905-628-5126
9 King St. W
Dundas, ON
L9H1T5
Monday-Friday: 10am-9pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
info@freewheelcycle.com

Trek Bicycles’ Women’s Mountain Bike Advocate Program

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Freewheel would like to congratulate our resident women’s offroad cycling advocate and instructor extraordinaire, Mari Evans, for being selected for Trek’s new international Women’s Advocate Program. The women’s cycling community continues to grow everyday thanks to advocacy and coaching from riders like Mari. The Trek Women’s Advocate Program aims to grow women’s offroad cycling and further build the relationship between shops and riders through organizing rides, women’s cycling events, and clinics throughout North America. Trek Women’s Advocates will be stimulating relevant discussion on social media to spread the word about how awesome more women riding mountain bikes can be.

Avid women mountain bikers from all over North America applied to participate in Trek’s advocacy program, and of the 250 applicants, 55 were chosen for their exceptional involvement in their local cycling community, as well as their strong leadership and infectiously positive personalities. Local off-road riders who have met and ridden with Mari over the past 15 years know she is well qualified for this expanded cycling advocacy role. Many of you met her through our very own Women’s Learn-to-MTB Weekend events.

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As part of the program, Mari has been invited to Trek headquarters in Waterloo, WI to experience the culture that has made Trek the company that it is today. We think she’ll fit in perfectly! Freewheel Cycle and Trek are both excited to see the Trek Women’s Advocate Program in action. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for news about upcoming women’s social rides, events and clinics.

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Freewheel Feature: 2016 Trek Emonda S 4

Few other road bikes offer the same incredible value as the Trek Emonda S4. This bike is perfect for entry and intermediate road riders who refuse to compromise comfort or performance. The frame is crafted from expertly engineered 300 Series OCLV carbon. This means that you can expect an incredibly comfortable ride, however the frame has been beefed up at key points to optimize power transfer and control.Trek Emonda S 4 Road Bike

The bike is sensibly outfitted with Shimano’s Tiagra components. The shift levers feature Shimano STI shifting, so the motions to shift the gears are the same as Shimano’s higher end components. Tiagra’s performance is unmatched at this price point.

The frame geometry is based on Trek’s H2 fit, meaning that the rider is positioned with a less aggressive posture. This means that you can stay comfortable on those longer rides. Visit us at Freewheel, and we will size you up to the right road bike that fits your needs. Don’t forget to bring your helmet, shoes and favourite riding clothes for your test ride (or you may borrow one of our demo helmets).

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Freewheel Feature: 2016 Trek Precaliber

The Trek Precaliber series of kids’ bicycles make riding fun! Unlike a lot of children’s bikes out there, Precalibers are real mountain bikes, just scaled down for smaller riders. The frames are made of lightweight and durable aluminum. Keeping the weight down on bikes for kids is really important because the riders themselves don’t weigh much. Your kids are much more likely to enjoy riding if their bike is light and easy to whip around.

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Trek kids bikes feature “Dialed” adjustable components. The brake levers can be adjusted for smaller hands, and the cranks have adjustable length. We know it’s hard to fit bikes to growing riders, and these features make it a breeze! 

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Bring your little ones down to Freewheel for a sizing and a test ride. Ask us about our kids’ bike trade-in program, and get up to 50% of your kids’ bike’s value in store credit to apply to their next bike once they have outgrown it*.

*Some conditions apply

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Level 1 Maintenance Clinic – Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hey, do you ride a bike? Well then you should be self-sufficient! This is stuff every cyclist should know!

We teach basic maintenance such as correct tire inflation, cleaning and lubrication of your chain and gears, and of course trail-side emergency repairs that will help you avoid that really long walk home!

Learn to fix any kind of flat! Learn to repair and replace a broken chain. Learn to make a badly bent wheel rideable, and finally learn to identify mechanical issues before they become serious problems.


When: Saturday, June 25th, 2016 12:00-3:00PM
Where: Freewheel Cycle, 9 King St. W.
Dundas, ON
905-628-5126
Cost: $25 in advance and $30 day of! There is limited space so please register early!
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We’re Renovating!

If you have visited us lately, you’ll have noticed the renovations to our store that are under way. Due to factors outside our control, we were unable to perform these renovations during the slower winter season, and construction got pushed into the spring. Do not fear, as we will remain open while renovating to satisfy all of your bicycle related needs!

