Velodonnas Women’s 100

5th Annual Velodonnas Women’s 100/160 — Sunday July 14, 2019

Time: 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM roll outs
Meet: Kildonan Park – 2015 Main Street Winnipeg in Rainbow Stage parking lot.
This ride is self-supported and is open to all cyclists 13+ years of age.

  • Estimated roll out times:
    • 6:30 AM – 160 km group (29+ kph)
    • 8:30 AM – 100km 25-27 kph pace group
    • 8:45 AM – 100km 27-29 kph pace group
    • 9:00 AM – 100km 29+ kph pace group

100 km riders – Don’t get caught without your group!
Be ready to leave at your start time and be attentive!
Please arrive with enough time to get ready to leave at the above chosen start time.


Free for Velodonnas members. 
$10 for non-Velodonnas & non-MCA members.

Non-members, please bring a SIGNED WAIVER with you:

NEW – we will host a light lunch after the ride in the park.
The cost of this lunch is $2 per person.
All are welcome to stay.
Bring your own chair & beverages.


Route maps & Cue Sheets

Women’s 100km:

Women’s 160km:


This is a self-supported ride:

  1. Come Prepared
    • Carry spare tube(s), pump or C02 or both, food, water & money for more food/water at local gas stations.
    • Bring your mobile phone. Make sure there’s someone you can call in case you need an emergency pick up en route.
    • HELMET is MANDATORY
  2. Rest Stops
    • We will have watermelon, bars, powdered Gatorade and water at a few stops along the way.
    • Anything you leave with our volunteers and their “SAG” vehicles (Support And Gear) in the morning.
    • Please note: our volunteers will not necessarily be qualified mechanics or first aid responders.
  3. Washrooms on course
    • Kildonan Park (Pavillion)
    • Birds Hill (Subway on Mulder Rd)
    • Lockport (many options)
    • Selkirk (Esso on Main St at Heap Ave, off course)
    • Garson (160km group)

Facebook Event page


There will be volunteer ride leaders in each pace group but please note that this is an “At your own Risk” event. Meaning, you need to be responsible for your own safety on the road and consider the day no different that going out for a casual ride with friends.

Group Ride Rules to Live By…

JOIN THE RIGHT GROUP

There are rides for all kinds of cyclists—everything from leisurely social jaunts to race-pace throwdowns. Ask your cycling friends, talk to your local bike shop, or do a quick Google search to find a group that fits your interests, fitness, and abilities. Before you clip in, you should have a sense of the terrain, the vibe, and how far and fast you’ll be riding. 

SHOW UP PREPARED

Don’t be that rider. Carry everything you need: a spare tube, tire levers, a multitool, a pump or CO2, water, snacks, money, and your phone. Before you jump into a group, make sure you can ride in a straight line, even with one hand on the bar while reaching for a water bottle, eating, or indicating a turn, or road debris. 

BE A GOOD WHEEL

Groups ride in a paceline— either single-file or two abreast—to efficiently share the work and keep everyone safe. Ideally, you ride 12-18 inches behind the rider in front of you. Inching ahead of someone riding next to you is called half-wheeling—a cardinal sin that’s annoying and potentially dangerous.

RIDE CONSISTENTLY

Everyone is safest when your movements are predictable—so brake gradually, accelerate steadily, avoid erratic or unexpected swerving, and communicate any turns or debris well in advance. 

COMMUNICATE

Speak up or use hand signals to point out gravel, holes, and other road obstacles. Use your left hand to signal a left turn and your right hand to signal a right turn—it doesn’t hurt to call them out too. Give a quick shout if you have a mechanical issue, or if the group is slowing or stopping because someone has a flat.

COEXIST WITH CARS

Follow the rules of the road, avoid unpredictable movements, and ride as far to the right as is comfortable. Come to a full stop at traffic lights and stop signs. On busier roads or streets with a narrow shoulder, most groups will ride single file. Never ride three abreast in any situation— it’s not safe or courteous.