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 […]



Nov, 2015

Audrey Hepburn

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The allure of Audrey Hepburn will exist for years to come. Her style, grace, intelligence, and beauty have made her an icon. Her style and humanity work inspire fashion houses,  Her close ties to Givenchy, made her movies, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s visually stunning, who can forget some of those dresses! Besides the clothing, she was often seen riding a bicycle, and photographed on one.        


Goodordering Bicycle Bags

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We are really excited to be bringing in Goodordering bicycle accessories, all the way from the UK. Bringing both functionality and style, these bags will not only look good on your bicycle, but will turn heads. Goodordering designs are inspired by Scadenavian retro style from the 70’s and 80’s as well as Japanese school bags, which is why we love them, the bags actually remind me of school days in Asia. What sets these apart? They are designed with your electronics in mind, pockets for your ipad and phone, padding […]


The debate on e-bikes and pedal assist

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Pedal Assist vs. E-bikes, the debate seems to continue, and has become more convoluted under a mess of legislation. Every province in Canada, has developed their own separate legislation on top of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act (1999), Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Power- assisted Bicycles)  which in essence gives a basic guide for Provinces to Follow. The Regulations were amended in 2001, that is a life time ago, and a lot has happened in the bicycle industry since then. If you have ever had the pleasure in working […]



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 […]



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 […]



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, […]