Established in 1996 by Ian Dawes, Ecclestone Cycle has grown into Muskoka's landmark bicycle shop. Famous for its easy-to-find purple exterior, and its friendly and professional staff, Ecclestone Cycle is proud to support cycling in Muskoka.

OUR GOALS AND MISSION

Offering outstanding customer service, quality bicycles and accessories to all customers are our core goals. Whether you are simply looking for a cruiser to enjoy the neighborhood, or you are looking to invest in the rugged machine of your dreams, we're committed to helping you find, maintain, and love your bicycle. That's why at Ecclestone Cycle we offer a Lifetime Service Warranty on all new bicycles purchased from our purple shop.

Each staff member is committed to giving you the best possible service. They are trained in providing you with friendly and helpful advice and mechanical service. From the moment you enter our purple world of bicycles we hope you and your family feel welcome. We are here to serve you.

Bicycles are our life. We eat, sleep,breath, and live at our bicycle shop. We are proud to support cycling and active living programs throughout Muskoka...that's why you'll find purple bike racks throughout the region. Life is just better on a bicycle, and we hope to spread our enthusiasm for cycling to all who enter our shop.

OUR HISTORY

Opening in the Spring of 1996, owner Ian Dawes built the business from scratch within the walls of a tiny white Century home he purchased at the age of 23. With little more than a tonne of determination, training from North America's top Bicycle Mechanic school, the love of bicycles, and a can of purple paint...Ian has owned and operated Ecclestone Cycle since the very beginning.

Over the years, Ecclestone Cycle truly grew into Muskoka's Famous Purple Bike Shop. From its humble beginnings as a one man show with only a few hundred square feet of showroom space, to having numerous staff and thousands of square feet to display bicycles and accessories, plus four mechanical bays; Ecclestone Cycle has grown into a respected bicycle shop, servicing and stocking the cycling industry's most reputatable brands.

In 1999, Ian met Allison when he sold her a bicycle...and the rest is history. Married in 2002, Allison has worked alongside Ian in running the business ever since. Their skill sets have blended well. Ian, full of ideas and mechanical know-how. Allison, the realist, organizer and paper pusher. Together they both work the showroom floor and wrench on a daily basis. Strong supporters of local racing, and the provincial Ontario Cup Mountain Bike Race Series, Ian and Allison still manage to squeeze in time riding their own bicycles.

Ian always greets customers with a smile. Ecclestone Cycle is his first passion, and a way of life.

~ United Bicycle Institute, Oregon
~ Park School Tool Certified Instructor
~ Sram University, Colorado
~ Fox Training, Montreal
~ Shimano Canada Training, Canadian Headquarters
~ Fit Services Prefessional, Trek Canada
~ Business Person of the Year, Bracebridge
~ Creator and Trail Chief Porcupine Ridge Mountain Bike Park
~ And he says he's a snappy Dancer...

Allison is the cheery voice on the phone, and the girl that does all that stuffy business stuff.

~ Bachelor of Commerce, University of Guelph
~ Rides Porcupine Ridge pretty darn clean...enough said