All posts by Sarah Thiessen

Next Mellow Velo: Sunday October 29th 2-5pm

Sunday October 29th 2-5pm

Every second Sunday at The Wrench we host Mellow Velo; Open Shop for Women, Trans* and Femme folks.

Mellow Vélo is for people who feel marginalized, intimidated and/or unsafe in macho, male-dominated spaces. This can include women, two-spirit, trans, non-binary and femme people. We believe bicycles can be instruments of empowerment and freedom and that gaining knowledge of bicycle repair can have an immensely positive impact on one’s life and sense of self.

Mellow Vélo is actively looking for volunteers to lend a hand, no skills necessary, please let me know if you are interested by emailing me at volunteer@thewrench.ca

Pre-COG Workshop: Skills for the Kids’ Bike Fixing Marathon

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th from 12:30-2pm 

This workshop is to prepare folks for volunteering at Cycle of Giving (COG); The WRENCH’s Annual 24-Hour Kids’ Bike Building Marathon!*

At COG countless volunteers (like YOU and all your FRIENDS *nudge nudge*) will work around-the-clock to fix up hundreds of bicycles to be given away to kids in need.

At this Pre-COG workshop, participants will learn highly useful skills relevant to COG, such as how to quickly assess and efficiently fix up kids’ bikes, so that they are safe, roadworthy steeds.

If you are planning on volunteering at COG, this workshop is highly recommended!

*COG will be on December 2nd-3rd, at the Orioles Community Centre, 444 Burnell

Empty the Fill – Sunday Oct 1st

Winter is coming and we’ve got a mighty mission to accomplish! Come help us gather all the sad abandoned bicycles from the Brady Landfill, so that they may discover a wondrous new life!

We’ll provide tools, food, drinks and some fun. You help us sort, strip, stack and save all the remaining bicycles, parts, and wheels.

All reclaimed bicycles and parts will go to support Winnipeg’s School and Community Bicycle Shops!

Sign up by emailing Pat at wrenchresource@gmail.com or calling 204 296 3389

Please note that if you want a ride, please sign up first, & then come to The Wrench, 1057 Logan Ave, at 10am on Sunday October 1st.

If you have your own ride, please feel free to meet us there for 11am, but please let us know you are planning on coming so we can brief you on where to go, etc.

Don’t forget to dress for the weather, wear proper shoes and work gloves if you have them (and/or mittens if it’s chilly!)