Velo Cross is Back!

Cyclooss racing has returned to Manitoba and we couldn’t be more excited!

Almost 200 racers started at last weekend’s Ego Cross and almost as many spectators watched the exciting, all day action. Cross really is boss around here!

Velodonnas is hosting the 2nd of 4 races this season. Velo Cross is happening Saturday October 2nd at La Barriere Park.

Read all about it here: Velo Cross Race

Come race or come watch!

CYCLOCROSS = MORE COWBELL, MORE SIDE LINE HECKLING, MORE FUN!!

Find out more about cyclocross racing in Manitoba: https://mbcycling.ca/

Fall Membership Discount

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

As of August 1st, club membership is only $25 and valid until December 31st. Join now and use the coupon code falldiscount at checkout.

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 coupon code daughterdeal at checkout.
Some restrictions apply. See our Membership page for details.

It’s never too late to join. The next couple of months are full of beautiful riding days and then there is WINTER RIDING to carry us through to spring!

Come ride with us!

Summer Virtual Challenges – Gravel & Art Tour

Virtual is here to stay and we’ve got two virtual challenges for you until August 15th.

Velodonnas Gravel Challenge

Warm summer nights are great for gravel rides and we’re challenging you to try out some gravel routes this summer.

Our favourite is the 50km gravel return route from Fort Whyte to Beaudry
If you go, snap a photo at the Beaudry sign OR choose a local landmark on your own gravel route.

What makes a gravel route? Anything that includes a significant portion that is not paved, that results in a little adventure. We suggest 30km-80km+ for the best experience. 

Tag us @velodonnas or send images to mubouch@shaw.ca to be entered to win some Velodonnas swag.

#velodonnasgonegravel


Art Tour Challenge

There is a whole wide world of public art to discover by bike!

How to participate:

  • Go for a ride.
  • Find some public art.
  • Snap a selfie/photo. 
  • Share on social media. 
  • Tag @velodonnas and use the hashtag #VelodonnasArtTour to be entered to win some Velodonnas swag.

There’s so much to discover. Here are some resources to help you get started:

Weekly Group Rides Resume

Weekly group rides are back on!

Rides are limited to 15 riders. You must sign up in advance.

Our ride leaders are all vaccinated. For the health and safety of everyone, we strongly encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated before signing up for our group rides.

There are TWO NEW RIDES in our calendar:

  • Biweekly Tuesday Night MTB rides. Starting July 13. Locations will vary. Members receive weekly email updates.
  • Monday Night Road rides in Grande Pointe. There are 2 options now: a workout for go-getters and a ride dedicated to NEW RIDERS.

Wednesday Night MTB and Road Intervals are back on the schedule. Friday Nights at Bison Butte are on hold for the summer.

Check out our CALENDAR for more details.

Not a member? One time try out ride option may be what you need to see what all the rage is about. Contact us for more info or go ahead and sign up for the one ride you know you want to “try before you buy”.

See you on your bike! 

Club Rides Gone Virtual, For Now

Members and friends, last night we decided to suspend all in-person club activities, until further notice.

Although we remain confident our current programs and protocols are Covid-cautious and low-risk by design, we feel a pause in our “together time” is the best decision right now. 

We will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and listen to our provincial health experts and we’ll resume in-person club programs when we feel the time is right. Stay tuned to this website and our socials.

As you know, the Velodonnas mission is to inform, instruct and inspire so we don’t love the idea of not riding together. However, we are committed wholeheartedly to keep informing and inspiring you, albeit at a distance for the time being.

So, our weekly rides are going VIRTUAL.  Here’s how that works:

Members will be sent weekly emails with details on how to complete a Road Interval workout, a Mountain Bike challenge, a Road or Gravel route suggestion or all of the above plus whatever bonus challenges we might dream up in the meantime. And we can dream up some good ones, so stay tuned!

After you’ve completed the workout or the trail or the Strava segment or the whatever, follow our directions on sharing your ride/photo/selfie and you’ll be entered into a draw for prizes, or something.

Velodonnas, it might not sound like it, but we are still riding together. We’re just doing it apart, for now.

The more you share your rides, the more we’ll all share your joy. 

Now, go for a bike ride, stay healthy and get vaccinated when you can!