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Cyclesmith Re-opening June 9, 2020

The Province of NS announced that business shut down during C-19 can reopen Friday, June 5, 2020, with strict operating protocols in place. Although we never shut down during the past eleven weeks, we will need to make changes to the way we will be doing business. 

In order to keep our staff, customers, and community safe during this first phase of relaxing some protocols, we will be closed Friday, June 5, 2020, until Monday, June 8, 2020, and back open Tuesday, June 9, 2020. This will allow us the time to make adjustments to the new normal.

When we reopen we will continue our online purchase curbside pickup, repair drop off and pick up, and bike shopping with a set appointment. 

Customers will now be able to come into the shop to shop for products. We are now allowed to have people try on clothing, shoes, helmets, etc. We will have dedicated staff to help you find the product you are looking for and be there for you to help your purchase decisions. 

The number of customers and staff in the store will be controlled to make it safe for all. Shopping in-store be kept to a maximum of 10-15minutes while maintaining social distancing. We will continue to clean all high touchpoints frequently and ask all customers to use the supplied hand sanitizer as they enter our store.

We appreciate your continued patience and support.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Shopping at Cyclesmith and COVID-19

Are you open?

YES, for order pickup, service pickup and drop-off, and in-store shopping with limited customer numbers - Tuesday through Friday 10 am - 6 pm, and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm.

How do I make an appointment?

Email, call us at 902-425-1756, or in person with our front door staff.

Is there a lineup procedure?

YES. We have a greeter at the front door that is facilitating small purchases, online order pickups, repair bike pickups, etc. If you've paid in advance, your wait should be very short. In-store shopping is only by appointment.

Are you doing test rides?

YES, during appointments only. We can facilitate test-rides with photo ID and credit card. You must bring your own helmet. We would ask that test rides be kept brief.

Are you taking cash payments?

NO. Credit/debit only. E-commerce options are available.

Are you taking in repairs?

YES! Our technicians are working hard to get your bikes back to you and keep you out riding. Please note that turnaround times are slower than typical - currently about seven days. 

I just need a small repair. Can you do it while I wait?

Unfortunately no. All repairs must be booked in. Our service writers will do their best to prioritize small repairs and get them back to you quickly, but we can offer no guarantees on a time-frame, unfortunately.

Do you have ______ in stock?

Please consult our website where you can filter for "in-stock" products on the left hand side, and each product page shows availability as "In Stock" or "Short shipping delay".

Is my order or repair ready for pickup?

You will receive an email, text, or call from one of our team members when everything is ready for pickup. Our door greeter can retrieve the order and bring it to you to keep your visit short.

What measures have you taken to make your store safe during COVID-19?

  • Proper cleaning protocols in our facility in accordance with Provincial and Federal guidelines.

  • We have implemented a no-handshake policy

  • Hand sanitizer stations have been installed for our staff. We are all washing hands hourly for at least 20 seconds

  • Hand sanitizer is available for both staff and customers

  • When customers drop off a bike or ride a new bike, we are cleaning all touch-points (grips, saddle, handlebar controls) with isopropyl alcohol

  • Our bike fitting services have been suspended until further notice

  • All high-touch areas (counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, etc.) are being wiped multiple extra times per day

My question isn't answered here - help!

You can still email us - we will get back to you as quickly as we can, though response times will be slower after hours and on Sundays.

  • If you need advice on choosing a bike, email Andrew or Jamie.
  • If you have a service question, email Stephane (responses may be slow).
  • If you have a question about an online order, email George.
  • If you cannot find a product you'd like to buy on our website, email Andrew or Jamie.

Once again, thank you for your continued support,

Andrew Feenstra and the entire Cyclesmith team