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
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!
The Hamilton Burlington Mountain Biking Association will be hosting their first trail maintenance day this weekend at Christie Lake. Meet in the mountain biking parking lot for a 9AM start. Hope to see you there!
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!
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:00PM-8:00PM (Women only)
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!
Beginning their journey not far from the Dead Sea, they rode southward to the ancient city of Aqaba. Along the way they befriended a camel, slept in an ancient Nabataean cave, explored a wonder of the world, pedaled (and coasted!) breathtaking stretches of the acclaimed Jordan Bike Trail, dined with Bedouins in their tent, and made the red sand dunes of the Wadi Rum desert their personal playground for a day.
Paulo and Heather will bring selected gear and talk about preparation, logistics, and expecting the unexpected.
We will be showcasing Trek bikes suitable for bikepacking as well as as a wide selection Blackburn gear. Refreshments and witty banter will be in abundant supply.
Join us at Freewheel Cycle as we host a true madman, Marc Sinclair of 9point8, as he goes for a 24 hour indoor trainer ride to collect donations of non-perishable food items for Hamilton Food Share. But he needs YOUR HELP!
Saturday February 9th 12:00PM – Sunday February 10th 12:00PM
@ Freewheel Cycle
Marc will ride 10 minutes for every non-perishable food item donated. His goal is to collect 144 items. That’s right. By our math, that means he’ll ride around the clock. Marc will have his bike set up in store and begin riding on Saturday at noon. His epic efforts will continue, with the help of your donations, until noon on Sunday.
Marc is putting his efforts to good use by setting up a non-perishable food drive for Hamilton Food Share. A collection bin will be at the shop this week so bring some food items, and cheer Marc on as he embarks on this 24 hour journey!
And no, Marc doesn’t get to eat your donated food during his ride. 😉
How you can get involved:
Bring your food donations to the shop this week so Marc can see what he’s in for
Jump on your smart trainer and join him online in Zwift (rider: “Dundas Freewheel Cycle”)
Come by the shop on Saturday with high-fives, food donations and good vibes for Marc
Please note that regular business hours still apply at Freewheel during Marc’s ride. We will be open on Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
Don’t believe us? We’ll prove it! Freewheel is the only Zwift demo centre west of the GTA and St. Catherines, serving customers in Hamilton, Dundas, Burlington, Oakville, Guelph, London, Kitchener, Windsor, and beyond. Visit us and you can try out the Zwift virtual training app with one of our smart trainers. Plus, if you love it (and we know you will) you can get 3 months of Zwift for free when you buy a smart trainer during January.
Smart trainers give you precise feedback about your ride, and unlock awesome features like structured workouts and virtual group rides. With Zwift you can ride hundreds of kilometers of virtual roads across 5 unique worlds, adding a whole new dimension to your training. Your best rides of the year just might be indoors!