Ontario Cycle is at 135 Mitchell Rd. S. in Listowel. Founded in 1997 we house one of the largest selections of bikes, e bikes, parts and accessories in the area. We have a highly trained service staff, WBI , SRAM Technical University, Shimano, Bionx, Fox Factory trained. We are a family run business so you are always dealing with one of the owners. We pride ourselves in going beyond the typical repair by informing you, the customer, what can be done to make your riding experience more enjoyable, and visit the repair shop less often. This means we want to see you less often for repairs and more often for upgrades. Located on the way to Lake Huron cottage country we are the areas only full service bike shop before you get the the lake.
- Category: Education
One in four adult Canadians and one in 10 children have clinical obesity, meaning six million Canadians living with obesity may require immediate support in managing and controlling their weight. As a leading cause of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and cancer, the condition impacts those who have obesity, their families, employers, neighbours, health practitioners and governments.
The impact of weight bias and stigma against people with obesity is comparable to that of racial discrimination, and it’s just as common. Obesity stigma translates into significant inequities in employment, health, health care and education, often due to widespread negative stereotypes that persons with obesity are lazy, unmotivated or lacking in self‐discipline.
Canadian Obesity Network
Obesity rates in adults have doubled since the 1980s. As if that wasn’t a number scary enough, the situation among children is far worse: children obesity rates almost tripled over the last 30 years.
Here are some stats closer to home, Huron County takes the title for the highest obesity rate in Ontario in 2011-2012, with a whopping 37.1% of the adult population rated as obese. Weighing in close behind are Perth, Chatham-Kent, Lambton and Oxford — all with levels above 30%.
- Category: Changing Gears
As we grow older how and when we cycle changes. Cycling has changed so much over the years and the wonderful thing about cycling is that – unlike any other sport – it means different things to different people, even different things to the same person at different points in their life. Cycling has gone back to being a simple way to explore, a way to keep healthy, and a way to enjoy the outdoors. Many boomers haven't been on a bike since grade school - You never really forget how to ride a bike but there is a whole lot more about cycling to consider as a boomer then as a kid.
- Category: In The News
Ontario Cycle Celebrating 20 Years in Business
Twenty years, hard to believe that it has really been that long. But it has, 3 moves during that time each one positioning us to better serve our customers, several re-visioning of the business as well. But we never lost sight of those things we do well
It all started on July 1997 when we purchased a small business on Mitchell Rd. S called the Sports Exchange, it mainly dealt in used sports equipment, repairs and skate sharpening. By 2000 we had outgrown our small shop on Mitchell Rd. S and it was time to move - Destination Fairlane Rd. at the north end of town.
A name change came about at the same time to better explain what it was we did. OnlySports along with a web site to extend our reach came to be. By then we had added new hockey equipment and bicycles to the mix hence the need for a larger shop. We still repaired hockey equipment, bicycles, exercise equipment and sharpened skates.
- Category: Education
Spinning is an indoor aerobic conditioning program utilizing stationary exercise bikes or your bike and a trainer. It is performed in a group setting with the help of an instructor and/or spinning DVD. During the class you vary your pace -- sometimes pedaling as fast as you can, other times cranking up the tension and pedaling slowly from a standing position. This helps you to focus inwardly and work on your mind as well as your body.
What are the specific benefits?
- Increases aerobic capacity and endurance
- Increases leg strength and protects against injury
- Pedaling in smooth circles improves efficiency
- Pedaling in smooth circles recruits and trains more muscle groups, not just the quads, improving muscular endurance
- Increases suppleness or the ability to change cadence quickly and smoothly without changing gears
- Keeps your butt "broken in"
- The group setting improves individual motivation
- The presence of the instructor ensures a properly performed and efficient workout
- Instructor feedback wiil cure you of bad habits and improve your cycling technique
- Category: Changing Gears
The Lifetime Warranty Adjustment is offered at no additional charge to our customers purchasing a new bicycle from Ontario Cycle Bike Shop. The program covers all labour costs of normal gear and brake adjustments to keep the bicycle running for as long as the original owner has the bicycle, it is not transferable.
To keep the program in effect the bicycle must come back to us at least once a season for service. With notification bike can be done as you wait.
Lifetime adjustments do not include installation of any parts, including tubes, cables or brake pads, nor does it include overhauling any part, taking it apart, cleaning it, relubing it or repacking it, regular charges apply.
What is covered:
- Adjustments to brakes and brake levers.
- Adjustments shift levers and derailleur’s
- Inspection of wheels and tires
- Lubrication of drive train
- Done on a relatively clean bike
What is not covered:
- Labour required repair damages to bike, because of an accident, negligence and/or abuse.
- Major wheel truing and spoke replacement caused by abuse, negligence and/or accidental damage
- Disc brake overhaul and bleed
- Fork Rebuilds