Are you Century Ready…?

As cyclists, we all like to set some big goals and aspirations. One of those targets that many folks aim for is the “Century Ride.”

Whether it is a big Club Ride, a metric century (100k), full imperial century (160k), or even an epic Gran Fondo…, preparing for your “BIG Ride” can be a bit of a daunting venture. But have no fear… we’re going to help you make this happen.

With assistance from Sugoi Performance Apparel and Hammer Nutrition, Duke’s Cycle will be presenting an informative evening, covering the following topics:

  • Clothing, Gear, Base Layers, oh my!
  • Food, Fuel and Nutrition
  • Bike Fit & Injury Prevention
  • Bike Preparation (and what to take on the ride)

Please note that this evening is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about pushing their limits for distance. Even if you’re not planning that big ride this season, but just want to learn a bit about the various topics we’re presenting, please feel free to drop by. We believe that you will find the evening informative and entertaining.

And yes… we’ll have a few special deals and treats for all those who attend.

RSVP: Please drop a note to our info@dukescycle.ca address and put “Century Ride” in the title. This will be most helpful for us to gauge anticipated attendance and numbers.

Or… Please check out our Facebook Event Page to indicate your desire to attend. We’ll also use this page for updates, changes and modifications regarding the event.

Duke’s Cycle & Umbra!

Being part of our local community has always been very important to us at Duke’s Cycle. We believe that by working together, creating partnerships and sharing resources, we all benefit.

With this thought in mind, we are pleased to announce a new co-venture with our friends at the Umbra Store.

Drop by Duke’s Cycle an pick up a special discount card for your next purchase at the Umbra Store.

And if you’re stuck on ideas about what to get… what about a cool way to frame up your old favourite race jersey…

Ride with Duke’s Cycle

It’s time to start the Duke’s Cycle Shop Rides Program for the summer ride season. In addition to our regular Sunday morning MTB Ride and the Wednesday evening Road Ride, this year we have added a new mid-week mountain bike option, hosted and guided by members of our Duke’s Cycle Cannondale LapDogs MTB Race Team Squad.

Starting on Wednesday, June 12th, we’ll be offering a series Duke’s Cycle Shop Rides with options for both Road and Off-Road participation.

All rides will be NO-DROP, fun and casual.

 

Sunday Morning MTB Rides, 8:00am

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month – weather and trail conditions permitting. These rides will be starting at the Bayview / Pottery Road entrance to the Don Valley MTB Trails. Pace will be fun and social, with a chance to work on fitness and off-road riding techniques. Ride Leader: Lisa Stockus

 

Sunday Evening MTB Rides, 6:00pm

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month – weather and trail conditions permitting. These rides will be starting at the Bayview / Pottery Road entrance to the Don Valley MTB Trails. Pace will be fun and social, with a chance to work on fitness and off-road riding techniques. Ride Leader: Cam Manson

Our Roster of MTB Ride Leaders include:

  • Lisa Stockus
  • Cam Manson
  • Michael Cranwell
  • Members of the Duke’s Cycle Cannondale LapDogs MTB Squad
  • Special Guests & Local Reps

 

Wednesday Evening MTB Ride, 6:00pm. 

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. These rides will be starting at the Bayview / Pottery Road entrance to the Don Valley MTB Trails. Pace will be fun and social, with a chance to work on fitness and off-road riding techniques.

Our Roster of MTB Ride Leaders include:

  • Lisa Stockus
  • Michael Cranwell
  • Mark Brusso, MTB Race Team Director
  • Members of the Duke’s Cycle Cannondale LapDogs MTB Squad
  • Special Guests

 

Wednesday Evening Road Rides, 6:00pm.

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Starting on Wednesday June 12th, these rides will start at Duke’s Cycle and will be planned around a 2 hour ride. It is our intention to make these rides a social opportunity as well a chance to work on fitness and group road riding technique.

Our Roster of Road Ride Leaders include:

  • Michael Cranwell
  • Lorne Anderson
  • Dave Chong, Road Team Director
  • Roderick Grant, Road Team Director
  • Members of the Duke’s Cycle Cannondale LapDogs Road Squad
  • Special Guests

Be sure to checkout and “LIKE” our Duke’s Cycle Facebook page for all the latest Duke’s Cycle Shop Ride updates, details, times, locations, etc.

Should you have any questions… or wish to join our Ride EMail List, please send a note to info@dukescycle.ca and use “Shop Rides” in the title.

BTW: Helmets are mandatory, no exceptions. And please ensure that your bike is in good working condition [yeah… we can help with that]