Kal­rim Cy­cle a main­stay for three decades

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When it comes to bi­cy­cles, you’d be hard-pressed to find some­one who knows more about them than Par­min­der “Cookie” Kalsi.

The owner of Kal­rim Cy­cle, lo­cated at 850 Bound­ary Road in Corn­wall, learned all about the bi­cy­cle in­dus­try when he was a me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing stu­dent in Eng­land.

He took a sum­mer job at a bi­cy­cle manufacturing plant and he quickly came to love them so much that he quit his en­gi­neer­ing stud­ies and made bi­cy­cles his life’s work.

He worked on the Bri­tish Cy­cling Fed­er­a­tion as an In­ter­na­tional Race Me­chanic. He has also been a pro­fes­sional race team me­chanic on the Tour of Bri­tain, also known as the Milk Race, the Scot­tish Milk Race and in the 1970 World Cy­cling Cham­pi­onship in Le­ices­ter, Eng­land.

Mr. Kalsi came to Canada in 1974 in or­der to pro­vide bi­cy­cle train­ing to some peo­ple in Toronto. While in Canada, he met his fu­ture wife, the late El­iz­a­beth Par­adis of Wil­liamstown, and quickly made On­tario his new home.

Par­min­der Kalsi made bikes his life’s work

To­day, Kal­rim Cy­cle has been a Corn­wall main­stay for nearly three decades.

Its ser­vices in­clude bi­cy­cle sales and ser­vice, ac­ces­sories, skate sharp­en­ing, ski and snow­board tune-ups. The store is also the exclusive lo­cal dealer for Trek Bi­cy­cles, the choice of some of the world's top pro­fes­sional cy­clists, in ad­di­tion to nu­mer­ous brand-name qual­ity prod­ucts and ac­ces­sories.

Kal­rim also spon­sors a num­ber of lo­cal events and char­i­ties in­clud­ing the Corn­wall Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, The Chil­dren's Treat­ment Cen­tre, and the Wil­liamstown Fair.

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