UWSA Bike Lab

UWSA Bike Lab
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association
Bulman Student Centre
515 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 2E9
Phone: (204) 786-9992


We are happy to announce the UWSA Bike Lab will be open on Nov. 7 with regular programming.

Monday: Open Shop: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Open Shop hours are for everyone and anyone to drop-in.

Monday: Volunteer Hours 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open Shop hours for volunteers. People needing minor repairs can stop-by.

Tuesday: FAB Lab 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
*FAB Lab is dedicated open shop hours for women, trans and non-binary people.

Wednesday: Bike Builds: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Open for students and volunteers who are working on building a bike through the UWSA Bike Lab.

*The UWSA Bike Lab will be closed during Reading Week (Feb. 20 – 24)

What is the UWSA Bike Lab?

Established in 2011, the UWSA Bike Lab is the central hub for cyclers in Winnipeg’s downtown core. It’s an easily accessible on-campus maintenance pit-stop for students and community members. The lab hosts workshops for all skill levels and it is also open during the week for cyclists to drop-by and work on their bikes.

The UWSA Bike Lab is committed to community engagement and being a welcoming and safe neighbourhood meeting place and learning space. Community outreach programs, including cycling repair, build-a-bike and cycling safety workshops will be running over the spring and summer as well as regular community access hours during our drop-in sessions.

History of the UWSA Bike Lab

Are you an advocate for riding in the winter? Have you checked out the UWSA Ice Riders? Read more about them here.


The Mechanics Training Workshop is on Mondays from 10 to noon. The workshops are broken down by part of the bike. We encourage people to come to all of them, but understand if you can’t make some of them because of other commitments. No mechanical skill or special bike knowledge is necessary. Everyone welcome, accessible space.

January 16: Brakes

January 23: Wheels/Tires

January 30: Bottom Brackets

February 6: Hubs

February 13: Headsets

(No workshop Reading week)

February 27: Rear Derailleur

March 6: Front Derailleur

March 13: Open workshop, you are welcome to drop by and work on skills from previous workshops or catch up on workshops you missed

March 20: Open workshop, you are welcome to drop by and work on skills from previous workshops or catch up on workshops you missed


We’re looking for your feedback! Fill out our survey here!

Do you want to get involved in the UWSA Bike Lab? 

Why not become a volunteer? You can volunteer here.
We would also love to hear your feedback. Fill out our survey here!


Meet Our Team:

Robin Bryan, General Coordinator
Email: bikelabcoordinator@theuwsa.ca

David Dorning, Programming Coordinator
Email: bikelabprogramming@theuwsa.ca

Sam Dyck, Volunteer Coordinator
Email: bikelabvolunteers@theuwsa.ca

Tiffani Sawatzky, Social Sustainability Coordinator
Email: sustainability@theuwsa.ca
Phone: (204) 786-9992


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