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Financing Now Available!

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Big news, that's been a long time coming!



I am sure we can all agree, the sticker price of a new cargobike (or any high quality machine) can sometimes be more then most of us can afford all at once, making it difficult to add a new vehicle to your family's transport options.

After much searching and interviewing of potential partners, we have finally found a financing partner - Financeit - based in Toronto, Ontario that offers fair rates, easy application processes, and no hidden fees or charges. At 12.99% (plus a small account setup fee) their rate is very reasonable and you can take as short or as long as you want to pay off the loan. Of course, paying if off as fast as possible is in your best interest and they make that part easy to with no penalties for early/immediate repayment.

Their app-based application can pre-qualify you in minutes right here in the shop - or - you can submit the forms from the comfort of your own home, at a time that works best for you.

We'll b…

2015 Urban Cycling Gift Guide

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Looking for a cycling related gift for the urban cyclist on your list?  We've put together a collection of unique, functional, and stylish ideas to keep your favorite biker rolling.

Abus Helmet



Lezyne Light



Swrve Jeans



Abus Lock



Boombotix



Buff



Barmitts



Studded Tires





Gift Cards


Bikepacking the Bitterroot Loop

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A customer of ours turned us onto the existence of the Bitterroot Loop 300km, mostly rail-trail ride while in the store one day, getting his bike tuned up before he headed down to ride it. He was doing it as a 5-day motel-stay tour but suggested it was doable as a 3-day campout as well.

The loop is a combination of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, sections of the NorPac Rail Trail, the Route of the Hiawatha, and the Old Milwaukee Road - as well as a short section of highway.

My (Sean's) interest was peaked and a plan was quickly formulated for me to sneak away for 5 days in early October to tackle the ride. The weather forecast looked perfect and the drive down could be done in a day. I left Monday morning, arrived in Wallace, ID that evening, and headed out on the loop Tuesday morning.

Please enjoy this photo essay detailing some aspects of the tour.


Calgary's First Cargobike Roll Call and Family Picnic

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Huge shoutout to all the families that joined us for the meetup and picnic! Great fun, and so much inspiration!
Much bocce ball and BBQ was enjoyed, along with discussions with owners of the ins-and-outs of their particular cargobikes.

We're already planning for 2016 - hope to see you there!


























One Night Out On A Bike

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When people talk about bicycle touring the image that come to mind more often then not is something that looks like this - - -



- - - and conjures up images of long, multiple days in the saddle, riding across Canada or some such "crazy" adventure requiring quitting your job, growing dreadlocks, and not having a shower for weeks at a time.

Truth is, touring by bike can be just like that. Or it can be so much simpler and still offer the feeling of being away from civilization - even if it's only for a single night.


Larry Vs Harry Cargobikes Are Here!

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We love cargobikes, no secret there. They are powerful, transformative machines that make our individual lives better (freedom of utility and from debt), they make our communities better (quieter and more friendly then cars), and they make our cities better (less congestion, less pollution, safer roads).
There are a myriad of options available on the market these days and it seems like there is a new design popping up almost monthly - but sometimes sticking close to tradition and instead improving upon tried-and-true designs isn't always a bad idea.
Enter Larry Vs Harry and their renowned Bullitt "long john" styled cargobike. If there is one complaint we might have about most of the "bakfiets" or "long john" style cargobikes we've sold, ridden, and serviced is their usually very heavy weight and often narrow gear range that makes navigating the hilly terrain of Calgary a struggle for some, and impossible for others.
As a result, our shop sells a…

New Brand Announcement - XTRACYCLE Cargobikes

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My personal journey into the world of cargobikes (and subsequent tumble down the rabbit hole towards creating BikeBike) started in a rather humble way - purchasing a relatively unknown product called the "Freeradical" from a local shop that was going out of business back in 2007.

This humble little add-on that basically transforms a standard bicycle into a "longtail" cargobike completely changed my life and opened doors to worlds I hadn't really dreamed of.

Car-free living in Calgary?! Now totally possible. 

Fostering of a deeper connection to my city? I totally get it. 

Choosing to spend more locally instead of driving halfway across the city to get a "deal" at Costco? Way more satisfying!

And the list goes on to this day.

Tankbike was a revelation that eventually lead me to research the phenomena of cargobikes of all kinds and who/where/why/what were offering them across North America. It didn't take long to see that there were quite a few shops w…

2015 North American Handmade Bike Show Photoset

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