In a shop surrounded by free-ride, downhill, and extreme mountain-bike trails, the cycling crew at On Top Bike Shop understand and foster passions for trailblazing by caring for two-wheelers with a slew of services. Striving to provide everything needed to trundle freely in the great outdoors, the shop suits up cyclists in clothing and accessories such as Dakine jerseys and helmet visors by Giro. Bikes from local brands including Banshee, KHS, and Manhattan Cruisers taunt gravity by hanging from the shop's ceiling and walls and bragging about their summers at space camp.
The qualified gear gurus at Bikes For All keep two-wheeled commuters running smoothly through an array of maintenance services including tune-ups, advice on bicycle repair, and large inventory of new bikes and parts. Owners can dust off hibernating bicycles and have them restored to proper working order through the outfit's tune-ups, or customize a fixed-gear bicycle, which, when a baseball card has been permanently fixed in the spokes, earns its title as a "fixie." In addition to its services, the outfit also sells bikes, including Japanese Tanbo bicycles, as well as parts and accessories.
With two locations in Downtown Vancouver, EzeeRiders outfits visitors for journeys around the city's most popular areas. At the Robson Street location just outside Stanley Park, a fleet of cruisers, electric bikes, and tandem bikes stands ready to hit the trails. The Seawall location outside Gastown adds to the selection with electric bikes and mobility scooters that facilitate trips to the shopping district or to scenic Lost Lagoon. When snowboarding season gets into gear, the shop also rents equipment for shredding down nearby Cypress Mountain Ski Area, which most people say is far more fun than trying to mountain bike down the pass.