HCC/Freewheel Cycling Courses Start May 16

The Hamilton Cycling Club is thrilled to partner with Freewheel Cycle this year to offer cycling-related courses. The first — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16 — is aimed at women and covers basic cycling skills for female riders.

If you received a new bike and want ride confidently to work, the corner store or the trails, this one-day course will cover the essentials you need. Topics covered include stopping and starting, changing gears, braking, climbing, descending and clearing small obstacles. There will also be time for one-on-one coaching.

Riders will spend most of the day at the Dundas Driving Park learning cycling skills using the available terrain and some man-made obstacles.

What to bring besides yourself:

  • your bike (mnt. bike is best)
  • helmet
  • water bottle(s) or camelback
  • wear comfortable clothes (no baggy pants)

Riders are outside for most of the day so be prepared. If rain forces cancellation, a decision is made the Thursday before. An alternate date will be posted. Check the Freewheelcycle.com website forum or call the shop directly at (905) 628-5126. The Freewheel forum is also a good place to ask questions about the course.

More details: Cost is $65, including instruction, lunch and snacks. Register at (905) 628-5126 or by visiting Freewheel Cycle (9 King St. W., Dundas).