905-628-5126
9 King St. W
Dundas, ON
L9H1T5
Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 10am-5pm
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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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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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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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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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Chain of Knowledge: Drivetrain Maintenance Clinics

 

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On Friday, March 10, 2017 (Women’s Only) 7:00pm – 9:00pm, and Sunday, March 12, 2017 (Co-Ed) 5:00pm – 7:00pm, join us to learn about chains, derailleurs and the mystical machine that is your drivetrain.  We will discuss the common problems encountered when out riding your bicycle and how to minimize the impact.  

This is a hands-on clinic so for $20.00 you will get knowledge in your head and grease under your fingernails.  Don’t forget to bring a bike!

Space is limited so stop by the shop or call to register!  905-628-5126

(Our main focus will be mountain bikes but all disciplines are welcome as the principles are still the same.)

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Fat Bikes and Winter Clothing on Sale!

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Been thinking about a fat bike for yourself? In need of some winter clothing to get you through the rest of the season? From now until they’re gone save $300 on our in stock Trek Farley 5’s (15.5″, 17.5″, and 19.5″ left!). And save up to 20% on in stock Lithos Softshell jackets, Meraj Women’s Softshell jackets, Old Man Winter pants, RXL Thermal Long Sleeve Jerseys, and some booties!

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February Cleaning Special!

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FREE CLEANING for the month of February! With any Tune-Up package you get a free bike cleaning. (Valued at $30-$50!)

Given that February is a relatively quiet time of year for the shop. Rather than send home more employees we would rather encourage some early maintenance for your bicycle. If you bring your bike in now, you will beat the spring time rush, and will be ready to ride as soon as the weather is nice!  So come on down and we can help get your bike running in tip top shape!  While you’re here you can check out the deals we have going on bikes and accessories!

Just remember: Friends don’t let friends ride a filthy bicycle.

 

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Rubber Side Down: A Wheelie Good Evening! …Or Two!

Rubber Side Down Bicycle Tire Maintenance Clinic

***The Co-Ed Clinic for Sunday, February 12, 2017 has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for an update on the reschedule date!***

 

Don’t let a flat tire deflate your confidence. Pump up your knowledge with us!

On Friday, February 10, 2017 (Women’s Only) 7:00pm – 9:00pm, and Sunday, February 12, 2017 (Co-Ed) 5:00pm – 7:00pm, join us for a fun, hands-on event to learn everything you need to get rolling again. We’ll demystify all things wheels; from fixing a flat to checking the spokes & hubs to selecting the appropriate tire for your riding style.

Whether you ride tubes or tubeless or aren’t even sure what that means, this class is for you. All you need is $20.00, your bike and a willingness to get your hands dirty. It’s going to be ‘wheelie’ fun!

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

(Our main focus will be mountain bikes but all disciplines are welcome as the principles are still the same.)

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