Ontario Cycling Women’s Week 2022
This year Ontario Cycling will be hosting our 6th annual Ontario Cycling Women’s Week/Ontario Women’s Ride Day from May 30 to June 5, 2022. Activities to be included are webinars, podcasts and potentially club rides (if allowed). (All in person activities will be dependent on guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and the Ontario Government in those regions)
This week is dedicated to getting more females on their bike and introducing them to the wonderful benefits of being part of one of the many great organized cycling clubs in Ontario, while also enhancing the experience for those already riding at the local club and team level.
Through out the week share your riding photos by tagging #OntarioCyclingWomensWeek | #OCWW | #OntarioWomen | #WomeninCycling | #ONWomensRideDay | #ONWomensRideWeek | #ONWomensCyclingWeek on your social media feeds.
Tuesday May 31st – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM – Ladies’ Tech Night at Doug’s Bicycle Shop
159 College St W, Belleville, ON K8P 2G7
Join Doug’s Bicycle Shop in Belleville for a ladies’ only tech night, where we’ll cover the basics like tube and tire changes, flat detection, gear adjustments, brake balancing, cleaning, lubing, pressuring, chain care and more! Ladies’ Tech Night will also be catered by Ontario Cycling Women’s Week, so come for the cheese and wine, but stay for the opportunity to ask all your bicycle tech questions.
Tuesday May 31st – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Minii Adventures Skills Clinic Hosted by Charlotte Batty | 722 Chalk Lake Rd Uxbridge, ON, L9P 1R4
Ontario Cycling is excited to be collaborating with Minii Adventures MTB Experiences to provide an intimate skills clinic in Uxbridge, ON, on Tuesday, May 31st at 5:00 PM. Hosted by Charlotte Batty, this 2-hour skills jam format will be designed with beginners in mind. A skills jam is an unstructured skills session where a variety of features and obstacles will be set up for participants to explore and practice their MTB skills. Each participant will be focusing on the skills and techniques they want to learn and practice with provided feedback, coaching and support. Come with some skills and goals in mind that you want to accomplish and get ready to jam! Be sure to stick around for some yummy food from Annina’s and check out the new Trail Hub before hitting the local trails of Dagmar North and Durham Forest with some new riding friends.
Location: Trail Hub > 722 Chalk Lake Rd Uxbridge, ON, L9P 1R4
Investment: Free (Limited to 12 participants)
Skill Level: beginner – intermediate
Available for: female riders ages 18+
About Minii Adventures: At Minii Adventures MTB Experiences our mission is to foster the mountain biking community’s growth and development by providing positive, educative, and inspiring opportunities for mountain bikers of all abilities.
If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].
Wednesday June 1st – 6:00 PM – Ladies Pump Track night hosted by The Yard at Carlington Park Bike Pump Track | 1599 Morisset Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8H2
In celebration of Ontario Cycling Women’s Week, The Yard will be hosting a ladies’ pump track night at Carlington Park Bike Pump Track on June 1st at 6pm. Limited to 10 participants.
Wednesday June 1st – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Milton BMX Ladies Clinic | Drumquin Park, 12535 Britannia Road, Milton, ON L9T 7G6
In celebration of Ontario Cycling Women’s Week, we are excited to announce a clinic for the ladies only. Come join Milton BMX for a fun night out on the track with coach Beatrice Trang and special guests! This is an all ages/all skill level event, where we’ll cover the basics and break down the track section by section so that you can feel confident and ready for your next race. Never tried BMX Racing before? No problem, we have rental bikes and helmets available at the track. Intermediate and advanced racers are encouraged to come out for an uninterrupted opportunity to ride the track.
Investment: $30.00 per participant
Thursday June 2nd – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Ladies Tech Night at Mill Town Cycle | 212 Main St E, Milton, ON L9T 1N8
Join us at Milltown Cycle for an intimate and hands on opportunity to learn basic bike maintenance from Scott Kupi and Joseph Gallacher. We’ll cover basics like flat repairs, but we’ll also provide a custom learning experience based on your discipline. The evening will start with pizza and refreshments, but then get ready to get dirty, as we’ll be putting our hands to work. Spots are limited (6) so register as soon as possible.
