Customer Testimonials

What our customers are saying:

Great Minds Think A Bike

Back Road Cyclist
"Erik introduced me to the beautiful area of Thorold,
St.Catharines and Niagara Falls by bicycle.
Erik is a highly experienced and accomplished cyclist who has intimate knowledge of the local terrain.
His knowledge of the area, its history, natural features and wildlife is exceptional.
Erik is extremely patient and encouraging with less experienced cyclists (like myself), while challenging his more seasoned cycling companions to "cycle beyond their comfort zone".
Erik offers an exhilarating cycling experience for all levels of rider.
I would highly recommend Erik for cycling tours coupled with lots of fun!"
Service Category:
Recreational tour cycling
Year first hired: 2013
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert,
High Integrity.

Shorthills Thrills

Hi Erik,

Thanks again for the ride last week. Max and I had a blast. Here's a
link to a piece I wrote about that day:

Great Visit and Ride

Thank you Erik the Viking, you gotta put some horns on your helmet!!!

Your mountain bikes are pretty nice! Julianna Furtado rode some yetis
like yours to victory back in the nineties. I was a big fan of Furtado
in high school. A great visit and ride. My mountain bike action mags were love to me!!

Thanks fine citizens of Thorold!!!

Francois Faucher

Instant Friends

Hey, it's Francois,
On thursday September 16/11 I was riding down the street on my longboard in Thorold with my friend Laurent and I stopped in front of Erik's bike shop. Erik was inside and he said a longboarder, come in! Laurent and I came in and hung out in the shop and Eventually Erik got us to go try to ride down the stairs in a driveway near the shop. Oh what fun it is to ride, we have that in common! Instant friends, it was a real pleasure to meet you Erik. Peace!

Francois Faucher
Ste-Agathe, Quebec

Canal City Cycle

Dear Erik,

It was a great pleasure meeting you on sept 10 in Thorold. You were so
friendly and unconventional. It was a nice surprise after a few days
in the USA, where society is dominated by anxiety.
Unfortunately I did not manage to come back in the evening, but
sometime I will return with my wife and rent two bikes from
I am now on Toronto airport and fly back to Holland in one hour.
Good luck!


Thank You Canal City Cycle!

We were really happy to find Canal City Cycle on our visit of the Niagara Area.  Staff was very helpful and knowledgable about the various cycling trails. The bikes were well maintained and they had a good selection to choose from.  We had a great ride!

L. Carter

Great Family Fun!

Visited the Niagara Area this past summer and was pleased to find Canal City Cycle. They were able to provide great bikes and all the safety accessories to make our trip fun and safe!  Thanks again Erik and Staff!!

M. Seamore

All Tuned Up!

Thanks for the great repair work guys! I'm back on the trails and the bike is rides great! Super work!! Thanks again.

P. Blake

Great Service!

Just wanted to say a quick thanks to the staff at Canal City Cycle.  I'm really happy with the repairs and your rates are very reasonable.  I highly recommend Canal City Cycle to friends and family!

J. Marlowe

Thank you Canal City Cycle!

We had such a great time cycling around the Welland Canal system this past summer.  Erik was very able to guide us to some of the best trails and cycling paths that we've had the pleasure to experience.  We will definitely be back on our next trip!

D. Majors

Great Cycling In Niagara!

Thanks to Eric at Canal City Cycle for his amazing knowledge and guidance. We had a fantastic experience on the trails. If you're coming to the Niagara area, be sure to stop in and see Eric at the Canal City Cycle!

K. Overholt