SPECIAL NOTICE: The WRENCH will be closed on September 30 to mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This includes Thursday Open Shop.
Click one of the following options:
Bike Repair: Does your bike need some love? Book an appointment and get your bike repaired the same day!*
Bike Part Sales: We have the largest selection of second hand bike parts in Western Canada.*
Bike Sales: 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!
Bike Build: We will build a bike up for you in the same day! This service is intended to give access to those who cannot otherwise afford for-profit services.
*We reserve the right to prioritize service for those who will benefit the most. No one will be turned away from bike repairs and used parts for lack of funds.
All services and repairs are by donation. We have a list of suggested prices for second hand parts as well as the time and effort of the mechanic. We ask that those who can pay a reasonable amount for parts and services do so, so that those who are unable to, can have access.
Note that due to high demand, we are often fully booked, and no spots show as available. New spots open up by Thursday evenings for three weeks into the future. If you can’t find an open spot for your booking, check back on Thursday evening!
In order to ensure physical distancing we cannot have the public in our shop, this means that volunteering is not possible at this time. And masks and sanitization are mandatory.
If you have ever felt uncomfortable, intimidated or unsafe in male-dominated bike shop spaces because of your gender identity/expression – Mellow Vélo is for YOU!
We’re open every 2nd Sunday from 2-5pm*, no appointment necessary (drop-in), no skills required.
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 Isn’t the only Women, Trans & Femme Open Shop in Winnipeg
Bike Dump Queendom – Women and Queer night. LGBTQ2SNB friendly. 6-9 PM Mondays. 631 Main St. (Entrance in parking lot)
Or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
General workshop topics include general brakes, coaster brakes, gears, fixing flats and changing tires, bike fit, winterizing, single speeding, and others.
Some specialized workshop topics like wheel building and trailer building may require you to sign up and pay a small monetary fee in advance.
Check out the Calendar for current and upcoming workshop information.
Winnipeg has many Community Bike Shops. All are listed below along with contact info and a link to their websites if possible.
If you prefer there’s an interactive GoogleMap at the bottom of the page.
You can also drop off old bicycles to either of the City of Winnipeg’s 4R Depots.
The WRENCH (that’s us!) – 1057 Logan Avenue. In the basement of the City of Winnipeg Animal Services.
The Bike Dump – 631 Main Street – Accessible through the parking lot behind the Red Road Lodge.
The South Osborne Bike Hub – 623 Kylemore Ave. – Located in the outbuilding near the baseball diamond. The SOBH closes for most of the winter starting in November.
The UWSA Bike Lab – 515 Portage Ave – Located in a pair of repurposed shipping containers, the Bike Lab is situated in the courtyard south of the University of Winnipeg library building.
The Oriole’s Bike Cage – 444 Burnell Street – Located in the West End at the Valor Community Centre. Look for the small building near the paddling pool.
The Ralph Brown Bike Tool Cupboard – 460 Andrews Street – Situated inside the Ralph Brown Community Centre, the RBBC has most basic tools and some supplies you’ll need to fix your bike. You can gain access to the Bike Cupboard any time the RBCC is open.
Sanctoral Cycle – Run by Students! Located under neath the Music Wing on the Canadian Mennonite University campus.
Coop Vélo-Cité – Dans un garage derrière 190, avenue de la Cathédrale
/ In a garage behind 190 Cathedral Avenue – Une coopérative francophone dans un garage près de l’Université Saint-Boniface. Le groupe de bicyclettes communautaires les plus récent de Winnipeg. / A Francophone cooperative in a garage near University Saint Boniface. Winnipeg’s newest friendly community bicycle group.
University of Manitoba UMCycle – At the intersection of the Sydney Smith and Curry Place pedways, University of Manitoba Campus.
Community Bike Shop Hours
Hours are subject to change due to fluctuating COVID-19 restrictions.