Welcome To The Bicycle Garden
Your local Winnipeg bike shop, and one of the biggest sources of imported dutch bikes in the heart of North America. You can shop for pre-loved or new plain bike, cargo bikes and accessories. Learn more about us here.
Why choose one of our imported Plain Bikes?
"The" Plain Bicycle - pre-loved Dutch bikes imported from the Netherlands for YOU. These are the bikes that made this project famous (and a lot of people very very happy). These are upright, tough, comfy bikes meant to last generations. "Omafiets", as they are lovingly called, are the bike of choice for millions of people heading to work or school every morning around the world and especially Holland. They were rare in North America - until now.
Each plain bike is, well, plain. It is guaranteed to have a rack, fenders and a kickstand. It will stop. It will go. They are usually single speed coaster, back pedal brake. This ensures you have little to do with your hands except steer and watch your city cruise by. Perfect for window shopping, or bringing home a 12 pack, or piling on a sack of rice or potatoes, or maybe that handsome young gal or fella whom you just met. You can even add a couple seats to a carry a couple little ones wherever they need to go the healthy and fun way.
Yours will be whatever the colour it is..but sometimes splashed with a few touches ups or something outrageous to make it stand out from the 10000 other bikes just like it outside the train station. These bikes are meant to be overlooked in a sea of bikes. These are more get-it-done than flashy and for less than a car payment, you can't go wrong..
A plain bicycle is ideal for anyone who just wants a good bike. Even if you already have a something sporty, you may find yourself letting the peloton race ahead for a while as you head for coffee down the street. We guarantee you'll find discover all kinds of reasons why almost 18 million Dutch folks own at least one of these bikes. You'll find out why it is often both their first, and last, one. So get your own pre-loved plain bike now. Keep it for a lifetime. You simply will not regret it.
The story of the Bicycle Garden Shop
Our first brick and mortar retail space, the Bicycle Garden began as a COVID response and pop up. It is home of the Plain Bicycle project, a social enterprise that supports Winnipeg Trails non-profit work. It has been extended until October 2021 by popular demand and we may just keep it going forever.
Come in. Try a new or rebuilt dutch bike. Shop for local and imported bag, bells, baskets, doggie carriers – everything designed for life a spent moving by bike. The Bicycle Garden is both culture hub and store, so if you are thinking about changing your life and aren’t quite sure what to do, come down and let’s chat.
Quick turnaround on some bike maintenance. Excellent service, quality products, and friendly people. Highly recommend!
Fantastic shop - incredibly helpful employee did all she could to get me out of a jam when a bike from a different shop left me stranded nearby. I will be returning!
Leigh Ann was able to replace the chain on my dutch bike during a walk-in. Great bikes, great service, and great location. A must visit!
These guys deserve more recognition! Dutch bikes FTW!
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