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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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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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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Level One Maintenance Clinic – October 24

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, October 24th, 2015 12:00-3:00PM
Where: Freewheel Cycle, 9 King St. W.
Dundas, ON 905-628-5126Cost: $25 in advance and $30 day of! There is limited space so please register early!
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LEVEL 1 MAINTENANCE CLINIC – SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH

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 ride-able, and finally learn to identify mechanical issues before they become serious problems.

When: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 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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Bike Month!

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ABOUT BIKE MONTH

What began in Toronto as a Bike to Work Day celebration in 1989 has evolved to become one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and is now celebrated across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Bike Month brings together families, artists, commuters and community groups to promote cycling at hundreds of events all month long.

Bike Month 2015 is supported across the GTHA by Smart Commute – a program of Metrolinx, and locally by The City of Toronto, The City of Mississauga, The City of Hamilton,  The City of Burlington, The Region of Peel, York Region, and Durham Region.

Check out the event calendar to find out what’s happening in your area and don’t forget to sign up to participate on May 25 for Bike to Work Day!

Follow us @BikeMonth and fb.com./BikeMonthGTHA

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Women’s Learn to Mountain Bike Clinic! May 30!

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Date: Saturday May 30th, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Rain Date: TBA
Location: Freewheel Cycle // Puslinch Tract
Cost: $100 including instruction, lunch and snacks

 

Morning: We will meet at the shop for 9am and head to Puslinch Tract as a group. Once at Puslinch, we will discuss and practice basic MTB techniques.

Lunch: We provide a tasty nutritious lunch of deli sandwiches, fresh fruit and veggies.
Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary concerns.

Afternoon: We will continue to ride at Puslinch Tract, practicing mountain bike skills including: shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and cornering. You will be shown how to ride drop-offs, ramps, descents, pick lines, and where to look while in motion.

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