Clare's Cycle - history & news

Clare's Cycle - history & news

Written by  on Monday, 09 March 2015 12:33

John Clare was first introduced to the sport of motorcycling back in the 1940s; his first bike was a 1934 Harley-Davidson. He quickly became enamored with the sport, deciding to open his own shop with the goal of sharing his passion for motorcycling with others in the Niagara region of southwestern Ontario.

John initially planned to use his family’s garage for the shop, but the neighbours were not keen on the idea. Making enemies has never been one of John’s character traits; in fact, the opposite is true, so he decided instead to acquire a building in nearby Welland, Ontario. This location soon proved to be too small for John’s vision and he moved the dealership to Fenwick, its current location.

The Original Clare’s Cycle & Sports was and continues to be a family business. In the early days, John's father, Ed Clare, and brother Bill were very much involved with the business. John's wife Donna, son Randy, daughter Robin, niece Pam, and nephew Darren all continue to play important roles in the success of the business today.

Aside from the store, John’s other great love in motorcycling was the race track. Whether he was traveling to Laconia, Watkins Glen, Font Hill or anywhere in between, it didn’t matter.

Whether the races being run were flat tracks, enduros or hill climbs was unimportant. What was important to know was that a race was going on, so John Clare was right there, front and centre, alongside family and friends.

John’s passion for the sport was endless; he would ride his bike to the races, come back to work all day, then work to fix the bikes at night—and then repeat the pattern the following weekend.

His commitment to the sport was also plain for all to see through a number of ongoing rider sponsorships at all levels and disciplines through the years.

John also became heavily involved in the operations and administration of the motorcycle industry to help grow the sport in Canada. Right from the start, then, and at every possible level, he has proven himself as a man who poured his energy into the sport and made a significant mark as a result.

YOU'RE INVITED!

CLARE'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY

SPRING OPEN HOUSE

Clare's celebrates 60 years of business!

SPRING OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY MARCH 14TH, 2015

9:00 - 3:00 P.M.

Save up to 50% off on select helmets, apparel, parts & accessories.

SAVE 15% OFF regular priced pre paid parts & accessories orders.

SEE the NEW 2015 KTM Duke 390. Ask about the New rebates of up to $1000 off select 2014 new KTM's.

91.7 Giant FM live on site from 9:00 - 1:00.

Niagara College Rider Training Program on site all day. Lots of draws and giveaways. Early-bird coffee & donuts. Everyone welcome.


CLARE'S CYCLE IS... NIAGARA'S KTM DEALER

2015 KTM 390 Duke

Be sure to check out the NEW KTM 390 Duke at our Spring Open House. It'll be on display for the next 2 weeks. And while you're there, ask about the New rebates of up to $1000 off select 2014 new KTM's.

The 390 Duke breathes life into values that have made motorcycling so amazing for decades. It combines maximum riding pleasure with optimum user value and is superior everywhere where really nimble handling counts.

Light as a feather, powerful and packed with state-of-the-art technology, it guarantees undreamed of dynamic fun, whether you're in the urban jungle or a forest of bends. 390 Duke– nowhere you will find more motorcycle per euro.


BOOK YOUR SPRING SERVICE TODAY!
SPRING SERVICE SPECIAL.

OIL & FILTER CHANGE FOR ONLY $69.99 + tax.

click the image or call 905-892-2664 to book your service special today!


CLARE'S CYCLE HAS AN ALL NEW MERCHANDISE CATALOG
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CLARE'S CYCLE HAS AN ALL NEW PARTS & APPAREL CATALOG!

Click the image check out what we have.

All items in this catalog are in stock and ready for you to own.

So, come on in and get a head start on spring shopping!

SPRING OPEN HOUSE IS SATURDAY MARCH 14TH.

THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING IN HERE YOU'LL NEED!


FREE SERVICE INSPECTION
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FREE SERVICE INSPECTION

BOOK YOURS TODAY!

We'll inspect the electrical, mechanical, fluids & brakes.

Call Stu in service 905-892-2664 OR click the image and set up an appointment.

KNOWING WHAT YOUR BIKE NEEDS IS THE 1ST STEP FOR A GREAT RIDE!
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Graeme Jones

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