With a mild climate, fitness culture and extensive network of bike lanes and paths, Vancouver, and especially East Vancouver, is a fantastic place to sightsee, explore and commute via bicycle.
As one of the cleanest and most energy efficient forms of transportation, it is no surprise the number of people choosing to cycle in and around Vancouver continues to grow every year.
Here in East Vancouver, expanding the bike route network has become a focus for the City in an attempt to reduce traffic congestion and pollution and keep people fit and healthy.
Prior to 2020, much of this growth was driven by local Government initiatives to make cycling more safe, convenient, and comfortable. However, as we navigate our way through a challenging year, there has been a significant spike in those switching buses for two wheels.
Whether you’re looking to purchase a new bike, or service an existing one, there are plenty of options to meet your needs.
Keep scrolling for a list of some of our favourite bike shops in East Vancouver. If we’ve missed your favourite place, please let us know and we’ll be sure to add them to the list.
Bike Doctor owner Paul Bogaert has been a part of the local biking community for 25 years.
Bike Doctor offers repairs and sales of new bikes, selling my brands including Norco, Devinci, and Raleigh.
Located: 137 West Broadway, Vancouver
Open Hours: Monday to Wednesday, and Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm, Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm
With sales and repair shops in Kitsilano, Marpole and Main, Ride On is a convenient place to buy new or get regular tune ups.
2255 West Broadway, Vancouver
8722 Granville Street, Vancouver
2180 Main Street, Vancouver
Open Hours: 11 am to 6:30 pm, every day
Designed to serve the local community and keep residents moving, Community Bikes is a fantastic repair shop and bike recycling depot. Community Bikes also has an educational space allowing those who wish to repair their own bikes a supervised place to learn.
Location: 2429 Main Street, Vancouver
Open Hours: 11 am to 6 pm, everyday
Union Street Cycles is a little more high end. This custom bike studio builds one-of-a-kind, high quality road, touring, fixed gear, single speed, commuter bikes and more.
Location: 247 Union St, Vancouver
Open Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Sundays and holidays, 10 am to 5 pm
West 10th – 3771 West 10th Ave, Vancouver
Kerrisdale – 6069 West Blvd, Vancouver
Multisport – 3780 West 10th Ave, Vancouver
Main St. – 215 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver
Open Hours: Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 6 pm, Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm - at all four locations.
Kissing Crows Cyclery is a full-service shop that also sells high end bikes, and builds a whole selection of custom built wheels. If you’re looking for something a little special, this is the place to visit.
Location: 4562 Main Street, Vancouver
Open Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm
A full service shop, with mechanics trained and experienced with installing and servicing the full spectrum of bicycle technology. Whether you’re looking for a basic tune up, or a full overhaul, Mactalla Cycles have you covered.
Location: 2626 East Hastings, Vancouver
Open Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 4pm.