Friday, October 14, 2011

More Pics from Saturday.
 Check out more Pictures from the sidelines of the Red Bull Mini Drome Challenge last Satuday up at our friend Jan's Flicker Page Here.  Red Gecko Productions will also be releasing an "experimental short video" cut from footage of last week's event at the Brickworks.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Booth!

If you missed our booth at the race here it is. Stay tuned for more photos from the big day.

Thanks for a Great day!

  Riders would like to thank Nadir Olivet, Red Bull, and all of our friends who showed up to the event Saturday. We also look forward to seeing our new friends who we met at the show very soon. Happy Thanksgiving Day Weekend.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Getting ready for Saturday!

  Here at the shop the Riders team is getting ready for Mini Drome Toronto happening this Saturday at the Brickworks starting at 2pm. Stop by our show booth at the event and you will find a much smaller version of our shop. We will be offering bicycle accessories, service and also sharing our favorite coffee with you. Hope to see you there because of course the shop at 80 Geary Ave. will be closed on Saturday.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Nuit Blanche Bike Rentals.

  The Riders team have found though the years that the best way to see the most spots on Nuit Blanche is on bicycles. So if you or someone in your group does not have a bike for the night we recommend you book a bike rental here at riders as soon as possible. If you already have a bike for the night, you want to be seen and heard while riding so you will need front and rear lights and a bell all of which we can set you up with here at the shop. If those are all in check and you want to be extra safe, we also have a selection helmets and safety vest. But wait we have another reason for you to stop in, we are also offering free bike inspections for the night so stop by before you head out for the evening and we will help you to get riding smooth and safe.

P.S. We also have locks which you will also need if you want to leave your bike unattended.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Red Bull Mini Drome Toronto October 8

 Here's a heads up to mark a special event on your calender. On Saturday October 8, Riders will be at the Red Bull Mini Drome Toronto at the Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave. Not only will we be giving the track a spin we will also have a booth, with lots going on for fellow bike enthusiast.  See you there.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Bikes Now Availiable at Riders!

  Now in the riders show room are some new bikes that are just the beginning of what is yet to come for 2012.  The bikes have been hand selected and professionally assembled here in our shop.  Come by and check them out along side our used, vintage, and custom built bikes, and we will be happy to help you find a bike best suited to your riding needs.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Micro Dyno Front and Rear Lights!

  2 minutes of cranking one of these smart looking mini dynamo lights will give you 20 minutes of illumination. The energy is stored in a rechargeable battery that can be recharged over 500 times. Ride safe at night with strobe and solid programs,  200+ meter visibility, and a quick release adjustiable strap to make it easy to keep in your pocket. Just remember to wind it before you are ready to go!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Riders will be closed this Sunday and Monday.

We will be away from the shop attending a bike show September 11 and 12 to better serve you. We will be back on tuesday to our regular hours. See you soon.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gone fishing, this long weekend.

 Riders will be closed this long weekend Sunday and Monday but we'll be back to our regular hours on Tuesday. To remain at the shop this week-end, will be Softy the shop turtle and his little Angels. Ride safe and see you soon.  

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bright Lights for Night Flights.

  Riding with a light on your bike at night is not only the law, but is also for every one's safety. Our favorite lights here at riders are the front and rear Torch lights. They are duel LED lights that use reflectors to make themselves ultra bright, they are also durable, water resistant, tough gripping, and have replaceable batteries. The lights will stay on or can be set to a strobe pattern to make sure you are seen when coming and going down dark or lit streets at night. Drop by and pick them up before tonight's outing and as always ride safe.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Board back to school!

  Just in time for the cool season, our longboards and skateboards are ready in stock and looking for riders. We also have all the parts and safety equipment you would need to roll right out of the shop. But if carrying books is your main concern, now that it's back to school time, you might consider picking up one of our many back packs or pannier bags.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Backwards Rider Film Viewing.

Hey did everyone check out some of the films at the bike film fest last weekend? If you didn't catch the  Backwards Rider film on saturday, come by the shop for a coffee and we'll play the film for you. If you did catch it, we have the extended version which runs 15 mins. See you soon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

James' New Wheels.

 James Recently came to us with a bike that had been in his family for a while. Well actually it was the frame that was remaining of it. He carried it in on his shoulder and discussed with us what he would like to see happen to the frame.  After some brainstorming and number crushing with James, we came up with a solid plan. When James came back in a week he was ecstatic, and still is, about the bike and Riders:

 "The bike is beautiful, the team at Riders were kind, clear, honest and fair and it was really fun to get creative! I look forward to building my cannondale  frame with them!"

 Thanks James, nothing makes the us happier then to see the smiles of our customers. Keep riding and smiling.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Folding Baskets!

 As always within our wide selection of accessories we have in stock collapsible baskets which attach to the rear rack. Here we see them paired up and fronted by a removable wicker basket on this vintage 2-speed bike. Fashionable and functional, this bike looks good while full of laundry, groceries, or homework and packs up neatly when not carrying luggage or when locked up overnight.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

If helmets could talk, What would they say?

