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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!

Sister Cycle 2020 – Register today!

Sister Cycle is The Wrench‘s free bike mechanics workshop series by and for women, trans, non-binary, two-spirit and femme-identifying people!

There are limited spaces available in this highly popular workshop series, email Sarah at volunteer@thewrench.ca with the subject “Sister Cycle” to register today!

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—-Sundays from 12-3pm @ the WRENCH starting January 19th—-

12-2pm: Lesson + demos (+ snacks!)
2-3pm***: Hands-on learning / Practice time!

1. Jan 19: Intro to Bike Mechanics
2. Jan 26: Wheels I: Tires + Tubes
3. Feb 2: Wheels II: Hubs + Spokes
4. Feb 9 Cranks + Bottom Brackets
5. Feb 23: Handlebars + Headsets
6. Mar 1: Gears + Derailleurs
7. Mar 8: Brakes
8. Mar 15: Review + Celebration

***PLEASE NOTE:
We have Mellow Velo on the following Sundays from 3-5pm: Jan 26, Feb 9, Feb 23, Mar 8. This means that on these days you can stay all the way until 5pm practicing your new skills and/or getting help working on your own bike!

Learn more about Mellow Velo at www.thewrench.ca/mellow-velo or www.facebook.com/mellowvelowpg

Questions? Email Sarah at volunteer@thewrench.ca

Please donate your unwanted bicycles today!

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              The WRENCH needs your help to ensure that children and families across the city can experience their summer by bike!

 During the snowy months bike donations slow down drastically but WRENCH programming keeps going strong all winter long. Now that spring is in the air our bike stock is critically low while demand is rising. 

Support vital bike programming in your community  by dropping off your unwanted bicycles and parts at any 4R Winnipeg Depot today!         

 

Cycle of Giving, Year Ten – Moving on up

Cycle of Giving Year 10 Moving on Up
Cycle of Giving, Year Ten – Moving on up

Cycle of Giving is symbolic of The Wrench’s core work- salvaging bikes and parts from our local landfill and recycling sites, and putting them to the best use possible so that every Winnipegger can get around the city cheaply, while helping the planet.

To date, our headquarters have been in the basement of the Animal Services building. We love our partnership with the city, and this space serves us well and will continue to serve some of our needs.

But we want classroom, bike building, and retail spaces that are accessible, and that feel comfortable and inspiring for all Winnipeggers to visit and use. That means moving above ground!

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