Monday Night Rides

Monday Night Road Rides

Monday evenings
April through August
3 start locations in Winnipeg! SOUTH, NORTH & WEST


SOUTH
Ready to roll at 7:00 PM SHARP (Note: we roll out at 6:30 PM in April and last 2 weeks in August).
Meet in Extra Foods parking lot Southglen Shopping Mall – St. Anne’s Rd @ Southglen Blvd.
Ride Leader: Karin McSherry 204-791-3195 (call or text)

Grande Pointe Route map
Velodonnas Group Ride Guidelines
Grande Pointe Ride Notes

Some details:

  • These are road rides so bring a road worthy bicycle. Cyclocross and gravel grinder type bikes are just fine (slick tires, no knobbies). Please, no cruisers, mountain bikes or flat bar hybrids.
  • Distance ~30 – 50 km ride (depends on how may laps of Grande Pointe), usually 90mins in duration.
  • This is a “No Drop” ride, meaning no one will be left behind to find their own way home. However, you should arrive with a fitness base that will allow you to handle the distance and at least a 25kph pace.
  • The ride pace is controlled (~25kph) from the parking lot to the Grande Pointe loop. Once on the 9km loop riders will be able to ride at their own pace with the option to ride 1 to 3 laps. We usually do 2 laps, the quick ones will do 3. The whole group will return to the parking lot together at a controlled pace.
  • All female riders, 13+ years of age, are welcome. Riders must be Velodonnas Club & MCA members (General member at least). A one time try out ride is permitted but you MUST bring a signed waiver with you (see below). Come check us out! Get a Membership
  • Rides start at 6:30 PM in April and last 2 weeks of August. Otherwise, be ready to roll by 7:00 PM each night.
  • See below for specifics on the NORTH & WEST rides.

What to bring:

  • HELMET – MANDATORY. No helmet=no ride. Helmets must be cycling specific.
  • Water bottle(s), plus energy bar/gel
  • Spare tube, levers, pump or C02
  • CELL PHONE
  • Emergency contact with medical alert information (e.g. a card in your pocket, Road ID wristband)
  • Rear flashing light and (recommended) front light

You must be a club member AND a MCA member in order to ride with us. You are welcome to try a ride first before committing to membership. No charge. One time only. You MUST come with a signed waiver: ADULT Waiver or Youth (U18) Waiver


NORTH

Ready to roll at 6:30 PM
Meet in Bird’s Hill School parking lot. Ride heads north of there usually along Birds Hill, Rebeck Rd, Henderson etc.
Everything else above (rules, what to bring, membership etc.) applies.
Ride leader: Cindy Brown 204-451-3692 or cindybrown@shaw.ca


WEST

Ready to roll at 6:30 PM
Meet at Duck Pond in Assiniboine Park. Ride heads west to Headingly along Roblin Blvd.
Everything else above (rules, what to bring, membership etc.) applies.
Ride leaders: Gillian Robinson 204-801-3821 & Ciara Shattuck 204-799-9643


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P.S: In the winter we switch to Monday Night Skiing!