Oro-Medonte, ON - December 15th, 2017

Hardwood Ski and Bike is delighted to welcome Cannondale p/b The Crank & Sprocket as the official bike partner of the resort.

The partnership between Cannondale and Hardwood Ski and Bike brings together two industry leaders with similar philosophies – getting more people on bikes to make biking more accessible to people in our region.

“Sometimes change is good. We are looking forward to the new partnership with Cannondale and their local dealer, The Crank & Sprocket. Exciting times ahead at Hardwood Ski and Bike. I would like to thank Barry Near and Jeremy Simmons of the Trek Store for their tremendous support over the years. We wish them all the best. They are always welcome at Hardwood.” Gareth Houben - President & General Manager, Hardwood Ski and Bike.

Hardwood will have the latest Cannondale bikes available for rent, both summer and winter. A fleet of 8 Fat-bikes for the snow, over 40 hardtail mountain bikes for groups in the summer, and plenty of high performance mountain bikes will all be available for rent at Hardwood Ski and Bike. In addition to the bikes, Cannondale will be supporting many of our cycling events as Title Sponsor, including the Hardwood Wednesday Night MTB Series, The Hardwood O Cup Cyclocross Race, and The Hardwood Fat Bike Race, which is now part of the Ontario Fat Bike Series.

“Hardwood Ski and Bike is one of Ontario’s premiere mountain bike venues for all levels of riders, from new to experienced. Cannondale is thrilled with the new partnership, providing us a home to showcase our top selling bikes as rentals and launch new innovative bikes to the marketplace.” Neil Gold – ON Territory Manager, Cycling Sports Group

Hardwood Ski and Bike, Cannondale, and The Crank & Sprocket will continue to work together to provide a unique experience to all cyclists. Providing you access to test out the latest bikes in both summer and winter. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements from these industry leaders.
We are excited for our partnership with Hardwood Ski and Bike and Cannondale Bicycles. Hardwood has been a part of our families lives for many years and we are looking forward to working along side them to help bring the joy of cycling to many more families. Cannondale Bicycles is very active in the local cycling culture and will be an asset in this new relationship.”  Jacob McClelland &Tristan Spurr & - Co-Owners - The Crank & Sprocket Bicycle Co.

About Hardwood Ski and Bike:

Hardwood Ski and Bike is a year round Mountain Bike and Cross Country Ski facility. Boasting over 80kms of Mountain Bike trails. It is home of the longest running weekly mountain Bike series in Ontario. Hardwood has hosted many sporting events from multiple MTB National Championships to the 2015 Pan American Games. Offering experiences for those new to the sport of cycling, all the way to athletes competing on the world cup circuit, Hardwood has something for everyone.

About Cannondale:

It’s been almost 50 years since a few dreamers started a little company in a loft above a pickle factory and changed cycling. Cannondale started out making tents, panniers and outdoor gear, but there was always a special feeling that has endured to this day. An unshakeable belief that there’s ALWAYS a better way, it’s what drove Cannondale to make bikes out of oversized aluminum, or to make a crazy single-sided fork, or rethink the basics of how a crank connects with a frame. It’s been an amazing journey, with more amazing bikes than you can shake a spoke at.

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