Biking from Toronto to Montreal in 24 hours - VANMOOF Dusenjager

Famous Blue Church 

Famous Blue Church 

After countless trips between Canadas two largest cities by way of the the 401 highway, it was time to try this journey by bike. I have always been impressed by the BMEF 24 and 48hour races that occur every Summer from Toronto to Montreal. Hoping to one day participate in the event myself, i figured i would try to do it in 24 hours of riding time over 2 days. This would be a good occasion to really test out my VANMOOF Dusenjager, which has survived quite a few challenged including a hard impact by a car from behind. To someone looking at biking this journey, would say that it does not require too much planning. For 25$ Via Rail can transport your bike unboxed. Make sure that your train has the luggage wagon. In my case, they didn't, but they did hold my bike overnight in Montreal and sent it to Toronto the next day. 

Day 1 -  Toronto to Kingston 289km 11hrs30mins

I left at 5:30AM Sunday November 22. My exit form the city was virtually traffic free. I did use Google maps as a guiding point, but chose my own more direct root along King Street. Once along the lakeshore route, you will surely enjoy a nice sunrise from Lake Ontario. I would say that this was the best time of the year to do this, because it was not too cold and the wind was mostly in my favour. Mid day i ran into some light snow. Earlier that week i had made contact with a nice couple from Warmshowers.org who would let me stay at their place in Kingston. My day ended at 8PM.

Darkness is coming

Darkness is coming

Day 2 - Kingston to Montreal 290km

It was hard getting out of bed that morning, but my hosts set me up with a hearty breakfast and off i went. The route was pretty simple; stick to old county road 2. The beauty about this biking on the old highway is that you avoid all the big block malls and get to enjoy the many picturesque towns. It is pretty flat the entire way with a few rolling hills. Riding through Thousand Islands was great, because there was actually a well paved bike path. My ride ended at the west end of Montreal at 10pm.

Thounsand Islands

Thounsand Islands

Posted on December 20, 2015 .

December 2015: The best time to purchase your urban city bike or Cargo Bike Canada

Dear friends and customers.

We have persevered this past year to make sure that we offer the lowest/competitive prices for European city bikes, urban bikes, commuter bikes, dutch bikes and cargo bikes in Canada. We cannot control the USD, and as of January 1st 2016, all prices for VANMOOF, GAZELLE, CREME CYCLES and BULLITT CARGO BIKE will be adjusted accordingly (increase).

We highly recommend that you take advantage of current 2015 prices. All pre order purchases will be locked in 2015 pricing. For example, if you pre order a Butchers & Bicycles MK1 at $4999.00 + taxes , you will pay your deposit this month and the balance in 2016. Your invoiced total remains unchanged.

99.9% of the bicycle industry in Canada will also be making these adjustments next year, so we can assure you that we will always offer competitive prices and respect the MSRPs.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

All the best.

 

Posted on December 9, 2015 .

Creme Cycles Vinyl Doppio; Timeless design - Tested in Montreal

The Creme Vinyl Doppio is the epitome of classic elegance and timeless design.

Hand-built in Europe and guaranteed for life. The strong steel frame allows for a fast and comfortable ride, especially on the streets of Montreal. The British metallic racing green is bound to turn heads. It comes fully equipped with brakes, leather grip take and a flip flop hub to build to your preference.

Posted on December 3, 2015 and filed under bike review.

3rd Annual Customer Appreciation Sale - 3 DAYS ONLY!

On the last weekend of November, before the Christmas rush, we will be hosting our first, last and biggest sale of 2015.  We will be closing our doors for the winter period the following week, so this is your chance to get that bike you have been dreaming about all summer. It is also a great opportunity to find neat gifts for that bikey friend of yours.

Everything is priced to go (final sale)! 25-70% OFF. 

November 27-29th. 3 DAYS ONLY!

FRIDAY 27th 10AM - 8PM SATURDAY 28th 10AM - 5PM SUNDAY 29th 10AM - 5PM

In Store Only : 5165 Notre-Dame O, Montreal

Parking lot behind the store if you come by Cote-St-Paul

Posted on November 16, 2015 .

Butchers & Bicycles Canada 2016

Hello Canada.

We are happy to announce that we are now restocked Butchers & Bicycles cargo bikes in Canada for 2016.

We have received lots of great feedback for those who had the chance to test one in Montreal and Toronto or to rent one during the summer months. Due to popular demand, we were unable to fullfill orders in time and only a few families got their MK1 last year.

Nevertheless, we are excited to be bringing once again the Butchers & Bicycles to Canada in 2016 

If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.

We ship 100% assembled Canada wide.

Posted on October 30, 2015 and filed under cargo bike, bike review.