Bikes On The Drive is a local, community-oriented bike shop in Vancouver, BC that specializes in making cycling accessible and fun for everyone. We believe that in our beautiful city there is no better or easier way to get around than by riding your bike. Bike riding allows you to get around Vancouver faster than a car would, thanks to our bike lanes and bike-friendly infrastructure. Not to mention it is an enjoyable way to get your daily dose of exercise and nature.
Whether you need your bike to pedal to the store, ride around the Sea Wall, competitive racing, or for long distance touring, we are here for you. We have a great selection of bikes for sale right in the heart of Vancouver. Plus, our dedicated team of friendly staff is well trained and always professional so we can serve you to the best of our ability. We offer the usual maintenance and repair services, as an added bonus, all customers who purchase a bike from us are eligible for one full year of free maintenance. So come visit us today for all of your biking needs!
Use Average Heart Rate To Pace Yourself - Just as the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, the fastest, most efficient way to complete a ride is at a steady pace. A great tool for learning to ride a steady pace is a heart-rate monitor with an average-heart-rate readout. Use this feature during a hard ride or race. Afterward it will show the average heart rate you sustained. Then, the next time out, you can use this figure to gauge your pace on a new route to avoid overdoing it. Here's one example: if a rider's average (and safe) heart rate was 150 beats per minute for an energetic, sustained effort, keeping the heart rate at 150 or below during most of the new ride ensures maintaining an efficient pace from beginning to end. Mind your monitor to avoid heart rate spikes caused by big efforts such as sprinting up hills or pushing too big a gear as much as possible, as these efforts will quickly drain your energy reserves and make it harder to maintain your desired pace.