Bike commuting is on the increase in many urban cities across North America, and part of this can be attributed to the availability of folding bikes. Nancy Kendren from The Urbane Cyclist in Toronto says, “Folding bike sales have seen the biggest growth in the past two years.” The Co-op Cycleshop currently has 25 different folding bike options ranging from $300 to $1800 depending on size, weight, brand, gears and other factors.
Folding bikes are easily assembled in a matter of minutes, and can be stored inside your home or office when not in use. Most have smaller wheels that make for a sharper turning radius and easier to maneuver in tight spaces. They don’t go quite as fast as a full sized bike, but other models are available with a full size frame and wheels. They are great for traveling and most come with their own travel case and shoulder strap to check as regular luggage, avoiding any oversize charges.
Toronto even has an organized group of “Foldies” comprised of folding bike enthusiasts who gather once a month in the financial district to show how practical these bikes can be. To join, contact Justin for more info.
Why not become an all-season cyclist? Save money, save time, and stay fit. And with fall considered the end of the cycling season, now is a great time to pick up your folding bike at discounted prices.
The Urbane Cyclist, 180 John St, (416) 979-9733