Events Schedule

We have big plans for Bike Week 2017 and hopes for even more activities than last year. The planning for this year’s program is only just getting started but we already have a few new events to go along with our annual events like Community Bike Shop Day, Monday’s Bike thru Breakfast and of course Bike to Work Day on Friday.

To continue to grow the great activities and events during our week long celebration of riding bikes we need other groups and organizations to host their own Bike Week event. We have lots of ideas if you need help, just ask. If you or your organization are interested in hosting and event or bike related activity in 2017 check this link for more details.

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Event Schedule 2017

Click on any of the days below to jump to that day’s events.

Saturday, June 17 | Sunday, June 18 | Monday, June 19 | Tuesday, June 20 | Wednesday, June 21 | Thursday, June 22 | Friday, June 23 *10th Annual Bike to Work Day

Saturday, June 17

Orioles Bike Cage Open Shop - 10 am to 2 pm

Drop by Orioles Bike Cage to get some help, some repair advice, or use the shared tools. Volunteers will be on had to help you if you need.

Orioles (Valour) Community Centre – 444 Burnell St. For more info see www.bikecage.ca

Cost free

Recumbent Bicycle Show and Shine - 3 pm

Always wanted to see some of those cool recumbent bikes up close? Head down to the Forks canopy for a show and shine of a wide variety of recumbent bikes and trikes by the Manitoba Recumbent Cyclists. If you’ve always had an interest in recumbents and want to check out many of the options, this is your chance. Talk to the owners and learn all about their special machines.

There will be a short group ride afterwards that you are sure to want to tag along and see these bikes in action. You don’t need to have a recumbent, just be willing to ride at a leisurely pace.

Cost free

Sunday, June 18

Manitoba Recumbent Cyclists Poker Rally - Starts at 11 am
Starting at the Canopy – This is a casual no drop ride as you wind your way through the city picking up cards at various checkpoints. There will be prizes for the best hand. You don’t need to have a recumbent to ride along but its an opportunity to see these bikes in action.
Community Bike Shop Day - 12 - 4 pm

This is will be the 2nd annual Community Bike Shop Day at The Forks. A great chance to get that bike ready as we head into what will be a very busy Bike Week. The Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub (The W.R.E.N.C.H.) will be on hand along with South Osborne Bike Hub, Orioles Bike Cage and The Bike Dump to help you tune up and be ready to ride to all the great events planned throughout the week.

If you missed out on the City of Winnipeg Bike Auction this year and are still looking for a great refurbished bike, The WRENCH will also have some refurbished adult bikes for sale.

Finally we are planning to have our very popular reverse tie-dye station between 1:00-3:00 pm where we will show you how to imprint bike gears onto an article of clothing. You can purchase a Bike Week t-shirt for $10 to create your own design or you can just bring another shirt with you from home. Either way it is a chance to create your own one of a kind bike shirt.

If you want more information on community bike shops check out this link.

Time: 12 noon to 4 pm under the canopy

 

 

Bike Dump Open Shop (1 - 4 pm)

Drop in to the Bike Dump to fix their bike with the help of Bike Dump volunteers. Open to everyone.

631 Main St (rear entrance on SE corner of building). For more info go to www.bike-dump.ca

Donations appreciated!

Monday, June 19

Bike Week Kick-off Bike-Thru Breakfast – 6:30 to 9:00 am

Bike Thru Breakfast – 6:30 to 9:00 am Come join Bike Week Winnipeg and our community partners for our 1st ever “Bike Thru Breakfast.” Stop by any of at any of the following locations, grab a snack on your way to work and find out all about the great activities planned for the rest of the week. We’ll have a bike mechanic at each of the 4 locations to give your bike a quick check over and make minor adjustments as needed.

  • Downtown Winnipeg Biz – in McFayden Park on Assiniboine Avenue between Edmonton and Carleton
  • Exchange Biz – in Old Market Square
  • Misericordia Health Centre and West Broadway BIZ – on Wolseley between Maryland and Sherbrook in front of the Misericordia Health Centre
  • Downtown Winnipeg Biz and CBC Radio – University of Winnipeg – On the south west corner of the campus along Portage. Alter Ego will be there to provide you with some bike maintenance and advise.

Want a little more detail of the locations and a map that shows you the bike routes to get there, we have one here.

