Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall 2010 Hours

Sanctoral Cycle is always open for members to do their own work. But mechanics will be on duty to help you during the following times:

Tuesday, 10am - 12 noon
Wednesday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Thursday, 10am - 12 noon
Thursday evening, 6-8 pm
Friday afternoon, 2 – 4 pm

Thursday, March 06, 2008

GO GREEN Workshop and Gearswap

an environmentally friendly transportation event
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008, from 1230 til 330, in the chapel,
COME buy gear, sell gear, trade gear...
(by gear we mean: bicycles, bike parts, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters...)
so bring your gear.
there will also be information booths, featuring:
Resource Conservation Manitoba
Olympia Cycle
Bike to the Future
and CMU's very own Bike Co-op
Also featuring a guest speaker, Anne Vernez Moudon,
a professor of urban design and planning,
who will speaking of planning cities with an emphasis
on being bicycle friendly
there will be door prizes
and free refreshments

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Our winter riding challenge has come to an end;
here are the results...
The 3 weekly winners were: Ashley Cole, Joshua Paetkau, and Jonathan Dyck
and our grand prize winner was: Corinne Klassen
Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations to our winners!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


All January long will be winter cycling month at CMU...and just what does that mean? Well, every minute you spend outside cycling earns you a point, and the colder the day is-the more points you earn as well...and after the contest wraps up there will be an awesome grand prize to the cyclist with the most points...there will also be weekly prizes that anyone who cycles at least once is eligable to win, and there will be some fun activities where attending them earns you....(you guessed it,) points!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Come and get motivated to be a winter cyclist, or if you already are one, come share your stories of how you have brave the Manitoba winter...be inspired in addition to learning practical tips...this MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, in the BLAUROCK, at 4 pm...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.
-Ann Strong, Minneapolis Tribune, 1895

Open House and Bikes for Sale

So about two weeks ago we had a bike openhouse in the blaurock, a good amount of bikes were sold, delicious muffins and cookies were digested, and prizes were awarded Jeff Wiehler who won a bike pump, both Jess Rempel and Suzanne Braun won two waterbottles and a travelling mug, and Kelsea McLean won a bag...so belated congratulations to you.

JUST SO EVERYONE KNOWS...there are still more bikes for sale, some that are ready to ride for only $50, and ones that you can do some of your own work on for even less...so come check us out some time, because a bike is an incredibly valuable thing to have.

Winning the Campus Commuter Challenge...

Darren Grunau of Abbotsford, B.C., Jacqueline Neufeld of Howden, Man., Delaney Barber of Winnipeg and Chris Huebner, Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics, pose with Stephanie Fulford of Resource Conservation Manitoba during a celebration marking CMU's winning the Manitoba Campus Commuter Challenge.
Their commitment was confirmed in September, when CMU placed first among Manitoba universities and colleges in Resource Conservation Manitoba’s Campus Commuter Challenge. It was the second time this year that the university placed first in challenges aimed at encouraging sustainable commuting.

CMU Wins Second Campus Commuter Challenge
University Walks The Talk On Sustainable Commuting

When it comes to preserving the environment, staff and students at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) walk the talk—and ride bikes, carpool and take the bus, too.

CMU’s participation rate during the September 17-21 challenge was 20.2 percent. Winnipeg’s William and Catherine Booth College, a Salvation Army school, placed second with a rate of 15.48 percent.

CMU’s achievement was recognized by Resource Conservation Manitoba at a celebration on October 3. “Congratulations to CMU,” said by Stephanie Fulford, who directs the Campus Commuter Challenge. “You’re definitely showing your green stripes.”

CMU’s effort was spearheaded by Sanctoral Cycle, a student-run bike co-op that encourages students and staff to use bikes to commute to school. “We were excited to win,” says Jacqueline Neufeld, a co-op organizer who cycles about 70 kilometres round-trip to CMU each day from her home in Howden, Man., just south of the city.

This is the second time that CMU has won the provincial Campus Challenge. It also won in 2005.

Other participating schools were the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Brandon University, Red River College and Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface.

In June CMU also placed first in a national campus challenge sponsored by Go for Green, a program that aims to increase the awareness of the benefits of sustainable commuting.

During that challenge, which occurred June 3-9 when there were no students on campus, 34 percent of CMU employees participated by walking, cycling, taking the bus or carpooling to work.

According to Go for Green National Program Coordinator Carolyn Bourque, CMU “achieved the highest percentage of participation among all participating post-secondary institutions in Canada.”

For the results of the Resource Conservation Manitoba Campus Commuter Challenge go to their site. For results from the Go For Green National Commuter Challenge go to Go For Green.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Sanctoral Cycle

Welcome to Sanctoral Cycle, a bike shop and resource hub for all your cycling needs at CMU. This is the place to look for information, announcements, and other bike-related propoganda.

$10 for students; $20 for faculty/staff/alumni; lifetime memberships $50.
Memberships are available in the Blaurock Café.

Member benefits:
Free access to tools and workspace; in the North Campus basement (accessible from north stairwell and outside doors below the music wing)
Affordable shop rates
Access to parts and accessories (lube, tubes, chains, cables, etc.)
Access to a collection of used frames and components
Education through bike maintenance workshops
15% discount at Olympia Cycle and Ski (Portage Ave.)

Shop rates:
do your own work - free
assisted by a mechanic - $10 per hour
mechanic does all the work - $20 per hour

Shop Location:
through the Blaurock, right at the music wing, down the stairwell, we're the first door on your left once when you're in the basement...

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Thursday, after lunch

email: sanctoralcycleATgmailDOTcom