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Smooth Cycle is located on University Avenue in downtown Charlottetown.
Click here for a "Google Map" of our location. Our co-ordinates are 46.242095, -63.132483.

Our shop is a full service bike shop staffed by cyclists and devoted to serving cyclists. As a courtesy, we love poring over maps and individualizing routes based on your ability and desire and our knowledge of the routes based on our personal experience. There are a number of very good B&B's and restaurants in the immediate vicinity which we can recommend. When you arrive on the Island, we suggest to check in at the Visitor Information Centres located across the province. Here you may obtain up-to-date tourist information.

The Island consists of many short, undulating hills, none of which should present a serious problem if you are in reasonable condition and have a good mountain/tour bike. Wind is a big factor, generally blowing from West and Northwest, particularly in the afternoon. With some planning, you can go out in the morning and return in the afternoon with the wind to your advantage. Bring clothing for sun and rain. Average temperatures in late May and June range from 10 to 20 Celsius; July and August range from 22 to 28 Celsius; September and early October 10 to 20 Celsius.

Using either Charlottetown or Summerside (the Island's two cities) as your base of operations leaves you many options. Charlottetown is located approximately 55kms (35 miles) from Confederation Bridge and approximately the same distance from the Wood Islands ferry terminal, located in Eastern PEI. Summerside is located approximately 40 kms (25 miles) from Borden.

Getting here...

Prince Edward Island is located on the eastern coast of Canada in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Island is nestled within the neighboring provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, which all together form the Martime Provinces.

  • A map of the Maritimes is available to download in PDF format (1.2 MB). download »

There are two main routes for getting to Prince Edward Island by road. The Confederation Bridge allows motorists to drive across the Northumberland Strait from New Brusnwick, while a car ferry service from Nova Scotia with Northumberland Ferries offers a relaxing 75 minute ride to and from the Island. No bicycles are allowed on the bridge so a shuttle service is provided. If you're flying to the Island, the main airport is in the province's capital, Charlottetown. Car rentals are available.

  • The Prince Edward Island road map is available to download in PDF format (5.0 MB). download »

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