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Jan, 2020

2 Wheeling with a Dog

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If you are anything like us, you want to find a way to ride and run errands with your dog, especially during the warm months when it is just too hot for your dog to wait for you in the car. If your dog is a jumper, having a proper dog basket is key, it gives your four legged best friend a more secure ride. You don’t get anxious and neither do they. This one  pictured below acts more like a crate and makes them feel secure for their ride, […]

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Jan, 2020

Bicycle Hand Signals

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A little while ago, I was riding around running errands by bakfiets, I had stopped, then signaled. Nothing unusual, I had a driver then put down her window and yell out “I don’t know my hand signals!” I was a little startled. An unusual confession coming from a driver.  I am not sure why she bothered to tell me, because the next question that came to mind was “how many people don’t know their bike signals?” I remember vividly learning hand signals at school at a young age. Plus, I […]

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The Dutch Bicycle Culture

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The first time we saw the miles of bicycle networks and bicycle traffic in the Netherlands was 9 years ago, with a then 1 year old in a pack on our back. We had decided to backpack for a few months with a toddler, some would think we were insane, but it was a blast.  Our first stop was Amsterdam, it was the shortest direct flight from our then home in Vancouver. Vancouver at that time was just going through the beginning of a bicycle revolution, and it was a […]

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Jan, 2020

Pedal Assist Bakfiets – The Game Changer

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No matter how short or long a trip, I get stopped when riding the Bakfiets, especially when they look and see there is a battery. Not only does it intrigue people, but the battery somehow opens up a completely different dialogue with strangers. I have been riding a bakfiets for 8 years. Throughout the years we have had a short, a long, then the long with pedal assist. The bakfiets has been the shared bike in our house, the one bike that seems to work comfortably with a 6ft man […]

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Apr, 2019

😍 Top 3 Questions Kendra Gets Asked About Riding the Bakfiets 😍

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When you ride a bakfiets cargo bike long, you get stopped a lot. Things people stop Kendra to ask (sometimes in the middle of the street) Is it hard to steer? Nope, it takes 20 seconds the first time on a bakfiets to get used to the wheel being so far away, but other than that 20 seconds, it is super easy and a lot of fun. Is it heavy? A bakfiets is not fast but is smooth and easy to ride. If you are looking for light and fast, […]

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Feb, 2015

600 km on a Bakfiets Cargo bike with Max, to save Max

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We would like to introduce you to Andrew, and his son Max. We have had the privilege of getting to know Andrew since he first approached us in January about his vision to ride – a jaw dropping – 600 km on a bakfiets cargo bike with his charming four-year-old son, Max. But this is no ordinary ride, as this is about a father riding a bakfiets cargo bike with his son, to save his son.  On June 28, 2013 Max was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – a fatal disease without a cure…YET. As parents with […]

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Feb, 2015

The making of Azor Dutch Bikes

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It is no secret that we are huge fans of Azor bicycles and Bakfiets, so being able to visit the factory while we were in the Netherlands was a treat and an honour. Heading to the industrial area of the Netherlands is nothing like any industrial area in Canada, the huge difference, there are bike paths! As we headed into the building, the first thing to see is the showroom of beautiful bicycles, and there are a LOT. Pick a frame, any frame! As you will notice Azor does not […]

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Jan, 2015

Free Clinic: Learn How to Safely Transport Your Children By Bike

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  When: Saturday Feb. 21st 9:30-10:15 Where: Our store, 687 Guelph Line, Burlington Ontario Our store will be closed for the Clinic and will be open at 10:15 for the general public. What is the right seat for your child? There are so many ways to transport your kids by bike, but what do you need to know to enjoy the ride safely? Come to our free clinic, and we will go through all of the child seat options for children 1 year to 10 years old and all of […]

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Dec, 2014

Bakfiets Love

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It can be difficult to put into words, and I often tell people who come into the store, that riding a bakfiets is magical. You don’t get it, and you don’t believe in it, until you ride one with your child. My bakfiets means so much more to me, it is an extension of me that I never thought possible. A car is an inanimate object, and so is a bakfiets, but because I pedal it, I bring it to life, and I become more alive. Before I became pregnant, […]

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May, 2014

10 reasons why you will love a Bakfiets.nl Cargo bike

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SMILE! 1. Bicycle Therapy Imagine yourself riding around with your little ones in your own pedal powered convertible with your children up front laughing and learning as you ride along through your neighbourhood. With our hectic lives, it is not often that you can actually experience time standing still and being in the moment with your children. 2. Children’s Choice Your children, in the safety of a 3 point harness and strong marine wood box, always get the front row seat with plenty of room for their favourite toys, and […]

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