Best Bike Shop - 1999
International Bicycle Shops
Readers' Choice: International Bicycle Shops and Lee's Locksmith & Bicycle Shop (tie)
Watch out, it could happen to you. One day you may be thinking how this would be a nice day for a ride along the beach, and the next you'll be laying down the price of a used car for a zippy little two-wheeler featuring 24 gears, front-wheel suspension, disc brakes, click shifters, a speedometer, a tachometer, a rear-view mirror, and God knows what else. As bikes become ever more complex and expensive, it pays to be a careful shopper before laying down cash. And there's no better place for comparison-shopping than at International Bicycle Shops. Among the top five outlets in the nation for Cannondales and the number-one in the state for GTs, International boasts one of the largest on-site inventories of bicycles in South Florida. It's all here: everything from $3000 racing bikes to $400 hybrid bangers, not to mention all the accessories -- helmets, gloves, air pumps, tire repair kits, et cetera -- that you'll want before hitting the road. So go ahead, ask yourself: Wouldn't this be a great day for a ride along the beach?