Category Work & Cycling

Bike shop's sign

Bike Shop Snapshot: Ride Away Bikes

Ride Away Bikes is taking off With a giant window wall, it’s surprising that Ride Away Bikes isn’t sweltering under the hot July sun. The lights are off, which I like since it’s bright enough without them and it saves energy. A few customers are picking up bikes and I have a look around. One […]

Lock up facility

Just because you build it …

… doesn’t mean they’ll come. I spent a couple of days at a large office complex in Mississauga this week and saw a memo to building tenants: Bike Lock up Facility [Building owners] are pleased to announce that a designated bicycle parking area has been created to service the tenants who wish to bike to […]

S&C Cycles sign

Bike Shop Snapshot: S & C Cycles

S&C Cycles stands out on the Dundas West strip Despite the fact that this pop-up-style shop is located outside Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC), the “S” and “C” refer to the first letter in the first names of the proprietors. I thought the fellow had said his name was Sean (or Shawn?) but after reading […]

Large round sign outside shop

Bike Shop Snapshot: Bikes On Wheels

Bikes on Wheels (BOW) occupies some enviable real estate in one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Situated at the north end of Augusta Avenue, BOW is a notable feature in Kensington Market’s roster of shops. The storefront is eye-catching with its big and colourful signage, sizeable store frontage and the choir of bikes outside. Bikes, […]