 The first way of course is to wear a helmet, and if you don't have a helmet make your way safely to Riders so we can suit you up with a brand new helmet that fits your head and your riding needs.
Our friend, covered her bike helmet in clever sayings from an old daily quote calender.
Now safety can be safe and fun, but safety first.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Gone Riding.

Riders will be closed this Sunday the 31st and Monday the 1st of August.

 In the meantime we are getting ready to ride.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

We fix kids bikes!

Kids bike service and sales available at Riders.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Another happy custom-errrrrr!

  Nadine loves her mean green machine!
She had her bike custom built right down to the to the color:
  "I woke up with an idea one day, while being surrounded by mainstream bike shops, I thought of that cool looking shop I had seen in the past. I found Riders a year ago but never took the time to stop in for a visit. This time I went in, met valentine and fell in love!!! Val sat me down and took the time to talk to me but more importantly listened to me and what i wanted in this dream bike of mine. I returned to the store at the time that he estimated it would be built by and when I walked in and saw him helping out a customer i decided to look around the store. There in the lineup of bikes i saw the bike of my dreams, it even had green brake wires. When Val finished with the other customer he told me that the bike was mine! I have never loved a bike more in my life... oh and they have a coffee bar too! Amazing.  Thank you riders! " - Nadine

Brand new vintage custom pictures!

This 1951 CCM cruiser has been refreshed and released into its natural habitat. Look for it out in the streets or in our photo section of our facebook page.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hey Dawg! Come on in and check out some boards.

  We currently have a wide selection of skateboards, longboards, and all the skate parts and protective gear to get you riding fast and safe. We are also curently featuring a cork top deck:

   This Cork ply deck has a real cork sheet laminated to the top of the deck eliminating the need for grip tape. The cork is harvested from live trees in a sustainable manner and adhered with water based glues. The benefit of this collectors deck is that they are both fun to skate and easy on your shoes.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


 We've found a fun way to use some of our vintage helmets. If you or someone you know is holding on to their vintage helmet, bring it down to the shop and we will put some new life into it.  We can also suit you up with a fresh new helmet from our choice selection of protective head gear. Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Baskets and Bio-Bottles oh my!

  This summer season here at Riders we are featuring removable wicker baskets great for shopping, picnics or bringing Toto along for the ride. In this case our basket is holding a fresh batch of 100% Biodegradable, Recyclable, Reusable water bottles. They are BPA, DEHA & DEHP free, FDA approved, dishwasher safe and made in the USA.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Whats Your vintage?

   Come check out our vintage section and select a bike from as early as 1929.  We have a wide variety of colors and styles from different years still aging as you read this. Pick one up as is to display in your living room, work space or garden, or let us help you make it road worthy. Either way these oldies will surly warm any nostalgic heart.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Custom bikes built for you!

Check out photos of our latest custom build in our facebook photo album section. Sergio of Handwurks design group was tailor fit to a bike this late June.

"Val and the guys at Riders are good people. They know a ton about bikes and built me a tough Single Speed road bike, with burly components, that's fast and a lot of fun to ride. Riders is a real-deal Local Bike Shop – a friendly neighborhood spot with a warm atmosphere, good tunes, and killer espressos. Thanks for a great bike guys! "
- Sergio

  Thank you Sergio, we have had a great time working with you to pefectly suit your riding needs and we always love to have the opportunity to build up a bike one on one with a customer. We look forward to having you by for an espresso soon since it's customers like you that help keep our everyday shop vibe alive.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tour De France Viewing Saturday Morning!

  At 8:30 am this Saturday the 9th of July come and join us for the mountain stage of the Tour De France. We had a great time this past weekend following the victories by Philippe Gilbert and Team Garmin - Cervelo. We had Coffees and Snacks and even Classic Tour De France Posters available for $20.
 See you there or your tires are Square.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tour de France!

  Riders will be open at 8am on Saturday July 2nd and early on Sunday July 3rd screening the Tour de France. Rise and shine with us with some coffee and baked goods. Hope to see you here! 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Biscotti and Muffins!

  Homemade Spelt-Oat Banana-Walnut Muffins and Cranberry Chocolate Spelt Biscotti are now available. Like their names, they too will fill more than a mouth full. Cappuccino accompaniment strongly recommended. Ride on in: Free Car and Bike Parking.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Videogamers Look out!

  Riders now has an old school table top arcade machine on its premises.
and its not just a place to put your latte,
It has over 40 games including Frogger, Packman, Galaga, and Gunsmoke.
A loony gives you 3 credits, which should last longer then it'll take us to fix your flat.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

We are back online.

  Sorry, we have not had time to post any news, we have been busy keeping our bike repair turn-around time within 24 hours. Often customers have their bike back before they have finished their latte, all our flat repairs and adjustments are done on the spot.  And look out! We are back up to date online!
Up coming posts will feature photos of bikes for sale, bike friendly events, and spontaneous cappuccino art shows.
just  a reminder our Hours of operation are still:
mon 1-7
tues - fri 10-7
sat 9-6
sun 12-5
Call for pick-up and drop off outside of store hours. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

       Snow day at riders 2011