April 27th, 2013
OK, so the ride may still have training wheels, but that's no reason why it can't make some noise.
There's a Dring Dring bike bell, created by Montreal artist Annie Legroulx, for every type of kid.
For the sportster, there's a soccer ball, for the budding DJ, a vinyl record, and for the animal lover, a turtle.
Now just mind your language when she tries to cut you off.
$24 at Walrus, 3408 Cambie St., 604-874-9770 or shop online at www.dringdring.ca
March 23rd, 2012
Our home is spotless, our wardrobe is ready to go… The last step in our spring cleaning? Give Mother Nature a hand with hers.
We’re pretty good about skipping the car and taking public transit but come warmer days, we’re adopting an Urbana bike (from $700) for our local commutes.
These designed-and-assembled-in-Montreal beauties come in gorgeous colours (hello, purple!), have multiple gear options (choose from single, 3, 7, 8 or 14 speeds) and best of all, are built for urban commuting. Those thick, Bixi-like tires? Ideal for navigating our treacherous potholed roads. (Which, incidentally, we’re reporting with the Pothole app.)
A truly clean way to get around? We’re pedaling pretty for the planet! —Christine Laroche
At Austrian Ski Shop, 5706 Monkland Ave., Montreal, 514-483-3666, www.austrianskishop.com