Pinkbike's new 'Places
' directory feature gives users access to a wealth of information about bike shops, clubs, guides, shuttle services, and trail associations around the world. There are already over 5,700 shops in 70 countries listed in the Places directory, with more being added every day. This crowd-sourced database also includes user submitted reviews that can help you decide where to spend those hard earned dollars. Plus, search results can be filtered by brand, making it easy to track down the bike or component you've been looking for.
Planning a summer roadtrip? With the new directory you'll have the resources to figure out the best bike shops, find out more about guides and shuttle services at your destination, and maybe even get in touch with a local trail association to help with trail maintenance. Take a closer look at the new features below, and don't forget to review or submit your local bike shop. You can access the directory by selecting an option from the drop down menu underneath the 'Places' heading at the top of the screen. Features:1. User Reviews
You can add a review for any shop and read reviews
by other users. See which LBS has the best service, and using the familiar Pinkbike commenting system you can up/down vote helpful reviews & comments.2. Find Shops and Clubs Nearby
Clicking on the 'Nearby' tab will show all the listings within a radius of your location. The nearby page is particularly useful when on the road using the Pinkbike mobile website
.3. Filter by Location and Brand
Any list can now be filtered using the new sidebar options, helping you narrow down the results. For example, you could get a list of all bike shops in British Columbia that carry Norco
. These results list can also be plotted on a map using the "view results on a map" button.4. Bike Shop Owners Can Promote Their Shop
• Shops can add more information like a description and links to their Facebook & Twitter accounts, for which we will display feeds on the listing page. Build more FB likes and Twitter followers for your shop for free!
• Shops can select the major brands they carry to help users find them. Shops with brand info will also show up in a new sidebar block in the Pinkbike Products section.
• Shops can also add a Pinkbike button or customizable widget to their website to promote their listing or show off their rating. pinkbike.com/directory/bling/
Be sure to let your followers on other social networks know about your Pinkbike listing to get more likes and reviews.
More features are coming soon, like shop logos & photos. If you have any suggestions leave them in the comments!