Monday Night Rides

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Monday Night Road Rides

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

Please read our Group Ride Guidelines

Velodonnas Group Ride Guidelines – Updated July 20, 2018

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.
Domestique (Ride leader): Cindy Brown 204-451-3692

Ready to roll at 6:30 PM
Meet at Duck Pond in Assiniboine Park. Ride heads west to Headingly along Roblin Blvd.
Domestiques (Ride leaders): Kerri Abel 204-782-6523

NEW for 2021 – 2 options:
Road WORKOUT – Ready to roll at 6:00 PM SHARP
Meet at the Community Centre parking lot in Grande Pointe.
Domestique (Ride Leader): Christa Rusk 204-891-6459

For NEW RIDERS – Ready to roll at 6:30 PM SHARP
Meet at No Frills parking lot Southglen Shopping Mall – St. Anne’s Rd @ Southglen Blvd. Alternatively, meet the group in Grande Pointe (stop sign after turning off Hwy 59) at ~7pm, if you prefer not to ride in a group on the busy roadways from Winnipeg to Grande Pointe.
Domestique (Ride Leader): Karin McSherry 204-791-3195
This ride is for new riders eager to learn how to safely ride in a group, or experienced riders eager to teach newbies. Speed is not our focus.

Grande Pointe Route map

General ride info:

  • These are road rides so bring a road worthy bicycle. Cyclocross and gravel type bikes are welcome – use slick tires, no knobbies. Please, no cruisers, mountain bikes or flat bar hybrids. Drop bars are mandatory.
  • Distance ~30 – 50 km ride, 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 need to have a fitness base that will allow you to handle the distance and at least a 25kph 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 are weather dependant. We will post relevant ride updates on social media (see the right sidebar here) and we’ll email our current list of members.

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 (don’t worry if you don’t know what to do, just please bring them!)
  • 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

Check out our Calendar for specific skill nights scheduled throughout the season!

  • Cat and Mouse nights – we’ll have some fun with “Handicap race” simulation. Basically, we’ll split up into pace groups and chase each other down the road. It’ll be fun. Promise.
  • Individual Time Trial (ITT) nights – we’ll use your times to help create Team Time Trial teams.
  • Team Time Trial practice – for everyone, even if you are not racing the TTT.
  • 80km Solstice Ride – EARLY start 6:00 PM
  • Sprinting – instruction & practice. Essential skill for everyone!
  • Cornering – instruction & practice. Essential skill for everyone!
  • Hill climbing – instruction & practice. Essential skill for everyone!
  • Gravel riding – instruction & practice. Essential skill for everyone!

Last minute updates/conversations on the Velodonnas Facebook page