WHO WE ARE
The Pedal Wenches are Saskatoon's first and only women's-only club with a focus on fun and fitness. We welcome riders with all levels of road cycling experience. There will be minimal instruction and all riders are expected to be self-sufficient. Our 'no-drop' philosophy makes it a fun and safe way to get out on the road with other women each week.
There is a $20 club fee to join club rides - this does not include a jersey. Pedal Wenches jerseys (new or old) are needed to ride but are purchased separately. All riders must have a valid SCA membership and must present their card before each ride. See link at the bottom of the page to register with SCA.
HOW WE RIDE
We ride out from the alley entrance of the Bike Doctor (623 Main Street) every Thursday evening, departing at 6:00 PM sharp. Whether you're a speedy rider or a social rider, we try our best to ensure all Pedal Wenches have a place in the crew!
Rides are 60-100 minutes long (weather and daylight dependent). Every ride has a Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Beginner groups will be coached and are a great fit for novice cyclists and those who are new to group riding. Intermediate and advanced will be peer-lead.
The length of the ride will be decided prior to departure. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to ensure your bike is riding-ready and you have chosen a suitable group to ride with. All rides start and end at Bike Doctor and riders continue to D'Lish cafe for post-ride drinks and snacks.
We have a no-drop philosophy - this means no woman left behind, regardless of the cause! We want every rider to feel safe and supported on their ride.
WHAT YOU NEED
To join the crew on our weekly rides, every Pedal Wench must have:
A road, hybrid or gravel bike
A valid SCA membership
A good-fitting, safe helmet
A tire changing kit - including tube, tire lever, and pump or CO2. We are hosting free tire changing clinics after selected rides.
Some road riding experience and self-sufficiency on the road
A Pedal Wench jersey - new or old, it's up to you! The newest Pedal Wench jerseys can be purchased at the Bike Doctor or online with your SCA registration.
WHAT YOU GET
Being a Pedal Wench has perks! Every Pedal Wench member will enjoy:
NEW for 2019: Coaches for new and novice rider groups
Handsome Brad - our Bike Doctor mechanic - to get your bike ready before your ride
Free post-ride tire change clinics
10% off all parts and accessories
5% off all bikes
20% off all parts, accessories, and clothing at the Exclusive Pedal Wenches kick-off night (see Events for more info)
To get members comfortable with peer-leading or group cycling etiquette, we are offering optional clinics prior to the start of the season. These are free for members. See Events for more clinic information.