Please Note: Due to the limited travel during the last 2 years, we reduced the number of bikes available. Replacement bikes were ordered in September of 2020, but have not been received and probably won’t be available for 2022. Therefore, our rental fleet is severely depleted. If you are planning a visit from another province, or country, please check provincial and federal guidelines to ensure you will be able to follow protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19. If all goes well, all restrictions in Nova Scotia will be eliminated, March 21, 2022.
We have most sizes of carbon race bikes, several new eBikes, as well as a few solid touring bikes and accessories such as panniers, car racks, delivery service.
Rentals are available, by the day, or by the week. To book a rental, please follow the “Book a Rental” link above and it will guide you through the reservation. If you need any further adventure invormation, please email to: [email protected]
We have a great selection of snowshoes available to rent. This is a great way to find out if getting out and having a great time in the winter is right for you. There are several sizes to choose depending on your weight and the type of trails you are going to use. Check the chart to find your size. Don’t worry about it too much. You can easily use a size too big or a size too small. They fit a very wide range.
Add a set of poles to help you motor along a little faster and easier, plus they help maintain your balance in the snow.
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We’ve partnered with Financeit to offer you an affordable monthly payment option for your purchase. The application process only takes a few minutes and you’ll find out if you’re approved in seconds. Financeit uses bank-level encryption (AES-256 bit SSL) to protect your personal information and provides a fair and transparent experience, with no prepayment penalties.
If you don’t qualify for financing, we do have a free layaway program.
Special Orders, Back Orders, Layaways, and Pay Later
Special Orders and Back Orders
For an item over $200 that is already on order or back ordered and for any special order item, the customer can reserve that item with a 25% deposit. Simply select “Pay Deposit” when viewing the item. You will be charged 25% of the price of the item at the checkout. This item will be reserved for you and you will be notified when it arrives. Initial deposits will not be refunded. If you cancel the order, your initial deposit will be forfeited. Any other payments made above the initial deposit will be refunded, less any other costs incurred for this order. Costs may include , but are not limited to storage fees for items that have not been picked up within 30 days of their arrival. When you are notified that the item has arrived, the balance will be due within 30 days. If the order is not paid within 30 days, the deposit will be forfeited.
For an item over $200 that is in-stock, the customer can choose layaway. Simply select “Pay Deposit” when viewing the item. You will be charged 25% of the price of the item at the checkout. The item and the price will be held for you for 3 months at no extra charge. If the balance, is not paid within 3 months, and no other arrangements have been made, the initial deposit will be forfeited. Any other payments made above the initial deposit will be refunded, less any other costs incurred for this order. Costs may include, but are not limited to storage fees for items that have not been picked up within 30 days
Pay Later Option
Our website includes a “Pay Later” option at the checkout. This gives the customer the option of making other payment arrangements for their order, in case they don’t have a credit card, or they are using our financing option. The items in the order will be held for 3 days, at not cost, with no obligation to buy. We will contact you with payment details, such as eTransfer, financing, or in-store payment. If you do not pay within 3 days, your order will be canceled at no cost to you.
Framework Cycle & Fitness is introducing a new customer appreciation program to enhance programs and services to the community it directly serves on Cape Breton Island and elsewhere via the world-wide web. By enrolling in this free program, members will receive emails announcing special savings, invites to member-only events and other benefits. Your membership will earn you 10 per cent savings off regular priced bike parts, bike accessories, sports clothing and nutritional aids.
The Friends of FrameWork program is absolutely free. Please, ask for your 10% discount when you make your purchase.
(**Emails will be added to Framework’s records and may be used to enter you into contests and contact you regarding your account and/or products and offers which may interest you. Information provided will not be sold or shared with any other business, person or organization. Winners will receive notice of their winnings through email initially and later published on the web for promotional purposes. Contests are not open to any staff or their families.)
We had a group of boy scouts come to ride the Cabot Trail. Here’s what one of their leaders had to say…
I’m Greg H., one of the adults who was with Kevin F. when we rented bikes from you July 1st-8th. We had inadvertently left a seat bag in the rental car that went back a day early, so I swapped you with my personal one.
We’ve located that bag, and I’ll be returning the contents to you in the mail shortly. It also included one of the bike computers- so I wanted to let you know that we found it and you’ll get it back in hopefully just a few days.
I want to thank you again for the great gear- we found your bikes to be bullet-proof, the trip computers helpful, and everything was in great shape! What a beautiful part of the world to bike in, we’ll never forget this trip.
Framework Racing’s Jeff Muise proved he was the fastest cyclist in the province this weekend when he won Bicycle Nova Scotia’s Provincial Championships held in Riverport Sunday.
Muise, a 31-year-old resident of Yarmouth, has been racing for Cape Breton’s Framework Racing Team since 2012. The elite athlete who in his day job is manager of information technology at the Coastal Financial Credit Union in Yarmouth races in Bicycle Nova Scotia’s Class A division which is considered the toughest, fastest and longest distance.
On Sunday, Muise worked hard to get to the podium with team captain Ambrose Delaney of Sydney and Chad Lennon, formerly of Sydney who now lives in Halifax, completing 140 km distance in a time of 3 hours, 20 minutes.
In the last few metres of the race, Muise was in a pack of seven men who broke away from the main group for a sprint to the finish. Muise narrowly edged the group with his wheel crossing the line first, just fractions of a second ahead of second and third place finishers Jamie Lamb of Cyclesmith and Jakub Koska of Bike Clinic Cannondale Team, respectfully.
The average speed of Muise over the 140 km bicycle road race distance was 39 km per hour.
“We’re really proud of the team’s effort at this tough race with Muise striking like lightning once again,” team president Bill Goldston said. “We understand there was a massive high speed bicycle crash in Class C that involved about 20 riders, caused from a rain-filled pothole that racers couldn’t avoid. Our hearts and sympathy go out to those injured in the pile up. It was unfortunate and a reminder to government officials that pot holes really do hurt. We understand one rider was thrown off his bike, landing almost into the ocean.” June is shaping up to be an excellent month for Framework Racing’s Muise. He won the Brooklyn, NS road race on June 1 with a time of 2:40:10 just a second ahead of Dustin MacBurnie of Cyclesmith and minutes ahead of Lorenzo Caterini of Craftsmen/Hub Cycle.
On June 8, Framework Racing’s Muise took top honors at the New Brunswick Tour de Force Saint-Paul Road Race and Time Trial. He narrowly defeated Andrew Buzzell and Julien Roussel of team Fitworks of New Brunswick. More than 50 participated in that race.
Photos were the prize of the day. Every athlete in this year’s event was presented with an 8 X 10 print of a personalized action shot taken by Tera Camus. Her photos were taken at the time trial on day one, manipulated for printing, printed, identified for every rider and given out after the race on Sunday. Sounds simple enough, but it’s a long day of work and the athletes appreciated our personal touch.
Here are some other photos taken at the 2013 Cape Breton Classic. If you have some you want to share, let us know and we’ll add them here.