Through all the years of doing various bike tours and bikepacking trips, one thing has been a constant: Nadia has never come along. There were many reasons for that: the trips we've been doing look crazy to her, far too difficult, painful, cold/uncomfortable, she will not ride on highways, and especially her medical condition (she has an ileostomy) made the idea of bike adventures like that hard for her to contemplate.
But something clicked in her about a year ago and she began to see past those things and realized how much fun I was having and decided she wanted a piece of that fun too. So, one day, she asked me: "Do you think you could plan a bike tour that I could do?" - to which I replied "Of course!" So planning began for a bike touring trip and we quickly zoned in on Le P'Tit Train Du Nord in Quebec because it ticked all the boxes we needed for a fun first trip: basically flat, hotels instead of camping, we love visiting Quebec, no highways involved.
Hey Edmonton! The cutest little bike shop on the prairie is coming to your beautiful city.
We'll have bicycle and accessory brands on display that you've never had access to before. Incredible cargo bikes, practical city bikes, modern electric bikes, and a full collection of curated accessories from around the world.
Opening Date: April 14 2018 at 10am Closing Date: May 13 2018 at 6pm Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am to 6pm, Thursdays 10am to 8pm. Location: 10816 Whyte Ave - Inside Kent of Inglewood
The bike brands we'll have on hand - with many available for demo rides-
In the last couple of years, electric bicycles have burst forth from the shadows into the mainstream and along the way have also become lighter, simpler to use, with bigger range, and more reliable than ever. In many cases, prices have also moderated and in some cases have come down significantly.
Gone are the days where you had to find a bike shop that was interested in and capable of installing an aftermarket kit on your existing bike. The e-bikes available at your local bike store today are sleek, well appointed, fully integrated, and can often be difficult to distinguish from regular non-electric bikes. They are also easy to operate, re-charge, and maintain - with many being not much different than maintenance needed on a non-electric bike.
If you're honest with yourself and take a quick look at your personal driving habits, you'll begin to notice a couple of interesting things: