It’s no wonder the Lakeshore bike path is one of the best in the GTA. It weaves along Lakeshore Road meandering along the waterfront from East to West.
As I made my way along the Lakeshore bike path, I spotted Van de Velo in the heart of the Clarkson Village business district. Peeping through the window, I realized, oh, it’s a bike shop.
Before visiting the shop, I checked their Google Reviews, with 40 plus five-star reviews I was assured of their integrity. Within a few days, I interviewed the owner Paul, who’s heritage originates from the Netherlands, and his wife Michelle.
Paul’s love for cycling and bike repair began at a young age and that love drives him to optimize bikes for top performance. In fact, he is skilled at fixing rare and old school models up to 40 years old.
Van de Velo sells new bikes, clothing, repair service and accessories. Paul also offers a custom fitting service for bikes to ensure comfort and performance for his clients. His knowledge, experience and love for the sport is vast.
Van de Velo can do tune ups within 3 days depending if parts need to be ordered. During the winter months Paul offers indoor interval training that will make you strong and ready for the upcoming season.
As you weave across the Lakeshore bike path, visit Paul and Michelle in Clarkson Village. The shop is open from Tuesday to Sunday in the Spring/Summer season. Please check hours ahead of time as they change in the off season.