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“Only the "pros" need apply”

Bloomfield Bicycle Company
Ranked #9 of 15 Shopping in Bloomfield
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Called to see if this outfit could repair a rear wheel bearing/hub from a vintage Ralleye Ambush and was immediately told by the woman answering the phone that I had no idea what the problem was because I wasn't a bike mechanic.

She went to say that because the bike (which she has never seen) is likely an unmaintained piece of junk, I should only bring the rim to their shop. If I brought the whole bike, the experts at Bloomfield Bicycle would be forced to do many repairs because they have a policy of not allowing a bike meeting their standards to leave their shop.

It`s been a while seen I`ve encountered this particular mixture of arrogance and cavalier attitude toward a customer.

Bloomfield Bicycle may bend over backwards for those wearing multi-hued nylon as they whiz about the County roads on the latest technological marvel seen at the Tour de France, but the attitude displayed on this occasion makes it quite clear that those with less ambitious equipment and goals need not apply.

As someone who has been in the tourist business in Prince Edward County for over 40 years, I`m ashamed this type of attitude is on display -- I certainly won`t be recommending Bloomfield Bicycle to any of my guests.

18  Thank Cornerguy1
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

This past May long weekend a group of seven of us rented a cottage in Bloomfield. We had initially looked into a few of the organized wine tour options (which ran about 100-135$/person for about a 6 hour tour). Instead, we decided to each rent a bike through Bloomfield bicycle company and we were extremely glad we did.

Firstly, excellent value. 35$ per person and we had the bikes delivered to us (that is right, the bikes were delivered to our location!) at 9:30 am and picked up again at 6:00pm. Before the bikes were dropped off, we were able to customize the rental based on height/inseam, sex, type of bike (road, mountain, hybrid) etc. The staff were prompt with their email correspondence and right on time for both drop-off and pick-up and they provided detailed (and energetic) safety and technical instructions regarding the bike use as well as provided some great tips on which routes and wineries to visit. They will even pick you up if you get stuck! A few in our group were novice riders but felt quite comfortable with the instructions and tips we received.

The bikes themselves were in great shape and surpassed our expectations for rental bikes. The biking conditions around the Bloomfield/Wellington area are quite good - lots of paved roads with biker friendly shoulders (although there are some gravel country roads - so a hybrid bike is not a bad idea). All in all, I would highly recommend using this company if you are looking for a way to explore the beautiful farms, wineries and PEC countryside at your own pace. Get out this summer, Grab some friends, grab a bike, explore and have a blast! Make sure to hit Karlo Estates winery along your trip!

Oh yeah - one more thing - you get to keep the water bottle as a souvenir.

3  Thank jwent09
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

KT not only repairs and rents great bikes, but she and her staff ensure that you have the best service and great rides. Once, when friends left their bikes at Jackson's Schoolhouse expecting rainy weather..she insisted on lending, not renting, bikes and helmets..no deposits, just encourage ENT to enjoy the County!

2  Thank Paula agulnikA A
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

love the owners, love their attitude. Great products, great prices and they are very helpful. They go out of their way to assist you and have a great selection to boot

2  Thank Karine427
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

We stopped in and rented out a couple of bikes to tour on. Derek was really helpful and set us up with everything we needed. Their store is well stocked with Everything! They have a very real attitude and great humour. I hope to get back and take a week rental someday soon!

1  Thank TravelgalMission_BC
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