Sunday, April 10, 2011

Important information about the Wednesday Gears Girls Information Session

Just a reminder that the next and final Gears Girls information night will be this Wednesday - April 13th at Gears Bike Shop in Port Credit. I had originally announced that the meeting would start at 6:45pm but because we're expecting so many people I'm going to make a couple changes to the session. Rather than a formal meeting, in order to better accommodate everyone, the session will be a drop-in/meet and greet style event running from 6:30pm through to 7:45pm. Drop by Gears anytime between 6:30pm and 7:45pm and ask questions, meet returning and new members, pay for your club membership and purchase club clothing.  Myself along with other members that will be helping out with Gears Girls will be on hand to chat and answer any questions you may have!

Because we won't be having a formal meeting, please be sure to carefully review the Gears Girls blog in particular, the Membership Information page, the Group Descriptions and Club Structure page and the Ride Days and Descriptions page before paying for your 2011 membership. Please note that members must have a road bike in order to ride with Gears Girls!

The Gears Girls season starts in 3 weeks - if you plan on riding with the group the first week of May you must either renew your 2010 membership or pay for a new 2011 membership before your first ride. I have attached the club membership form along with the required Ontario Cycling Association waiver for completion.  Payment can be made in person at Gears Bike Shop in Port Credit.

We still have a decent assortment of sizes for club shorts, vests, arm warmers and leg warmers - once they have been sold though we will not be submitting an additional order for 2011; if you want to purchase any of those items, try to get to Gears soon! We only have a couple jerseys left but we are placing another order which will be ready around the middle of May. Not to worry if you haven't yet received your club will arrive soon! We will have jersey samples available Wednesday for people to try on so that we can place the order accordingly. The new jerseys will be the same as the existing jerseys but the sizing will be slightly different. We'll also be "unveiling" the cool new 2011 Gears Girls soft-shell jacket - it's going to be amazing! We'll be taking pre-paid orders for the jacket during the meet and greet on Wednesday and for about two weeks following the meeting. I'm hoping you all love the jacket as much as I do!

Don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have any questions about the club or about the upcoming information session. For those of you that have already paid for your 2011 membership , feel free to drop by Gears Wednesday night to check out the new jacket and meet other club members!

Looking forward to seeing all of you Wednesday night. And of course to getting out on the road for the first Gears Girls ride of the season!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Check out these cool upcoming events!

Hey Girls!

Here are a couple upcoming events that you should definitely check out:

The 2011 Race and Event Expo put on by Get Out There Magazine taking place Saturday, April 9th.

For those of you sick of the dreaded "uni-boob" - check out the sports bra fit clinic  taking place on Wednesday, April 13th at the Runners' Shop in Toronto.

Don't forget that the next and final Gears Girls Information Night is taking place on Wednesday, April 13th, 6:45pm at Gears Bike Shop. New and returning members should plan on attending. Learn about the club, meet other members, pay for your 2011 membership and buy club clothing. Definitely an event worth attending!

The 2011 Gears Girls season is less than a month away!