Freewheel Cycle and COVID-19 Update

We at Freewheel Cycle value the safety of our staff and our customers and as such are making some changes in response to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. 

 

  • Freewheel will be scaling back its daily hours. We will be open 10:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Saturday, and 12:00pm – 5:00pm on Sunday. This is our current plan until Sunday, March 22, 2020, unless otherwise noted. 
  • We will continue to be here and service bicycles, but we ask that everyone please limit their browsing; this isn’t the time for touching everything in the store. 
  • Many have been worried about what occurs if there is a forced shutdown and their bicycle is still at Freewheel. If this comes to pass, we will work with everyone to ensure that a pickup can be made by each client as necessary. 
  • Swap Day will be postponed for the time being. Maybe only by a week, maybe by months, maybe by a year, at this point, we are uncertain when we can and will reschedule. However, if you have a bike here for the swap you may pick it up at your earliest convenience. 

 

We are watching the news, and paying close attention to what health organizations and the government is recommending to ensure the safety and health of both our staff and customers. 

 

A reminder on social distancing: while we always appreciate regulars and others dropping by just for a visit, now is not the time for visits. There will be plenty of time for visits, hangs, group rides, and socials when this all blows over. Now is the time to get your social distancing machine repaired!

 

This is the first time in more than a decade, maybe even more than two (it’s been THAT* long, we can’t remember…) that we will not open late every weeknight. We look forward to this all being done, and back to us being here late ready for your repairs, questions, and all the fun rides. 

* Seriously. We’ve been open for 28 years! That’s a long time in human years! AND way more in dog years! The ole memory bank ain’t quite what it used to be! 

 

We thank each and every one of you for your continued patronage, support, and understanding during these trying times. Stay safe out there. 

 

The Freewheel Cycle Team

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Freewheel Cycle Spinning and COVID-19

After much deliberation amongst the staff and spin instructors, given the growing concerns of COVID-19, we at Freewheel Cycle feel that it is within everyone’s best interest that we cancel the remainder of the spin classes for this 2019/2020 season. While we initially considered cutting class sizes down, the close proximity that the spin studio puts everyone in seems too close for comfort at this time. If the situtation improves with enough time for us to start classes again in a meaningful way before the end of spin season we will, but that decision is out of our hands at this point.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but ultimately the health and safety of our staff and customers is of the highest priority for us. We are updating cleaning protocols in store because of COVID-19, but they simply aren’t enough when it comes to spin classes.

We thank you all so very much for a great 2019/2020 spin season this year and we hope to see you again next year!

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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 May 30 9:00am – 4:00pm (lunch included)
Sunday May 31 9:00am – 12:30pm

Cost: $150

Stop by the shop or call for more information! 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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February Cleaning Special

Although it certainly does not feel like winter yet, spring is around the corner. To have your bike looking and feeling like new on the first sunny day, we are offering a February Cleaning Special.

With the purchase of any of our Tune-Up packages,
we offer a FREE Cleaning!
For the Basic Tune-Up, we offer a FREE Basic Cleaning ($30 Regular Price), and for the Complete Tune-Up, we offer a FREE Complete Cleaning ($50 Regular Price).

The Basic Cleaning includes a clean and polish of your frame, fork, rims, hubs, and other components, as well as on the bike cleaning of derailleurs and chain.

The Complete cleaning consists of a clean and polish of your frame, fork, rims, hubs, and other components, as well as the removal and cleaning of your drivetrain in an ultrasonic cleaner. This ultrasonic drivetrain cleaning will prolong the wear of your drivetrain, and ensure that you start the season leaving last year’s grime behind.

If your bicycle only needs a Basic Tune-Up, however, you would like a complete cleaning, then we offer the Complete Cleaning for the price of a Basic Cleaning ($30) during this period.

For bicycles purchased at Freewheel Cycle that are eligible for free Basic Tune-Ups, and that is all that they need, we offer the Complete Cleaning for the price of a Basic Cleaning ($30) during this period.

We hope to see you soon with a bike ready for its before photos!

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Visit Our Demo Centre To Try Zwift!

With colder weather upon us, many riders want to explore indoor riding options. Now you can immerse yourself into an all-new indoor training experience with Zwift! From the warmth and comfort of your own home, you can explore virtual worlds, train with structured workouts, and meet your friends online for social group rides. We have a Saris H3 Trainer setup running Zwift so you can visit Freewheel to try before you buy. You’re going to love it!

If virtual training isn’t your cup of tea, you can always sign up for our in-house spin classes for a more analog, face-to-face experience.

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Yuletide Bike Ride

On Saturday December 7th we will be winding our way through the festively decorated streets of Dundas on our decorated bicycles.  Bring your family and join us as we will be celebrating the season with a bike ride followed by hot chocolate and homemade cookies.  

This free event is open to all ages, covering 7km of the most sparkly neighbourhoods, some of which have moderate hills.

Donations of food, clothing or unwrapped toy will be accepted for the AM900 CHML Children’s Fund/Christmas Tree of Hope and will be dropped off at the Dundas Fire Station 23 at the beginning of our ride!

New for this Year! Prizes for Best Dressed Bike; Worst Christmas Sweater; Most Food Donated; and Most Toys Donated.

  • 4:30    Meet in the back parking lot of Freewheel Cycle in Dundas
  • 5:00   Our seasonal pedalling parade begins winding through town to enjoy the light displays.  First stop, the Dundas First Station 23 to drop off our donations. 
  • 6:30   Back at Freewheel for cocoa, homemade Christmas treats and a social time with your favourite ride leaders and Freewheel Staff

What you need:

  • Sign the online event waiver: https://forms.gle/H1JJUj9azJKjD5hq9
  • A bicycle suitable for the conditions
  • LIGHTS on you and your bike!!
  • Cycling specific helmet
  • BYO-Mug for hot chocolate
  • Attire appropriate for the weather
  • Must be able to ride ~8km; 100m of climbing
  • Bike decorations and festive attire encouraged
  • Donation of food, clothing or unwrapped toy 
  • Holiday spirit!

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Giro Terradura/Terraduro Clearout

Regular $259.95

Sale: $160.00

The Giro Terraduro & Terradura are versatile mountain bike shoes that blend walkability, and pedalling stiffness, making them perfect for all-mountain and enduro riding. The only thing that makes these shoes even better is that they’re on sale right now at Freewheel! Visit the shop to try on a pair!

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