Russell’s Cycling & Fitness in Washington was selected as one of the Top 100 Bicycle Retailers in the United States by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News magazine. According to the National Bike Dealers Association, there are approximately 4,200 specialty bike retailers in the U.S. Russell’s is one of only three retailers in Illinois to earn a ranking.


Russell’s Cycling & Fitness in Washington was selected as one of the Top 100 Bicycle Retailers in the United States by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News magazine. According to the National Bike Dealers Association, there are approximately 4,200 specialty bike retailers in the U.S. Russell’s is one of only three retailers in Illinois to earn a ranking.

“We’re very humbled to be recognized by our peers as a world-class operation that maintains a hometown touch, Joe Russell, owner and co-founder of Russell’s said. “We’re grateful for having such good friends and good customers here in the Peoria market, and we feel we share this honor with them.”

Located in the Valley Forge Shopping Center in Washington, Russell’s Cycling and Fitness was founded by Joe and Cheryl Russell in 1977. The business earned the ranking based on market share, community outreach, advocacy efforts, store appearance and overall professionalism. Russell’s also won the award in 2007 and 2009.

“Independent bike dealers have worked diligently over the past few years to deliver a world-class retail experience,” said Megan Tompkins, editor of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News magazine. “The retailers who have been named to the Top 100 have distinguished themselves as the best of the best.”

The selection was announced on the first day of the Interbike Convention in Las Vegas Sept. 22.