We are two months into COVID-19 closures and all of our lives and habits have changed immensely. Although we have faced challenges and continue to, there are silver linings: We’ve slowed down, we have more time for family, traffic is severely reduced, air quality has improved and there are more people riding bikes in Toronto than we have ever seen. We hope these positive trends continue. As businesses and schools re-open, commuting by bike is a safer option than mass transit and is cheaper and more enjoyable than driving a car. It also adheres to the social distancing recommendations. Of course, it’s also better for the environment and for our mental and physical health.
As Toronto has been blocking cars from streets to provide more space for cyclists, we have had an increase in requests from customers who need good quality, practical commuter bikes immediately. We are building custom Mariposa city bicycles with hub generated dynamo light systems and custom carriers, but the timeline from deposit to delivery is approximately 5-8 weeks.
We would like to ease the transition as much as possible for those of you who do not already own a city / transit bicycles, so we now have Linus Bicycles available to purchase on our website, which are an inexpensive, well designed option that’ll make the commute comfortable, even in inclement weather. The Roadster and Mixte models are practical city bikes with fenders and a carrier, two features we feel are vital on a city bike . They range in price from $599 (Single speed) – $939 (3 speed) $1199 (8 speed).
To order a custom Mariposa city bicycle, please contact us at info@mariposabicycle