Winter Indoor Sessions starts January 10th

What: For all women who love to ride their bikes and are interested in training together throughout the winter.  Lindsay McGregor (nee Argue) is the program coordinator and leads the cycling portion, Christa Rusk a Stott Pilates certified instructor will lead a portion of the evening that focuses on a mix of core, stretching and mobility.

Who: Badass cycling women, all women are welcome to attend!

Where: School gym that is located just off of University Crescent, WMEMS Katherine Friesen Campus
26 Agassiz Drive
Winnipeg, MB

When: 6-8:00 pm – arriving by 6 pm  is fine, as we do a light spin before the workout starts around 6:10

  • Jan 10, 2019
  • Jan 17
  • Jan 24
  • Jan 31
  • Feb 7
  • Feb 14
  • Feb 21
  • Feb 28
  • March 7
  • March 14

Cost: There are options for the remainder of the year. When you bring your registration and waiver form you will receive a card to be hole punched when you attend depending on which option you choose

  • 8 Class Pass $90 (Non Velo or MCA member $100)
  • 5 Class Pass $60 (Non Velo or MCA member $70)
  • Drop In (max 3 classes) $10

What to Expect:

  • Arrive early enough to change and set up your bike & trainer.
  • An 1.5 hour workout including high cadence spinning & hard effort intervals
  • A copy of the workout emailed to you afterwards so you can do it again at home
  • A welcoming, supportive community and cycling fitness!

What to Bring:

  • Bike
  • Stationary trainer or rollers (If you don’t have a trainer and would like to try one before purchasing please e-mail Lindsay)
  • Yoga mat (for after ride session)
  • Water bottle, towel & post workout snack

Reg. Form and Waiver

Contact: Lindsay McGregor, Program Coordinator – lindsayargue@gmail.com
Registration will take place onsite

Indoor Training begins November 8th

What: If you like to ride your bike then this program is for you, an awesome indoors cycling program. For all women who love to ride their bikes and are interested in training together throughout the winter.  Lindsay McGregor (nee Argue) is the program coordinator and leads the cycling portion, Christa Rusk a Stott Pilates certified instructor who lead a portion of the evening that focuses on a mix of core, stretching and mobility.

Who: Badass cycling women, all women are welcome to attend!

Where: School gym that is located just off of University Crescent, WMEMS Katherine Friesen Campus
26 Agassiz Drive
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2K7

When: 6-8:00 pm (16 Thursday’s throughout the winter)

  • Nov 8, 2018
  • Nov 15
  • Nov 22
  • Nov 29
  • Dec 6
  • Dec 13
  • Jan 10, 2019
  • Jan 17
  • Jan 24
  • Jan 31
  • Feb 7
  • Feb 14
  • Feb 21
  • Feb 28
  • March 7
  • March 14

Cost: There are three options this year. When you bring your registration and waiver form you will receive a card to be hole punched when you attend depending on which option you choose

  • Full Program $190 (Non Velo or MCA member $200)
  • 8 Class Pass $90 (Non Velo or MCA member $100)
  • 5 Class Pass $60 (Non Velo or MCA member $70)
  • Drop In (max 3 classes) $10

What to Expect:

  • Arrive early enough to change and set up your bike & trainer.
  • An 1.5 hour workout including high cadence spinning & hard effort intervals
  • A copy of the workout emailed to you afterwards so you can do it again at home
  • A welcoming, supportive community and cycling fitness!

What to Bring:

  • Bike
  • Stationary trainer or rollers
  • Yoga mat (for after ride session)
  • Water bottle, towel & post workout snack
  • If you don’t have a trainer and would like to try one before purchasing please e-mail Lindsay.

 

Contact: Lindsay McGregor, Program Coordinator – lindsayargue@gmail.com
Registration will take place on the first evening at 6:00 pm.

Fall Membership Discount & the Daughter Deal

Velodonnas Club membership has its privileges and now it has its DISCOUNTS!

As of July 31st, club membership is only $25 and valid until December 31st. Join now and use the coupon code falldiscount

Do you have a daughter who would like to join as well? If she’s under 18 years of age, her membership is free! Use the discount code daughterdeal
Some restrictions apply. See our Membership page for details.

