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Explore Winnipeg By Bike

We love riding our bikes as much as you do! Check out the awesome community rides, events, and cycling clubs that we support. As well rides that leave right from our Winnipeg bike shop at 1813 Portage Ave.

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Local Bike Clubs

Olympia Cycling Club

So many Winnipeggers have bikes and ride them occationally because they don't feel confident or know where to ride. The Olympia Cycling Club has rides for everyone. Check below to find out when your rides are. We have fat bike groups, mountain biking, and leisurely cruises around Winnipeg. 

We can't wait to see you on the trails. Scroll down to read our FAQ page. Guests will sign a waiver when they arrive.

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Bike Rides & Events

Sept 30 - Truth & Reconcilliation Ride

with Adrian Alphonso, Indigenous Story Teller & Olympia Ambassador

  • Ride Starts at 100 Ferry Rd (Bourkevale Community Centre).
  • Family Pace, we travel at the pace of the slowest rider and we only go about 7 km.
  • Stops for stories and opportunity to meet other community members who enjoy cycling.

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July Beer Can Ride (GPX File)

Recreational ride along the river.

  • Ride Starts at 100 Ferry Rd (Bourkevale Community Centre).
  • One correction - ride through the Herzing College parking lot and the Kiltarton Towers driveway as it's much safer. Please be courteous, car aware and watch for the speed bumps.

Mini-Fondo Loop 12 Km Ride (GPX File)

Family friendly ride along the river.

  • Ride Starts at 100 Ferry Rd (Bourkevale Community Centre).
  • One correction - ride through the Herzing College parking lot and the Kiltarton Towers driveway as it's much safer. Please be courteous, car aware and watch for the speed bumps.

Mini-Fondo 22 Km Loop (GPX File)

A favourite Monday ride

  • Ride starts at 100 Ferry Rd (Bourkevale Community Centre).
  • One correction - Stay on Wolsely Ave W at St. James St. Ride carefully through the Kiltarton Towers parking lot and Herzing College. Just be courteous, car aware and watch for the speed bumps.

Ice Cream Loop (June) (GPX File)

Mondays in June we meet for a fun, nobody gets dropped, or just meet us for Ice Cream ride

  • Ride Starts at 100 Ferry Rd (Bourkevale Community Centre) at 6:30pm. Meet us enRoute if you prefer.
  • June 12 - Fête
  • June 19 - Chaeban
  • June 26 - BDI

Sunday AM Gravel (60 KM GPX File & 40 KM GPX File)

This ride takes us up the Harte Trail, out past Beaudry Park to St. Francois Xavier and loops back to Olympia via the Yellow Ribbon trail. You are welcome to join us en route and there is an easy cut-off at the bridge to Headingly. This makes the 61 km ride a 40 km ride. 

  • Ride Starts at 7:15 AM from Olympia Cycle (1813 Portage Ave)
  • If you're looking to ride a shorter distance let others know and you will probably find someone to break off early and ride back with you.

Riverview to St. Adolfe 65 Km Loop (GPX File)

This is the most common ride for the Riverview Cycle on Life. Sometimes construction ajusts our route, but we start with this.

  • Ride Starts at the Riverview Health Centre entry loop.

Sturgeon Creek 21 Km Loop(GPX File)

A favourite Monday ride

  • Ride starts at 100 Ferry Rd (Bourkevale Community Centre).

KOM is a learn-to-ride and learn-to-race program for kids 16 and younger. Our clubs are fun and run by volunteers like yourself who help children and parents gain confidence and skills to enjoy cycling on trails and roads. April to June is the main season for KOM.

Wolesely Wheels - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Northern Bicycle - Saturday mornings

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Olympia Cycling Club Ride FAQ

Rides will start in late April or early May depending on the weather. Follow us on social or by email to stay informed.


Do the rides all start at the same location every week?  If so where.

Most of our rides will start at 6:30 PM in the parking lot at the Bourkevale Community Centre (100 Ferry Rd). From here we will gather into groups with vetted Ride Guides. All our rides will return by 8:00 PM, family oriented groups may choose to be back by 7:30 PM since it is a school night.

On holidays we may have special locations planned.

What time do you usually start? 

6:30 PM

Our rides will start in mid-late April and carry on until we cannot ride in the Autumn. Then we switch to riding fat bikes, indoor trainers and cross-country skis.

Is it mountain biking or road cycling?

Our Monday night rides are primarily recreational (with a goal of getting ice cream or coffee) but if we have trained enough Ride Guides, we will be able to have multiple groups riding.  Ideally, we have a few groups going so that everyone finds a group to suit them. 

What if I want to go faster than my group?

The goal of this ride night is to find people who like to ride like you do. It's a social ride, probably not a racer's training ride. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiast to introduce their friends to a cycling community. If, however, during the group ride you want to or need to leave the group, be sure that the Ride Guides in your group know so that they are not looking for you at the end and wondering where you are.

Will my kids be able to ride?

Yes! We are recruiting Ride Guides who are skilled at riding with younger children. For pre-school children we recommend using an Adam's Trail-A-Bike or a bike trailer so they can enjoy the group but not feel like they have to ride fast for the whole ride.

Do I need to register to ride?

Yes. Your first time joining us is complimentary but you will need to sign a Ride Waiver. We can send that to you ahead of time or you can fill it in when you arrive. (Please come early so that you have time). After your first ride you can join the Olympia Cycling Club ($20 for adults, $10 for children) and the MB Cycling Association (about $65). These memberships insure the club and its riders should there be an incident. Uninsured riders in the group void the club insurance so we need to be strict on this requirement.

To learn more about what your MB Cycling Association Membership does for you, please click here. https://mbcycling.ca/membership/benefits/

Why do I need a MB Cycling Association Membership to ride if I'm not racing?

Great question. Our club cannot afford to ride without insurance so we must insist. However, we promise to make up the cost of your licence with value that you'll receive in-store and on our rides. Having access to experienced cyclists who want to help you is unique to belonging in a cycling club.

How do you train Ride Guides?

Ride Guides are experienced cyclists who enjoy group rides and know how to keep everyone engaged. They are not required to be the fastest in the group. Each group will have a leader and an assistant and this team will be responsible for choosing and riding a safe route (sometimes you have to make route adjustments), and choosing a front rider and rear rider (Sweep). The Ride Guides will know what the Emergency Action Plan is and have a cell phone with them to communicate as needed.

Ride Guides are the face of the Olympia Cycling Club and therefore need to be respected by the members of the group. If you'd like to be a Ride Guide, email us or ask at the next ride. (info@olympiacycle.com)