Broom Wagon Cyclery: Go-to Danforth shop

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Broom Wagon Cyclery

 

Located on the Danforth near Pape, Broom Wagon Cyclery is owned by Marty Vanderhoek and offers commuter products and friendly, honest and quality service.

Open since April 2012 on the Danforth, Broom Wagon Cyclery takes it's name from the vehicle that trails behind the participants of big cycling races to pick up the riders who can't finish because of physical or mechanical problems.

 

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Vanderhoek describes the cycling scene on the Danforth as up and coming: "Many more residents are turning to the bicycle to get around." The biggest challenge for local cyclists on the Danforth are vehicles that travel fast and aren't aware of the cyclists on their peripherals.

 

Once the Bloor street bike lane pilot is completed in summer 2016, Vanderhoek hopes that the lanes will be extended East on Danforth Ave. "I can only assume that after the Bloor lanes are successful, there will be a logical push for them to go along the Danforth.  Same as what happened on Richmond and Adelaide this year."

 

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The best part about the location, Vanderhoek says, is being close enough to both downtown core and the Don Valley and Beaches bike trails.

 

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Broom Wagon Cyclery is located at 701 Danforth Ave. and is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, closes early at 6 p.m. on Saturday and is closed on Sundays. They offer full repair service, and a variety of tune-up options that range from a $35 Mini-Tune to a $120 Mega-Tune.

 

They supply a variety of bikes and gear, with focus on urban commuting staples from sources like Opus, Khs, Kona, Linus, Tern and Yuba.

 

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Broom Wagon Cyclery has graciously assembled the Opus bicycle that we will be raffling off for our dandyhorse Holiday Party on December 30 at the Emmet Ray on College Street.

 

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