A bicycle clinic that started with a bang

As we are about to set up our bicycle clinic on the legislative grounds in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, we hear a loud bang, coming from the vicinity of where Donald Street crosses the Assiniboine River. Kevin Celestino, a member of our event partner – The Wrench – quickly realizes a bicycle tire has …

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Warmshowers hosts have an equally warm spirit

Ross and Brenda Bond live on a small farm they bought in 1975 about an hour’s drive west of Winnipeg near the hamlet of Poplar Point. It’s an idyllic piece of tree-lined property located about a kilometre south of the highway. With all the green cover, passersby would never even know it was there. The …

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Out of the blue, an army of killers on the prowl

You’ve seen this movie before: picture perfect day, everyone in a great mood, things going so well you want to pinch yourself. We were having the best ride of our entire tour. With the first real tailwind since we left Kelowna more than six weeks ago, we were on track to complete 140 kilometres in …

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Sampson McFerrin and Marcos McFerrin

Visiting cyclists making the most of recent social changes

July 16, 2020 DAUPHIN, MB By Doug Zywina/Dauphin Herald – Life during the COVID-19 pandemic has been limited for many people worldwide in an effort to combat the disease. As restrictions ease, life is beginning to return to normal, but some people used the opportunity to take on new adventures. A group of cyclists stopped …

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