Women’s Learn to Mountain Bike Clinic

*Due to a very rainy forecast, the Women’s Learn to Mountain Bike Clinic has been postponed until the May 28/29th weekend.

Join Freewheel for a weekend of learning how to mountain bike! Tackle the core riding skills of shifting, braking, climbing, descending, cornering and clearing small obstacles, all while riding at the Christie Lake Conservation Area trails in Dundas. We will discuss women’s specific clothing & accessories you may need. We also touch on proper bike fit and spend an afternoon showing you how to perform trail-side repairs and basic bicycle maintenance. All participants must complete a sign-up sheet and waiver at the store.

When: May 14th & 15th 2016 (rain date: May 28-29)

Where: Meet at Freewheel Cycle (9 King St. W, Dundas)

Cost: $125 in advance // $140 day of event

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Opus Allegro

 

We’re pretty excited about the 2016 Opus Allegro series here at Freewheel. It is built with comfort and speed in mind, making it perfect for crushing kilometer after kilometer of open roads. The 28c tires roll comfortably and efficiently on pavement, but also open up tons of gravel road options. The Allegro is available in 3 different specs, all sharing the same carbon frame to suit your needs and budget. The progressive geometry allows for many versatile fitting, meaning it’s easy to tune the Allegro to your riding style. Visit us at Freewheel for a fitting and test ride! We’ll help you find the perfect road bike.

You can check out the full review of the Opus Allegro 2 at Canadian Cyclist.

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FREEWHEEL CYCLE ANNUAL BICYCLE AND GEAR SWAP!

Freewheel’s Annual Bicycle and Gear Swap is Back!

Saturday, March 26, 2016 10am – 4pm

Have some old gear that you think someone else could put to good use? Maybe you’ve realized that bike you bought on special really DOESN’T fit. Maybe it’s a gift that just didn’t work (sorry mom and dad). Bring your old bikes and gear down to be put into our swap!

How does it work?

Simply bring your bike down to us anytime until Thursday, March 24 (assuming no parts are necessary to order. EARLIER IS BETTER!). We will check over your bike, assess any necessary repairs, and discuss a selling price with you. You will have to pay for the repairs regardless of if your bike sells. On the day of the swap we will have all the bikes and gear displayed for people to view, and if your bike/gear is purchased you can return for 80% 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!

(You can also check out and “attend” our facebook event! –https://www.facebook.com/events/1122437871123075/)

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Fat Bike Rentals

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Winter weather will soon be upon us – don’t let that hold back your riding! Fat bikes have been gaining incredible popularity over the past few years because they offer a completely unique riding experience. Fat bikes offer a whole new perspective on your favourite trails when they’re snow-covered. To give our customers and opportunity to try out this awesome style of riding, we now offer a full fleet of Trek Farley 5 fat bike rentals!

Fat bike rental rates are:

5 hours: $50
24 hours: $65
1 week: $325

*Helmets are required while using our rental bikes, and you must complete a waiver before you ride.

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Winter Hours

snow-clockStarting November first, Freewheel’s winter hours will take effect. They are:

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm

We’re still the only shop open late to serve you on weeknights, just not quite as late. We’re giving our staff an extra hour to enjoy some “me-time” in the winter season. We will return to our regular hours on April first.

 

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New Website!

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Our website has been given a huge makeover! We have made it more modern, and it is easier to find the info that you need, such as our location and hours. Most importantly, it is mobile friendly, so now you can visit Freewheel on-the-go.

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Level One Maintenance Clinic – October 24

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 to fix any kind of flat! Learn to repair and replace a broken chain. Learn to make a badly bent wheel rideable, and finally learn to identify mechanical issues before they become serious problems.

When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015 12:00-3:00PM
Where: Freewheel Cycle, 9 King St. W.
Dundas, ON 905-628-5126Cost: $25 in advance and $30 day of! There is limited space so please register early!
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LEVEL 1 MAINTENANCE CLINIC – SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH

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 to fix any kind of flat! Learn to repair and replace a broken chain. Learn to make a badly bent wheel ride-able, and finally learn to identify mechanical issues before they become serious problems.

When: Saturday, June 20th, 2015 12:00-3:00PM
Where: Freewheel Cycle – 9 King St. W.
Dundas, ON 905-628-5126 Cost: $25 in advance and $30 day of! There is limited space so please register early!
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Bike Month!

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ABOUT BIKE MONTH

What began in Toronto as a Bike to Work Day celebration in 1989 has evolved to become one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and is now celebrated across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Bike Month brings together families, artists, commuters and community groups to promote cycling at hundreds of events all month long.

Bike Month 2015 is supported across the GTHA by Smart Commute – a program of Metrolinx, and locally by The City of Toronto, The City of Mississauga, The City of Hamilton,  The City of Burlington, The Region of Peel, York Region, and Durham Region.

Check out the event calendar to find out what’s happening in your area and don’t forget to sign up to participate on May 25 for Bike to Work Day!

Follow us @BikeMonth and fb.com./BikeMonthGTHA

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