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Nominated for: BEST Bike Shop
Cycle University was established in 2004 by local pro cyclist Craig Undem to develop the best coaching and teaching methods for cycling and sell the best training gear money can buy. The school has created a large curriculum of proprietary classes and teaching methods for everything from how-to-ride for the first time to preparing for the Tour de France.
Both retail locations, one in West Seattle and the other in North Seattle, carry bikes and gear for any level rider. Cycle U specializes in helping the new and aspiring rider gain confidence and skills to reach their goals with the appropriate gear and instruction.
The trained staff of coaches at Cycle University have years of top level expertise in all aspects of cycling, and have created classes and concepts to help any level of rider improve. Cycle U provides a wide range of services: personal coaching, bike fitting, fitness testing, skills clinics, private lessons, training camps, boot camps, InCycle™ indoor training, Indoor winter racing, teams and coaching consultations.
Craig's dream of having a training center and pro shop for local cyclist at the same level as the Olympic Training Center in Colorado to share training and technique coaching with riders of all abilities shows through to this day.
Today, Cycle University's team of 12 coaches can help any rider be faster, safer and stronger. Their philosophy of living a well balanced life with cycling and endurance sport as the central way to maximizing physical energy and health is at the core of everything they do. They also emphasise green living by using the bike as transportation as well as recreation and striving to minimize their carbon footprint.