Readers' Choice: Best Place to Buy Sporting Goods

You get to pick: What's the best sporting goods store in Gilroy?

This week we're asking readers to vote for the best place to buy sporting goods around town. A few stores that come to mind right off the bat are Big Five Sporting Goods in Morgan Hill and The Sports Authority in Gilroy.

The Sports Authority is an all-purpose sporting goods store carrying both gear and apparel. The store has products for about every popular sport out there: golf, soccer, swimming, football, tennis, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, camping, fishing, hunting—you name it.

Then there’s the more specialized sporting goods store, like Predator’s Archery, which specializes in hunting and target bows. And we can’t forget about our local bike shops,  Sunshine Bicycles and the Bike Center on Monterey Street.

Here are some of our favorite sporting goods stores, but if we're leaving one off the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it:

If you know of a great sporting goods place nearby, you can vote for it at Watsonville Patch, Campbell  Patch or Cupertino Patch.

Rate these businesses by taking our poll, and give a shout-out to the region's best sporting goods business in the comments section.

We also hope you'll click on the links provided here to rate the businesses on their Patch Places listings and even leave a review, if you're so inclined.

The winner of this poll will be determined using a point system based on the most verified votes together with the best ratings in each business' directory listings. If there’s a tie, the business with the highest number of positive reviews in the listings and comments in the Readers' Choice article will be declared the winner.

Voting results posted in real time shall not be deemed official until Patch has reviewed and confirmed all of the votes.

Voting is open until 9 a.m. Friday and the winner, announced around noon, will receive a "Readers' Choice 2012" certificate. Please rate the businesses below on their Patch Places listings and leave a review.

So which one is it going to be? Tell us your favorite sporting goods store around town, and make sure to tell us why it's the best.

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Brian April 09, 2012 at 04:06 PM
I vote for Sunshine bikes. I have bought a few bikes from them over the past 22 years or so, and they have always had great service, and know how to take care of their customers!
M K April 09, 2012 at 04:12 PM
While Big 5 and Sports Authority are convenient, my all time favorite is Mel Cotton in San Jose http://melcottons.com/
Corinne Speckert April 10, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Hi there, just added Mel Cotton to the poll. Thanks!


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