Investment: $20.00 per participant
Thursday June 2nd – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Women’s Comfort Chat Webinar with Molly Hurford
The best ways to improve comfort and on-bike performance (in any discipline). Join long-time cycling journalist and author Molly Hurford to talk about all things cycling comfort related. Riding bikes should feel good, and that means pain-free. (Yes, even long rides can be comfortable!) In our chat, we’ll tackle the awkward issues like saddle sores and chafing, dig into basic bike fit and setup, and go through some mobility and yoga practices to help you ride smoother, faster, and more comfortable. Come with all of your questions—trust us, we’ve heard it all before! — and get ready to have an awesome, honest discussion about how great cycling can be! Whether you’re a new rider or a long-time shredder, there will be info that can help improve your ride.
Friday June 3rd – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – 15 KM Ride with The Brake Room | 34 Dundas St E, Belleville, ON K8N 1B5
Join Laura Voskamp and the Brake Room crew on a 15km route where you’ll learn the secret of getting around town without using the main roads.
Friday June 3rd 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Try Track Night Hosted by NCIM | Mattamy Cycling Center – 2015 Pan Am Blvd, Milton, ON L9E 0K7
Join us on Friday June 3rd from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, for a women’s only opportunity to try the velodrome track out! Registration includes a bike rental, instruction, and helps, although riders are welcomed to bring their own helmet. No certificate is needed, come out for the fun and learn to ride the velodrome! Max 20-25 riders
Registrants can use the following code to receive the promotional price: WOMAN2022
Saturday June 4th – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Mental Health with Rachel Summers
In collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Cycling has organized an hour long webinar with Rachel Summers on the topic of Mental Health. We’ll be touching on anxiety, the importance of exercise for mental health, how to help a friend and we’ll finish off with a Q & A.
About Rachel Summers: Passionate about providing accessible and effective mental health supports, Rachel Summers is actively engaged in advocacy and education through connections with Jack.org and the Canadian Mental Health Association. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Coach, Rachel has helped primary health care patients acquire self-help strategies for managing anxiety and/or depression using Motivational Interviewing skills alongside a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model and is trained to perform suicide risk assessments and safety planning.
Saturday June 4th – Women’s 4 Hour MTB Relay at Hardwood Ski & Bike
The Women`s 4 Hour Mountain Bike Relay is all about the camaraderie, sportsmanship and the enjoyment of riding with friends. The Women’s 4 Hour relay is a personal and team challenge to complete as many laps as possible. Whether riding just for fun, or vying for a podium spot in your category, the Women’s 4 Hour will be a memorable experience. Using Ontario’s premier Mountain Bike destinations and trails, the Women`s 4 Hour promises the best in facilities, fun, varied courses, and support for riders.
Saturday June 4th – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Nutrition Webinar with Anne Guzman
In celebration of Ontario Cycling Women’s Week, join Anne Guzman for a Saturday afternoon webinar for a discussion on carbohydrate and protein intake, for pre, during and post racing and training. Are you feeling like you’re hitting a wall before the race ends, exhausted for days after a hard race, or struggling with an upset GI after a race? Executing an optimal sports nutrition strategy can help you finish races with power and stamina while avoiding hitting the wall (bonking). Get the most out of your training by supporting it with proven sports nutrition strategies for race day. All are welcomed.
- Pre-Race Nutrition: Timing, quantity, composition, and examples based on race type/duration/intensity.
- During-Race (or Training) Nutrition: Absorption, timing, quantity, composition, examples based on the context of the race.
- Recovery Nutrition: Timing, composition, examples based on the availability of foods, and context of the race/training.
- Q and A at the end
- Includes a PDF handout of the main take-home messages and key points.
Sunday June 5th – 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM – The Dirty Nein KWCA MTB Youth Event
Bechtel Park – City of Waterloo
The KW Cycling Academy presents the 2022 Dirty Nein Youth MTB event, bringing XC, Downhill, Endurance MTB racing to the City of Waterloo. The race will be held at Bechtel Park in the South End of Waterloo close to all amenities. Special Thank you to Ontario Cycling & the Tony Osborne Foundation for supporting youth events in Ontario.
Adults: Try your hand at racing… separate categories for Men & Women! Come out cheer on the kids… Race your own events!!!
Sunday June 5th – 8:00 AM – Group Ride with Melissa Perry | 2015 Pan Am Blvd, Milton, ON L9E 0K7
Join Melissa Perry on Sunday June 5th at 8am for an early 42KM road ride in Milton and Burlington, ON. We’ll start by meeting at the Milton Mattamy Velodrome, then at a mid-point stop, we’ll visit Carlisle bakery, and then head back through the scenic beautiful roads of north Burlington.
