Our Name is Our Story
Behind the Brodie name, is Paul Brodie. Originally an artist and motorcycle fanatic, he began painting and brass-welding frames for mountain bikes in 1985. It wasn't long before he invented and trademarked the Vancouver sloping top tube, launching a brand of bikes bearing the Brodie name. On September 29th, 2005, Paul was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame at Interbike in Las Vegas, creating an international fan base for the Vancouver brand. Today, Brodie bikes are a product of our passion and a proud part of our local community.
A Better Ride With You in Mind
A Brodie isn't just a bike, it's a right of passage. Built with the individual rider in mind, Brodie bikes are built to blaze the trails of your choosing. From epic off-roading to beachside cruising, there's a Brodie that's right for you. Over the years, we've built our fair share of bikes and each one has played a role in shaping who we've become. I n fact, don't be surprised if after all these years, we still remember your 2003 White Holeshot or 2008 Root Beer Ronin. We're a small company and better yet, a community. We're not about making hundreds of different models (just to have hundreds of different models). We're about making original, quality bikes from concept to production so the bike you love now, is the bike you'll love for the years to come.
Much has been written and studied about the financial return when cities invest in safe, separated bicycle infrastructure. It is estimated, for example, that for every kilometre one of its citizens cycles, our society earns 18 cents in increased public health, air and sound quality, and decreased collisions, congestion, and road maintenance. Inversely, every kilometre travelled inside an automobile costs our society 17 cents, for the exact opposite reasons. There is, however, one additional benefactor we seldom discuss when debating better bike lanes, and that is the city’s bustling tourism industry. Continue reading Bike lanes pay dividends for Vancouver’s tourism industry…