Who is Citrus Cycles?

Hello!

After my first exposure to eBikes in Germany many years ago, I became passionate about the eBike experience.  

I started Citrus Cycles as a way to share the many benefits of electric bikes here in Canada.  

By specializing in eBikes, we can provide expert advice and service that is hard to find elsewhere.  I've ridden (and fallen in love with) all of the bikes we sell.  If you need assistance selecting the best eBike for your needs, I can help.  Just give me a call, or send an e-mail.

We ship anywhere in Canada, and carefully package your bike to make sure it arrives in perfect condition.

Situated in Ladysmith on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, we want you to experience the joy of electric bicycles.  In addition to free demos, we offer rentals and tours.  Our mobile service means we can come to you, or meet at an awesome trail where you can have fun on our bikes. Call or e-mail us to set up an appointment to try any of our bikes. If you are coming to the island on BC Ferries, we can meet you at the ferry terminal.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kelly Demoline,

President, Citrus Cycles Ltd.

About Kelly Demoline

My first experience with eBikes was on a trip to the beautiful town of Ruhpolding in the Bavarian Alps in Germany.  My wife and I rented pedal assist bikes with front hub motors.  Although we weren’t cyclists before that, we fell in love with the freedom and pure joy that comes with electric bicycles. 

We found that we could ride all day and explore trails that we didn’t even know existed.  As we never bothered with a car in Europe, we discovered that eBikes were the perfect transportation companion to trains.  We could get anywhere we wanted, quickly and easily and enjoy the awesome view along the way.

The technology has changed over the years, and I’ve had the opportunity to try a variety of eBikes.  However, I always came back to my favourite – the Bosch eBike system.  I was thrilled when Felt, Scott and Bulls decided to start selling their Bosch Pedal Assist bikes here in Canada, and I’m very excited that Citrus Cycles can be part of the eBike revolution in Canada!  Just as exciting for me personally, Riese & Müller are expanding to Canada and we've been selected as a dealer.  With a wide range of options, including dual batteries, Nuvinci and Rohloff Hubs, full suspension cargo eBikes and more, we are pleased to be able to offer such high quality eBikes, custom made by hand in Germany.

Although we don’t get much snow here on Vancouver Island, the terrain on a lot of the old forestry roads lends itself well to fat bikes.  Fat bikes are also ideal in poor traction (such as frosty or wet roads) and handle well even when the pannier bags are loaded full.  The Boar from Surface604 is so much fun to ride, it has become my trusted choice when I need to pick up some groceries or I want to explore some new trails.  Surface604 is based in Vancouver, and has been an awesome company to work with and we are excited to carry their full line of bikes including Fat eBikes and Cruiser eBikes.

In addition to my passion for eBikes, I’m a musician and music educator.  I’ve used my experiences to build my other business, Kelly’s Music & Computers into the trusted source for music technology.  I’m using my experience, expertise and love of eBikes to make Citrus Cycles your best resource for electric bikes.