April 23rd, 2012
There will only be American Beaters this year, no Canadian bikes.
Canada has an extra tax for importing inexpensive bikes from China & Taiwan. These taxes make the Beaters ridiculously expensive. It’s suppose to protect Canadian jobs but in reality if you’re Walmart or Canadian Tire, it does nothing. They just build their bikes in another country and avoid the tax.
I’m trying to work around it too, but it’s taking time. I couldn’t pull it off for this summer. It makes me sad that I won’t be able to see my bikes rolling around my own city. Governments are silly sometimes.
Maybe if you’re nice an American Cousins will send you one. Bikes started hitting the US last week.