COVID-19 Update: Club Rides & Events Cancelled Until Further Notice

*PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY *

March 17, 2020

Hello to all MCA members,

The Manitoba Cycling Association has been closely monitoring provincial, federal and global health agencies, in addition to conferring with our national and local partners with respect to best practices related to the rapidly changing coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The health and safety of our members and staff is our highest priority.

To be mindful of the public’s health, and to do our part to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the following courses of action will be implemented effective immediately until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation daily and post updates as we have them.

  • The Sport for Life Centre has suspended all training at the facility
  • The Sport for Life Centre has cancelled all current meetings and has suspended access to all meeting rooms until further notice
  • Provincial team training will be completed at home until further notice
  • First Aid training courses at the Sport for Life centre have been postponed for March and will be re-scheduled to a future date
  • MCA sanctioned races will be reviewed and postponed as necessary. We will work diligently and collaboratively with our organizers to reschedule as many of our planned events as possible. Race Calendar link: http://mbcycling.ca/events/
  • Multi-Sport cycling clinics on April 21, April 28, and May 5 will be postponed and possibly cancelled.
  • Sanctioned club rides and activities (including Kids of Mud program) will be postponed until further notice.

The decision to postpone events and programming has been very difficult but has become necessary. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates to the Manitoba Cycling Association website (mbcycling.ca).  

Please continue to follow recommended personal hygiene practices:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Cover both your nose and mouth when coughing. Try to cough or sneeze into your arm, away from others, or into tissue paper (to be disposed in toilet). Wash your hands immediately afterwards.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.
  • Face masks are most effective in preventing transmission when worn by the person who is ill.

Resources:

Ride For Reese – January 26th

Ride for Reese is a fundraising spin class hosted by Velodonnas in support of long-standing Velodonnas member and friend, April Gobert and her family. Most especially her son Reese Ketler who suffered a life-altering spinal injury playing hockey in December. Reese was enrolled in the MCA’s Kids of Mud program for a number of years.
ALL proceeds to the Ketler/Gobert family.

DATE: Sunday January 26, 2020

TIME: 1:00 PM (ride time 45 mins, please arrive 15 min prior to start)

LOCATION: Wheelhouse Cycle Club (655 Sterling Lyon Pkwy, Unit 5)

If you cannot attend, but would like to purchase a ‘support ticket’, we have set up an ‘Add-on purchase option’. You can purchase this without an actual event ticket.

We are also collecting basket/prize items to sell tickets for on the day of. If you would like to contribute either a basket, items for a basket or money, please let us know. Etransfers are accepted through Ride@velodonnas.ca

Register in 2 steps:

We are limited to 41 people per room and if we sell out we have the option of adding another ride later that day. 

If you don’t or can’t ride, but would like to stop by Sunday afternoon, you are definitely most welcome!

More details…

  • Wheelhouse Spin Studio is located at 655 Sterling Lyon Pkwy near the outlet mall.
  • The studio has lockers with a keypad on them so no need to bring a lock.
  • Cycling shoes are included but you can also bring your own (the pedals have Look Delta clips on one side and SPD on the other).
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Each ride is 45 minutes long. Arrive at least 15 minutes ahead to make sure shoes fit and for proper bike set up.
  • Each rider is assigned a bike. Bikes have power meters on them and at the end of each class, riders will receive an email with their stats and performance data.
  • Each rider needs to set up a Wheelhouse account prior to riding for shoe size info and email addresses to receive stats (see link above).

Spread the word!

This ride is for ANYONE & EVERYONE. If we sell out this ride, we’ll add another.
Remember, if you can’t ride but want to donate please use the Eventbrite link above.
You may also contribute to Reese’s Go Fund Me. The goal is $250,000.

AGM Notice & Member Survey

Please see below a link to our member survey and information for our 2019 AGM.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019VelodonnasMemberSurvey

Please contact us if you have any questions or additions to the agenda.

AGM DATE: Monday October 28, 7:00 PM

LOCATION: Sport Manitoba building – 145 Pacific Ave. Winnipeg

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Agenda approval
  3. 2019 Survey Results
  4. Membership report
  5. 2019 Financial report
  6. Old Business
  7. New Business

Thanks,

Your Velodonnas Executive

Velodonnas Custom Gear Order – Deadline July 24th

Final order for 2019! Deadline is 2 weeks away.

Check out our Custom page: http://dirtskirt.ca/custom

We need to reach a 12 item minimum for jerseys (either model), bib shorts, jackets & MTB ¾ sleeve tops. We have bottles, socks & t-shirts in stock.

V-neck t-shirts are limited supply and size run. Couple dozen mediums and very few smalls & larges. We will order more casual gear in 2020.

So, get your order in by JULY 24th, 2019: Velodonnas Custom Order Form