Hoopdriver Bicycles is having a clearance sale this weekend, Saturday October 17 and Sunday October 18! If you're in the market for urban, touring or sport-road bikes, this well-known and respected local purveyor is sure to have what you need, and 20-60% off to boot!
Among the marked-down merchandise are Surly bikes and framesets, Brodie single-speed and touring bikes, Marinoni and Pashley, Soma, Velo-Orange, and track bikes, too!
Get some gear: Wald baskets, Voyager ExploRacks, Gamoh racks, as well as various shoes, gloves and helmets are all significantly discounted this weekend. For more specific sale details, check out the Hoopdriver twitter page.
The displays at Hoopdriver are tightly packed, the store is full-to-bursting. (Items in photo not necessarily on sale.) Photo courtesy of Hoopdriver Bicycles.
The store will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday October 17, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday October 18 (the store is normally closed on Sundays, but will be open especially for the sale). Hoopdriver will not be providing maintenance service on those days, and will not be allowing customer bikes in the store.
Since 2009, Hoopdriver has been a go-to location at College and Dufferin for those wanting custom builds by expert mechanics. Their focus on quality product, local suppliers and knowledgable service have made it a necessary stop for cyclists from all over the city.
Some of Hoopdrivers custom built-bikes, photos courtesy of Hoopdriver Bicycles
In the new year, Hoopdriver will be moving to a new location on Annette Street, between Jane and Runnymede.
When asked what he will miss about the College Street location, owner Martin Neale says: "We'll miss many of our neighbours who come to us largely due to proximity, Regular trips through Dufferin Grove Park and the larger 'hood. Being next to The Common Cafe and near Arabesque (Middle Eastern Restaurant) even though I must have eaten about a 1000 of his wraps in the last 7 years! And Pho!"
But, he adds, the new location will bring "a fresh new space on a lovely tree-lined street with bike lanes in both directions, the Wednesday farmers' market a couple of doors away, close to the Humber River trail, great new restaurants and cafes and great new neighbours!"
Martin Neale at the College Street Hoopdriver storefront.
The College Street location will remain open until just before Christmas, with the new location slated to open February 2016, in time for the spring cycling season.
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