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BC Dealers

Barking Spider Mountain Bikes
1024 Broadway Ave S
Williams Lake, BC
V2G 1A2
250-392-5177
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Bikes On The Drive
1350 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5L 3X6
604-215-7433
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ChainLine Cycle
1139 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1V 1Z5
250 860 1968
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Cycle Therapy
#102-360 Duncan Street
Duncan, BC
V9L 3W4
250 597 0097
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Cycles West
100A Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC
V9B 3R5
250 474 2477
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Fairfield Bicycle Shop
1275 Oscar Street
Victoria, BC
V8V 2X6
250-381-2453
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Favorit Cycles
12-9th Avenue
Cranbrook, B.C
V1C 2L8
250 489 3532
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Freedom
533 Main Street
Penticton, BC V2A 5C6
250 493 0686
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H.K.'s Bicycleitis
2905 Shawnigan Lake Road
Shawnigan Lake, BC
V0R 2W1
250 733 2288
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Island Cycle
5-114 East Hirst
Parksville, BC
V9P 2G9
250 248 0647
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Mac-Talla Cycles
2626 E Hastings
Vancouver, BC
V5K 2H2
604 707 0822
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Marty's Mountain Cycle
#1 - 1258 Esquimalt Road
Esquimalt, BC V9A 3P3
250 383 3337
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Mighty Riders
10 East Broadway
Vancouver BC V5T1V6
604-879-8705
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NorKam Lock & Cycle
178 Tranquille Rd
Kamloops B.C.
V2B 3G1
250 376-7822
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North Shore Bike Shop
1831 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7M 2J9
604-929-6727
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Outpost Bike Company
3202 Happy Valley Road
Langford, Victoria, BC V9C2V8
250 478 8359
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Pedalsport
1-9020 Young Rd.
Chilliwack, BC V2P4R8
604 795 2453
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Pemberton Bike Co.
#1 - 1392 Portage Drive
Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0
604 894 6625
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Performance Bicycles
3949 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8X 1J5
250-727-6655
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Reckless
110 Davie St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2V4
604 648 2600
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Reckless
1810 Fir Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3B1
604 731 2420
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Rick's Recycling
RR #1, Box 10
Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0
250 982 2722
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Ride On Again
2255 W. Broadway
Vancouver, BC
604 736 7433
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Ride On It
8722 Granville St
Vancouver, BC
778 379 4055
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Ride On Main Street
2180 Main St
Vancouver, BC
604 738 7734
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Rock N Road
2260 Stillingfleet Road
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 7Y9
250 860 1984
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Ruckus Skis, Boards & Bikes
3110 15th Avenue
Prince George BC
V2M 3A5
250 564 3335
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Salt Spring Adventures
#7-126 Upper Granges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC
V8K 1B2
877-537-2764
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Smokey's Bike Shop
Heriot Bay Rd, Quathiaski Cove
Quadra Island, BC V0P 1N0
(250) 285-2447
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Sooke Mountain Cycle
2075 Anna Marie Road
Sooke, BC
V9Z 0A4
250-642-3123
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Sun Country
#102 1340 Kal Lake
Vernon, BC V1T 6V2
250 545 8775
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The Bike Gallery
4433 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6R 2H8
604 221 2453
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The Broken Spoke
420 Fitzgerald Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 7N2
250 871 2229
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The Original Bike Shop
434 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC
604 524 3611
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TOF Cycles Co.
660 Sharp Rd, PO Box 862
Tofino, BC
V0R 2Z0
250 725 2453
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Village Bikes
3891 Moncton ST
Steveston, BC V7E 3A7
604-274-3865
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Wenting's Cycle and Mountain
33245 N. Railway Avenue
Mission, BC
V2V 1E4
604 826 1411
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Brodie Bicycles 2016

We welcome you to a stress-free environment, a place where you can escape from this thing called life. With roots that sprouted in Vancouver BC, we’re excited to be a part of the nation wide movement of a more sustainable future and quality of life.

The 2016 season marks our 30th anniversary and we’d like to thank you for all of your continued support and love! We’ve come a long way since the beginnings of Brodie’s workshop: Journeyed through the birth of North Shore mountain biking, the freeride years and into the realm of cyclocross and bikepacking, all while paying homage to the road and commuter riding that drive our business. We mark the start of our third decade with a few special projects, and some new product coming in early 2016.

We wish you all the best in the New Year and look forward to being there with you on all your cycling trips, commutes and adventures!

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Unrepentant in the shadow of the cross

I don’t like putting the bike in the car to go and ride, so for me a cross bike is great.  It extends my range from the doorstep, allowing me to eat up the road miles and access cross country epics.  This was certainly true when we lived in South London but is even more the case since we moved to North Wales.

I just decided to rebuild my old Brodie, having managed to replace the bent mech hanger.  Me and this bike have seen some action, from the Three Peaks to London League cross races and to the other day when I found myself thigh deep in a bog with the old bike on my back.  Moments of elation when it feels like you’re flying, to despairing times when you wonder why you thought this was a good idea.

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One boozy evening earlier this year, cajoled by an old friend (and Three Peaks stalwart), I applied for the Three Peaks entry.  I didn’t get a place, but I decided to get myself fit like I really had to avoid wallowing in the mid-Peaks trough of misery.  Well, I’m some of the way there in spite of a bad ankle sprain and whilst the fitness is lagging a bit what I have (re)discovered is my absolute love for the cross bike.

I’ve spent many evenings over the last few weeks poring over maps, identifying circuits of bridleway and byway that take me out over remote moors.  And, when I go out the next day to track these routes on the ground I’ve been about 95% pleased with the riding.  There I am spinning along an old drovers’ road, on a trail so ancient that the rocks have grooves cut in them by centuries’ of wear from cartwheels.  I stop to look at the map and I see that the bridleway carries on over the mountain into the next valley and from there back down to the main road some five miles further on.  I’ll be sitting down with a pint in an hour… And so I bowl down the hill and the bridleway so prominent on the map isn’t anywhere to be seen.  And there you are suddenly ‘transitioning’ from firm ancient trackway to thigh deep in blanket bog. So I ask myself: is this a bad thing? And I don’t have to think long to decide that yes, it is a very bad thing and this feeling only grows as I carry my bike two miles to firm ground.  Did it occur to me to turn back though? Of course not.

Then about two hours later when I’m finally sitting in the back room of the world’s greatest beer shop, I reflect that it is that familiar sinking feeling (5% displeasure) that makes so many of my rides round here great.  Embrace the bog, knuckle down for a slog and then hail the grog.  Exertion, stupidity, reward and REPEAT.

Like the first time I did the Three Peaks, I swore at the finish line “never again”, only to find myself in the pub a quarter of an hour later wondering how I could do it faster next year. STOOPID but FUN.

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