Written by Helen Goelet\r\n\r\nJACKSON, Wyo. \u2014 Whether a mountain, road or commuter biker, everyone in Jackson has the shop they're committed to. For Tim Hoff, owner of Hoff\u2019s Bikesmith and winner of Best Bike Shop for the second year in a row in \u201cBest of Jackson Hole,\u201d offering everything from scrap pieces to the top-of-the-line equipment makes his shop the best.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cWhether you want the highest-end stuff or you just need a little part that you want to run upstairs and look in our bins and unscrew a piece for a dollar, we\u2019re going to have that,\u201d Hoff says. \u201cThat\u2019s what we offer to the biking community that\u2019s a little different from our competitors.\u201d\r\n\r\nHoff\u2019s understanding of the importance of scrap pieces and his business acumen is embedded from his childhood. \u201cI grew up in a small business scenario and worked as my Dad\u2019s mechanic in his two used car lots,\u201d he says, \u201cso I\u2019ve always understood how a maintenance shop is run. It\u2019s ingrained in me.\u201d\r\n\r\nAfter moving here in 2002 from Steamboat Springs, Co., Hoff quickly became an active member of the bike maintenance community. He worked as a maintenance manager at Hoback Sports (Best of Jackson Hole awards winner - Silver 2019) for two years, then moved on to Fitzgerald\u2019s (Bronze 2019) for six before opening his very own shop in 2011.\r\n\r\nHoff's experience and longevity in the community is another important factor to their success. \u201cWe\u2019re the same faces that you\u2019ve seen at all of the bike shops for the past fifteen years,\u201d he says. \u201cI worked with Ponse (James Ponsiglione) at Hoback and Tom Davidson at Fitzgerald's and my maintenance manager Bryce Carroll came from a big bike shop in Cody, so he\u2019s a familiar face to a greater Wyoming community. It makes a huge difference to see familiar faces in local businesses.\u201d\r\n\r\nAfter running his shop on Glenwood for six years, Hoff decided it was time to expand his reach and opened Hoff's current location off Broadway in 2017. Now in their third summer, it seems that the move made all the difference. \u201cWinning Best of Jackson Hole feels like a great accomplishment. It was really scary at first, but it feels like we\u2019re not the little place in the corner anymore,\u201d Hoff says. \u201cWe had the hearts of a lot of locals before, we had a core community, but as soon as we expanded, our reach expanded. Winning Gold two years running means we\u2019re supported. The fact that people in the community support us makes us want to push more for the community. They give, we give, and everyone wins.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhen asked what his favorite local business is, Hoff\u2019s answer makes it evident that local was the key delineating factor: Stone Drug. \u201cThey have everything, and it feels like they\u2019ve never changed since the day they opened,\u201d he explains. Other favorites include Hungry Jack\u2019s and Wilson Backcountry. \u201cIt\u2019s so important to who we are as a community to continue supporting these people. Keeping Jackson Hole Jackson Hole. At the end of the day, we still need to have our town.\u201d\r\n\r\nAs summer comes to a close, Hoff's is offering a storewide sale. Swing by for any bike necessities before your fall Moab trip and Hoff\u2019s will be sure to see to your needs.