Sunday June 5th – 10:00 AM – Group Ride with Leila Raposo in Belleville, ON | 86 River Rd, Corbyville, ON K0K 1V0
Join Leila Raposo for a 40km loop around Belleville, starting at Signal Brewery. Perfect for riders looking for a casual pace, and a no drop ride. We’ll do a roundabout loop with some rolling hills, while exploring the beautiful Belleville countryside while biking along the river side. We’ll then finish back at Signal for a well-earned lunch on Ontario Cycling. Interested participant should register as there are limited spots.
Club Try-out Opportunities
Ontario Cycling encourages participation in cycling as we see a benefit for everyone to get out on their bikes. Please be aware however that your Ontario Cycling membership only relates to events which are sanctioned by Ontario Cycling and does not relate in any way to events which are not sanctioned by Ontario Cycling; this also means that coverage under Ontario Cycling’s insurance policy does not apply with respect to unsanctioned events.
Perks and benefits
All Week – Joyride 150 | 150 Bullock Dr #1, Markham, ON L3P 1W2
In celebration of Ontario Cycling’s Women’s Week, Joyride and Ontario Cycling have collaborated to extend the Wednesday’s Ladies Night prices to be applicable between May 30th to June 5th! Members holding an Ontario Cycling membership card may also show their card for an additional 50% off their Wednesdays Ladies Night rate.
Offer: Wednesday’s Ladies night prices will be extended between May 30th – June 5th
Prices: Day Pass: $22.12 | Rentals: $11.06 | Start-up fee for first time riders: $5.31
OC Benefit: Show your OC membership card for an additional 50% off the Wednesday’s Ladies Night rate.
About Joyride: Joyride 150 is the largest indoor bike park in Canada with over 100,000 square feet of riding fun for all ages! We feature beginner to expert sections, pump tracks, jump lines, a street plaza, resi jump, a vert park, outdoor dirt jumps (weather permitting), a cross country flow trail and much more. Bring your own bike and helmet or rent ours. We have rental bikes, helmets and padding.
All Week – The Yard | 265 City Centre Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P1
In celebration of Ontario Cycling’s Women’s Week, The Yard and Ontario cycling have collaborated to extend Monday’s Ladies Night prices to be applicable between May 30th to June 5th! Join The Yard in Ottawa on June 1st at 6pm for our women’s only pump track night at the outdoor pump track in Ottawa (Carlington), made special just for Ontario Cycling’s Women’s Week.
Offer: Monday’s Ladies night prices will be extended between May 30th – June 5th
Prices: 15.00 + HST
About The Yard: Whether you are a rider who wants to improve your bike handling skills, a skateboarder who wants a place to skate in the winter, an expert BMXer looking to perfect that next trick, a scooter rider who wants to get to the next level or a parent looking for somewhere safe for your kids to have fun and get exercise, The Yard is for you. A solid mix of street and transition, The Yard features everything from a pump track, manual pads and ledges to quarter pipes, box jumps and rails.
10% Off during Ontario Cycling Women’s Week at Wandering Spirits | 31 James St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 5B9
We are a coffee company based out of Niagara. We have a retro camper that we have converted into a travelling coffee bar, and sell coffee, coffee syrups, and coffee equipment for your at-home coffee needs. Just mention Ontario Cycling Women’s Week and get 10% in store between May 30th – June 5th.
10% Off during Ontario Cycling Women’s Week at Steeltown Garage Co. | 8 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2V5
Since 2017, we’ve been designing premium apparel and accessories, serving great specialty coffee and espresso and championing the free spirits of the world. Those who rebel against conformity. Those who break the mould. Those for which new moulds must be cast.
10% Off during Ontario Cycling Women’s Week at Beacon, Bike + Brew |188 Picton Main St, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Located in the heart of Picton BEACON BIKE + BREW is a licensed Coffee, Drink, Snack + Retail Space. Blending a love of great coffee, food + cycling Jordan + Stephanie Malka built a space open to all offering local fare and a unique retail experience. Focused on cycling accessories + safety items the shop caters to a wide range of guests + cyclists.
10% Off during Ontario Cycling Women’s Week at Signal Brewery | 86 River Rd, Corbyville, ON K0K 1V0
Proudly found in the historic Corbyville distillery district, Signal Brewing Company is keeping the heritage of its buildings alive with great beer and world class entertainment. Our beer is made with love, thought and passion and our food promotes farm to table values. We believe in bringing the community together, which is reflected in our communal seating plan. With a rustic interior using antique décor back from the Corbyville days and a huge patio right on the Moira River. We offer a unique experience and an amazing view, while keeping the past in mind.
