Chris Giles and his bike on dock

NAME: Chris Giles

OCCUPATION: Store manager @ Boathouse

Chris Giles Custom lowrider

WHERE YOU HEADING:anywhere there’s water

WHAT ARE YOU RIDING: custom lowrider (low-n-slow)

WHY DO YOU RIDE: I enjoy the sun & fresh air, and it’s a lot like sailing my boat in the way that it’s an activity that doesn’t cost a dime!

Chris Giles on custom lowrider

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT BIKING IN OTTAWA WHAT WOULD IT BE: I would definitely have to change how long our winters are! More summer less winter. .


  • SHIRT: Artistry in Motion
  • SHORTS: RVCA weekender chino
  • SHOES: band of outsiders x sperry topsiders
  • SUNGLASSES: Spy Haight
  • WATCH: Nixon Chronicle SS

FAVOURITE SPOTS TO BIKE: Westboro / Hintonburg

Chris Giles Custom Lowrider main dock

FAVOURITE PLACE TO STOP AFTER A RIDE: A swim off the boat, or a cold beer on the patio @ the sailing club.