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.
Vancouver Water Adventures equips maritime adventurers with wet suits, life jackets, and personal watercraft for exploring the waterways of False Creek and English Bay. The staff stocks a fleet of jet skis, paddleboards, and water bikes, which riders can pedal along inlets without having to worry about the confusion associated with bike lanes or passive-aggressive hand signals. In addition to soaking up scenic ocean views and spying on local wildlife, guests can accompany skilled guides on jet ski tours to the area's most impressive sights. Those operating machines must have a valid driver's licence, and all passengers must be at least 6 years old without factoring in alternate theories of relativity.