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Barking Spider Mountain Bikes
1024 Broadway Ave S
Williams Lake, BC
V2G 1A2
250-392-5177
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Bikes On The Drive
1350 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5L 3X6
604-215-7433
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ChainLine Cycle
1139 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1V 1Z5
250 860 1968
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Cycle Therapy
#102-360 Duncan Street
Duncan, BC
V9L 3W4
250 597 0097
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Cycles West
100A Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC
V9B 3R5
250 474 2477
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Fairfield Bicycle Shop
1275 Oscar Street
Victoria, BC
V8V 2X6
250-381-2453
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Favorit Cycles
12-9th Avenue
Cranbrook, B.C
V1C 2L8
250 489 3532
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Freedom
533 Main Street
Penticton, BC V2A 5C6
250 493 0686
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H.K.'s Bicycleitis
2905 Shawnigan Lake Road
Shawnigan Lake, BC
V0R 2W1
250 733 2288
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Island Cycle
5-114 East Hirst
Parksville, BC
V9P 2G9
250 248 0647
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Mac-Talla Cycles
2626 E Hastings
Vancouver, BC
V5K 2H2
604 707 0822
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Marty's Mountain Cycle
#1 - 1258 Esquimalt Road
Esquimalt, BC V9A 3P3
250 383 3337
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Mighty Riders
10 East Broadway
Vancouver BC V5T1V6
604-879-8705
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NorKam Lock & Cycle
178 Tranquille Rd
Kamloops B.C.
V2B 3G1
250 376-7822
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North Shore Bike Shop
1831 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7M 2J9
604-929-6727
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Outpost Bike Company
3202 Happy Valley Road
Langford, Victoria, BC V9C2V8
250 478 8359
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Pedalsport
1-9020 Young Rd.
Chilliwack, BC V2P4R8
604 795 2453
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Pemberton Bike Co.
#1 - 1392 Portage Drive
Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0
604 894 6625
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Performance Bicycles
3949 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8X 1J5
250-727-6655
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Reckless
110 Davie St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2V4
604 648 2600
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Reckless
1810 Fir Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3B1
604 731 2420
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Rick's Recycling
RR #1, Box 10
Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0
250 982 2722
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Ride On Again
2255 W. Broadway
Vancouver, BC
604 736 7433
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Ride On It
8722 Granville St
Vancouver, BC
778 379 4055
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Ride On Main Street
2180 Main St
Vancouver, BC
604 738 7734
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Rock N Road
2260 Stillingfleet Road
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 7Y9
250 860 1984
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Ruckus Skis, Boards & Bikes
3110 15th Avenue
Prince George BC
V2M 3A5
250 564 3335
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Salt Spring Adventures
#7-126 Upper Granges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC
V8K 1B2
877-537-2764
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Smokey's Bike Shop
Heriot Bay Rd, Quathiaski Cove
Quadra Island, BC V0P 1N0
(250) 285-2447
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Sooke Mountain Cycle
2075 Anna Marie Road
Sooke, BC
V9Z 0A4
250-642-3123
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Sun Country
#102 1340 Kal Lake
Vernon, BC V1T 6V2
250 545 8775
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The Bike Gallery
4433 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6R 2H8
604 221 2453
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The Broken Spoke
420 Fitzgerald Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 7N2
250 871 2229
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The Original Bike Shop
434 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC
604 524 3611
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TOF Cycles Co.
660 Sharp Rd, PO Box 862
Tofino, BC
V0R 2Z0
250 725 2453
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Village Bikes
3891 Moncton ST
Steveston, BC V7E 3A7
604-274-3865
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Wenting's Cycle and Mountain
33245 N. Railway Avenue
Mission, BC
V2V 1E4
604 826 1411
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Brodie Bicycles 2016

We welcome you to a stress-free environment, a place where you can escape from this thing called life. With roots that sprouted in Vancouver BC, we’re excited to be a part of the nation wide movement of a more sustainable future and quality of life.

The 2016 season marks our 30th anniversary and we’d like to thank you for all of your continued support and love! We’ve come a long way since the beginnings of Brodie’s workshop: Journeyed through the birth of North Shore mountain biking, the freeride years and into the realm of cyclocross and bikepacking, all while paying homage to the road and commuter riding that drive our business. We mark the start of our third decade with a few special projects, and some new product coming in early 2016.

