Women’s Intermediate MTB Skills Clinic

Sunday, June 23, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Puslinch Tract
4343 Wellington Road 32, Cambridge, N3C 2V4

Cost: $63

Get up to get down!

Join PMBI certified coaches Mel Poel and Mari Evans for a 2 hour intermediate MTB skills clinic for women, focusing on climbing and descending technically challenging hills. Learn to conquer those tricky climbs with stability, efficiency and power, then charge back down them with confidence and control.

What you need:

  • Register on Eventbrite
  • Sign the waiver: https://forms.gle/6XEw1iNVBN8chGUG6
  • Mountain bike in good working order
  • Cycling specific helmet less than 5 years old
  • Water
  • (bug spray highly recommended)
  • Instruction begins at 10am sharp. Plan your arrival so you are ready to roll.

If weather is a factor, the decision to postpone will be made by 6pm on Saturday, June 22. Rain date is TBD.

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Father’s Day Bike and Brewery Ride

Sunday June 16th at 10:30am

What better way to celebrate Dad than to explore West Hamilton’s local micro breweries by bike?  

On Father’s Day, grab your Dad and join us as we take a leisurely ride to two of our closest local craft breweries, Grain & Grit and Fairweather.  We will end our ride at Grupetto, a Dundas cycling themed café, for some Red Door pizza and coffee/pop.

Registration and pre-payment is required for this ride.

Participation is limited to 30 people. So sign up early so you won’t miss out.

Registration closes Saturday June 15th at 3pm.

$30 will get you a flight of beer at each of the breweries.  What gets poured into the glass is your choice!

Pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage at Grupetto is included too!

Also you must be 19 years of age or older.

What you need:

  • Register/prepay on Eventbrite
  • Sign this waiver   
  • Helmet (less than 5 years old)
  • Bicycle (in good working order)
  • Bell or horn (it’s the law!)

What we strongly suggest:

  • Bicycle lights for safety
  • Water bottle

This Social Ride will be 10km and at a leisurely pace.

(Bringing Dad is suggested but totally optional)

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Women’s Learn To Mountain Bike Course

Join Freewheel’s Trek Women’s Advocate Team for a weekend of learning how to mountain bike. PMBI certified instructors Mari Evans and Melanie Poel tackle the core riding skills of shifting, braking, climbing, descending, cornering, and clearing small obstacles.

Day 1 – We spend the morning at a local park developing bike handling skills and the afternoon learning about basic bike maintenance, and women’s specific cycling topics.

Day 2 – We take our new mountain biking skills into the real world on the trails at Christie Lake Conservation Area.

Saturday June 8 9:00am – 4:00pm (lunch included)
Sunday June 9 9:00am – 12:30pm

Cost: $150

Stop by the shop or call to register! 905-628-5126

Can’t make it to Women’s Learn To Mountain Bike Course? Why not book a lesson instead?

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Vélo Dundas Rides: Critical Mass Ride

Saturday June 1, 11:00AM-12:00PM
Meet @ Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre

Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through downtown Dundas on June 1st during 100in1day — a Canada-wide festival celebrating citizen-driven action in their communities. Families are welcome, and make sure to bring your helmet! The ride will conclude with refreshments at Grupetto Café. See you there!

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2019 Bicycle Maintenance Clinics

Join other other like-minded bicyclists for our General Maintenance Clinic as our Melanie Poel teaches how to maintain your bicycle and prevent common issues. Knowing how to assess your bike and prevent key problems can help keep you safely rolling and even reduce expensive repairs.

Topics & skills include:

  • Proper tire inflation
  • How to clean and lube the chain
  • Minor derailleur adjustments
  • How to fix a flat tire

Space is limited to 15 spots per class. Only paid registration will reserve your spot, so stop by Freewheel today! Registration is $30. Minimum 4 registrants required for the class to run.

*Don’t forget, you get 1 free maintenance clinic with the purchase of a bike so this could be it!

Clinic Dates:

Saturday, April 13, 2019
1:00PM-3:00PM

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:00PM-8:00PM (Women only)

Saturday April 27, 2019
1:00PM-3:00PM

Sunday June 2, 2019
1:00PM-3:00PM

Sunday, July 14, 2019
1:00PM-3:00PM

Saturday, August 24, 2019
1:00PM-3:00PM

Sunday, September 15, 2019
1:00PM-3:00PM

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Freewheel’s Annual Bike Swap

Calling all used bicycles and equipment for Freewheel’s Annual Bike Swap! Bring your bike in for assessment anytime between now and Wednesday, April 17th.

Swap starts at 10:00am sharp on Saturday, April 20th!

Spring is a time for cleansing, renewal and cleaning out the garage. And our annual Bike Swap! Our swap is a great way to make some space in the basement, and put some money in your pocket. If you’re looking for the perfect bike or cycling gear you can find some sweet deals for the season ahead too!

Have some old gear that you think someone else could put to good use? Maybe you’ve realized that the bike you bought on special really DOESN’T fit. Maybe it’s a gift that just didn’t work (sorry Mom & Dad!). Bring your unwanted bikes and gear down to be put into our swap! And browse to see what treasures others have unearthed in their garages.

How does it work?

Simply bring your bike to us anytime until Wednesday, April 17th. We will check over your bike, assess any necessary repairs, and discuss a selling price with you. (In the event that your bicycle does not sell during the swap, please be aware that you are responsible for any pre-sale repair costs that are incurred). On the day of the swap, April 20th, 2019 we will have all the bikes and gear displayed for people to view, and if your bike/gear is purchased you can redeem 75% 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!

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Spring/Summer Hours

Days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer. That means it’s time for us to change to our spring/summer hours! Starting April 1st, Freewheel will be open:

Monday to Friday: 10AM – 9PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10AM – 5PM

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