FAQs - Membership

Is there a minimum age requirement to join the WCC?
Yes. Club policy requires a minimum of 18 years of age to join the Winnipeg Cycling Club.

Do I need to be a WCC Member to ride with the Club?
Yes. Participants on WCC rides must be current members of the Winnipeg Cycling Club (WCC), and must also have a valid Manitoba Cycling Association (MCA) Licence.

I’m interested but not sure if the Club is right for me. Can I try a ride first?
Yes. The WCC offers at least one Try-Out ride each year. This event is published on the Club website homepage and through local media outlets. Pre-registration is required.

Are female cyclists active in the WCC?
Yes they are. Our Membership averages 50% female each year, and women are active volunteers in all aspects of the Club, from committee work to Ride Leaders to the Executive. Female cyclists ride regularly on WCC rides.

I’m a woman and I’m not sure if WCC is right for me. Are there female Members I can contact before signing up?
Yes there are. You can contact female Members of the Executive who would be pleased to answer any questions you may have. See Contacts for information. If you become a Member, you will discover that the WCC is a friendly group. New Members are encouraged to discuss any concerns with other Members to gain a better understanding.

How much does it cost to join the Club?
Our Membership Fee is $25, the lowest Club fee in Winnipeg. We are a non-profit organization run by volunteers; our fees cover administration, meetings and social activities. In addition to your WCC Membership, an MCA [Manitoba Cycling Association] Licence is also mandatory.

Why do I need an MCA General Licence?
Your MCA Licence allows the WCC to provide insurance coverage on sanctioned rides. Online registration for both MCA & WCC is available; go to the Register Now tab under Membership. 

What is the age range of Club members?
Our largest age group is baby boomers, but we also have a good balance of enthusiastic younger riders and experienced senior riders. However, age is not a reliable indicator of cycling ability; fitness level is the key. In the WCC, our season builds from the Spring through the Fall, with some rides becoming longer and/or more challenging as the season progresses.

What is the WCC policy on Membership refunds?
The WCC does not provide refunds on Winnipeg Cycling Club Membership fees. Questions on MCA refunds should be directed to Manitoba Cycling Association.