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Buy Where You Ride

Buy Where You Ride

This national program supports local bike shops and communities. By buying from local business you support the local economies. That drive jobs and helps communities prosper economically. Plus you help build your community.

Support Bike Shops Near You in Your Community

Buy Where You Ride — it’s all about supporting bike shops near you wherever you live and work.

The National Bicycle Dealers Association started the campaign to reinforce the idea that a brick and mortar store is part of your community, unlike online retailers that can’t offer the proximity and ties to a community. 

From your child’s first bike to your latest ride, your local bike shop is so much more than just bikes, bicycle tubes, and energy bars. It’s a meeting place where rides begin, stories get told, friendships happen, and laughter echoes. It’s a cornerstone of your community that provides trained staff to keep your bike running smoothly, experts to answer your questions, and exudes passion for the sport. 

Your local bike shop supports local charity rides and local schools and organizations. It works to keep your trails and roads safe, accessible, and fun. They are always there with a smile when it’s your time to play! Support the bike shops near you, and you support your local community. 

Local Bike Shops Help Drive the Economy

When you buy locally, your money stays local. And that strengthens the economy in two ways. First, buying local circulates money within the local economy. For example, studies show that local businesses distribute a more significant share of every dollar by creating local supply chains and investing in employees.

A local bike shop, or any local employer for that matter, returns 52 percent of its revenue to the local economy. On the other hand, national retailers contribute only 14 percent.

Your Nearest Bike Shop Provides Better Service

Sure, it’s easy to go online and purchase a bike. But what about the ancillary services you get from a bike shop nearest to you? 

Its staff can support you with a proper bike fitting. Plus, what if you’re bike needs a repair. Your local store typically has a bike repair shop to get you back on the road quickly. 

And then there’s the service in general. A local bike store owner will take the time to talk to you about cycling. They’ll share insights into the best products, places to ride, and new product offerings.

Read more about why it’s better to buy from a bike shops near you. And remember — Buy Where You Ride.