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Although awards and recognition aren’t the only reason we do good stuff, it’s nice to be noticed!

We work hard for you, cyclists and the community because we believe in being a good “corporate citizen” and also because we want your business! Please always keep us in mind when making any cycling related purchase. We promise to do right by you every time.

That said, we want to brag a little about the plaques and kudos we’ve received over the years.

National Bicycle Dealer Association “America’s Best Bike Shops” 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
This comprehensive review and selection process executed by the NBDA requires performing well on a “secret shopper” survey and meeting various best-practices thresholds for customer service, operations, community involvement, advocacy and more. We are thrilled to have been selected for the inaugural year of this honor, which puts us among the only less than 300 stores in the country who met the criteria.
Platinum level League of America Bicyclists Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly Business 2017-2021 We have been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists not only for our efforts as a business on behalf of bicycle advocacy but as a bicycle friendly workplace! First established bike shop in Arizona, Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business 2013-2017.
2012 Bicycle Retailer and Industry News “BRAINy” Award for Advocacy by a Bike Shop 
BRAIN awarded us this as recognition as the top retailer in the country for our efforts in bicycle advocacy! We are overwhelmed for this recognition…
Best of Flagstaff
As voted by the readers of the Arizona Daily Sun. We have been the recipient of this honor for most of the past decade. Thanks for your votes!
Bicycle Retailer Top 100 2011 logo Bicycle Retailer Top 100 BioBicycle Retailer and Industry News Top 100 We have been recognized a couple of times as one of the Top 100 Bicycle Retailers in the United States by BRAIN, the bicycle industry trade magazine. This is as a result of input from various members of the industry based upon their professional opinions of our stores.
MBAA logo Mountain Bike Association of Arizona State Champions
Team Absolute Bikes has earned the State Champs title for 2010 and 2011! Our diverse representation of riders, including lots of kids and women, and a solid commitment to volunteerism at events and on trail work has contributed to these victories. Thanks, Team Absolute Bikes!
City of Flagstaff Commission for Disability Awareness Employer of the Year
We have employed Eric Brunk, who is autistic, since 2000 as a bike assembler. We worked with various agencies to get him trained at United Bicycle Institute and he is an essential part of our staff. We were recognized in 2001 by the City of Flagstaff Commission for Disability Awareness for our efforts with Eric
2008 Specialized USA Western Regional Advocacy Award
We were recognized from hundreds of Specialized Bicycles Dealers throughout the western United States as the top performing shop for bike advocacy in 2008!
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