Bike Monkey Blog

Bikes on a Plane

May 1, 2018

For people who like to bike outside of their own area code, there can be a few problems. Whether you’re flying a couple of provinces away, across the country, or across the globe, if you’re planning on riding when you arrive, you obviously need to ensure that when the wheels go down...

How To Buy A Bicycle Without Having a Breakdown

March 28, 2018
First, we want to stress that this post is MOSTLY for beginners. If you’ve been riding for a long time, know your bike’s abilities and your abilities and where those two things come together, this post probably isn’t for you. But if the last time you rode a bike was in a different...

3 Steps To Training For Great Big Events

March 15, 2018
This summer, a few monkeys will be participating in Trans BC Enduro, a five-day race through the wilds of British Columbia. Now while everyone has their own way of training, we thought you might like a few tricks that will help you in whatever race you’re thinking about undertaking.

Jeff Simms BC Enduro Interview

March 9, 2018
Jeff is no stranger to bikes. He spends his days helping make sure that riders have the bikes, the gear, and the support that they need to complete whatever goal they’ve set of themselves. He often spends his evenings teaching the next generation of cyclists in Truro at least some of what he...

Greg Barr BC Enduro Interview

March 7, 2018
When you’re an electrician, it’s all about safety first. It’s about making connections that work, without too many hair raising experiences. In his day job as a construction electrician, Greg Barr follows a set of strict guidelines. There’s a level of creativity in finding...

Conor Scallion BC Enduro Interview

March 5, 2018
You might imagine that someone who spends their time putting out fires might want to wind down and relax when not at work. You know, curl up with a good book and maybe a latte and enjoy a restful weekend. Maybe brunch?   Well, there’s another direction you could go. And that’s what...

Finding New Routes in 3 Easy Steps

February 27, 2018
Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery.   It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, embedded in a routine, and feel unable to break out of this. Runners and cyclists alike have this feeling sometimes. They feel like they’re just running the same old, tired road. It saps your...

Keep Your Stick On The Ice: A Bike Monkey Guide to Choosing a Hockey Stick

December 15, 2017

“It’s a poor craftsman that blames his tools.”

I mean, sure. But if you know any craftsmen you’ll know that they have a tendency to have some pretty nice tools. The tools of your trade matter. So if your trade is hockey, let’s talk sticks.

When...

Bike Monkey Athlete Profile: Jesse Cameron

October 24, 2017

The last two years have been a pretty great ride for Jesse Cameron. This Bike Monkey loves exploring trails with riders like Matt, Luke, Josh and Ben while always pushing himself further and harder. One of his favourite things about being part of the Bike Monkey team is getting to lean on the...

Bike Monkey Athlete Profile: Josh Sampson

September 21, 2017

Josh Sampson might be new to the Bike Monkey team but he’s been a great addition. Josh joined the team in 2017 and says that cycling, especially with the Bike Monkey team, has changed his life. For Josh, it’s about balance. Cycling has provided Josh with an outlet to relieve stress...

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