Monday, November 23, 2009

Spin and Social Reminder - Wednesday, November 25th

Hi Girls.

Just a reminder that the Gears Girls Spin and Social will be on Wednesday, November 25th at 6pm. See below for details.

If you can't make it to spin, try to meet us at Snug Harbour at 7:15/7:30 for a drink or dinner. It's my birthday on the 26th so it would be nice to see all my Gears Girls for a pre-birthday drink :)

Hope to see some of you on Wednesday!


PS Don't forget that Simon Whitfield will be at Gears on Friday, November 27th at 6pm.

Monday, November 16, 2009

2nd Gears Girls Spin and Social - Change of Date/Reminder

Hi Girls.

Hope you're all well!

I had originally suggested Thursday, November 26th as our next Spin and Social. I haven't heard back from many (okay, any...with the exception of Mary) of you so figured perhaps I would try changing the date to Wednesday. Plus side of that is that Gears Girls member Eve Loek is the instructor!

So, with that in mind, the next Gears Girsl Spin and Social will take place on Wednesday, November 25th at 6pm. Class begins at 6pm at Gears Bike Shop. Call 905-271-2400 to reserve your spot!

Following the class, we'll head over to Snug Harbour ( for drinks and/or dinner. Snug Harbour is located east of Gears, just on the other side of the bridge...loads of free parking next to the restaurant.

If you don't want to spin, join us at Snug Harbour at 7:15pm. Spouses and friends are also invited!

Drop me a line if you will be joining us on the 25th. Also, don't forget that Simon Whitfield will be at Gears Bike Shop on Friday, November 28th between 6pm and 8pm, signing his new book and showing off his Olympic medals.

Hope to see you all on the 25th!


Monday, November 2, 2009

2nd Gears Girls Spin and Social - And Simon Whitfield at Gears Bike Shop!

Hi Girls!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the first official Gears Girls Spin and Social. We had a great spin class then went for dinner and drinks to Snug Harbour. The next Spin and Social will be on Thursday, November 26th at 6:30pm. Joseph leads an awesome class on Thursdays – followed again at 7:30pm by dinner and/or drinks. Location to be announced closer to the 26th. Let me know if you’re interested in joining us!

Also – very exciting news from Gears Bike Shop! Simon Whitfield, Olympic triathlon champion, will be at Gears on Friday, November 27th, between 6pm and 8pm, signing his new book “Simon Says Gold: Simon Whitfield’s Pursuit of Athletic Excellence” ( Pretty cool Christmas present for all the triathletes, runners, cyclists, swimmers, etc. in your life! See the attached poster for additional information regarding Simon’s visit to Gears.

Talk to you all soon!


Gears Girls - first Spin and Social - October 27th

Hi Girls!

Hope you're all doing well! I'm missing our weekly rides...I'm already looking forward to next season.

Thanks so much to all of you for making our first Gears Girls season such an amazing success. I had no idea back in January that we would end up with 45 members - in our inaugural season we became one of the largest women's-only road group in Ontario. Wow!

While the outdoor cycling season is over for Gears Girls, we can still ride inside. Please join me next Tuesday (October 27) at Gears for a spin class with Darren at 6pm - followed by a drink and get-together at Snug Harbour ( If you are unable to make it to the spin class, meet us at Snug Harbour for 7:30pm. Feel free to invite your spouses and friends!

If you plan on spinning Tuesday (or any day), please call Gears to book a spot in the class (905-271-2400). Individual classes are $10 - you can purchase packages at a reduced rate. Bikes are outfitted with regular or spd pedals. If you plan on wearing your cycling shoes and they have road cleats - bring your own pedals. Arrive early if you bring your own pedals do so that you can have them put on the spin bike.

If you're thinking about joining spinning at Gears on Tuesday, drop me a quick line.

Hope to see some of you next week!