We wish you all the best in the New Year and look forward to being there with you on all your cycling trips, commutes and adventures!

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Kranking the K’s: Pushing the Pedals in One’s 60th Year …

For just over a year now, I’ve been enjoying a baby blue bike from Brodie, my beloved 2015 Romax. At age 59, I’m beginning to experience a few lower leg tendon issues, stemming mainly from a life-time of running. As a result, time on the bike has been my “go-to” exercise regime, with most days seeing 20-30 km rides in and around the city of Vancouver.

These have been punctuated with occasional 55-65 km excursions and even one 100+ ride to Bellingham, Washington, from my home in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. That was a one-way roll, with Amtrak conveniently providing the return, late in the evening. Bikes are only levied a USD $5 surcharge on the train (the fare itself is $20), so if an out-and-back isn’t your desire, you can make the return via the rails.

Another time, a friend and I put bikes on the Skytrain, taking it to the outskirts of Metro Vancouver’s urban areas to Surrey’s King George Station, thus shortening the ride to Bellingham to a very manageable 65 km. Skytrain cost on the weekend: CAD $2.75, with no surcharge.

As I’ve grown more comfortable with the Romax – an exquisite cyclocross machine (essentially a beefed up road bike with disc brakes) – I’ve yearned to go a little further afield, hearkening back to my twenties, when I managed a Vancouver-to-Calgary trip (10 days, with camping gear) and a Surrey-Whistler out-and-back (over 2 days, covering 340 km). However, work and not riding regularly have been easy excuses for deferral, until recently, when I embarked on a leave from my job. Without the 9-5 strictures, impromptu rides have been easier to accomplish, owing to more weather windows and schedule flexibility.

Riding to Calgary, 1983
Riding to Calgary, 1983

So it was that on a Friday in mid-April, I got on my bike at 6 AM, thinking I might do another ride to West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay and back (about 65 km), but in the recesses of my mind entertaining the possibility of continuing on to Lion’s Bay, or maybe even Squamish … or possibly  (shudder) Whistler!

I rode light, carrying only a flimsy windbreaker in addition to removable arm and leg sleeves, a couple of Cliff bars, a water bottle, and an iPhone. I knew that I had the option of bailing out en route and taking public transit back from Horseshoe Bay or Lion’s Bay, with my bike, for the cost of a local bus ticket.

I enjoyed the quiet, scenic undulations of Marine Drive in West Vancouver and found myself above Horseshoe Bay, contemplating going on. That decision point led to another at Lion’s Bay, where I refueled at the General Store with a date bar and hot chocolate. I continued north, now committed to Squamish. Timing myself on the nasty hill at Furry Creek, I noted that I was able to vanquish the incline in 7 minutes, bolstering my confidence. North of Squamish, more food and water at a local Tim Horton’s in Garibaldi Highlands and then the slightly scary resolution to take on the challenging climbs between there and Whistler for my first time in over thirty years.

At noon, I was approaching Whistler’s Creekside, by now on the sedate Valley Trail, but by this time also definitely “bonking” and groggily anticipating more food in Whistler Village, which would represent about 130 km of riding and cumulative elevation gains of close to 2000 m. I was doing the Squamish-Whistler stretch (675 metres of climbing over 53 km) with one Cliff bar and a bottle of water. Fortunately, the coolish weather helped to prevent overheating and too much water loss, but the engine was sputtering, nonetheless.

Whistler Village, this April.
Whistler Village, this April.

12:30 PM saw me roll into Whistler Village, with the odd raindrop accompanying. A thousand+ calories later I was considering riding back as far as Squamish, thinking that the predominantly downhill run would give me bragging rights to an imperial century (i.e., 100 miles) plus more. However, the raindrops were still falling and the thought of getting caught in a chilly downpour in the Cheakamus Canyon, with its dearth of shelter and amenities was an effective deterrent. I decided to ride back to Creekside, just 5 km from the Village, and try my luck at hitchhiking, bike and all. Thanks to Dan in a canopied pick-up, Kristina in her Delica, and Lisa with her minivan, my Romax and I made it back to Vancouver by late afternoon!

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