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.
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 kayaks, which riders can paddle past beaches and along inlets. 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.
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.
Upon first glance, 24 Fit Club looks like it hosts dance parties, not exercise classes. That could be because swirling colored lights and thumping Latin beats aren't normally found at run-of-the-mill gyms. Make no mistake, though?there's still an ample amount of calories being burned and muscles being toned. That's because in addition to promoting fitness, they also focus on nutrition, offering wellness evaluations, nutritional packages and individually designed meal packages.
Additionally, to help clients achieve defined abs and slimmer figures, the studio offers three types of Zumba classes. During classic Zumba fitness, instructors?skilled dancers themselves?lead easy-to-follow choreography set to fast-paced music. Things pick up a bit during Zumba Challenge classes. Lightweight toning sticks add to the strength-training workout and help students tone targeted areas, such as abs, biceps, or muscles that exist within other dimensions. Throughout these programs, participants benefit from the expertise of the staff, which includes certified fitness instructors and holistic nutritionists.
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.