South Osborne Bike Hub Open Shop - 6 - 8:30 pm

Drop by the Bike Hub for all your basic bike repair needs. Volunteers will be on hand to help you.

725 Kylemore Ave.  Lord Roberts Community Centre (in outbuilding just South of Community Centre) For more info see www.sobikehub.ca

Cost Free

Bike Dump Open Shop (Women/Queer folk only) 6-9 pm

Come and fix your bike at the Bike Dump with help from their volunteers.

These open shop hours are for Women and Queer folk. If you feel uncomfortable coming during regular Bike Dump times this is your time.

631 Main St (rear entrance on SE corner of building). For more information see http://bike-dump.ca/women-and-queer-night/

Cost free

Tuesday, June 20

Birds Hill, Biking and Beer - 4:30 pm starting at Air Canada Park

Ride a variety of different city bike routes from downtown to Birds Hill Park with the Executive Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Stefano Grande. Head back for a cold beer at one of downtown’s outdoor patios. You can ride the whole approximately 50km route or shorten your ride and meet us back at the patio for a cold beer. Cost Free but bring a little cash to buy yourself a  beer.

Registration for this ride will be available through the Downtown Winnipeg Biz in May. .

Bike Dump Open Shop - 6 - 9 pm

Drop in to the Bike Dump to fix their bike with the help of Bike Dump volunteers. Open to everyone.

631 Main St (rear entrance on SE corner of building). For more info go to www.bike-dump.ca

Donations appreciated!

Orioles Bike Cage Open Shop - 6 to 9 pm

Drop by Orioles Bike Cage to get some help, some repair advice, or use the shared tools. Volunteers will be on hand to help you if you need.

Orioles (Valour) Community Centre – 444 Burnell St. For more info see www.bikecage.ca

Cost free

Bicycling tips and a family fun ride in Assiniboine Park - 7:00 pm

Come join our Bike Week Project Manager, long time bike commuter and certified CAN-Bike Instructor for some safe riding tips for families and a group ride around Assiniboine Park. Learn some of the keys to navigating the streets and trails of Winnipeg and some of the things you can teach your children to help them ride safely. We’ll then take a leisurely ride around the park with a few stops to chat and ask questions.

Meet at the south end of the bridge leading to Portage Avenue (See map below) at 7;00 pm. When the ride is done it is only a short ride across the bridge for treats at Sargent Sunday.

Hope to see you there! We’ll have a few bike decorations should you or your children want to “Pimp your ride.”

Please note that this is not a learn to ride event and children should be able to ride a bike comfortably. Training wheels and push bikes welcome!

Map for Assiniboine park ride

 

Wednesday, June 21

Moveable Feast – Ride, sample different food and enjoy the gorgeous views – 5:30 to 10 pm

Take in the gorgeous views of some of downtown’s most iconic buildings, architecture and places on your bike while enjoying great eats from five different restaurants. Participating restaurants will be confirmed later on but it is always a great time with great food.  The tour is hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg Biz. Registration will be available in the early spring. at https://downtownwinnipegtours.com/tours/moveable-feast/. Keep checking with us of the Downtown Biz.

The Downtown Winnipeg Biz has other Moveable Feasts throughout the summer and fall so if you miss this one there is always another opportunity.

Cost: $40.00

 

Manitoba Recumbent Cyclists casual night ride - Starting at 8 pm
Come join the Manitoba Recumbent Cyclists as they take an evening (no drop) ride around the city. Don’t forget your lights so that you can light up the city with this group. You don’t need to have a recumbent, just be willing to ride at a leisurely pace.

Cost free

 

 

Thursday, June 22

The WRENCH Open Shop - noon to 5:30 pm

Drop in to the Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub (WRENCH) to fix their bike or maybe even start building a bike with the assistance of WRENCH staff and volunteers. Everyone is welcome to participate. To ensure that money is not a barrier to accessing services, bicycles & parts are offered by suggested donation or in exchange for volunteer time. For more details see www.thewrench.ca

South Osborne Bike Hub Open Shop - 6 - 8:30 pm

Drop by the Bike Hub for all your basic bike repair needs. Volunteers will be on hand to help you.

