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Masks are mandatory when gathering at the beginning and end of our events. Additionally, we strongly recommend masks be worn during the activity (but are not required as long as physical distance is being maintained) - if group members are closer than 6 feet apart they MUST wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. Please review our full Covid-19 policy and safety practices here.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (AUGUST 10)
PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION
Pedal Pals is a fun bike riding series designed to explore active transportation trails and cycling routes around Winnipeg. The series is open to all levels and is about movement and connecting with like-minded individuals from the Backcountry Women community. Helmets are mandatory for participation.
Event leader: Chelsea Owasi Click for more information
Arrival Time: Arrive by 7:00 PM. Our pedals will start moving no later than 7:15 PM. The time arranged allows for you to have time to attend to personal needs such as organizing your gear and for the leaders to share information with the group.
Location: We will be riding along a section of the new Southwest Transitway multi-use path. This path travels from the University of Manitoba to The Forks. Exact meeting location will be sent to participants.
Backcountry Women acknowledges that this hike will take place on Treaty 1 Territory
Overall Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 2/5.
This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.
Duration/Distance: Approximately 20 km
Experience: Have the ability to cycle with the group, while physical distancing at a moderate and steady pace.
Terrain: Asphalt path, possibly some crushed gravel in some areas.
Pace: This activity will be at a moderate pace with stops for water as needed.
Important information about bikes: Bikes must be in good riding condition and have recently had the ABC's looked over and tended to:
- A is for Air: Having properly inflated tires helps prevent flats. Check the sidewall of your tire for the recommended tire pressure. Before you ride, make sure you have your patch kit and pump with you.
- B is for Brakes: Squeeze your front and rear brake levers to make sure that the brakes engage properly and smoothly.
- C is for Chain: Look at your chain and all the gears. Keeping your chain lubricated and everything clean will ensure your bike shifts easier and the drivetrain last longer.
Please leave dogs at home.
Further details will be provided to registered participants. Participants are responsible for having a valid e-mail address, communicating with the event organizer regarding any changes in attendance, and for checking e-mail prior to an event.
Registering for this event secures you a spot and fees are non-refundable and no credits will be issued, unless under exceptional circumstances. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.