Bike Monkey Blog

Bike Rack 101

August 20, 2019

So you’ve spent a lot of money and time getting the right bike. You love it. It’s beautiful and you want to take care of it. Most of all you want to ride it. Now there are a lot of really great trails being built and maintained throughout Atlantic Canada and even more that are just a...

Summer On Two Wheels

June 12, 2019
Remember coming back to school every fall when you were a kid and writing that same journal entry; what I did on my summer vacation? What’s your answer going to be after this summer? Do you have any bike trips planned? As lives get busy sometimes we find that we just don’t have the time...

Cakes On A Bus - Bus Shipping For The Win

May 1, 2019
Half of the fun of a bike shop is getting to talk with people that might like bikes as much as you do, maybe even more.   The problem is that you want to support these super fantastic people who love bikes.   They've always been great to you, but you also need bikes, or at least parts...

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...