Saturday, December 2 was Global Fat Bike Day and we celebrated in style! We teamed up with our friends at Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club, gathering at Long Point Eco-Adventures and heading into the trails 63 riders strong. 63!! A few trails in, we raised our flasks in a toast to fat bikes before dividing into groups to hit the trails in earnest. The stoke was high as the “Espresso” and “Decaf” groups made their way through the fantastic trail network, filling the forest with giggles, woohoos and high-fives. After the ride, we topped off the big fat fun with a tailgate party, complete with bbq courtesy of TPMBC. A big fat thanks to those that helped out and everyone that came out to play with us. We’ll see you on the trails!! And if you’re looking for some big fat excitement, Substance Projects will once again be hosting their Fat Turkey Fat Bike race on December 17 at Turkey Point.
|9 King St. W
Ride Like Rudolph or Bike Like Blitzen!
Sunday, December 10, 2017
9 King St. W Dundas ON
On Sunday December 10th we will be winding our way through the festively decorated streets of Dundas on our decorated bicycles. Come join us as we will be celebrating the season with a bike ride followed by warm beverages and homemade cookies.
Donations of food, clothing or unwrapped toy will be accepted for the AM900 CHML Children’s Fund/Christmas Tree of Hope. Donations will be dropped off at the Dundas Fire Station 23 during our ride!
4:45 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
6:30 Back at Freewheel for hot cider, cocoa, homemade Christmas treats and a social time with your favourite ride leaders and Freewheel Staff
What you need:
- sign the online event waiver: click here
- a bicycle suitable for the conditions
- attire appropriate for the weather
- bike decorations and festive attire encouraged
- donation of food, clothing or unwrapped toy
- holiday spirit!
Saturday, December 2nd 10:30am to 2:00pm
Meeting at: Long Point Eco Adventures, 1730 Front Rd, St Williams, ON N0E 1P0
Click here for waiver.
Top up your hip flasks and grab your wool socks! We are celebrating Global Fat Bike day with a ride at Turkey Point!
This is an open ride so all are welcome, even if you do not have a fat bike!
Freewheel has some fat bikes for rent, but be sure to call the shop to reserve!
What else to bring?
- BYOFF (bring your own full flask)
- Warm post ride clothes
- “Tailgating” equipment (Weather Permitting): chairs, food, BBQ
Online event waiver must be signed by all participants –> Click here.
We love gettin’ down & dirty on our bikes, sometimes quite literally, so it’s important to know how to get your whip back in fine fettle. A clean bike not only looks sexy, it performs better and lasts longer.
Join us on November 24th at this women’s focused clinic to learn how to clean and care for your noble two-wheeled steed. You will learn proper bike cleaning techniques, maintenance of the chain and care of your suspension system.
There is a $20 registration fee that will get you some snacks, beverages and a head full of knowledge. You are encouraged to bring your dirty bike and be prepared to roll up your sleeves.
Space is limited so registration must be paid to reserve your spot! Give us a call for more details: 905 628-5126
Starting this Sunday, September 17, we will be switching to our fall/winter hours.
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Freewheel is open late every weeknight, and open Sundays all year round. Whilst other shops severely reduce their fall/winter hours, we understand that most of you lead busy 9-6 weekday work lives. This makes it challenging to find time during your busy workday to visit your local bike shop. Not Freewheel! We’re here when it’s convenient for you!
Additionally, any time our doors are open we have a certified mechanic on hand to address your service questions and needs. Whether its repairing the aftermath of your last crash or performing a tune-up, we’ll get your bike working like new. Better yet we’ll do so within 48 hours if all the necessary parts are on hand.
P.S. It has been a great summer of cycling. After all of your summer adventures, your bike might need a little TLC, so visit us for a fall tune-up. Also, if you were hoping to catch some end-of-season deals, you should check out some of the bikes available here, or better yet – visit us for a test ride!
Have you ever wanted to adventure further, confidently ride with other cyclists, tackle bigger hills, or simply get from point A to point B without breaking a sweat? Electric-assist bikes can do all of these things! Riding an electric assist bike feels a lot like riding a regular bike, but the specially designed motors amplify your pedalling ability. We are sure that your first test ride will put a smile on your face.
One of the appeals to pedal-assist is being able to keep up with almost anyone else on any bike. Pedal-assist spans the gap between different riders’ skill levels, for example a spouse that is not as active, or has a knee/hip issue. This technology can help new riders gain the confidence to embark on new adventures with more experienced cyclists. If you have been off of your bike for a while due to health issues, electric-assist can help you get right back into the action.
Range is a big factor for many riders. These bikes are capable of assisting you for 60-120km, depending on which model, as well as where and how you ride. This range is perfect for most commutes and cycling adventures. After your ride, just plug your charger into a wall outlet and it will be fully charged after 3-5 hours.
Our pedal assist bikes all feature very intuitive designs. The motor and battery are mounted very low in the frame to provide a stable, confidence-inspiring ride. Maintenance is pretty much the same as any other bicycle, the only exception being that you may want to store your battery indoors if your bike is otherwise exposed to extreme temperatures while parked or stored. All components of the electric-assist system are waterproof, so you are free to ride your bike whenever and wherever you please.
Let’s take a look at a few of the pedal-assist bikes available at Freewheel Cycle! We stock these, and many other models, so give us a visit, and we will help you find the perfect bike.
For fantastic all-around capabilities, look no further than the Trek Neko+. This bike is equally comfortable on roads, paths, and light trails. The Shimano STEPS electric-assist system provides smooth and balanced power. The frame has a dual-sport fit which provides confidence and comfort.
The Connect is perfect for long adventures, and commutes. It features an intuitive step-through frame, making it very easy to ride. A sturdy rack, and included Blackburn pannier bag allows you to carry cargo effortlessly. It is also powered by Shimano STEPS.
Electra Townie GO! 8i
The Townie GO! 8i fuses modern electric-assist technology with fun retro styling. The frame geometry keeps your feet close to the ground, so coming to a stop is breezy. The electric components are made by Bosch, providing optimum range and durability.
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.
Our rain date will be October 1, but Mel has guaranteed that we won’t need it!!
This weekend is the Dundas Cactus Festival! 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. 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.
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.
All riders must wear a cycling helmet and sign our online waiver to register your participation.