725 Kylemore Ave.  Lord Roberts Community Centre (in outbuilding just South of Community Centre) For more info see www.sobikehub.ca

Cost Free

Friday, June 23

10th Annual Bike to Work Day

It’s our 10th anniversary for Bike to Work Day and we want to make this special. All Winnipeggers are invited to get on their bikes and ride to work! Enjoy free refreshments and comradery at the many pit stops (see last year’s map) across the city as you ride to work. Stop in at the the U of W for the all day pit-stop for snacks, information, and bike repairs by our friends from the WRENCH. Then come back to the U of W at the end of the day for our celebration picnic on the front lawn. Bring your blanket and enjoy entertainment, music and lets of fun for all ages.

Ride and Go Seek - Visiting Pit-Stops 6:30 - 9 am

As you travel on your way to work, RIDE AND GO SEEK: collect signatures at all the pit stops you visit. If you make it to eight stops you will automatically be entered to win a one of a kind, custom designed helmet at the Celebration Picnic on the front lawn of the U of W.

All you have to do is print this form and check out our map of over 50 pit-stops to get started. When you arrive at a pit stop just ask the hosts to sign your form.

 

Pit Stops - 6:30-9:00 AM

Stop in at any of the over 60 pit-stops around the city and enjoy the company of other people on their bike ride to work. Hosted by a variety of different organizations and communities these pit-stops offer a variety of food, drink,  prizes. We’ll have people at most pit-stops ready pump up those tires or add a little lubrication to your chain and in some cases minor bike tune-ups as well.

Check out last year’s interactive map of pit-stop locations.

 

Group Ride – 6:45 am start at Assiniboine Park but you can join us along the way too

Join in a group ride that starts at Assiniboine Park and ends at the Forks. Saddle up with other riders on your way to work. We’ll be stopping at a few pit stops along the way so you can also join in at point along the route.

We would like riders to be dressed appropriately so the first 25 riders to get there will be given a Bike Week Winnipeg 2017 t-shirt.

This is a casual ride at a casual pace and great for anyone. Feel free to jump on board at any point along the ride and remember, Bike Week is for everyone!

Schedule (subject to change so check before you ride)

Meet between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m. Assiniboine Park Footbridge (south side) CAA Pit-Stop

Departure 6:45 sharp

7:10 a.m. Misercordia Health Centre Pit Stop – Wolseley and Sherbrook

7:20 a.m. Departure

7:30 a.m. Pit-stop at the Legislature (SW corner of the grounds)

7:40 Depart Legislature Pit-Stop

7:50 a.m. Bonnycastle Park

8:00 a.m. Depart Bonnycastle Park

8:10 a.m. The Forks – City TV Pit-Stop

All Day Pit Stop - 9:00-2:00 PM at the U of W

Visit Bike Week Winnipeg at the University of Winnipeg for a cinnamon bun and a high five. We’ll be around all day and are joined by The Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub (WRENCH) who will gladly offer to tune up your bike and offer advice of items that may require further servicing.

Bike Week Winnipeg Celebration Picnic – 4:00 to 7 pm

Bring your blanket and enjoy a Boon Burger while enjoying the entertainment that we have planned for our celebration picnic on the front lawn of the University of Winnipeg. You can also purchase a pint of Bikey McBikeface Grapefruit Lager, a special brew just for Bike Week by our sponsor Half Pints.

We will again have a variety of things happening around the site. As always we will have live music powered by Bike Week Winnipeg’s bike powered concert system. We will also have other live entertainment including Kids of Mud demonstrations and the always popular bicycle trials riders showing off their skills. Again this year we want to make this event family friendly so there will also be a kids area with entertainment, bike decorating, face painting and more.

Wander around, check out the different demonstrations and displays by various bike related groups or just sit down on the grass and enjoy the food and entertainment.

Bike Valet Winnipeg will be on site to park your ride and keep it safe while you enjoy the fun.

Trials Riding Demonstration at the Celebration Picnic

Come watch some expert riding in between musical sets. Watch Adrian and Liam as they jump, twist and turn over, around and from one ramp to another. We may even have an appearance of a “trials uni cyclist.” This is truly an engaging demonstration of riding skills and one that the whole family can enjoy.

Kid's of Mud Demonstration at the Celbration Picnic

Watch the Flaming Cheetas Kids of Mud Club do a demonstration of their riding skills. This club started in 2013 and  teaches kids mountain bike and commuting skills as they ride on the streets to many of their events. They participate in sanctioned mountain bike races and do presentations at schools in Winnipeg.