905-628-5126
9 King St. W
Dundas, ON
L9H1T5
Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
info@freewheelcycle.com

Bike Cleaning 101

We love gettin’ down & dirty on our bikes, sometimes quite literally, so it’s important to know how to get your whip back in fine fettle. A clean bike not only looks sexy, it performs better and lasts longer.

Join us on November 25th at this women’s focused clinic to learn how to clean and care for your noble two-wheeled steed. You will learn proper bike cleaning techniques, maintenance of the chain and care of your suspension system.

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There is a $10 registration fee that will get you some snacks, beverages and a head full of knowledge. You are encouraged to bring your dirty bike and be prepared to roll up your sleeves.

Space is limited so register early! Give us a call to let us know you are coming: 905 628-5126

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Spinning Season in Full Swing

Spinning season is back in full swing! Your favourite instructors are back, guiding you through your winter training. We are also excited to welcome our new instructor, Emily, to the crew! If you’ve never tried spinning, now’s your chance! Your first class is free. After that classes may be purchased individually for $13, ten for $110, fifteen for $150 or thirty for $270. Season passes which guarantee clients a bike in two classes per week are also available for $450.

Classes will be running Monday to Thursday (6:45pm-7:45pm), Saturday (9:00am-10:00am), and Sunday (9:00am-11:00am). This year, we have performed lots of awesome renovations around the shop! The spinning area now features more fans to keep you cool while you spin, as well as improved lighting, and audio system configuration.

We are continuing paperless electronic signup. To sign up for your classes, visit the spinning page and select your classes right on the calendar.

 

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Level 1 Maintenance Clinic – Friday, November 11, 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: Friday, November 11th, 2016 6:30-9:30PM
Where: Freewheel Cycle, 9 King St. W.
Dundas, ON
905-628-5126
Cost: $30 in advance and $40 day of! There is limited space so please register early!
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Say No To The Bike Show!

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Every season, we get asked whether we’ll be attending the Toronto International Bicycle Show to clear out our end-of-season inventory in the fall. Our answer to that question has always been “No!”. The primary focus of our shop is excellent service, and a one day blowout sale provides a setting in which we feel our values would be compromised. Instead, from Saturday October 8th to Sunday October 16th Freewheel is offering pricing that is just as aggressive as what is found at the show, except that we take the time and care to help you determine which bike best suits how you ride. We also carefully perform in-depth fitting and test riding prior to purchase. In addition, our sale bikes include our regular incentive package consisting of: taxes included on any accessories purchased with the bike, free admission to a bicycle maintenance clinic, and free basic tune-ups for life. These savings are monstrous!

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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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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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