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Hollyloft Recognized As Top Bicycle Retailer

May 31, 2009
Westfield Republican
Hollyloft Ski & Bike has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Bicycle Retailers in the country by a panel of leading manufacturers’ sales representatives. Boulder Sports Research LLC, a leading bicycle industry research company, conducted the Top 100 Retailer survey. Working with 15 major suppliers in the industry and the industry’s leading trade publication Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, criteria used to pick the winners included market share, community outreach and store appearance. “There are more than 5,000 bicycle retailers in the United States,” said Thomas Prehn, president of Boulder Sports Research. “For Hollyloft to achieve the status of one of the Top 100 Bicycle Retailers in the nation is no small feat. This bike shop stands as the best of the best.’’ Marc Sani, the magazine’s publisher, said choosing the nation’s best stores is a tremendous challenge. “There are so many excellent shops—in hundreds of communities throughout the U.S.—that picking the Top 100 only begins to reflect the overall high quality of bicycle retailing,” he said. Hollyloft Ski & Bike was established in 1978, starting out a seasonal business specializing in downhill and cross-country ski equipment and clothing, eventually expanding into bicycles in 1990. Hollyloft carries bike brands including Specialized, Raleigh, Diamondback, Haro, DK, Fit, and Kink bicycles and features Body Scan bike fit systems. Les Johnson, owner of Hollyloft Ski & Bike, said he thanks the local community and the the more than 200 members of Team Hollyloft for the Top 100 retailer honor. “It is because of our great Team members and customers that we achieved this level of recognition,’’ Johnson said. ‘‘We are very excited and look forward to another great summer helping people enjoy spending time on their bikes.” For more information about Hollyloft Ski & Bike and Team Hollyloft, visit its Web site at Hollyloft’s Tuesday night rides are now in progress and open to all members of the community.

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Employees of Hollyloft Ski &?Bike are pictured above after being honored as one of the Top 100 Bicycle Retailers by a panel of manufacturers’ sales representatives.
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