Join us for this exciting new way to learn bike mechanics! We will be going on a group ride from the WRENCH shop to The Forks and back again, stopping at roadside checkpoints to simulate real-world bike breakdowns. Participants will get practical, hands-on experience repairing bikes. This workshop is for confident commuters looking to level up their mechanical ability.
Topics covered will include on-the-fly dealing with flats, broken spokes, chain issues, and more.
We will be departing from the WRENCH (1057 Logan Avenue) at 9:00am, breaking at 12:00pm at the Forks, recommencing at 1:00pm and returning to the WRENCH at 4:00pm.
The ride will be approx. 12km round trip.
You will need: a bike, a helmet, water, lunch (can be purchased @ The Forks)
Traditional Trails connects cyclists to places through conversation, interpretation and storytelling about Manitoba’s history and Indigenous place making. Led by Momenta Inc., expect to have fun, take care of each other, be respectful, join in and have fun.
Cyclists should arrive with a bicycle, helmet and water bottle. The route will begin and end at the Forks and will take place along the Assiniboine and Red Rivers. The total distance will be approximately 10km with stops along the way.
Participation is Free. See you there!
***** NOTE: 5 PARTICIPANTS PER RIDE ONLY. Sign up is required- Sign up here *****
Participants must bring this completed waiver to the tour:
Two daily guided bike tours on Sundays from June 13 to July 4. Meet at the WRENCH Forks location!
Traditional Trails is supported by Manitoba 150.
Adrian Alphonso, Director of Clear Paths at Momenta Inc. Adrian is a Band and Community Member of Waywayseecappo First Nation, is passionate about Indigenous perspective cycling programs, and leads on Treaty One Territory land, to honour truth and reconciliation. At Momenta, Adrian delivers inclusive, accessible cycling programs with the goal of inspiring a connection to the land. He has devoted his life to a journey of discovering. He is a commuter, a coach, a professional stunt rider (Trials), a bicycle technician, a passionate guide and devoted his life to a journey of discovering.
Lise Brown, Facilitator and Owner at Momenta Inc. Lise Brown, BRS, RSW began her career at camps in Manitoba as an outdoor educator and guide. Lise completed a Bachelor of Recreation and Masters of Social Work in 2007 at the University of Manitoba, and is a Forest School Practitioner and Trainer. Lise combines these areas of practice to provide clinical direction, facilitate groups and counsel individuals both in urban and wilderness environments with a focus on physical and emotional safety, successful participation, fun, meaningful activity and group cohesion. Lise is on the Forest School of Canada Facilitator team with the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada and sits on the board of the Association for Experiential Education.