As one of Vancouver’s bicycling hubs, the West End has everything you need to get pedal-ready for spring! This month, we’re profiling our fantastic network of bicycle shops.
English Bay Bike Rental, 1754 Davie Street
Lower Davie’s best bet for bike rentals is English Bay Bike Rental. With every top-quality bike rental, you’ll also get a complimentary lock, helmet and map so you can set off to explore the city. This kid-friendly operation also fits children with junior mountain bikes, children’s bikes, trailers and trail-a-bikes that allow them to ride safely around town with you. Interested in guided bike tours? Look no further, as they also work with Vancouver Bike Tours – an interpretive guiding company offering daily bicycle tours of our beautiful city. The tours guide riders through Vancouver’s picturesque seawall, Stanley Park’s vast network of forest trails and the city’s ever-expanding grid of bike lanes. As well as offering an array of bike accessories – such as locks, lights, helmets and baskets – English Bay Bike Rentals offers expert bicycle repairs at great prices.
Bayshore Bicycles, 745 Denman Street
Denman Street is packed with bicycle shops for riders of all types and stripes. One such shop is Bayshore Bicycles. Here, you’ll find quality mountain bikes, comfort bikes, cruiser bikes, hybrid bikes and tandem bikes. If you’re looking for more family-oriented bikes to help you explore Stanley Park and the seawall, Bayshore Bicycles also offers children’s bikes, trailers and attachments so your child can safely ride along behind you. For something more upright, the shop also rents roller blades and in-line skates.
Spokes Vancouver, 1798 W Georgia Street
Conveniently located at the entrance of Stanley Park, Spokes Bicycle Rentals has been helping locals and visitors since 1938. Boasting one of the city’s largest selections of bicycles – along with knowledgeable staff and complimentary use of helmets and locks – exploring Stanley Park and the rest of Vancouver couldn’t be easier or more fun. Guided tours are available, too!
Denman Bike Shop, 710 Denman Street
If you’re looking to get equipped with a brand new city bike this spring, look no further than the Denman Bike Shop. Now with two locations in Vancouver, Denman Bikes likes to think of itself as more of a bike boutique, with a fantastic reputation for offering customers a positive and up-beat shopping experience. Denman Bikes also retails fantastic brands such as Linus Bikes, Electra Bikes and Opus Bikes and has been voted the Georgia Straight’s “Best of the City” 12 times. Check them out!
EzeeRiders Robson, 1823 Robson Street
With its bargain pricing and proximity to Stanley Park, EzeeRiders Robson offers a unique blend of economical and convenient bike rentals. This boutique-style bicycle rental store features a clean, relaxed environment and very friendly service. Bikes ‘N Blades Rental Ltd, 718 Denman St These guys have the best prices out of anyone for renting bikes at Stanley Park. While the quality of the bikes is average, they are absolutely fine for some easy riding around Stanley Park and even off-roading on the unpaved trails. The staff is efficient and super friendly. Bonus: If you’re a student, check out their special student discounts on two-hour rentals.
Yes Cycle, 687 Denman Street
Yes Cycle is Vancouver’s place to help you get what you need to have fun – be it on the trails, on the road or on the slopes. Along with featuring a fun team of full-service recreation sport stores in the heart of the West End, Yes Cycle is also a proud sponsor of the Chevron Summer Cinema Series at Second Beach. Stop by and see what they’re all about!
Bikes on Robson, 1531 Robson St.
The amazing folks at Bikes on Robson believe that cycling is the optimal way to get around town — it’s environmentally-friendly, it keeps the body active and healthy, it saves you gas money, and it is a joy to ride. In addition to retailing a variety of commuter hybrid bikes, road bikes and single-speed bikes that are perfect for the urban rider, the shop also specializes in bicycle rentals for your seawall excursions, as well as tune-ups and accessories.