60 years in business - read our story here.


Our History

OUR HISTORY

CLARE'S Harley-Davidson® of Niagara
590 York Road
Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S1J0
Phone: 905-684-4647
Fax: 905-684-2453

CLARE’S 60th year in business. 60 Years of GREAT Riding!
It all began as a small shop in Welland, Ontario, Canada back in 1955.
CLARE’S was moved out to Fenwick where over the years it has grown to be the large and successful business that it is today. Over the years CLARE’S added Harley-Davidson®, Yamaha, Honda & Suzuki lines to the dealership. 

In 2008 CLARE’S Harley-Davidson® of Niagara came into being. The Harley-Davidson® department was moved from the Fenwick location to a new location at 590 York Rd Niagara on the Lake.  Continuing to serve your needs with Sales, Parts, Service, Merchandise, Gifts & Collectibles. Financing Available.

CLARE'S Harley-Davidson® of Niagara provides the newest Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, a selection of pre-owned bikes and all the parts and accessories you need.

Our dealership offers financing as well as skilled service departments to keep your motorcycles in the best condition. Come in and browse our new bike showrooms and shop for MotorClothes®Apparel, gifts, collectibles, parts & accessories.

Please give one of our friendly staff a call at 905-684-4647 and ask them about our vast inventory.

And be sure to stop in at the Famous Historic Landmark Diana Sweets and enjoy a coffee.

We are conveniently located one hour south of Toronto and 20 minutes north of Niagara Falls. CLARE’S close proximity to the world famous Niagara Falls makes it a popular spot to visit when travelers and tourists are in this part of the world. People drop in from all corners of the world and every continent to visit, shop, or browse. They are made welcome and their business is appreciated.

CLARE’S Cycle & Sports Ltd. & CLARE’S Harley-Davidson® of Niagara have established themselves as one of the premiere motorcycle dealers in Ontario. The dealership strives to be involved with the motorcycle community, making appearances at several major local events, and hosts many of its own.

We welcome you to make CLARE’S Cycle & Sports Ltd. & CLARE’S Harley-Davidson® of Niagara to be your Riding Destination of Choice!

 

JOHN CLARE

JOHN CLARE had his 80th birthday on January 17th,  2014

John Clare - Clare’s Cycle & Sports dealership in Fenwick has been a thriving community landmark and a hotbed of motorcycle enthusiasm in the Niagara region for nearly 60 years. 2015 will be the 60th anniversary for Clare’s in business.

John Clare’s love affair with motorcycles started in 1949, at age 15, when he received a 1930 Harley-Davidson as payment for a plumbing repair. Over the years, he has participated in nearly every branch of motorcycle sport, including road racing, trials, scrambles, hill climbs and dirt track. His enthusiasm was rewarded in 1974, when he was recognized by Premier Bill Davis as ‘Ontario Sportsman of the Year’ for his distinguished performance in amateur sports.

 John’s love of motorcycles and his dedication to his community have come together in many wonderful ways over the years.

John has been awarded many times for his generous contributions to his Niagara region community. After serving two terms as Fenwick Lions Club President, he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award – the highest honour available to Lions Club members. In February 2011 John joined an elite group of Canadian motorcyclists, becoming the third person to ever receive the Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada lifetime achievement award.

Is truly a rider who’s done everything in Canadian motorcycling. Few honours evaded him during his competitive years.

GREAT NEWS!  November 2011

JOHN CLARE has been inducted to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame!

With more than 60 years of motorcycling under his belt, through nominations, community involvement and John’s genuine passion for the sport of motorcycling – He has rightfully earned a reputation as a great rider, racer & retailer. John Clare has proven himself to be a pillar of this community and his accomplishments speak volumes and certainly make him a Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Famer.
Let’s honor & recognize John Clare and his induction to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

DIANA SWEETS CAFE

Remember Diana Sweets on St. Paul St. in St. Catharines?
Well it's back and ready with hot coffee at the all new Clare's Harley-Davidson of Niagara located at 590 York Rd. Niagara on the Lake Ontario. 905-684-4647 www.claresharleydavidson.c
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For over 75 Years, Diana Sweets --"The Di" -was a conspicuous landmark business in the downtown core..Equally as important was the major role which it played in the social and cultural life of St. Catharines.  "The Di" became a meeting place for three & possibly four generations of St. Catharines residents, whether it was for a quick coffee or snack with friends, family or co-workers, or simply as a quiet retreat for a few moments during a busy day.  It was a great place but unfortunately it had to close.
When the "Di" closed in 1996, a vital downtown business was lost.,The blow became even more poignant with the removal of the original Art Deco interior and other restaurant fittings which were shipped to Buffalo.

The furnishings stayed in storage for over 10 years.
Then it happened... The Diana Sweets furnishings had been bought and are back in Niagara!
Randy Clare from Clare's Cycle / Harley-Davidson of Niagara purchased the remaining lot from the antique dealer in Buffalo New York and has brought it to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario & put it in his new Harley-Davidson® Store. It's restored and ready to go. .

Clare's Harley-Davidson of Niagara located at 590 York Rd. Niagara on the Lake Ontario. 
See the re-creation of Diana Sweets  A favorite meeting spot for everyone.

Come on in and check out the Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Apparel, Parts, Accessories, Gifts & Collectibles and while your there... Have some coffee...

Everyone Welcome.

Go to the Photo Gallery Page to see whats been going on.


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