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BC Dealers

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!

#brodiebikes

 

 

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Virgin Falls

As I write this, the rain pounding down outside the coffee shop in Duncan, BC, I am amazed at the good fortune we had this past weekend riding the ridges of the Tofino Inlet and Deer Bay. Weather is fickle, and that’s just fine (where else would we get such amazing green forests?) but it was certainly a pleasant surprise to have clear skies, incredible views and the luxury of dry clothes for two days during our bikepack up to Virgin Falls.

Virgin Falls 1

Clay (@stuckylife) first proposed the idea of a winter bikepacking trip in November, while the CX season was still finishing, and we were all looking forward to a bit of time off from racing and perhaps instead some long miles of logging roads and gravel – unstructured, and scenic.

Virgin Falls 2

It had been a plan to hit a winter bikepack for over a year; the unfortuntate collar-boner incident last year had dashed my hopes of doing a late winter/early spring trip in 2015 (though I had been sure to pack and plan like a compulsive).

Virgin Falls 3

This aside, Clay was the real driver of this adventure – he’s got the knowledge, and damn if he doesn’t have the will to get these kinds of trips done. He found that there was a small cabin/hut built by locals that we could use for our overnight, meaning we could keep out packing light, and sleep indoors in the outdoors. With a solid plan, riders opted in, and we had ourselves a crew of 5, Clay Webb, Terry McKall, Rob Parkin and Rory O’Connell who shreds with Performance Bicycles.

Virgin Falls 4

With Ranger Clay leading the charge on local knowledge, I made sure to pack the backups – our SPOT tracker, some backup friends in case of things, and the extra gear (read: lights) in case our planned cabin outing turned into a return mission in the dark.

Clay, Terry, Rob and myself hit Ucluelet the night before the venture, staying in the hostel in town. We were told there might be some Karaoke worth visiting, but apparently a surf town in the middle of winter means there are only 2 people at karaoke at 10pm – the bartender and the DJ. We kept it civil, despite the desire to cut loose, and were up bright and early on Saturday to begin the adventure.

Virgin Falls 5

We pulled the bikes and loaded our packs – I’d decided on the b-team Ti Romax as my weapon of choice with 40c WTB Nanos and an array of Porcelain Rocket bikepacking bags that I picked up for the Oregon Outback. Rob and myself were the two on CX bikes, while Clay, Terry and Rory rode their hardtail mtbs.

Virgin Falls 6

Sufficiently caffeinated we began the roll out of town. First a few KM of paved trail, but soon, we were on the West Main. We took a quick detour to see the infamous Kennedy River Bridge, the rainbow bridge that was home to protests in the 90’s. It’s a little worse for wear, but still leads directly to the most beautiful of places.

Virgin Falls 7

On the road again we shared the logging road with just a few trucks and pieces of heavy equipment. Our first 20km of the journey were undulating and well packed, just a few hard potholes.

Virgin Falls 8

As we diverted on to Deer Bay Main, the terrain got rougher, steeper and required a little hoofing. Loaded bikes make for an interesting experience on steep grades – especially on race gearing.

The spectacular views of the Tofino Inlet peaked out on every corner and we continued to cross bridge after bridge over creeks and falls. The sunlight filtered onto the path and broke through at each outcropping to bathe the rocks and the riders. So rad.

A deep washout in the road meant that we cyclists could pass, but it was unlikely we’d see any other people (especially the kind in vehicles).

The pitch during the final climbs to Virgin Falls were very, ah, challenging, and the increased grade, as well as loose rocks, meant lost traction and some walking.

Virgin Falls 9

53km in we hit the falls. Amazing. The bonus of visiting snow-fed water features in the winter are that they are huge. It was a sight, and we took many, many, dumb photos.

Virgin Falls 10 Photo: Clay Webb

The trek back to the cabin, which was on a spur about 3 KM back from the falls, was a it confusing – leave it to 4×4 drivers to give confusing distances and directions. We found the cabin, and though the vibe of the place was pretty murdery, we were happy to not have to do a quick nighttime retreat.

Campfire made, and whiskey drank, we crashed out in the hut. I was happy to have only one mouse try to sleep on my head all night, and we were sure to keep the snoring in check.

Coffee outside in the morning was well worth the questionable sleep. It’s always awesome to get the pot boiling and a few strong cups in before the ride.

Virgin Falls 11

The roll back was fast – I was the victim of my own hoon-ing at some point and slashed a sidewall, likely in our deep creek crossing. Booted with 2 pieces of duct tape and a $20 CAD ($14.17 USD) bill, we kept rolling. And ate candy.

Virgin Falls 12

All told we railed out two strong days in the saddle, 106KM, slept in a creepy shed, drank a bunch of coffee and had a rad time. Thanks guys, such a good two days.

Virgin Falls 13

 

Day One: https://www.strava.com/activities/477804757

Day Two: https://www.strava.com/activities/477804936

Stuckylife writeup here

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