Update: After a few other storefronts, The Good Life closed for good in 2018
Tucked away in Eau Claire Market is a unique shop that has the distinction of being the only non-profit bike shop in Calgary. The Good Life specializes not just in selling bikes, but showing the riders how to maintain their bikes, providing a large workshop area that members can work on their bikes for free in. With a strong social justice mission, Good Life has been riding high since it got its space in the market.
The store also has a library of books about biking, free for the borrowing. Free membership, cheap bikes (think 5 to 25 dollars), and free nightly workshops on bike repair. What’s your excuse for not becoming a member?