If you live in a big city you probably have lots of choices when it comes to finding a good bike shop. But what if you live in a remote area or small town?
Below are quick and easy ways to find a good bike shop, no matter where you live.
1. Yellow Pages – these big books are close to being dinosaurs but they still get used quite abit in small towns and remote areas. Why? Because many small business owners aren’t online or optimized for being online and therefore can’t be found. So save a copy next time you get one in the mail and look up your local bike shop the old fashioned way. It works!
2. Google – if you’re in a big city, go online. Try Google over Yahoo because they have more results and more reach. You can search via zip code or via town name and then call to check on hours of operation.
3. Friend/Neighbor/Relative – Another good method to find a good bike shop is go ask Uncle Marty or Aunt Paula and see where they take their bikes or who they best recommend. Same applies to a neighbor or buddy.
4. Social Network - don’t underestimate the power of your social network on Facebook and Twitter. You never know who is listening and has an awesome bike shop in their part of town or better yet has a relative that works in one. Can you say discount?
5. Go Mobile – as in your iPhone or any Android phone. If you have web enabled on your mobile you have the world in the palm of your hand, reach out and click your way to an answer. Easy, free and super convenient.
There you have it. Five easy and quick ways to find a good bike shop near or around you.
(bike shop owners – pay attention to the article above, it breaks down where you should be, make sure you are there)