Seven Daysies Awards: Best Bike Shop, 2022

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  • Luc Awtry
  • Department Manager Dan Hock

House of old rays “Call it a chain reaction. When the pandemic hit, it seemed like everyone wanted a new two-wheeler to get around, which drove up global demand. As finding new and used bikes became more difficult and prices rose rapidly, Vermonters sought out cycling solutions in their own backyard, in an established and affordable center.

Founder Glenn Eames opened Old Spokes Home in 2000 in a turn-of-the-century former Jewish deli in Burlington’s Old North End. Since then, the nonprofit bike shop has become a cultural mecca for local cyclists — and a perennial favorite for Daysies voters.

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Executive Director Jon Copans - LUKE AWTRY

  • Luc Awtry
  • Executive Director Jon Copans

The company wins for good reasons: Old Spokes is entirely focused on serving its community. It is home to Bike Recycle Vermont, which refurbishes used bicycles for low-income Vermonters. He teaches children and adults how to repair and maintain their bikes. Most importantly, cycling remains affordable for everyone, whether for transportation, exercise, competition or pure pleasure.

Other Finalists (in Chittenden County)

  • Earl’s Cyclery & Fitness
  • north star sports
  • Onion River outside
  • skirack