#102-360 Duncan St. | Duncan, BC | Canada V9L 3W4
Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 5:30pm | Sunday Closed
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Welcome to Cycle Therapy
Paul racing up hill on a road bike

We’re more than your average bike store

The Cycle Therapy Story

Cycle Therapy Bikes, now located beside the Duncan Garage Cafe at 360 Ducnan Street in Duncan, BC (phew...that's a lot of Duncan in one sentence!) is owned by us...David and Sandra Beggs.  The Cycle Therapy team is lead by Anthony Windsor who is knowledgable about pretty much every product we carry in the store and by Matt Grossnickle who came to us from Obsession Bikes in North Vancouver.  Anthony is an expert mechanic who takes the time to get your bike perfectly tuned up.   In fact all of the staff at Cycle Therapy love riding bikes, working on bikes, talking about bikes, and sometimes you'll spot them just gazing at bicycles.  Check out our staff profiles at the bottom of our home page. We are proud of our team and enjoy working with them and playing with them each and every day. 

We moved to the Cowichan Valley from Haida Gwaii, where we enjoyed working and riding with the many cyclists there. Our move to the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island was deliberate and enthusiastically planned. We were happy to move to a community that already had so many keen cyclists, on both road bikes and mountain bikes. And we were also super happy to be living closer to family.

We opened a cycling store because bikes are our passion and we believe in the beneficial effects of bicycles on our environment and our lives. We see more and more people each year riding their bikes for fitness, for recreation and for commuting and are confident that the trend will continue.

At Cycle Therapy you'll find a friendly and accommodating staff who are trained to put your needs above all else. Our goal is to help to get you riding the right bike for you safely, comfortably and injury free! For the recreational rider that translates as fun and comfortable and for the serious racer it translates as efficient and fast. We'll listen to you and do our best to make sure we send you out the door with a smile on your face.

We also have a huge parking lot beside the store so you can easily bring your bicycle into the shop for repair...or you can safely try out your a selection of bikes.  With Trek, Rocky Mountain, Colnago, Everti and Brodie bicycles you have a choice of the very best made bicycles in the world from companies who proudly stand behind their product. 

Meet the Cycle Therapy Crew

Anthony Windsor

Shop Manager, Mechanic and Sales Associate

Anthony Windsor

Where are you from?

"I’m from Prescott, Ontario."

How did you end up working at Cycle Therapy?

"I saw the new bike shop sign in the window of Cycle Therapy when it was opening on Trunk Road while visiting and thought it would be the coolest bike store to work in…so I sent my resume and the rest is history!"

How long have you been working in the Cycling Industry?

"Since the invention of the wheel…or about 23 years."

What does your fleet look like?

" I have a Trek Cronus Cross bike, a Trek Remedy 8 650B, and a Burley D'Lite kids trailer."

Which one is your favorite bike?

"I love the Burley D'Lite…kids in!"

What’s your favorite ride?

" I love riding with the family on the Cowichan Valley Trail.  Or when I'm going solo I like to ride the Cronus on Richards Trail to Chemainus and back."

What’s your favorite recovery food after a big ride?

"It’s gotta be Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate milk."

When you’re not riding or working, what do you do to chill out?

"Hockey; slow pitch; squash; hanging with my wife and kids."

Julie Langelo

Sales Associate

Julie Langelo

Where are you from?

“I’m from Lake Cowichan – I’m a lake girl.”

How did you end up working at Cycle Therapy?

“I’m a regular customer at the shop and I hung around so much they finally decided to start paying me to be there.  Besides…Sandra begged me.”

How long have you been working in the Cycling Industry?

“One year…this is my retirement hobby.”

What does your fleet look like?

“I have an Argon 112 Tri bike, I have a Trek 6.9 Domane and I have a old mountain bike.”

Which one is your favorite bike?

“I love doing triathlons but the Trek Domane is my current favorite.”

What’s your favorite ride?

“To Lake Cowichan and back on the back roads.”

What’s your favorite recovery food after a big ride?

“Whatever takes my fancy at the Duncan Garage or sometimes a big chocolate protien shake.”

When you’re not riding or working, what do you do to chill out?

“I like to spend time with my husband and my three grandchildren.  Not to mention running and swimming.”

Sean Gibson

Mechanic and Sales Associate

Sean Gibson

Where are you from?

“I’m from Duncan, right here in the Cowichan Valley.”

How did you end up working at Cycle Therapy?

“I came back from a winter at Whistler and I wasn’t really looking too hard for work but I dropped off a resume at Cycle Therapy and here I am.”

How long have you been working in the Cycling Industry?

“Wow!  Five years…I started in my first bike shop when I was 17.”

What does your fleet look like?

“I have a Trek Remedy, bright orange 650B all mountain bike, and Trek Ion Cyclocross bike…it’s my cross/road/commuter do it all one-stop-shop.”

Which one is your favorite bike?

“The Remedy without a doubt.”

What’s your favorite ride?

“The Tzou!”

What’s your favorite recovery food after a big ride?

