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ABOUT

Essential Cycles is a bike shop with a different feel. We can handle all of your bicycle repairs and maintenance, as well as provide you with a new bike from brands such as Guerrilla Gravity, Commencal, and We Are One Composites. We also have some of the best custom wheels in the lower mainland.

We know how it feels to travel without your bike. As a result, we only provide high-end mountain bike rentals. With our well-maintained and high-quality mountain bike rental service, you can make the most of your time riding the North Shore, Sea to Sky Corridor, and Fraser Valley mountain bike trails.

 

North Vancouver and the greater Sea to Sky region have some of Canada's most diverse and spectacular mountain biking. Our knowledgeable and friendly ride guides are ready to take you on a tour that is specifically tailored to you, ensuring that you end up with the recipe for an unforgettable mountain bike adventure.

We also provide numerous learning opportunities for you. Our in-store mechanics classes cover everything from the fundamentals to a full bike overhaul. We have small class sizes (3 students to 1 teacher) to ensure you get the attention you require.

 

Do you want to improve your bike riding skills? Our professional coaches have years of experience teaching all levels of riders, understanding the mental aspects of mountain biking as well as the technical skills required.  Get your bike or yourself dialed in today!

We make sure that each customer’s visit is a memorable one. In addition to providing quality mountain bike rental services and bike repair services, we also provide numerous learning opportunities for those who want to get out and explore the North Shore trails or become better riders.

 

Come join us today and be part of the Essential Cycles family! We look forward to helping you make the most of your biking adventure.

Meet TheTeam

MEET THE TEAM

At Essential Cycles, we are passionate about mountain biking and want to share our knowledge with everyone. We offer bike rentals, bike repairs and bike education opportunities, providing our customers with an unbeatable bike shop experience. Our in-store mechanics classes cover everything from the basics to a full bike overhaul - all taught by experienced professionals. Plus, our professional coaches are here to help you improve your bike riding skills!

Jaclyn Delacroix

Born and raised in the hardy Australian outback Jaclyn moved to Vancouver in 2007 where she quickly found her passion for mountain biking on the steep trails of the North Shore mountains. In 2013 she left her primary career as an accountant to  follow her passion and become a full-time mountain bike coach for her company Ozmosis Training. Since then, Jaclyn has competed at the Pro/Elite level for many years, has coached an all women’s mountain bike team for 6 years.

 

Jaclyn has a strong passion for promoting and inspiring women within the mountain biking communities all over British Columbia. She regularly teaches clinics throughout BC for all riders - beginner to advanced.  She currently spear heads of one of the largest Ladies Only coaching events in British Columbia and frequently volunteers as a ride leader for the Muddbunnies riding club. In addition, Jaclyn is a key organizer and host for the Vancouver Bell Joy Rides.  In her spare time, Jaclyn energetically is involved in trail building and mountain bike advocacy within the lower mainland. She was previously a TAP trail builder for the NSMBA and currently independently maintains the trail Executioner on Mt Fromme. 

 

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Geoff MacDonald

Affectionately known as ‘niceguy’ within the Vancouver cycling community, Geoff was born in Tofino, BC but calls East-Van home. A self-professed bike-nerd and daily rider, Geoff has a deep love and appreciation for the literal and philosophical utilitarian beauty of all things bicycle.


Geoff’s wandering path through life has seen him make his way as a musician, bike-courier, cowboy, swing-dancer, high-rise window cleaner & scuba-diver… but throughout it all - and above all else - he considers himself a bike-mechanic. With two decades of international experience ranging from community bike-kitchens to UCI race support, he has personal
experience riding and repairing: mountain bikes & road bikes, gravel bikes & touring bikes, commuters & cruisers, fixies & bmx’s, tall bikes & tandems, fat bikes, freak bikes, polo bikes and kids bikes. With a thorough attention for detail and an honesty-first approach to repairs, you can rest assured he has the experience needed to give your bike the love it deserves. As an instructor, he loves to share knowledge and help others understand the methods behind the mechanics.


niceguy also is a multi-instrumentalist and loves to wax-ecstatic about music, he makes his own clothes, obsesses over chess, and studies the cognitive psychology behind prestidigitation & legerdemain. He is willing to admit the wheels can be greased with baked goods, coffee, bubbly, beer, wine or deli-meats…

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Sierra Sullivan

Sierra was born and raised around the forests of western Canada where she developed a love for trails, mountains, streams, and rivers. Moving to Vancouver in 2017 to pursue a PhD in fisheries was motivated by the excellent educational and, of course, the mountain bike opportunities that the area offered. 

With a background as an alpine ski coach and a dance instructor, expanding her coaching skills to mountain biking was a natural progression after taking up the sport. She has instructed and guided for WORCA, Shred Sisters, and many other organizations across BC as a PMBIA Level 1 certified coach since 2016. In addition to coaching, she races enduro, builds trails, and explores backcountry regions across western Canada and the US.

Sierra’s passion lies in promoting female involvement in mountain sports through structured approaches to skill development and mental progression. She mentors for the Mountain Mentors ski touring program, guides for Muddbunnies Cycling Club, and is excited to share her enthusiasm for teaching and bad puns with Ozmosis Training clients.

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