Bike World has been Iowa’s local bike shop since 1979. As “The Store that Supports the Sport”, they’re dedicated to providing the best selection, customer service, and cycling support in Iowa. Retail locations in Ames, Urbandale and West Des Moines allow Bike World to actively support these communities through bike safety presentations, local rides and cycling clubs, and they’re one of the official shops of RAGBRAI. To encourage folks to see the world through two wheels, they’ve even developed a tv show called Bike People which features trail highlights from around the midwest.
1. Why do you think women choose shop at your store?
We make it our mission to provide an enjoyable shopping experience for everybody who visits. Customer service is #1, and we also provide the widest selection of women’s cycling apparel in the area. We really want folks to be comfortable while riding. Finding the right fit, whether on a bike or with accessories, is an important part of that. We also host an annual Ladies Bike Social that creates a low pressure atmosphere for ladies to come in and gain knowledge about our products. Over 200 women attended this past year.
2. Why do you sell Terry?
Terry has great products that we can stand behind with confidence… both in quality and design.
3. When a new-to-cycling female customer comes in, what’s the first thing you tell her about cycling?
That the most important thing is that you are comfortable! You need a bike that feels great, and accessories to enhance that experience!