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Family-Owned BikeSmith Tackles Every Rider's Biking Needs

By Kelly Church

Recognized by YELP as The Best Bike Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico for two years in a row, The BikeSmith is a family owned business that offers high-quality bicycle rentals, bikes and related retail, and comprehensive bicycle service. Co-owners Rick and Rose Noland, and Ross and Ammie Consaul, love helping people experience the joy and adventure of riding a bike. They truly believe the best way to see Albuquerque is on two wheels.

"The BikeSmith is a local bike shop owned by a family that rides, and cares deeply about people, Albuquerque and amazing biking experiences," owner Rick Noland says. "Through our bike rental business, we help visitors create unforgettable, one-of-a-kind biking adventures and experience Albuquerque in a unique way."

The BikeSmith rents a wide variety of bikes including, town, hybrid, road, x-road, hardtail mountain, full suspension mountain, fat, plus and kids bikes, so you're sure to find the perfect bike to fit your riding style. In fact, Rick Noland says his store has the largest selection of high-quality rental bikes in Albuquerque. In 2015 and 2016, Google ranked The BikeSmith as the top vendor for road and mountain bike rentals in the city. TripAdvisor also rated them number one for gear rental three years in a row, 2014 through 2016.

"We take great pride in selecting our rental and demo bikes from top brands such as Giant, Liv, Breezer, Fuji and Felt," says owner, Rose Noland, "We put our customers on bikes we would want to ride ourselves."

Each rental includes a helmet, fully equipped bike, and a customized map to guide customers on their biking adventure. The BikeSmith staff are all avid riders and are passionate about helping customers create an unforgettable biking experience.

For customers looking to invest in their own set of wheels, The BikeSmith sells the same makes and models of bikes found in their rental fleet. Based on each person's wants and needs, the team can help guide customers in the right direction so they end up with a bike they love. The BikeSmith also has a great selection of bikes parts, gear and apparel to help their customers ride longer and more comfortably.

Bicycles need to be maintained and with over 30 years experience in bicycle maintenance and repair, The BikeSmith mechanics are committed to quick turn around and service all makes and models of bikes. Ranked #1 for Bike Repair 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Yelp and Google, customers can bring their bikes in for a complimentary, no obligation check-over.

"The shop is also very passionate about supporting the local bicycling community," says Rose Noland. Biking enthusiasts can look to The BikeSmith for an introduction to group rides, clubs and advocacy programs. The shop also sponsors the Echelon Racing Team and offers bi-monthly complimentary bike safety inspections and minor adjustments at Old Town Farm's Bike-In Coffee and Green Jeans Farmery.

If you're looking for great places to ride in Albuquerque, check out The BikeSmith's Amazing Rides and The Trailhead webpages or stop in and talk with Rick and Rose and The BikeSmith team. Visit The BikeSmith at 901 Rio Grande Blvd, Suite D124, Albuquerque, NM 87104, and online at www.thebikesmithllc.com.

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