Spring is in the air, and along with it the smell of freshly mowed outfields, the sound of enthusiastic cheering sections and the ring of bicycle bells.
When you need some sports gear, where in town do you turn?
This week's asks you to choose your favorite Carmichael-area sporting goods store. Tell us your favorite by voting in the poll below and by posting a review on the Patch Places page of your favorite.
At 9 a.m. Friday, we'll tally the votes in the poll and reviews on the entrants' Patch Places pages to determine the Readers' Choice sporting goods store for 2012.
The sporting goods stores in the "running" are as follows (let us know if we missed one or if any of the following stores are closed!):
(This poll is not scientific, and it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined based on poll results, comments on this page and on ratings and reviews on Patch Places. Hint: The ratings and reviews count extra, and will help break a tie.)