 1st St., St. Charles

, 2930 Campton Hills Drive, St. Charles

160 W Wilson St., Batavia

, 124 W. State St., Geneva

11 E State St., Geneva

All Spoked Up 3 Webster St., Batavia

Charles Menchaca April 26, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Matt, you're in luck! We were able to add you before the end of the contest. Send people this link to the story (http://patch.com/A-sCxs) and tell them to vote. You could still win! —Charles Menchaca, Editor, Batavia Patch
Brandon Reda April 26, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Amazing customer service, everyone there knows what they're talking about, and they do so many good things for people with disabilities with their adaptive bikes. I will never go to another bike shop.
Freida April 26, 2012 at 11:24 PM
All spoked up should win this contest...hands down!
George S April 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Voting for all spoked up. But the above link just takes to their website. They are the best as far as customer service, prices and parts available. Wish them many years of success
Angi April 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM
The link above for All Spoked Up takes you to their website, not the Patch "places page" with a link to "rate this business" like the other bike shops - FYI
T c April 26, 2012 at 11:52 PM
All Spoked Up in Batavia by far!!! The staff is super friendly, and are experts in every type of bike you can imagine. Also, and what makes them my favorite, is that their staff is very patient. I'm a new to riding and they've never seemed annoyed with my questions like other stores I've been to
kim s April 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM
I bought my bike from Matt at all spoked up. He took the time to fit me properly.
Emma April 27, 2012 at 12:29 AM
The staff at All spoked up, was courteous, and helpful in finding a perfect bike for me.
Mike April 27, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Love the folks at PPC!
Doug Hafer April 27, 2012 at 12:40 AM
All spoked up is new to the area but the shop is well stocked and Matt took the time to help me find the right bike. The best part was the right bike was actually less expensive than the bike I thought I wanted. Honest business like this has made me a loyal customer.
preston riveras April 27, 2012 at 01:35 AM
PPC is a great shop. Super friendly and great wrench turners. Thanks! PPC
Betsy April 27, 2012 at 01:53 AM
The Bike Rack is terrific! They provide fast, quality service to our bikes. And don't forget all the great work their charitable arm, Project Mobility, does for children with disabilities and "wounded warriors."
Erin April 27, 2012 at 02:52 AM
All Spoked Up is the best bike shop I've been too!! A great variety of bikes. I never feel rushed and can ask a million questions and never feel stupid. My daughter enjoys the variety kids bikes. We love the All Spoked Up!!
Mathieu Labs April 27, 2012 at 02:52 AM
The Bike Rack is the best all around. I shopped/researched in WI, IL, and IA for my first road bike. They had the best customer service, selection, and prices. Thanks for the fantastic service!
Ted April 27, 2012 at 03:02 AM
We're really fortunate to have so many quality bike shops in the area. I've bought 4 bikes from the Bike Rack, and accessories from Prairie Path and Bicycle Heaven. All great shops, but BR and PPC seems to be getting all the attention here - I'd recommend visiting Bicycle Heaven. There's a definite focus on the serious racer/rider - I dare you to try and hang with them on a Thursday night ride this summer. But they know they need to accommodate the casual rider too. You won't go wrong at any of those three shops, though.
Jane Intrieri April 27, 2012 at 03:27 AM
The Bike Rack is a great place to shop for a bike and anything bike related. Their entire staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The work they do building adaptable bikes for people with disabilities is amazing and that is why they should win this contest. Their hearts are in the business of helping others.
jeremy crockett April 27, 2012 at 03:30 AM
I hate going places and waiting around for a half hour before someone at the store gives me the time of day, and then treating me like I'm bothering them. "All Spoked Up" is the way to go. Best help and friendly service I've had at a bike shop in a long time. My first time there a couple months ago, i didnt even get in the door before i was helped by the dude inside. They have my business from now on.
Ben Ubben April 27, 2012 at 03:43 AM
I am a fan of several bike stores in the area but I am a telling everyone I can about All Spoked Up.
Rick Nagel (Editor) April 27, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Hey, Geneva! Don't forget Mill Race Cyclery and Bicycle Heaven! Also, vote be giving a review—click on the name of the business in the body of the story or go straight to the listing.
Jamie April 27, 2012 at 01:22 PM
All spoked up and their staff is the way to go!
Mike Brandywine April 27, 2012 at 03:27 PM
WORS racer to river path rider... All Spoked Up has what you need!
Charles Menchaca April 27, 2012 at 03:33 PM
George, we will count your comment for All Spoked Up the same as leaving a review. We had an internal error. Anyone that leaves a comment for All Spoked Up on the story will count as a +1 toward the vote totals. Thanks! —Charles Menchaca, Editor, Batavia Patch
Charles Menchaca April 27, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Thanks Angi. Both All Spoked Up and The Bike Rack had this issue. Therefore we are going to count all story comments left for those 2 businesses the same as reviews. Poll votes AND comments (equivalent of reviews if reviews were not available) will be the key to winning today. Thanks for participating!
Evan April 27, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Bike Rack is awesome!
Jessica Simon April 27, 2012 at 04:03 PM
The Bike Rack is the best around! What they do with Project Mobility is amazing! Great customer service! The Bike Rack all the way!
Alex Keown April 27, 2012 at 04:20 PM
45 minutes left before the vote closes
Nikki Z April 27, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I went to all spoked up yesterday with my son, he's a fixture at the bmx park right down the way from shop. The places is his toy r us!
Freida April 27, 2012 at 05:33 PM
All spoked up is the best bike shop in town!!
Gerald April 27, 2012 at 09:16 PM
All Spoked up!!! I drove WAY out of my way just to work with MATT and his Excellent Staff!!! I can Not say enough good things about this shop. Honestly the best I have ever worked with.......
stanley herzog August 17, 2012 at 09:04 PM
The Bike Rack. They also build bikes for people that have disabilities and help the Veterans.

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