Cycling index

Commercial

Bill’s Cycle & Sport Shop
115 Long’s Hill
753-6410
For gear, repairs, bike rentals

Canary Cycles
294 Water Street
579-5972
For mountain, road and hybrid gear, repairs, cycling groups and tours, races, and copies of the city’s Cycling Plan.

Cychotic Bikes
7 LeMarchant Road
738-6222
Specializing in BMX and mountain bikes and gear, small selection of road and hybrid bikes, repairs, mountain bike rentals

Earle Industries
51 Old Pennywell Road
576-1951
Specializing in road, mountain, and hybrid bikes and repairs, Chariot bike trailers and strollers for kids

Freeride Mountain Sports
153 Water Street
722-7433
Specializing in mountain and hybrid bikes, gear and repairs

Turndown BMX
5 Waterford Bridge Road
237 0285
BMX bikes, parts, ramps

Organizations

Bicycle Newfoundland and
Labrador
http://www.bnl.nf.ca/
Facebook group: Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador
Recreation advocacy, information about mountain and road biking in the province, organized rides and races, training programs and home of the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial cycling team.

MUN BikeShare
munbikeshare@gmail.com
Facebook group:
Rents bikes to MUN students, staff and faculty each semester for 20$, repair shop for BikeShare bikes, maintenance and cycle touring workshops, sustainable transportation advocacy. For a bike, go to the MUN University Centre May 11th and 12th from 11am to 2pm with MUN identification.

Newfoundland BMX Community
http://www.nlbmx.net/
Online discussions about BMX biking in the province and buying/selling bikes and parts

Events

Critical Mass
The last Friday of each month
cmsj@riseup.net
Facebook group: Critical Mass St. John’s
Group rides to promote biking, sustainable transportation, and raise awareness about safety issues. Their slogan says it all: “We aren’t blocking traffic, we are traffic!”

Places To Ride/Trail Resources

www.bikely.org
Online database of great road cycling routes around the world. Log in and add your own.

White Hills (mountain biking)
Just across from Quidi Vidi lake, the trails up there are clearly marked. Watch for hikers, as some parts intersect with the Sugarloaf Hiking Path.

Mundy Pond Skate Park (BMX riding)
A huge outdoor skate park at the corner of Blackler Avenue and Mundy Pond Road

Dirtworld
http://www.dirtworld.com/trails/­NewfoundlandMountainBiketrails.asp
A few local mountain biking trails

Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador
http://www.nr.gov.nl.ca/mines&en/geosurvey/
Can supply detailed maps of almost anywhere—and any trail—in the province.

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