Gear up for spring at these bike repair shops on your way to cottage country

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Biking of all kinds has grown in popularity, especially throughout the pandemic—it’s an easy way for everyone to get fresh air and exercise. While biking is convenient for zipping through cities, more of us will be taking to rural roads as the warmer months approach. Luckily, these bike shops near and in Ontario cottage country will be there to get you set up. Whether you’re a new or experienced cyclist, these bike repair and service shops have something for everyone.

The Bike Asylum in Stouffville

The Bike Asylum is a great one-stop-shop for all bike needs, not just repairs; you can browse adult and children’s bikes, mountain bikes, and more. The staff also keep a regular blog on their website with tons of useful bike-related information if you’re headed out on a day ride with the kids or going on a multi-day adventure.

Ancaster Cycle Ltd. in Ancaster

This highly rated, widely reviewed shop in Ancaster provides extensive bike services and information. You can also join their classes and events and register your new bike with them for any ongoing service needs.

Total Sports: The Bike Shop in Midland

Don’t let the name throw you off; you don’t need to be a sports or even bike fanatic to take advantage of the great service at this place in Midland. They conduct repairs and offer advice about what to purchase if you’re new to biking or sport-related biking.

Parry Sound Bikes in Parry Sound

This shop is about more than just repairs—they offer all-season support for things like winter fat biking or even cross-country skiing—acting as a hub in the area for all kinds of activities. Of course, they’re also experts in bike repair, maintenance, and more.

Muskoka Bicycle Pro Shop in Huntsville

There’s no shortage of sporting goods or outdoor-related stores in Muskoka, and the Bicycle Pro Shop in Huntsville is among the best. They also have a good selection of bikes for sale and a handful that are typically discounted, so keep an eye out if you’re looking for a deal.

County Cycle in Beamsville

Located in the beautiful Niagara Region, County Cycle calls themselves a ‘bike boutique,’ with experts on hand to repair and maintain your wheels. They’re a full-service bike shop that also prioritizes selling Canadian bike brands.

Bikeland in Barrie

You can’t go wrong at Bikeland, where there’s a wide variety of bikes available for purchase, as well as regular bike servicing. If you’re interested in adding some equipment to your home gym, they also have indoor training models you can test out.

The Crank & Sprocket in Orillia

This local bike shop in Orillia services new and veteran riders and is open year-round for repairs, maintenance, and sales of all different types of bikes and bike apparel.

The Bike Garage in Lindsay

An excellent bike shop serving the Kawarthas area, The Bike Garage also has unique items to browse, including electric bikes. They also offer a variety of options for servicing and warranty on the bikes you purchase with them.

Yantha Cycle in Pembroke

This shop specializes in all different kinds of bikes, including mountain, sport, and motorcycles; it opened in 2008 when owner, Adama Yantha, had the vision for a high-quality bike shop in the Ottawa Valley. That vision has certainly come to life with Yantha Cycle, which performs all kinds of repairs and maintenance. Be sure to inquire in advance or book an appointment.

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