Cognition Cyclery is more than just an independently owned bike shop. It boasts top brands, years of experience and bicycle repair and servicing, a level of expertise clearly appreciated by this year's voters who helped Cognition coast to victory. For a limited time this summer, renowned cycling biomechanics expert Sean Madsen, who has worked with Tour de France winners, will be available by appointment for bike-fitting in Cognition's fit studio.
903 Castro St.; 650-386-1955. cognitioncyclery.com
Books Inc. traces its origins to the Gold Rush, but became Books Inc. as it's known today in 1946. It is independently owned and is always packed with locals looking for the latest books to read or gifts to buy. Located on a well-trafficked corner of downtown Mountain View, it is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with friendly staff that has clearly won the hearts of our readers.
301 Castro St.; 650-428-1234. booksinc.net
250 Castro St.; 650-691-1196. shopattherapy.com
Fleur De Lis was readers' first choice for florist in Mountain View, rewarding its commitment to offering the finest floral arrangements and gifts. The floral services include a huge variety of fresh, everyday arrangements, as well as special event and gift designs. On-time delivery is available even during the busy holiday seasons. Gourmet fruit baskets, greeting cards and candles are also available.
811 Castro St.; 650-968-0220. fdlflowers.com
For the second year in a row Blossom True Value Hardware has been named Mountain View's best hardware store by
1297 W. El Camino Real; 650-964-7871. truevalue.com
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