It’s never too late to join us! There’s almost 3 more months of regular outdoor riding. After that, we start spinning indoors. And, of course, our casual Monday Night Skiing and occasional outdoor winter rides are a blast.

Come ride with us!

2018 Cyclocross Skills Clinic – Saturday August 18th – Registration Open

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Whittier Park (shelter adjacent to Fort Gibraltar)

Who: All female identifying riders 11 years old and up are welcome

Cost: Free for Velodonnas Club members
$10 for non-members

register-here

What to Bring:

  • Cyclocross or Mountain Bike
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle and water
  • Granola bar or something like that (snacks)
  • Your enthusiasm for learning new skills / improving skills you already have / challenging yourself

Skills We’ll Cover:

  • The Basics – pedal stroke, braking, shifting, cornering, getting out of the saddle
  • Mounts and Dismounts
  • Carrying the bike
  • Starts – bike & body contact, touching wheels
  • Hurdles and run ups

Velodonnas Custom Items Have Arrived!

Well, almost all of our custom order has arrived. The MTB jerseys will be another few weeks. Stay tuned.

Jerseys & bib shorts, socks, t-shirts and bottles are here. Available for pick up at Karin’s house in St. Boniface. Text her at 204-791-3195 to arrange pick up.

Didn’t pre-order? Don’t worry, we have plenty of t-shirts & bottles to go around. Let us know if your interested in purchasing ride@velodonnas.ca

Coming soon….ball caps!!

Solstice Ride – Monday June 25th

The 3rd Annual Solstice Ride is happening tomorrow night – Monday June 25th 6:30 PM
For those new to the club, the Solstice Ride is a regular Monday Night (Road) Ride but longer than the usual distance – to help prepare for the Women’s 100!
Start locations are the same for all 3 options (South, West & North). Start times are the same except for the South which normally starts at 7:00 PM. Tomorrow night all rides leave at 6:30 PM.
The SOUTH will be ~80 km long and ~ 3hours. Heading to Ile des Chênes, Lorette (break), Landmark (break) & St Adolphe (break). If you are coming please bring 2 bottles and some food. Yes, we will stop in 3 places but the stops will be brief so we’re not out past dark! Bring cash (or whatever) if you want to buy something at any of the rest stops.
The WEST route will ride ~60 km and head to Headingly by way of Roblin Blvd as usual, then head over Taylor bridge and take the access road to St. François Xavier and continue past the Whitehorse till we’ve gone a total of 30km and turnaround. We can stop at the general store in town (open till 8) if anyone needs on the way out or back depending on time.
NORTH riders are planning a 60-65 km route as well. No details just yet but it will be great! 😉
So, if anyone is looking for a slightly shorter route than the South’s 80km, then please consider yourself invited to the West or North rides. (Of course, any ride is open to any member as per usual).
Questions? Concerns? Shoot us an email or contact any one of the ride leaders (also known as Veldodonnas Domestiques).

Bike Week

June 18 – 24, 2018 is Bike Week in Winnipeg!

Help spread the word – Velodonnas is hosting an Introductory Skill Clinic for ALL riders of ALL abilities on ALL bikes. The emphasis is basic bike skills for commuters and anyone else wanting to be more bike confident and competent!

Friday June 22
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Whittier Park (meet in shelter adjacent to Fort Gibraltar)


Velodonnas will also have a table set up at Ciclovia on Sunday June 24th. Come say hello and maybe grab a free poster (quantities very limited).


https://www.bikeweekwinnipeg.com/about/events-schedule/

Order Velodonnas Custom Gear by JUNE 1st!

Drop everything and get your orders in! The deadline to pre-order club gear is JUNE 1st, 2018

Check out what we have in store here: Velodonnas Custom

Here’s the direct link to pre-order your gear: Velodonnas Custom Pre-Order Form

DEADLINE is JUNE 1st

Reminder: the first 100 Velodonnas members to register this year will receive a lovely pouch as a membership gift. Moni is keeping track and has the pouches. She is slowly distributing but you are welcome to go to her house to pick up. Contact her at mubouch@shaw.ca

Please note: we do plan to “refresh” our club kit (jersey, bib shorts, socks) maybe as early as next year. Nothing crazy but it will be a change from the kit design you see now. Fair warning for those who’d rather wait for the new look before ordering a kit.