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We bring the world's best E-Bikes, Cargo Bikes & City Bikes to #LdnOnt (Treaty 6). Café now open at Riverwalk! 226-289-2670. CO2 @ Mauna Loa = 424 ppm
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Jul 21, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Join us on the patio? Our brand new Café and test ride centre will be opening soon! 320 Thames St, across from Ivey Park. We’ve longed for a “place for bikes” along the river, and can’t wait to invite you into our new home.
🚲☕️❤️ Image Our new location is *on* the Thames Valley Parkway, safe for people of all ages and abilities to reach us by bike from all over the city. Our “15 minute” communities (in blue below) make our store a hub for cycling all over the city. #LdnOntBike Image
May 4, 2022 12 tweets 6 min read
Mother’s Day is this weekend, and we have some fabulous gifts for mom! We are so grateful for all the bike-riding moms in our community!!
Here’s a thread if you need some ideas: 🧵 We’ll start with a classic. The Peterboro Basket Company has been making hardwood baskets since 1854. They’re timeless, durable, and fit most city bikes without any hardware. They’re a perfect addition to Mom’s bike!
Feb 16, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Hey #LdnOntBike we’re about to get walloped by a severe storm. It’s going to bring a ton of rain, flood the river, and then flash freeze all in about 48 hours. Rain starting tonight, continuing to tomorrow. Temperature will fall tomorrow (Thursday), so the morning ride is warm and wet, but afternoon ride home will be extremely cold and icy. #LdnOnt
Feb 15, 2022 19 tweets 11 min read
Who's ready for our City Bike preview for 2022? While we're really excited about e-bikes and cargo bikes, there's nothing more practical and efficient than a regular Dutch-style city bicycle. We've scoured the globe to get a very limited stock of bikes, first come, first served! While other Covid-related shortages have more or less gone away, bikes have remained stubbornly scarce. Many of our offerings in 2022 were actually ordered in 2020, and only reaching us now. Supply is tight, and we're doing our best.
Feb 13, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
You’re going to see a lot of #SuperBowl ads today for cars and trucks that are being used to intimidate citizens in our cities, pollute our skies, and are responsible for creating the planetary crisis. Watch this one, and imagine a different world.
Or this one.
Feb 1, 2022 43 tweets 24 min read
Here's our big announcement for February! We're welcoming Riese and Müller's fleet of cargo bikes to our shop in 2022!… ImageImageImageImage Here's the link to our February newsletter to get the TL;DR. We're *super* excited to offer this lineup to you, and know that R&M will be amazing when you choose it for your family's next vehicle.…
Oct 12, 2021 23 tweets 7 min read
Hey y'all, Ben here. Guess what? Another break-in. Yep, for real, we can't make this up. We'd all been having a lovely long weekend when at around 9pm last night our phones started ringing. Thread. 🧵👇 We had what we believe to be a false alarm on Friday - maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. But last night was our SIXTH break-in since the start of the pandemic.
We're out of insurance claims, so all of this is out of pocket for us. Again.
Jul 22, 2021 10 tweets 5 min read
Looking for an e-bike RIGHT NOW? We have some immediate availability on select sizes/colours. If you have a bike on order, and would like to switch to one of these, there is *no charge* to switch!
Ready to ride?
👇 Gazelle Medeo T10. Sporty. Fast. Fun!
- Medeo T10 Dust Gloss (high crossbar), one in each size (45, 50, 55)
- Medeo T10 Jeans Blue, one 45cm
Mar 10, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
So City Staff have come to Cycling Advisory Committee with no protected bike lanes on the table for @DundasPlace. They keep calling it a "detour" but what they're looking for is "last link in the network they've spent all their time and money building without a plan" It's important to note "cars will be directed to York" is basically hopes and prayers. There will be nothing deterring through traffic on Dundas, which will be busy busy all summer long, especially as we get back to normal. Blocking the entrances wasn't considered feasible.
Mar 8, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
It's #InternationalWomensDay , and we want to do a thread to say thanks to some of the wonderful women who #LdnOntBike and help build a stronger community of citizen cyclists. 👇 First, @JoyBringingHope. Joy is an advocate for people of all ages and abilities riding bikes. She's grown into her role as a leader in our community over the past four years, and we're so thrilled every time she rolls by! Image
Feb 26, 2021 14 tweets 5 min read
Tired of fighting for every little bit of safety. Would really like professionals to design safe options and have politicians own the decision to make it unsafe, rather than have council waste its time talking about bizarre counterflow door zone paint. #LdnOntBike Image Here's something that would work given existing constraints.
