Bike Monkey Blog

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...

Bike Monkey Athlete Profile: Belle Henderson

September 1, 2017

It’s important to have something to do when you’re not juggling or playing ukulele, or both for that matter, and so when Belle Henderson wants to burn off some excess energy, she hits the trails.

Belle has been a part of the Bike Monkey team since the fall of 2015, training...

5 Slick Tricks To Help You Start Biking To Work

August 25, 2017

So you've decided that you're going to ride to work. Good call. There are some pretty amazing physical and mental benefits from pedalling it out on the way to work. But don't get ahead of yourself. If you haven't biked a lot, there are a few things that you might want to consider...

Bike Monkey Athlete Profile: Maura Whitman

August 3, 2017

Canada is a huge country with a number of great athletes from coast to coast. And nowhere is that more evident than at the Canada Games where athletes from around the country come together to compete in a variety of sports. And the Bike Monkey team is so proud to have our very own Maura Whitman...

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