10% Off during Ontario Cycling Women’s Week at The Brake Room| 34 Dundas St E, Belleville, ON K8N 1B5
To us, a cafe is a laboratory for community and coffee. While cafes have always been cultural hubs, most people came for conversation, not quality coffee. That has changed. The Brake Room is a hub for community, coffee, and cycle culture. We brew Pilot Coffee to get you going, and serve local craft beer and food for when you’re winding down after a great ride. Our cafe/bike shop hybrid is open year round.
10% Off during Ontario Cycling Women’s Week at Fix Coffee and Bikes | 80 Gladstone Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 3K9
Nestled between Little Portugal, Queen West and Parkdale, Fix is an inclusive community hub for expert bike repairs, beautiful new rides, innovative accessories, delicious coffee and tasty bites, all under one roof. We carry inventive products that are locally and ethically-sourced, while supporting a lifestyle that impacts the Earth as little as possible. We love riding bikes, looking good while we do it, and contributing as best we can to a healthy planet. As ambassadors for outstanding bike design and specialty coffees, we’re proud to be a part of Toronto’s ever-evolving cultural community.
10% Off during Ontario Cycling Women’s Week at Bicycle Craft Brewery | 850 Industrial Ave #12, Ottawa, ON K1G 4K2
Down to earth craft beer brewed on Ottawa, Ontario since 2014. Offering 10% off all purchases (taproom pours, cans to go and merchandise) on-site for any cyclists that ride up to the brewery and are part of the Ontario Cycling Women’s Week.
$5 Off during Ontario Cycling Women’s Week at Collective Arts Brewing | 207 Burlington St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 4H2
Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots craft brewery that aims to fuse the creativity of craft beer with the inspired talents of emerging artists and musicians. Use SAVE5 online, and receive $5 off your next order.
10% Off during Ontario Cycling Women’s Week at The Fix Velodrome | 2015 Pan Am Blvd
Milton, Ontario L9E 0K7
Bike enthusiasts and coffee lovers ourselves, our passion for both shined through to be the natural fit to open a bike shop/coffee shop at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Velodrome).
10% Off on 10oZ pours during Ontario Cycling Women’s Week at Grain & Grit – Small Batch Beer | 11 Ewen Road Hamilton, ON, L8S 3C3
We’re a couple of beer-obsessed, home-brewing, family-oriented, fun-loving folks who’ve made our home in the fine city of Hamilton. Grain&Grit has been in the works for well over a decade. For the longest time, it was just a pipe dream that would surface when we were drinking craft beer and fantasizing about changing our lives and starting a business. Stop by and enjoy a pint at our amazing patio after your ride.
10% OFF DURING ONTARIO CYCLING WOMEN’S WEEK AT THE MUDDY YORK BREWING CO. | 22 CRANFIELD RD, TORONTO ONTARIO M4B 3H1
Pop out of the Don Valley Biking Trail and head over to Muddy York Brewing to enjoy some refreshment on our newly renovated patio or cozy taproom. Offering 10% off all purchases (taproom pours, cans to go and merchandise) on-site for any cyclists that ride up to the brewery and show us an Ontario Cycling Women’s Week graphic, website or social post May 30th to June 5th.
To re-visit 2022 Ontario Cycling Women’s Week webinars and videos
Webinar – Nicole Visschedyk – KickOff Ontario Cycling Women’s Week
Webinar – Molly Hurford – Women’s Comfort Chat
Webinar – Rachel Summers – Mental Health
Webinar – Anne Guzman – Nutrition
Picture Gallery – Gary Simmons – Milton BMX Ladies Clinic
Picture Gallery – Pedal Power Photography – Dirty Nein KWCA MTB Youth Event
Visit our YouTube Channel: OC YouTube Channel
To re-visit 2021/2020 Ontario Cycling Women’s Week webinars and videos
**Founder’s of Ottawa’s Women’s Cycling Club and WildBettys
**Mental Health for Cyclists
**Women’s Wellness for Cyclists
**Stretching for Female Cyclists
**How to Change a Flat Tire on a Road Bicycle
**General Overview of the Components of a Bicycle
**Inspirational Women in Cycling Panel Discussion
**How to Make Cycling More Comfortable
**Diversity and Inclusion Panel
Visit our YouTube Channel: OC YouTube Channel