Plain Bicycle Tote Pannier

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Handmade with love in West Broadway from found/recycled/up-cycled materials.

Measures 14"x15"x5". Available in a variety of colours (just ask!)

Inspired by and created in collaboration with the Goal 5 Project. Read on for the whole story: 

In 2020 Winnipeg Trails started a unique project - The Goal 5 Bike Project - which was a plan to knock down barriers to cycling for racialised women. About 100 newcomer and Indigenous women benefited from empowerment and training on bicycling and repairs. Over time, the women reported to us that they need more than a bicycle – they needed to carry a load of groceries and other necessities. From this request, the idea of our unique bike pannier was born. Our panniers are made from recycled and locally sourced materials, and manufactured at the Bicycle Garden. These panniers make shopping easier and more convenient, but we aim to create more than a product; tapping into the craft and business skills of Goal5 participants. Our business approach is community-oriented and collaborative and aims at developing micro-revenue streams for newcomer and Indigenous women while supporting the sustainable development of a new social enterprise with far reaching impacts on localised transportation. With every bag purchased, a woman is able to discover and use her powerful craft and business skills. Each pannier sold is an incentive for a bike rider to travel more with their bike and with the comfort of a bag that makes their travel and shopping experiences better.