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Best Bike Store (2013)
3600 The Barnyard, Carmel
486 Washington St., Monterey
585 Cannery Row, Monterey
It’s a rare bike store that can become a favorite with locals and tourists, but locally owned Bay Bikes has rolled right into that rack with a combination of superlative customer service, dynamic and deep inventory and flexible rental pricing. Those who purchase a bike there also ride easy knowing Bay Bikes offers customers free 30-day checkups, one-year tune-ups and safety checks for life, and even runs a buyback program for kids who outgrow their wheels. With the latest branch opening in downtown Monterey (formerly Aquarian Bicycles), the future for local two-wheelers is looking well-oiled.