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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Bike Shops

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Bike Shops
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Full Cycle

Located in north Vanier, this highly recommended shop and servicing centre has gained a reputation for knowledgeable and helpful customer support. The staff are friendly and encourage test rides to ensure each bike is right for you. Whether you’re on the road, the trail, or just on a single wheel, Full Cycle wants you to show you the fun in cycling.

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The Cyclery

Firmly planted in the heart of Old Ottawa South, The Cyclery has seen it all. Their professional staff are eager to help and will take the time to explain the ins and outs of their work. Everyone in the community knows that The Cyclery will go above and beyond to solve your bicycling issues.

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Cyco’s Sport

This family-operated business is almost hidden away across Pretoria Bridge, meaning you’re going to get the attention you need to sort out even the toughest problems with your two-wheeler. With over 20 years of experience, they can service more than your basic fixie, and hardcore cyclists know that this is the place to go for expert answers to your questions.

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Cycle Salvation

Located on the busy corner of Bronson and Gladstone, Cycle Salvation has been providing more than just quality handiwork, they focus on the people too. As a not-for-profit member of the Causeway Group of Social Businesses, Cycle Salvation offers staffing opportunities to those facing economic uncertainty and mental illness. Teaching the community how to care for their environmentally friendly transportation covers their three principles; people, profit, planet.

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Cycle Logik

A quaint bike shop-meets-coffee house, this Westboro location is a powerhouse of top-name brands with a comfortable atmosphere. The boutique also houses inside rides that focus on improving cardio, aerobic function, and overall cycling performance. Sip on a delicious cup of Dawn Patrol while you peruse their wares and play with their adorable canine mascots.

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Cycle Power

A long-standing favorite in the Carlington region, Cycle Power is known for their great deals and wide selection of cycles and parts. Their mechanics are dedicated to their work and will make you walk away feeling like you understand your vehicle better than when you arrived. On top of their great service, they also offer free tune-ups for life with the purchase of a new bike.

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Kunstadt Sports

One of the most unique bike shops in Ottawa, Kunstadt Sports at their bustling Glebe location are pro’s when it comes to biking, skiing and snowboarding, and most racquet sports. Carrying premier brands, they are proud to offer Canadian models that offer top performance for mountain biking, commuting, or getting the kids into a healthy activity. Kunstadt Sports has earned their name for high-quality cycles and mechanical know-how.

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Bike Dump

Don’t let the name fool you, this Centretown location is known to the locals as a stripped-back, no-nonsense hub for every type of bike under the sun. Behind their rugged exterior is a desire to see less cars on the road and more people on their bikes (just ask them about Critical Mass). An affordable option for those looking for something with two wheels and a whole lotta’ heart.

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You may recognize this place as Cycle Salvation, but it’s the other side of the same community-based coin. Sharing the same location, Re-Cycle opens in the afternoon and stays busy until close with cyclists learning more about maintenance, repairs, and healthy lifestyles. This co-op is geared towards low-cost and recycled parts, but has become a hivemind for biking enthusiasts to meet-up and discuss everything cycling.

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Giant Orleans

This Ottawa gem is happily secreted away in Orleans, where the community can take full advantage of their wide range of stock including traditional, hybrid, and even electric bikes. Those looking to turn their hobby into a professional endeavor can check out their superior line of sport clothing and gear, easily purchased with their helpful financing opportunities. If you’re ready to join the local biking community, sign up for their group rides and discover what you’ve been missing from your biking treks.

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