If you haven’t tried it, winter riding can be pretty awesome. While there may be snow on the ground, we get sunny days that, once you start riding, aren’t cold at all. You don’t need fancy gear to try it. Good gloves, a toque for under your helmet, splash pants, a layer or two on top, then get out and ride. ok, there may be a little more to it than that. For a better idea of how to prepare for enjoyable winter riding, check out this short article.
Like the Fall, remember to check the weather and layer up if needed before heading out. If going with new to winter riding riders, make sure they are prepared too. Winter is a great time to explore your favourite trails or find new ones. Whatever you do, don’t put away your bike yet, get out and ride a few more times!
GET A BIKE: We have new bikes from Fuji, Kona, Linus, Marin, Reid, Seven Peaks, Salsa, SE Bikes, Slane, Stolen, Sunday, Tern & Tuesday as well as used and vintage bikes. With the used and vintage bikes, we will tell you what we know of the bikes history and what parts have been replaced by us, if any, during the tune-up.
FIX A BIKE: Stan is certified by Winterbourne Bicycle Institute. It is one of a handful of bicycle mechanic schools in Canada. When there, the other students were from around Ontario, Nova Scotia and Michigan.
We have another Winterbourne graduate wrenching with us and a third starting his course in mid-January. Our other mechanic has been fixing bikes in the St George area for years.
“That’s nice … when will I get my bike back?” 1 – 5 days depending on work required, availability of parts (if required) and if Murphy’s Laws make an appearance or not.
If you have a flat, we can usually take care of that quickly if you drop by but anything else will take a little longer and an appointment.
GETS NEW, USED OR VINTGE PARTS: We carry new parts from D’Amour, Easton, Fox, Race Face and Marzocchi parts. We also have a wide selection of Vintage parts to help with your older bicycle’s repairs.
TOURS, RENTALS & INFORMATION: We offer free neighbourhood tours, monthly “Light The Night” rides as well as other themed rides. We can also suggest places to ride on your next road trip.
This is one the main reasons there is no better place to get information about your bike and where to ride than your local bike shop. Where ever it is, they know the area and they know how to get the best out of your bike. You can test ride various bikes to find the one that is perfect for you. You can usually get first hand experience with gear and accessories. Your local bike shop is usually a champion for better bicycling infrastructure.
Where ever you are, please support local independent bicycle shops.
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