UPDATED Readers' Choice: What's Your Favorite Sporting Goods Store?

Please help us pick the top shops.

  • Editor's note: This contest was updated Tuesday afternoon to include and in Geneva. Also Geneva Kayak Center was removed because that business is . These businesses can now be found in the list and in the poll at the end of this story. We apologize for the original omission.

Quick! What's your favorite place to get sporting goods for yourself, your star athlete sons or daughters?

Got the answer? Good … now please share it with us!

Patch wants to honor some of the best local businesses to buy sporting goods in the Tri-Cities.

Patch has gathered the names and addresses of several places to grab your gear in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles. They include:

, 1900 E. Tyler Road, St. Charles

y, 1996 S. Kirk Road, Geneva

, 614 Commons Drive, Geneva

, 618 Commons Drive, Geneva

, 2s899 Nelson Lake Road, Batavia

, 1501 W. Main St., St. Charles

, 1109 Randall Ct., Geneva

, 1429 W. Main St., St. Charles

, 57 S. Randall Road, Batavia

, 116 W. Main St., St. Charles

Please select your favorite by following these steps:

Step 1: Vote in the poll

You can vote once per day between now and noon Friday, April 13, in the poll below.

The sporting goods store with the most votes will get 10 points, while the one with second-most will receive 8 points and the business with the third-most will earn 6 points.

Step 2: Leave a review

The store with the best rating will receive 10 points, while the second-best will get 8 points and the third place finisher will receive 6 points. Go to the business listing page for the sporting goods store you like by using the links above or by clicking the "Directory" button at the top of this site.

Remember: You have to leave your review before noon on Friday, April 13.

Step 3: Leave a comment

Don't see your favorite? Leave a comment on this story and tell us who it is! (Remember: We are placing an emphasis on local businesses.) Leaving a comment is optional, but it's helpful in case of a tie.

We'll tally up the total based on the votes and reviews and declare the Readers' Choice winner. Good luck everyone … now let the voting begin!

For a complete list of rules, click on the PDF thumbnail below the Readers' Choice logo on this page.

Note: Since there are so many bike shops in the Tri Cities, we will likely hold a contest for those businesses in the future. Stay tuned!


Charles Menchaca April 10, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Hi Ute: Yes, this contest was meant to focus on the local sporting goods stores in the Tri Cities. I admit that I was not familiar with all of the stores myself. If you click on the names of the stores in the list above the poll, you can learn about each business. Thanks for your feedback!
Charles Menchaca April 10, 2012 at 05:57 PM
funkychicken: Thanks for letting me know. I took the center out of the running.
Linda Wineinger Davis April 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Dick Ponds St. Charles - most helpful staff!!
Rick Nagel April 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Remember that a directory review of your favorite is more valuable than a poll vote! Click on the name of the store in the body of this story, which is linked to the business listing. Then you can give a star rating and a comment. Voting ends at noon!
Kimberly Crawshaw August 17, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Perhaps you are looking for stores with a wider range of items but I don't want Geneva to overlook Geneva Running Outfitters on State Street as a place to get friendly, extremely knowledgeable service from a relatively new downtown shop. They excel in running and exercise footwear, clothing and some triathlon stuff too.


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