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Level 1 Maintenance Clinic – Saturday, May 28, 2016

*This event has been postponed to Saturday, May 28th. There’s still time to sign-up!

Hey, do you ride a bike? Well then you should be self-sufficient! This is stuff every cyclist should know!

We teach basic maintenance such as correct tire inflation, cleaning and lubrication of your chain and gears, and of course trail-side emergency repairs that will help you avoid that really long walk home!

Learn to fix any kind of flat! Learn to repair and replace a broken chain. Learn to make a badly bent wheel rideable, and finally learn to identify mechanical issues before they become serious problems.

When: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 12:00-3:00PM
When: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 1:00-4:00PM
Where: Freewheel Cycle, 9 King St. W.
Dundas, ON
905-628-5126
Cost: $25 in advance and $30 day of! There is limited space so please register early!
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Road Demo Night: Opus Bikes

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On Wednesday May 18th, our group road ride will be a little different. Now is your chance to try out some of the different flavours of the Opus road bike lineup. Available for demo will be Opus Allegro and Opus Andante bikes in various sizes. Instead of one continuous group ride, we will be leading a series of shorter loops, allowing everyone to try the bikes.

Bikes are available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have not participated in one of our group rides before, you must complete a waiver before you ride. Helmets are mandatory. You may bring your own pedals, or we will have Shimano SPD pedals, or flats available.

When:
May 18th 2016, 5PM to 8PM

Where:
Freewheel Cycle
9 King St. W
Dundas, ON L9H 1T5

Cost:
Free!

If you have any further questions about the Road Demo Night, feel free to call us at 905-628-5126.

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Women’s Learn to Mountain Bike Clinic

*Due to a very rainy forecast, the Women’s Learn to Mountain Bike Clinic has been postponed until the May 28/29th weekend.

Join Freewheel for a weekend of learning how to mountain bike! Tackle the core riding skills of shifting, braking, climbing, descending, cornering and clearing small obstacles, all while riding at the Christie Lake Conservation Area trails in Dundas. We will discuss women’s specific clothing & accessories you may need. We also touch on proper bike fit and spend an afternoon showing you how to perform trail-side repairs and basic bicycle maintenance. All participants must complete a sign-up sheet and waiver at the store.

When: May 14th & 15th 2016 (rain date: May 28-29)

Where: Meet at Freewheel Cycle (9 King St. W, Dundas)

Cost: $125 in advance // $140 day of event

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Opus Allegro

 

We’re pretty excited about the 2016 Opus Allegro series here at Freewheel. It is built with comfort and speed in mind, making it perfect for crushing kilometer after kilometer of open roads. The 28c tires roll comfortably and efficiently on pavement, but also open up tons of gravel road options. The Allegro is available in 3 different specs, all sharing the same carbon frame to suit your needs and budget. The progressive geometry allows for many versatile fitting, meaning it’s easy to tune the Allegro to your riding style. Visit us at Freewheel for a fitting and test ride! We’ll help you find the perfect road bike.

You can check out the full review of the Opus Allegro 2 at Canadian Cyclist.

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FREEWHEEL CYCLE ANNUAL BICYCLE AND GEAR SWAP!

Freewheel’s Annual Bicycle and Gear Swap is Back!

Saturday, March 26, 2016 10am – 4pm

Have some old gear that you think someone else could put to good use? Maybe you’ve realized that bike you bought on special really DOESN’T fit. Maybe it’s a gift that just didn’t work (sorry mom and dad). Bring your old bikes and gear down to be put into our swap!

How does it work?

Simply bring your bike down to us anytime until Thursday, March 24 (assuming no parts are necessary to order. EARLIER IS BETTER!). We will check over your bike, assess any necessary repairs, and discuss a selling price with you. You will have to pay for the repairs regardless of if your bike sells. On the day of the swap we will have all the bikes and gear displayed for people to view, and if your bike/gear is purchased you can return for 80% of the value in cash, or 100% in store credit. If your bike does not sell you MUST promptly return to pick it up.

*Bike shop quality bikes and parts only*

Come on down, sell some of your gear and pick up a great riding deal for this coming season!

(You can also check out and “attend” our facebook event! –https://www.facebook.com/events/1122437871123075/)

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