The Season Never Ends – Freewheel Dirt Girls Guest Ride & BBQ

There’s a party on the trails and you are invited!

  • Sunday September 17th
  • 2:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Meet at Freewheel Cycle, 9 King St West, Dundas, ON
  • Tickets: $5 (Click here to purchase)

The Freewheel Dirt Girls made a lot of new friends this summer and rode a lot of new trails. Now it’s our turn to invite our friends to come ride our ‘home’ trails. Welcome all new friends and friends we haven’t even met yet!

We will be showcasing our awesome trail network to fellow amazing women mountain bikers with beginner, intermediate and advanced rides. There will be something for riders of all skill levels.

  • Beginner: about 10km of single and doubletrack with less than 100m of climbing.
  • Intermediate: 20-25km mix of single and doubletrack as well as paved road. The climbing will include an on-road climb of the escarpment for an approximate total of 300m climbing.
  • Advanced: 30km, a mix of road, single and doubletrack as well as more than 400m of challenging-but-doable climbing.

This is a women’s focused ride. Men are welcome to join in the fun so long as they respect our ride as a fun and empowering women’s mountain bike ride.

And after the ride, we will host a tailgate party in the parking lot of Freewheel Cycle with refreshments and a BBQ.

Please click here to sign the waiver.

Our rain date will be October 1, but Mel has guaranteed that we won’t need it!!

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Dundas Cactus Festival August 18th-20th

This weekend is the Dundas Cactus FestivalDuring the festival, we will be open for business as usual so it’s a great time to come try out a new bike, or shop for some awesome new gear. If you’re planning a visit to Freewheel this weekend, we would like to remind you that there will be customer parking available at the rear. King St. will be closed for the festival, so you may access our parking lot via Cross St. from Park St. (and of course parking in front of the store on King St. will not be available). There will be a traffic barrier at Cross St. that you may pass to reach our parking lot.

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Riding A Wild Goose Chase!

On Sunday August 27th we will be hosting a biking Scavenger Hunt through Dundas. This team based event will have you riding around Dundas solving challenges and finding secret locations. You will discover things about Dundas that you never knew.

Each team will work together to ride, solve challenges, and earn points on this fun filled Scavenger Hunt through Dundas. We are certain that you will discover new things about Dundas as you work with your team and strategize together on this “Wild Goose Chase.”

  • Teams will consist of 4-5 riders
  • Ride starts 10 am from the back parking lot of Freewheel Cycle
  • Ride length approx. 10km
  • Duration approx. 1 ½ hours
  • A bike in good working order
  • A cold drink and maybe some pocket change
  • If you have a cell phone download the free Goosechase App.

https://www.goosechase.com

All riders must wear a cycling helmet and sign our online waiver to register your participation.

Waiver

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Ride & Discover Dundas History

William Lyon Mackenzie slept here….. and now we will ride here!

On Sunday July 30th come celebrate the 180th Anniversary of William Lyon Mackenzie’s infamous Rebellion in 1837 and discover how Dundas was an important refuge for Mackenzie.

We will be joined by Stan Nowak, our favourite Dundas historical enthusiast who will show us famous historical landmarks in Dundas visited by Mackenzie when he was retreating from his Rebellion attempt in 1837.

This ride will be at a conversational pace and include 6 stops, some short walks with lots of  history and stories.

  • Ride starts 10 am from the back parking lot of Freewheel Cycle
  • Ride length approx. 10km
  • Duration approx. 1 ½ hours
  • Any bike in good working order will do
  • All riders must wear a cycling helmet and sign our online waiver to register your participation

Click Here for Waiver

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Father’s Day Bike and Brewery Ride

Sunday June 18th at 11:00am

Discover New Micro Breweries right in our own backyard! Well, almost.

What better way to celebrate Dad than to explore our local micro breweries by bike? Take Dad on a discovery ride past Spencer Creek up to the Rail Trail. Along the Rail Trail we will stop for a tour and sampling at two brand new West Hamilton Craft Breweries: Fairweather Brewing Company and Grain & Grit Beer Co.! We will then head back into Dundas to end our ride at Shawn & Ed Brewing Co where you can kick back and relax because your ride is over!

(Bringing Dad is suggested but totally optional. Being 19+ is not optional, it’s a must.)

The ride departs from the back parking lot at Freewheel Cycle in Dundas. Grab any kind of bike and dust it off but do make sure it is in safe working order. Bring some pocket money as it will be handy at the breweries. Helmets are mandatory! And so is signing the following waiver >>> link

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


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Buskerfest Is A Great Reason to Visit Dundas This Weekend!

This weekend is Buskerfest! The event will take place in the heart of Dundas, right on King Street. You can get more info on Buskerfest here. During the festival, we will be open for business as usual so it’s a great time to come try out a new bike, or shop for some awesome new gear. Plus we have spent months curating the best parts & accessories clear outs from our favourite bicycle distributors for a street sale! If you’re planning a visit to Freewheel this weekend, we would like to remind you that there will be customer parking available at the rear. King St. will be closed for the festival, so you may access our parking lot via Cross St. from Park St. (and of course parking in front of the store on King St. will not be available). There will be a traffic barrier at Cross St. that you may pass to reach our parking lot.

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Level 1 Maintenance Clinic – Sunday, June 4, 2017

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 the best way to do a pre-ride check. Learn to fix any kind of flat! Learn to repair and replace a broken chain.


When: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 5:30-8:00PM
Where: Freewheel Cycle, 9 King St. W.
Dundas, ON
905-628-5126
$30 registration must be paid to confirm your spot. Space is limited so call or drop by the shop to register. (905-628-5126)
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Ride With Us: New Group Rides at Freewheel!

Freewheel Cycle is delighted to announce we are expanding our group ride roster this year and with it, a new ride leader!

We are pleased to be offering weekly “Town & Gravel” casual rides as well monthly Social Rides, led by the unendingly energetic Lisa Clarke. With her passion for cycling and heartfelt encouragement for novice riders, Lisa is always happy to welcome new people into life on two wheels. Her love of the sport and infinite enthusiasm will lead the charge as she takes on the new role of Social Ride Leader.

These casual rides are for adults of all ages and fitness levels, riding all kinds of bicycles. We will ride out from the parking lot behind the shop (accessed from Cross St) and tour an accessible route through beautiful Dundas at a social, conversational pace. Aimed at the casual or newer rider, these rides are intended to be accessible to all interested people riding a variety of bicycle types. Each ride will last about an hour and culminate at a local culinary destination near the shop.

Our first monthly Social Ride will be on Saturday May 13th starting at 10am. At a leisurely pace we will explore the unique beauty and culture of Dundas. We will end our meandering pedal enjoying the hospitality of Scott Barnim at his beautiful studio located in his 1850 stone house and stable. Scott is brewing us a big pot of tea and goodies. Relax after our ride and enjoy Scott’s fabulous pottery studio hometown hospitality, and inviting front porch and garden.

http://scottbarnimpottery.com

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