Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Next Gears Girls Info Night - April 13th at Gears

Hi Everyone.
The next and final Gears Girls information night will be Wednesday, April 13th, 6:45pm at Gears, Port Credit location. If you missed the session last week, please try to attend the April information night to learn about the club, pay your membership fees, purchase Gears Girls clothing and of course meet other members. Returning 2010 members are encouraged to attend as well as many changes have been made to the club for the upcoming season. You can pay for your membership at any point in advance of, or after the April 13th information night at Gears Bike Shop. I have attached a membership form and Ontario Cycling Association waiver to this email. You will not be permitted to ride until we have received a completed 2011 membership form, OCA waiver and payment.
Weather dependant, the first ride of the 2011 season will be Monday, May 2nd. Hope to see lots of new and returning members out that night!
Don't hesitate to drop me a line with any questions you may have. Also be sure to check out the blog http://gearsgirls.blogspot.com for updates and information about ride nights, descriptions, etc.
Perhaps will see some of you out on the road this weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gears Girls Information Night, Membership Forms...and St. Patrick's Day!

Hi Everyone.

Just a reminder that the first of two Gears Girls information and membership nights will be this Wednesday, March 16th, 6:45pm at Gears Bike Shop. During the information session, we'll talk about the club, answer questions, talk about clinics that Gears will be offering over the course of the season, etc. You can also pay for your 2011 Gears Girls membership and purchase club clothing (limited availability, buy it while you can!). Returning members are also encouraged to attend as many changes have been made to the club since last year.

Also of interest...this Sunday, March 13th is the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Check out the route: http://www.topatrick.com/parade-map.html. Gears Bike Shop is looking for cyclists interested in riding in the parade to help promote the shop - and to spread the word that Gears is opening a second awesome location in Toronto! The parade starts at 12pm sharp. The meeting time will be around 10:30am. Here are some details for participants: http://www.topatrick.com/participating/18-parade-day-participant-info.html. Any type of bike is welcome. Of course green clothing and helmets are preferred but not required! The parade won't move quickly so it will be a slow, leisurely ride. Great people watching...and when else do you get a chance to ride your bike down the middle of Bloor Street and Yonge Street? If you're interested in participating, please let me know as soon as possible. Having a contingent of Gears Girls in the St. Patrick's Day Parade would be amazing!

If you have any questions re the above information don't hesitate to drop me an email. 2011 Gears Girls Membership Forms are now available. Drop me a line at gearsgirls@hotmail.com if you would like me to email them to you.

The ride season is getting closer day by day!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Big changes for the 2011 Gears Girls Season!

With the 2011 Gears Girls season fast approaching (first ride of the GG season is only 9 weeks away!), I thought I would let everyone know that we're making big changes to Gears Girls this season! The club will still be awesome of course - no changes there - but new this season will be the introduction of several different ride options that will appeal to almost all female road cyclists! Check out the blog for details: http://gearsgirls.blogspot.com or come to our March 16th or April 13th information/membership night (see the blog for times and locations).

Be sure to review the Group Descriptions and Club Structure page of the blog as well the Rides Days and Descriptions page to get the full club overview. Drop me a line at gearsgirls@hotmail.com if you have any questions about the club or if you want to attend one of the two information nights.

I'll be at the Gears booth at the
Toronto Bike Show from March 4th through to the 6th. If you're at the show be sure to drop by, check out the booth...and of course come say hi to me and ask me any questions you may have about Gears Girls 2011!

Can't wait to get back out on the road with everyone!

Hope to see you at the Bike Show this weekend.