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There's nothing quite like a good bike ride in the summer. Whether you cycle for the environment, fun or fitness, biking is an affordable and eco-friendly alternative to many forms of transportation. However, if you're not a year-round cyclist, it can be hard to justify spending several hundred (or thousand) dollars on a seasonal purchase.
Luckily, thanks to Canadian Tire's wide selection of men's, women's and children's bikes, you don't have to break the bank to get cycling.
Starting at just $200 (yes, seriously!), the retailer has more than 230 bikes available online, including mountain, hybrid and electric models — and to make things even sweeter, you can currently rack up 25X bonus CT Money on bikes.
To shop 11 budget-friendly bikes from Canadian Tire, including picks for the whole family, scroll below.
Best Canadian Tire bikes under $250
This budget-friendly bike comes packed with features, including a downhill-style suspension fork with 80mm travel and a 21-speed grip shifting system. It's a "great bike," writes one shopper, who adds that the price "cannot be beat."
This best-selling 20-inch youth dual-suspension bike has impressive off-road capabilities and features an easy-to-use, 5-speed grip shifting system. The bike is "well built" and has "simple gears," according to one shopper. "I would recommend this type of bike with gears if you're going for trail rides over a BMX," they write.
Whether riding around the neighbourhood or adventuring on some light trails, this budget-friendly bike is a great entry-level mountain bike. The bike features an easy-to-use 21-speed grip shifting system and a 3-piece crank. According to one reviewer, it's "excellent value for your money!"
This entry-level mountain bike comes with a 21-speed grip shifting system and a 3-piece crank. Canadian Tire shoppers say it's a "great bike for everyday use" and "sturdy, light and comfortable to ride."
This 21-speed mountain bike has a front suspension fork to absorb bumps on rough terrain. It's a "great bike," according to one Canadian Tire reviewer. It's "very comfortable and easy to ride," they say and it "looks great too!"
A steal at $250, this 27.5-in mountain bike features a 21-speed Shimano Tourney TZ-31 rear derailleur. This bike has "everything you need," according to one reviewer who says it's a "great bike if you're going down trails or grid road!"
Best Canadian Tire bikes under $400
The Supercycle Pathway is an easy-riding bike that offers best-in-class performance, value and style. Whether you feel like a leisurely ride or have a hill to climb, the bike's seven-speed shifting system will see that you do so with ease. The "quality of the bike is amazing and [it] doesn't break the bank," writes one Canadian Tire reviewer. "Comfortable seating and rides really smooth. Would 100 [per cent] recommend!"
CCM's Slope 26-inch Hardtail Mountain Bike will get you where you need to go this summer. The bike comes packed with amazing features, including a front suspension fork and a 21-speed Shimano EZ-Fire shifting system. It's a "great bike" and "worth the money," according to one shopper, who calls it "nice smooth ride!"
Meet your new favourite trail-riding friend: Supercycle's Scrim HT Mountain Bike. Featuring an easy-to-use 18-speed shifting system, the bike has an LX rear derailleur and grip shifters.
Best Canadian Tire bikes under $800
Equipped with 24-inch wheels, this dual-suspension mountain bike delivers a comfortable ride both on and off the road. It's a "great bicycle," according to one reviewer. "Both my wife and I love to go riding!"
This high-grade dual-suspension mountain bike features a 24-speed Shimano shifting system that is smooth and accurate. Reviewers say the bike delivers "easy shifting" and a "comfortable, smooth ride." — "No complaints!" writes one shopper. "Worth the [money] spent."