Learn to Fix Your Bike

Public Open Shop

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.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds

All repairs are by donation. We have a list of suggested prices for second hand parts you might need. 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.

 


Mellow Vélo

Mellow Vélo is a safe(r) space for women, trans, non-binary, two-spirit and femme-identifying individuals to access the tools, parts and knowledge needed to repair bicycles!

 

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.

 
*To see which Sundays we have Mellow Velo this month, please refer to the Calendar section of this website, and/or www.facebook.com/mellowvelowpg 
 

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)

See updates on the Facebook page
Or you can send an email to volunteer@thewrench.ca


Workshops

Each month The WRENCH hosts a free workshop open to anyone. In case of special workshops sign-up may be required, but for most you can just show up.

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.

Community Bike Shops

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.

All of these Community Bicycle Shops will accept donations of bicycles, bicycle parts, and tools.
You can also drop off old bicycles to either of the City of Winnipeg’s 4R Depots at the Brady Road Landfill or 1120 Pacific Ave.

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 UMCycleOpen June 23, 2017! At the intersection of the Sydney Smith and Curry Place pedways, University of Manitoba Campus.

Community Bike Shop Hours