“Bananas and Chocolate milk.”

When you’re not riding or working, what do you do to chill out?

“Slow pitch, camping, and a little dip at the quarry.  Oh…and I love hanging with my girlfriend.”

Matt Grossnickle

Sales Manager

Matt Grossnickle

Where are you from?

“I was born and raised in southern Vancouver Island and in the lower mainland.”

How did you end up working at Cycle Therapy?

“I ended up moving to the Cowichan Valley and I was offered the great opportunity to work at this excellent bike shop.”

How long have you been working in the Cycling Industry?

“Just over 10 years now.”

What does your fleet look like?

“I have a 2014 Rocky Mountain Instinct 970 MSL BC Edition and a sweet cross bike.”

Which one is your favorite bike?

“The Instinct for sure…but I am becoming more of a roadie.  First comes the CX then comes the gravel grinder, then comes the gran fondos!”

What’s your favorite ride?

“I like to ride the new trails on Maple Mountain and alpine riding Whistler Top of the World on Khybers Pass.”

What’s your favorite recovery food after a big ride?

“An ice cold Lucky.”

When you’re not riding or working, what do you do to chill out?

“I enjoy the other fine outdoor activities on Vancouver Island with my lovely fiancé, Heather.”

Myles Miller

Mechanic

Myles Miller

Where are you from?

“Right here born and raised.”

How did you end up working at Cycle Therapy?

“Basically, I came back from Montreal for the summer a few years ago and my parents had bought a bunch of bikes and were raving about this little store.  They were all about bikes all of a sudden so I checked out Cycle Therapy and cycling and I have worked here off and on ever since…when I’m not in Montreal.”

How long have you been working in the Cycling Industry?

“About three years.”

What does your fleet look like?

“I have just downsized to having a 2001 Lemond Road bike and a Marinoni Sportivo hand made in Montreal.”

Which one is your favorite bike?

“It’s gotta be the Marinoni.”

What’s your favorite ride?

“From Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew and back.”

What’s your favorite recovery food after a big ride?

“Toast and a ridiculous amount of peanut butter and chocolate milk.  It’s the reason I ride.”

When you’re not riding or working, what do you do to chill out?

“Camping and watching sumo wrestling.  I’m a big fan.”

David Beggs

Owner, Sales Associate, Mechanic, Main Man

David Beggs

Where are you from?

“I was born in Surrey, England and immigrated to Melbourne Australia when I was 7.  I moved to Canada in 1981.”

How did you end up working at Cycle Therapy?

“I love bikes and thought opening a bike store would be fun.”

How long have you been working in the Cycling Industry?

“About six years now.”

What does your fleet look like?

“I have a Trek Fuel EX 29er Size 23, a BMC Team Machine SLR01 Size 60, and Everti Odyssey Cross Bike and I’m about to get a Trek Boone X Bike.”

Which one is your favorite bike?

“I love all of them.”

What’s your favorite ride?

“Any ride in the sun.”

What’s your favorite recovery food after a big ride?

“Hot chocolate and a big bowl of brown rice with peanut sauce.”

When you’re not riding or working, what do you do to chill out?

“Hanging with my wife and our puppies.”

Sandra Beggs

Owner and Office Manager

Sandra Beggs

Where are you from?

“I was born and raised in Welland, Ontario.”

How did you end up working at Cycle Therapy?

“David called me from our commercial fishing boat, the Banker II, one day just after having gone to Interbike in Las Vegas and asked me what I thought about us opening a bike store.  I told him I was in.” 

How long have you been working in the Cycling Industry?

Since that day really…about six years ago.”

What does your fleet look like?

“I have a Trek Domane Six Series full carbon with DI2, an older Orbea Orca, a Rocky Mountain Whistler and a Trek Lush full suspension 29er mountain bike.”

Which one is your favorite bike?

“For sure the Domane is a dream to ride and it’s my current favorite…but the Lush gives me such a good work-out going uphill and makes me feel like a kid going down. Honestly…I love them all.”

What’s your favorite ride?

“I really love just exploring the Cowichan Valley on my Domane.  The ride around Quamichan Lake is one of my go-to rides to clear my mind and make me feel like I’m in France or Italy.”

What’s your favorite recovery food after a big ride?

“The Pear and Bri Focachia at Saison Market Vineyard.”

When you’re not riding or working, what do you do to chill out?

“I love hiking with my dogs, making music with my friends and most of all hanging out with David.”

Thank You

Thank you to our loyal customers, for your continued business in 2013 and thank you as well to all our new customers for coming in and getting to know us.  It's the end of our third year in the Cowichan Valley and we continue to be amazed by the enthusiasm for cycling in this community.  2014 will mark new and exciting changes for us as we move to our new and improved location on Duncan Avenue right beside the Duncan Garage sometime in February.  David and Sandra and our fantastic staff: Matt, Anthony, Julie, Paul, and Sean wish you a Happy and Peaceful Holiday and a terrific 2014, filled with lots of cycling adventures. 

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