The Fatbike Shop of the Foothills

We here at Wheel Life love Canadian winters. And what better way to spend a winter than on a bike right? This is why Wheel Life strives to bring you one of the biggest collections of Fatbikes and Fatbike accessories every winter! We have Surly, Borealis, Kona, 9:zero:7, and Alaboo Fatbikes all in stock and all the gear to go with them! Want to see what it's all about? Swing by the shop and take one out for a test ride!

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Fatbike Season is HERE

Wheel Life is starting to receive its first winter shipments of Fat Bikes. We have everything you need to get you started on winter riding. Stop by the shop and check out this seasons new Surly Bikes, including the epic ICE CREAM TRUCK!

2015 Surly Ice Cream Truck

30 Days of Biking

Wheel Life Cyclery is stoked for April. Do you know why??! Because it is the month for 30 Days of Biking

Joining 30 Days of Biking means pledging to ride a bike every day in April. Through rain, shine or blizzard. To the store, around the block, or 20 miles. Make it happen, then share your adventures online - via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - with a worldwide community of joyful cyclists. 

Hashtag #30daysofbiking and #wheellifecyclery on your adventures and Wheel Life Cyclery will award our favorite Southern Alberta cyclists with some sweet prizes. 

Pledge now http://30daysofbiking.com/pledge and we will see you out there!

Simcoe Bicycles

A new brand of bicycles has just rolled into Wheel Life Cyclery!

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Simcoe bicycles draw inspiration from a forgotten era of North American cycling. They are a product of both experience and necessity, built for the cold of the northeast and the boardwalks of the southwest. A story lies behind every angle, creating an upright ride and agile feel - bridging modern geometry with classic form.

Stop by the shop and check out some of these classics!

Cyclocross coming to Okotoks

Wheel Life Cyclery is pretty excited to announce that cyclocross is coming to Okotoks September 6th, 2014. 

2014 will see the addition of three new cyclocross events as a part of another jam packed season. The "Natural CX High" organized by Natural High Cycling Club promises to kick off the Alberta Cup cyclocross season in style with a brand new course proposed in the heart of Okotoks, AB. 

http://www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/events

Global Fat Bike Day

In case you haven’t heard, Fat-Bikes are currently, what you might call, Mui Caliente! And with all this snow it will make for perfect Fat-Bike weather! Give us a shout if you are interested in a group Fat-Bike ride this saturday!

Kona has arrived!

So pumped to be among the 'oddballs and weirdos' that Kona attracts, as described in this interesting article. Wheel Life Cyclery received 17 new 2014 Kona bicycles this week. Give us a few days to build them up and then come take a look see.

ELEVATION (A Powderwhore Production Backcountry ski film)

 The backcountry is the imagination unleashed and you get out what you put in. There are real boundaries and limitations though; avalanches, exposure to the elements, conditions and fatigue all challenge one to grow inknowledge, patience and fitness. Putting in the perspiration and inspiration leads to ELEVATION. 

Kick off the 2013/14 ski season right with the latest Powderwhore production Elevation. 

November 23rd.  

Tickets $15 in advance $20 at the door. 
Includes movie, choice chow and recreational bevies. 

BYOC/B (bring your chair/beanbag)

Tickets available at Wheel Life Cyclery and/or Okotoks Orthodontics

Check out the trailer at http://www.powderwhore.com/ 

Kona Bike Co.

BIG NEWS! Wheel Life Cyclery has been chosen to be a new Authorized Dealer for The Kona Bicycle Co. We will be carrying this well known brand of high performance bikes starting immediately. We are pumped to offer our customers Kona's entire line of mountain, road, and commuter bikes including kid's bikes starting at 20". Introduce yourself to Kona by checking out their site. If you see something you like, let us know and we'll throw it on our first order. www.konaworld.com

Get Bright!

Wheel Life Cyclery is exicted to be part of this year's Get Bright campaign! 

Days are getting shorter.  If you're out in the evenings on your bicycle, you're already riding in the dark. And in a few weeks, you might even be riding in the dark on your way to and from work or school.

Having a white front light and a red rear light is not only required by law if you ride at night, it is also the single most effective piece of safety equipment you can buy. It makes you more visible, and hence less likely to be in a collision. A full quarter of all collisions happens at night!

Lights are a must not only if you ride on city streets, but also on pathways.  If others can't see you, they can't make way for you, and they might step or steer into your way.  And a pothole or tree root bump is more easily avoided if you can see it.

So, get a good set of lights. They're not expensive, and they may literally save your life.

Through September 2013, Wheel Life would like to extend a 15% discount on all regularly priced bike lights in stock. Stop by the shop and check out our selection of KNOG and LIGHTS & MOTION lights to brighten the dark winter months.