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May 22, 2019

The BikeBike Passport Rides - Fish Creek Loop

This ride is part of our "BikeBike Passport" rides around Calgary. Complete all the rides earn a special BikeBike prize. 

All rides are mostly off-street/pathway and are of varying lengths/difficulty level to accommodate all of you that love adventures.

The longer routes do require some level of route finding/navigating as Calgary does not yet have very good (well, barely any actually) route finding system. We've attached links to Map My Ride/Strava routes to make it really easy to use your smartphone. 


Other rides in the series - 





Distance: 60kms
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Hard: Some hills, wind, distance.
Estimated Time: 2-1/2hrs - 5hrs

May 15, 2019

eBiketouring Is The New Black - Chapter 1

Ebikes have finally started to catch on with North Americans in the last couple of years and people are starting to use them for all manner of reasons. Electric mountain bikes are a thing. Electric city commuter bikes are a thing. Electric cargo bikes are definitely a thing. But electric touring bikes? Are they a thing?

They are indeed a thing, and we believe they are poised to propel more people into bigger/longer adventures as more and more companies design bikes with bigger batteries and faster chargers.


Jan 24, 2019

The BikeBike Passport Rides - Pathway 100km

This ride is part of our "BikeBike Passport" rides around Calgary. Complete all the rides earn a special BikeBike prize. 

All rides are mostly off-street/pathway and are of varying lengths/difficulty level to accommodate all of you that love adventures.

The longer routes do require some level of route finding/navigating as Calgary does not yet have very good (well, barely any actually) route finding system. We've attached links to Map My Ride routes to make it really easy to use your smartphone. 

Other rides in the series - 





* Fish Creek Loop



Distance: 100ishkm
Difficulty Level: Hard-Very Difficult
Ride Time: 5-7 hours

Dec 31, 2018

Planning Your First Bike Overnight

"Thinking about something is often far more daunting than actually doing the thing"

~ Me




Planning your first bike touring trip or bike-overnight can seem like a daunting affair - especially if you're not used to camping. But with some careful planning, route selection, not biting off too big a challenge your first time out, and the right mix of gear, it can open the door to a great experience and whet your whistle to do more trips, longer trips, and more adventurous (remote) adventures.

Nov 6, 2018

BikeBike 2.0 - Canada's First Everyday Adventure Boutique

What is an "Everyday Adventure Boutique"? 

We've always been focused on everyday transport cycling since we first opened the doors in February 2010. When we opened almost a decade ago, we felt that the bike shop ecology in Calgary was really one dimensional - focused almost exclusively on sport cycling, dominated by the same me-too brands in every store, and lacking in diversity - and we all know diversity helps any ecosystem be more resilient and healthy. In this case, we're talking about the bicycle culture ecosystem in Calgary.

There was no place to buy traditional European-styled, upright city bikes, bike mounted baby seats, or even good quality baskets. Most shops had zero idea what a cargo bike was or why you'd even want one. Even touring/adventure bikes were almost non-existent in the marketplace - you'd be lucky to find a dusty model jammed in the corner of your local shop.

We set out to bring these practical, durable, capable, and fun to ride bikes to you - and at the same time get more bums on seats - in an effort to change the bicycle ecology in Calgary for the better. We feel like we've succeeded so far but there is more work to be done.

The Boutique or perhaps Atelier part is easy: Small is beautiful. We're small on purpose. We feature unique and hard to find products, imported from all around the globe - in a store designed to be peaceful, comfortable, and with a focus on your experience.

We're focused on getting you setup with the right bike - For You - not just a bike that might happen to be sitting on our sales floor in a size that might work for you. We've worked hard to curate a large range of bike brands, in all styles - whether you're after a full suspension electric mountain bike, a classic do-it-all city commuter, or a touring rig you're going to ride around the world - or anything in between - your bike is uniquely you and you deserve exactly what you're looking for.

Our workshop is located in the store and all manner of projects happen there: Whether it's standard repairs to customer bikes, custom builds for customers, wheel building, or new bike assemblies - the wizard behind the bike stand is always present, though he may not be wearing a pointy hat.

Experience a guided test ride. Touch and feel that lock you're interested in. See how parts and accessories are suppose to work on your bike. Enjoy a coffee and one of Nadia's amazing baked goods around our table with us. Relax for a few moments. You deserve it.


Oct 27, 2018

Now Available on The Prairies: Riese & Muller Electric Bicycles

Riese and Muller's humble beginnings in the early 1990's started with 2 friends designing a revolutionary folding bike in their garage and has since expanded into one of the planet's most innovative e-bike manufacturers with retailers across the globe.

R&M believe the electric bicycle is the future of transportation and are bringing to market bikes that offer incredible ride qualities, very high quality construction, and flawless operation.



Oct 4, 2018

Say Hello To Tout Terrain Bikes And Trailers - Now Available In Canada

Different Pedal Strokes For Different Pedaling Folks. So many possibilities exist when every bike is custom designed.



tout terrain has been around now for a dozen years or so, quietly turning out innovative city and adventure bikes mostly for the European market but recognized around the world as some of the most durable, capable, bomb-proof, and fun-to-ride bike models around.