- new TVP connection is an MUP on the south side of the street. Just continue it to Wellington.
- Planters? Already exist, just move 'em.
- Parking? Yeah, we got that on the north side.
- Driving? Yeah, you can still Image
Feb 9, 2021 35 tweets 25 min read
Our big shipment of @ternbicycles arrives on Thursday! Can't wait to get you out on one, they're unbelievably fun to ride, electric, or analog... Who wants a preview thread? 🧵
Let's start with this: what model are you most excited about? Let's start with the flagship GSD (Get Stuff Done). It's worth its weight in gold, with the ability to carry two kids in comfort and style inside the optional Clubhouse Fort, and comes equipped with the Bosch Cargo Line motor standard.…
Feb 8, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
Job posting is up. We're looking for up to two amazing bike-loving people to join our seasonal staff team. $19.24/hour + 4% vacation pay = $20/hour. Sweet bike benefits, too. Why work in #LdnOnt for the summer?
- recreational bike scene is *superb* (ride to the beach in 90 minutes, take the gorgeous gravel route home)
- you'll be working 100% of your days on solving the #ClimateEmergency.
- get to know and love the Deshkan Ziibi (Antler River)
Jan 10, 2021 10 tweets 5 min read
Here's our Sunday Wrapup
- Our 2021 Spring Previews are out (will be linked below
- Bike shortages will be a real thing this year. We're already feeling it with some brands.
- We're upset/scared/frustrated about Covid, and are limiting appointments to urgent repairs only. City Bike Preview--> Breezer, @VSFManufaktur, @gazellebikesusa
Affordable transportation. Reliable & built to last (with 10 year warranties). Fun and easy to ride every day.…
Dec 4, 2020 13 tweets 7 min read
Bike friends,
Our 2021 @larryvsharry listings are (nearly) complete. Waiting on the double seat pricing and availability to round things out. Here's the preview, time to start dreaming/building! #LdnOntBike The bread-and-butter E6100 returns. Gates Carbon Belt Drive is why this bike is spectacular - silent, maintenance-free, and tons of fun!…
Dec 3, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Today the Secretary General of the United Nations called for oil production to be ramped down immediately due to the severity of the climate emergency. Another cyclist was killed by a negligent traffic engineer. We need immediate action on both issues, now… Image The @CityofLdnOnt has 3500+ km of roads, & 7.5 km of protected bike lanes planned/funded before 2030. That's simply not good enough. We need to rethink our streets, from the ground up. Small tweaks & disconnected half-measure infrastructure won't fix the problems we face.
Dec 2, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
Working on a bunch of web-store updates. Pre-orders for 2021 will be live soon (we don't have a lot left in store, send a DM if you're looking for something sooner than spring!). Most stoked about Bullitt EP8 - 85 Nm of torque and Di2 XT 12-speed gearing... launch time. What a spectacular lineup.
Nov 30, 2020 8 tweets 6 min read
Alright, bike friends, I just locked in our last spring order. It's the largest single cargo bike purchase we've ever made, so let's get excited about what's coming!! #CargoCult2021 #LdnOntBike Does anyone still play Mario Kart? I feel like cargo bikes have lots of analogs to the characters in that game... #MarioCargo
Tern HSD: Definitely Toad. Small. Lightweight. So agile in corners. Can fit in small spaces.
Nov 5, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
Can't wait, can't wait for the new Tern HSD!
DYK: HSD stands for "Haul Stuff Daily", which is what this bike is PERFECT for. Plus it folds easily so you can take it with you anywhere!… What's awesome about the HSD? Vertical parking for one... live in an apartment? Need to maximize space in your garage? The HSD just fits. Everywhere.
Jun 20, 2020 13 tweets 5 min read
Psst there's still a few hours to grab a Father's Day present or two - order online by 5pm today and we'll make sure to deliver for dad! Here's a quick thread with some great ideas! 👇 Brooks Rain Cape. Rain is coming this week, we think this is one of the best ways to stay dry out there!…
Jun 20, 2020 10 tweets 3 min read
This week has continued to be absolutely bonkers at the store. We're doing our best to keep up, but it's a challenge. Everyone is tired. We currently have less than 1/3 of our typical inventory in stock for this time of year. 1/n Staff have been absolutely incredible. Working extra long days when asked (try to avoid this...), helping out wherever they can, and generally just making shit happen. Thanks y'all. 2/n