Kalrim Cycle a mainstay for three decades
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.