Founded in 1997 at the kitchen table on a cold January day, Zoom Leisure Bikes was dreamed up to be a college co-op by Steve and Rebecca, both Niagara College Hospitality and Hotel Management students at the time. A love of all things cycling (Steve) and a love of all things Niagara-on-the-Lake (Rebecca) inspired the two to create Zoom Leisure Bikes together. As partners, $20,000 was raised from family and friends to buy the first bikes and an old mini van, and Zoom was born. That first summer Zoom ran out of Rebecca’s parents’ garage. The bikes were assembled and rented at a few local hotels - the rate was originally $5 per day!
In 2018 a fire took the original building at the current location, but this proved to be a blessing in disguise, allowing a new chapter of Zoom to begin. With a fresh design and a supportive local community, Zoom has recovered and become stronger than ever. Today thousands of visitors come to Zoom every year, becoming an annual tradition for many. We welcome you to experience Niagara-on-the-Lake, the most beautiful town in Canada, from the seat of a Zoom Bike!
Discover why Niagara is one of Canada’s most popular cycling destinations. Two-wheeled touring with Zoom lets you experience Niagara’s friendly towns, incredible architecture, lush gardens and vineyards, world-class wineries, craft breweries and historic landmarks in a whole new way. Dedicated cycling trails with no hills to slow you down make for a leisurely day of cycling at a very relaxed pace. Even if it’s been years since you’ve been on a bike, you’ll have no trouble pedalling your way around Niagara. Our huge fleet of bikes means you’ll get a bike that’s a perfect fit. Comfort cruisers, easy to ride e-bikes, efficient hybrids, and fun tandems! – we let you choose how you want to cruise. We make it easy to fly solo. We understand that some riders prefer to venture off on their own. We’ll outfit you with a great bike, an easy-to-read map and some great stop suggestions and send you on your way!