Jul 30, 2010

Family Transportation Demo Day!

We are very excited to be a part of (what I think is) Calgary's very first Family Transportation Demo Day.  First, the details:

- When?  August 7th, 9am - 3pm
- Where?  Kingsland Farmers Market - 7711 MacLeod Trail S. - you will find us in the parking lot.
- What?  Test ride a selection of cargo bikes, kid hauling bikes, cargo trailers, bikes with child seats, classic European city bikes, and electric bikes from Green City Motors

Is it just us, or has cycling been in the media more than  ever?  Is it coincidence or is it finally cycling's time to shine?  Some recent media items here, here, and here.  Other related news items are here, here, and here too.

We believe cycling is on the cusp of a huge renaissance, with commuting, utility cycling, and cycling for daily transport leading the charge.  Gone are the days of only riding bikes in tight shorts and flashy jerseys, all hunched over, pretending you're Lance Armstrong.  These days people are choosing bikes that are more classic and upright - downright civilized even - bikes that are comfortable, easy to use and maintain, and built to last a lifetime.  Bikes for going to the grocery store.  Bikes for exploring your community with your family.  Bikes for riding to work all year 'round. 

Make some time on August 7th to come down to the new Kingsland Farmers Market to try out some of these amazing bikes - and of course, pick up some fresh food and goods from the market.

Hope to see you there.

Jul 10, 2010

The BuB Days of Summer Sale Event

There has been quite a bit of excitement surrounding Batavus' introduction of this cool new bicycle - including winning the IF Gold medal award for design.  Much has been also written by various cycling bloggers about the ride, function, and style of this cool bike - so i won't bore you with more of the same.

What I will say is this - if you are looking for a durable, comfortable, and stylish city bike, you definitely need to consider the BuB.

Our order of Batavus BuB's are here and we are thrilled to be able to offer a unique special on these equally unique bikes.  While quantites last, and with the purchase of a new Batavus BuB - you will receive $50 of free BuB accessories.  What a deal!

Accessories you say?  What kind of accessories?  Well, front and rear integrated racks, lighting, coloured grips, and coloured frame accessories are all available so you can personalize your new city bike.

Retail price on the BuB is $649 - for more information, give us a call at the shop - or better yet - come on down to the shop and take one of these unique and elegant machines for a test ride - you will love it!