Wolseley Wheels Postponed Until June 2nd

April 9th, 2020

In light of the previous post (please read that as well) we would like to provide more information to registered families regarding the tentative plans for our club specifically. Wolseley Wheels has taken the decision to postpone the start of the season until June 2nd. It is our intention to offer a shortened 5 week season ending July 2nd.

Like everyone else we are taking things day by day and of course beginning the season in June may also become impossible. We will assess the situation again in the first and second week of May and communicate to you again at that time.

Thank you for understanding the uncertain circumstances,

Graham Wiebe

COVID-19 Update from MCA

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:

2020 Season Registration is Open

Registration for the 2020 cycling season is now open. https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/6168-wolseley-wheels
Club information:
We ride on Tuesdays and Thursdays in many areas of Winnipeg, St Norbert, and Birds Hill Provincial Park. We meet at the location and Wolseley Wheels does not provide transportation, although you may find carpool possibilities. You will need to have a working bike without training wheels and a properly fitting helmet.
Wolseley Wheels registration is $65 and you require an MCA licence. There are 3 choices for the licence:
  • If your child does not intend to race (races are on weekends and not part of the program) get a general license for $60
  • If your child plans to race in Manitoba only, Age 8 and under is $70, Age 9-16 is $80
  • If your child plans to race in other provinces they require a UCI race kids under 17 for $90
  • Digital licences are acceptable for all except the UCI licence.
  • Fees and taxes are added to these prices.
Parents who want to ride along must also purchase an MCA licence, but don’t register with Wolseley Wheels. Use this link https://ccnbikes.com/#!/memberships/manitoba-cycling-association-2020-annual-license-membership
KOM is a great program and registration fills up quickly.

Schedule Change

Tuesday, June 18 remains as planned at Bird’s Hill Park

Thursday, June 20 will be a games night at Beaudry Park. Hopefully most of the rain holds off.

Tuesday, June 25 will be at St Norbert to ride the trails

Thursday, June 27 bring your family to a wind-up party at Assiniboine Park (exact location is not set yet). Pizza, drinks, and ice cream are provided. Each family please bring fruit, vegetables, or dessert.

 

We want to hear from you! Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project

Good morning,

The City of Winnipeg wants to hear from you! The City of Winnipeg is looking for ways to improve travel choices, accessibility and connectivity from Wolseley to Downtown. The proposed corridor would provide improved connections to the Omand’s Creek pathway, Assiniboine Avenue, Sherbrook Street protected bike lanes, Maryland Street bike lane, and the planned neighbourhood greenway on Ruby Street. The study area runs east-west through Wolseley Avenue/Westminster Avenue, Balmoral Street, and Granite Way.

We are looking for your perspectives on preliminary design options and treatments. Preliminary design options have taken Phase 1 stakeholder priorities into consideration including safety, bike network connections, and cycling comfort.

Participate online

Public input is a key component of Walk Bike projects. View background information about the project and fill out the survey at winnipeg.ca/walkbikeprojects.  The survey will remain open until June 21, 2019.

 Join an in-person event

Workshop

View design options, speak with members of the project team, and provide feedback. Presentation followed by small group discussion.

Date: Tuesday June 11, 2019

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: St. Margaret’s Anglican Church (in the basement hall), 160 Ethelbert St.

RSVP by June 7, 2019 by online registration form, by email at WolseleyDowntown@intergroup.ca or by phone at (204) 942-0654.

Engage at a pop-up event

Come drop by and meet the project team at one of three pop-up engagement events where you can provide your feedback.

Date: Wednesday June 12, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location Tall Grass Prairie, 859 Westminster Ave.

Date: Wednesday June 12, 2019

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Balmoral Hall School (outside the gates at the corner of Westminster Ave. and Young St.), 630 Westminster Ave.

Date: Wednesday June 12, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mulvey School Field, 750 Wolseley Ave.

 Join a Guided Walk/Bike Tour

Date: Thursday June 13, 2019

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Tour begins at the corner of Raglan Road and Wolseley Ave.

RSVP by June 7, 2019 by online registration form, by email at WolseleyDowntown@intergroup.ca or by phone at (204) 942-0654. In case of poor weather, the RSVP list will be updated with an alternative date.

 For more information or for those who require alternate formats or interpretation in order to participate, please contact WolseleyDowntown@intergroup.ca or 204-942-0654.

 More information

For more information visit winnipeg.ca/walkbikeprojects

Registration is now open for the 2019 cycling season!

Registration is now open for the 2019 cycling season!

Wolseley Wheels registration is $65, not including taxes and fees

MCA is offering 2 License options for KOM participants.

  1. a) KOM Race License(AKA UCI U17 License) $82 (plus taxes and online fees)

b)KOM non Race License $65 (plus taxes and online fees)

If a participant registers with a KOM non Race license they are not eligible to race in any MCA sanctioned races unless they upgrade to the KOM Race License.

Parents who want to ride along must also purchase an MCA license. It doesn’t need to be a race license, the general membership is good.

A few things you need to register:

  1. A photo ready to upload. It must be less than 1.5MB
  2. Your MB health numbers
  3. You will be asked to make a t-shirt size choice. If you have questions about the size, choose one and then email me and we can make adjustments.

Here is the registration link:  https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/2019-wolseley-wheels-club-registration

Nancy Eidse

WW Coordinator

2019 Cycling Season is fast approaching

It may be hard to think of summer cycling with the North wind sculpting snow drifts in the front yard, but the season will be here before we know it! Registration for Wolseley Wheels will begin early in February. Information will be posted on this website and anyone on the mailing list will get an email.

Wolseley Wheels rides on Tuesdays and Thursdays in many areas of the City of Winnipeg and Birds Hill Park. A park pass is required for Birds Hill as well as many of the weekend races. Racing is an option and not part of the registration. A Kids of Mud license from Manitoba Cycling Association is required and is not included in the registration fees.