The Brantford Cyclepath is a family owned and operated bicycle shop in Brantford Ontario. We have been established for over 35 years under 3 different names. We started in 1980 in the basement of the family home as "Richard's Bicycle Repair". We eventually decided to expand and we opened our first bicycle shop called "The Bikeway" in Paris in 1991.
In spring 1996, we relocated to Brantford under the Cyclepath banner and became "The Brantford Cyclepath". Our business has grown steadily over the years to become a major destination for cyclists and families in the Brantford, Paris, Simcoe, Waterford, Port Dover, Delhi and surrounding areas. We carry just about every kind of bike. Mountain Bikes, Fat Bikes, Dirt Jumpers, BMX, Children's, Hybrids, Comfort Bikes, Road Racing and Touring Bikes, Trail-a-Bikes, Child Trailers and Adult Tricycles. We also sell and service bicycles for special needs.
Julian has been riding bicycles since the age of seven. He has an enthusiasm for any and all forms of bikes and has recently made a return to full time bicycle commuting. Julian became involved with BMX riding during the late 1970's and became fully committed to the sport during the BMX explosion of the 1980's, where he found himself working full time in a BMX shop in Edmonton Alberta. He has ridden freestyle and skate park BMX from the early days of the sport and has an extensive knowledge of the history of BMX. Julian then became an early adopter of mountain biking as the fledgling sport was just beginning. He was one of a small handful of local Edmonton riders to first own one of these tough looking bikes and fondly remembers the weekly trials and off-road group sessions of those formative years. He has ridden mountain bikes, both geared and single speed, ever since. He has owned and ridden nearly every form of bike including road, touring, duathlon, cyclo-cross, BMX, trials, mountain bikes and tandems. If you can pedal it, he is into it.
Julian has been a valuable member of The Brantford Cyclepath team since 2003. In 2014 he completed the SBCU Bicycle Shop Management.
Stuart is the 3rd generation Querney with a passion for cycling. He started touring at 6 years old with the family and hasn't stopped. Stuart has cycled extensively throughout Ontario and most of Northeastern USA. As a teenager in the 1980's, he started mountain biking to "Get off the road on hot summer days" and has been hooked ever since. In 1994 Stuart started racing mountain bikes and entered almost every kind of cross-country mountain bike event, including more than a dozen 24 hour team endurance races, and rode one of them solo. Stuart has been involved extensively with recreational cycling since he was a teenager. He ran the Brantford Cyclepath Bicycle Club from 1996 to 2005 and spearheaded The 8 Hours Multiple Sclerosis MTB Team Relay in Paris from 2000 to 2004, raising nearly $37,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Stuart started spinning wrenches in the family bicycle repair shop in the basement at the age of 9. By the age of 14 he was building wheels and was working to improve and evolve all of his mechanical skills. Making all things two wheeled work better has been a lifelong pursuit. When Stuart's father opened our first shop, The Bikeway in Paris in 1991, he worked there part-time until 1993 when he became the full time mechanic. In 1996, as The Bikeway evolved and moved to Brantford as The Brantford Cyclepath, Stuart took on the helm of the service department. Over the last few years has taken on the regular day-to-day management of the company. He completed the SBCU Bicycle Shop Management course in 2013. Stuart successfully completed the Body Geometry FIT Level 1 and 2 courses, (2010 through 2014) and has achieved his Body Geometry FIT Certification, working directly under the direction of Dr. Andy Pruitt in 2014. contact
Brent is our lead mechanic. He has had a passion for bikes since he was 8. As a teenager he could be found rescuing bikes from the dump and fixing them up for neighbourhood kids. He started off riding dirt jumpers, moved into 4-cross and dual slalom downhill racing. He has now worked his way into mountain and road bikes.
Brent has been with us since 2014. He has worked to achieve his Shimano Technology Education Certification program, specializing in Pedals, Wheels, Hydraulic Disc Brakes and Shimano Di2 Electronic shifting. He has also achieved his Park Tools Course Certification. Brent just likes working on bikes!
Jeff works part-time, both on our sales floor and as a mechanic. When not at the shop, he enthusiastically runs his own company, Jeff Kehler Coaching & Personal Training. Jeff has been coaching Cyclists, Para-Cyclists and Multi-Sport athletes onto podiums, with clients aspiring to National and World level competition. Although his Mobile Personal Training and Coaching services keep him jumping all over Brant County; Jeff regularly donates much of his time to work with young athletes in hopes of nurturing their skills development and love of sport. You can find more information about Jeff at brantfordpersonaltrainer.com
Jeff joined our team in 2014. Jeff brings a wealth of experience to our shop, having worked in bike shops over the last 20 years in Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario.
Ian has been riding since he was twelve years old. When asked, Ian will tell you his favourite bike has always been a mountain bike. You can go anywhere and do anything to a decent mountain bike, and it keeps on performing. His first bike was an Iverson 6-speed bike, and rode it everywhere! Apparently you can even play field hockey with an Iverson, until your opponent puts a club in the back wheel. (Sore loser). Ian has kept himself fit for a very long time, logging in some serious miles in every community that he has lived. He ran his first 10 mile road race in his 20’s, and did his first triathlon on his 50th birthday. Ian’s philosophy is keep young at heart with exercise. Don’t ask Ian out on a date, unless it is a bike or run date. You might get food later!
Having joined us earlier this year, Ian works tirelessly on our sales floor to ensure our customers have a pleasant experience in our shop. Meet him at the store to discuss what bike is best for you.
Richard (Gone riding…. er, um… retired) is our company founder. He is the 2nd generation of his family to have a passionate interest in bicycles. His father was a track cyclist in London England in the 1930's. Richard has been riding bikes for nearly 60 years and in the early years was a avid club cyclist and member of the South Eastern Road Club participating hill climbing, time trials, and touring. In those days a fixed wheel bike was the norm. He has toured extensively through England, Germany, Spain and Ireland to name a few locations as well as most of the UK. He came to Canada in 1969 and was a founding member of the Ontario Cycling Association in 1973 and a board member in 1975/76. Richard has been a major contributor to recreational cycling in Ontario and was a founding member of Great Canadian Bicycle Tours. In the ensuing years, cycle touring has been his main interest covering many parts of North America, most recently South Dakota, Colorado, New York State, Virginia and Hawaii, as well as every province of Canada.