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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Reminder: 2017 Bicycle and Gear Swap!

April 15th @ Freewheel Cycle

Just a reminder that this weekend is our annual Bike Swap! Come down to the shop on Saturday April 15th to check out all of the previously loved bicycles and equipment. This is a once-a-year event that you won’t want to miss. You never know what you might find!

Sorry, we are no longer accepting equipment for the sale.

This weekend Freewheel will be open on Saturday and Monday. We will be closed on Friday and Sunday (gone riding!)

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Trek Fest at Freewheel

Trek Fest is on now at Freewheel Cycle. Until Monday April 17 get credit to use for some awesome Bontrager accessories with the purchase of every Trek bike. This is the time get get geared up for the season!

For bikes $399-$999
Get $50 credit

For bikes $1000-$1999
Get $100 credit

For bikes over $2000
Get $200 credit

For more details ask us in-store!

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Ladies Cycle Social

Come socialize with us and talk about bicycles!
Saturday April 22, 2017 @ Freewheel Cycle
6:00-9:00PM

Launch the 2017 women’s cycling season right with Freewheel Cycle. We are excited about the warm weather, and getting out on our bicycles! You will meet our Trek Women’s Advocate team, and the rest of the crew at Freewheel. Also, leading industry reps will be in attendance to show off the latest 2017 female specific bicycle products. Learn how cool technologies like saddle mapping can help you enjoy your ride even more. There will be refreshments and door prizes too!

Drop in anytime! It’s free!

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2017 Bicycle and Gear Swap!

April 15th @ Freewheel Cycle

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 down to us anytime until Wednesday, April 12th. 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 15th, 2017 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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Ride More, Wait Less: Suspension Service at Freewheel

Proper maintenance is crucial to the performance and longevity of all suspension components. Freewheel offers a state-of-the-art repair shop that is equipped to service all major suspension brands in-house. This means that we can freshen up your suspension in as little as one day, so you can spend more time riding, and less time waiting for service. Our mechanics are constantly expanding their expertise, and are formally trained and certified from Fox, RockShox, 9point8, and UBI. Components from RockShox, Fox, Marzocchi, DVO, Manitou, MRP, and X-Fusion can all be serviced in-house. In most cases, assessment and repair quotes can be made on the spot when you drop off your bike.

Forks should be serviced at a minimum of once per season, depending on ride time and riding conditions. If you are a year round rider this could mean Fall and Spring service. Maintenance ensures long seal and stanchion life, and more dependable compression and rebound functions. Rear shocks have the same recommended service intervals. They are more vulnerable to air leaks and damage to the smaller compression/rebound parts when service intervals are missed which can add up and mean down downtime for you.

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We even offer nitrogen service for Fox rear shocks. This is beneficial for air and coil shocks, as well as specialty Fox shocks such as DRCV and RE:aktiv, found on Trek mountain bikes. Typically you would have to wait 1-4 weeks for your local shop to send the shock to a service centre to be overhauled. Since your shock never leaves our shop, we can guarantee a much faster turnaround regardless to the season; with as quick as 24 hour turnaround.

Dropper seatposts need love too! Seatposts should be serviced once a season to extend seal/stanchion life. Grime build-up on your dropper post can cause trailside failures, leaving you with an uncomfortably low saddle height, or a bobbing saddle leaving you at the back of the pack trying to catch up to your friends.

Our main goal in the service area is to keep you on your bike so we work with you and your schedule to reduce downtime. Come visit us to book an appointment and learn a bit about the service your bike needs to stay in tip top shape and keep you on the trails.

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Empress of the Wrench: Bike Maintenance 101 for Ladies

There’s nothing so freeing as riding a bicycle. The wind in your face, the freedom to roam….until a mechanical problem occurs.

Grab your bike and join other likeminded women on April 7th for a hands-on clinic to learn how to manage and even prevent common bicycling issues.

Topics & skills to include:

  • how to clean & lube the chain
  • how to fix a flat tire
  • how to fix a dropped or broken chain
  • minor derailleur adjustments

Registration is $20. Space is limited so call or drop by the shop to register. (905-628-5126)

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