Category Archives: Events

The WRENCH at the Forks

We are excited to announce our official opening of The WRENCH at the Forks for the summer season of 2020. Things are slightly different this year due to COVID, but we are here to get you rolling on a bike! For more information see below.

Forks Bicycle Sales – Saturdays 12-6pm

From road bikes, to mountain bikes, vintage cruisers, to custom commuters, our ever changing selection has a bicycle for everyone! With each sale supporting The WRENCH’s bicycle programming for children and families across Winnipeg!

*Please note bike sales are only at this location for the summer season.

Forks Bicycle Repairs – Sundays 12-6pm

We are happy to be able to offer COVID-safe bike repairs and used part sales. In order to maintain physical distancing, bicycles are being worked on by WRENCH staff and are sanitized upon completion. All repair services and used parts are by sliding-scale donation.

The WRENCH at the Forks is located at the box cars, in the North-West corner of the Forks Market building.

The WRENCH is providing COVID-safe bike repairs!

We are now open Thursdays from 12 – 4:30 at 1057 Logan to help you with bike repairs and parts sales!

WRENCH staff will be set up outdoors to accept bicycles for repairs and take orders for used parts. All repairs will be done inside by WRENCH staff and sanitized upon completion.

We continue offering affordable sliding-scale pricing for repairs and used parts. In order to ensure physical distancing we cannot have the public in our shop, this means that volunteering is not possible at this time.

Open Shop days are intended to give access to those who cannot otherwise afford bicycle repair services.

Please note that we cannot offer Bike Builds at this time.

Fast Pitch 2020

Fast Pitch 2020 is a contest where everyone wins! We need you to come on down and  cheer for The WRENCH as we pitch our Tandem Acts of Kindness project.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Doors open at 6 pm; Program at 7 pm
The Met, 281 Donald Street
Ticket Cost: $25

Find out more information here!

Last year’s event sold out. Don’t miss this inspiring evening!

February Workshop: Bottom Brackets

When: Saturday, Feb 8th 12-2pm
Where: The WRENCH (1057 Logan Ave)


Ever feel a grinding or knocking sensation when you pedal?

Curious what the heck is even going on down there between your feet?

The Bottom Bracket is the part of the bike between your feet that allow your pedals to turn around and around and around! It is clearly a very important part of the bike and yet most people have never given their bottom bracket the love and attention that it deserves.

This workshop will teach you that with the right tools and a bit of elbow grease (plus a lot of actual grease), anyone can overhaul their bottom bracket and have their cranks spinning like butter once again.

Workshop is geared towards beginners and will cover the basics of one-piece, three-piece and cartridge bottom brackets.

Workshop is free (donations always welcome), no registration or previous experience necessary.

January Workshop: The Bicycle & The Body

Saturday, January 25th 12pm-2pm

Back by popular demand!  We are thrilled to be offering another informative workshop by Kim Segal (RMT) on The Bicycle & The Body.

In this workshop Kim will elaborate upon the ergonomics of bike riding, how to achieve proper bike fit for maximum comfort and minimal strain, as well as working with / preventing injuries.

This workshop is free (though donations are welcome!) and open to the public, no pre-registration required.

Thank you for making the Cycle of Giving 2019 a HUGE success!

Thanks to everyone who was part of the Cycle of Giving 2019!

Together we turned over 7,000 kg of “waste” into dreams come true by re-building 560 bicycles for children in need across the city and beyond!

You can still be part of the Cycle of Giving! Support year-round bike programming for children and families by donating online.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Special thanks to all our Event Sponsors!

 

Thank  you  to  all  our Repair  Stand  Sponsors!

Primer for Cycle of Giving Mechanics (Nov 23, 12-2pm)

Primer for Cycle of Giving Volunteer Mechanics-  Sat Nov 23st, 12-2pm (at The WRENCH, 1057 Logan)

Whether this is your first year volunteering at a repair stand or if you are a veteran mechanic of Cycle of Giving (CoG) – this primer has something for everyone.

Join us Saturday Nov 23th as we cover the history of CoG and the logistics of being a volunteer mechanic.  Then get hands-on experience tackling some of the most common CoG kid’s bike repairs -repacking coaster hubs and 1 piece bottom brackets. Find out how you can become a CoG volunteer HERE.

October Workshop: Winter Cycling 101

Saturday, October 19th 12-2pm @ the WRENCH (1057 Logan)

This is a beginners introduction to Winter Cycling from an immigrant’s perspective and own winter riding experience. This workshop is intended to give participants an overview on the bike essentials needed to get you and your bike ready in order to have a safe and fun winter cycling season. Come learn how you too can overcome the fear in facing the elements and other mental and physical challenges that come with the winter cycling season; and if you’re already an experienced winter commuter come share your own winter riding tricks, ideas, and experiences with the group.

All are welcome, no pre-registration required.