BIKE SHOPPING TIPS
Bikes are Still in High Demand
When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold In 2020 we saw a bike boom as people looked to bicycles for something to do during quarantine. With more people adopting cycling for exercise and as an alternative to public transportation, the increase in demand has led to delays and shortages in bicycle production worldwide.
We are thrilled that more people are realizing the benefits of going by bike and are embracing a more active and environmentally conscious lifestyle. In response, we have been working hard with our suppliers to procure as many bikes as we can to meet the rising demand. We work with the best brands in the world and they are doing the best they can to not only up production but to distribute efficiently and communicate with us. There will still be a limited amount of bikes available this season, and likely for a few years to come. To help you get the new bike this season we've put together this list of tips and responses to FAQs. We hope it helps.
BIKE AVAILABILITY LISTINGS
Not sure what you're looking for? Use the tips below to get started.
1. Think about your Goals
You don't just want a bike, you want the right bike bike for your needs. So it's a good idea to spend some time thinking about your goals for riding. Are you riding for fitness or just for fun? Will you be riding with friends and family or are you looking forward to long solo rides? Are you thinking of open roads and smooth pavement or are you trail bound?
2. Do Some Research
Our website is updated on a nightly basis with what is in stock. If you spend a bit of time looking through the different bike categories and price points you'll be more prepared you will be when you come down to the store. This will help us focus on your needs and make the process efficient and fun. No idea what kind of bike you need? Use this handy dandy tool to help narrow down your options. Otherwise, you can start with the categories below.
3. Be Open to Suggestions
If you are stuck on a specific brand or model, you may end up without a bike in 2021. Some models are just not going to be restocked this season. If you are open to trying a competing model or willing to consider a component upgrade or downgrade you are more likely to find something that works.
4. Budget for Gear
If you are new to cycling, don't blow your whole budget on the bike. Spend more time riding and less time shopping by adding accessories and investing in the right apparel when you buy the bike. We offer a 15% discount on accessories for your bike (some exceptions apply) on the day you buy the bike.
5. Connect with other Riders
For some cycling is strictly individual and that's great, but if you are looking to be part of a community of cyclists, the is a wide range of ways to connect with other riders. Check out the Manitoba Cycling Association for local events and club information. There are also ways to connect virtually. Stravaa is a great way to track your rides, discover new routes and challenge yourself and your contacts.
6. Exercise Patience
We work with the best brands in the world and they are doing the best they can to not only up production but to distribute efficiently and communicate with us. There will still be a limited amount of bikes available this season, and likely for a few years to come. To help you get the new bike this season we've put together this list of tips and responses to FAQs. We hope it helps.
Thank you for shopping local.
We appreciate you trusting us with your business. No matter where your riding takes you, we want you to find the right products and information for your needs and have fun doing it. Getting you ready to take on your goals, is why we are here and we're pretty passionate about it.