Events Schedule

Bike Week 2016 is in the books and we had some great activities and events during our week long celebration of riding bikes. We of course want to continue to grow Bike Week in 2017 and offer an even more diverse program if activities to engage Winnippeggers. 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 2016

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

Saturday, June 18 | Sunday, June 19 | Monday, June 20 | Tuesday, June 21 | Wednesday, June 22 | Thursday, June 23 | Friday, June 24 *9th Annual Bike to Work Day

Saturday, June 18

Woodcock King to King no-drop road ride - 9:00 am

Up for a bit more spirited ride. Join this ride from King to King (Kings Park that is) Ride to St Adolphe and back at a 30kilometer per hour pace with some optional lactate inducing lead outs and a few accelerations. Meet at Kings Park at 9am.


Cost free

Manitoba Public Insurance Cycling Champion course - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Increase your knowledge and confidence on the road by attending a free, full-day workshop led by certified CAN-BIKE Instructors. The class includes both classroom and on road experience. More details at or you can email or phone 204-985-8737.

Registration limited to maximum 12 participants so register early.

Cost free

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

Cost free

City Cycling Workshop - 12:30 - 2 pm

Learn strategies to help you become more confident riding your bike on the streets. Bring your bike for this FREE hands-on workshop at the WRENCH, 1057 Logan for more info.

Cost free

Women with Wrenches - 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Get ready for Bike Week with a workshop and group ride for women by women. The workshops will focus on brakes, changing flats and cleaning your bike. Then we’ll head off for a casual group ride . Come on out and enjoy the fun and learning.

South Osborne Bike Hub – 725 Kylemore Avenue

Cost free. Make sure to bring an old shirt with you.

Art City Bike Decorating and Parade - 1:00 pm

Join our friends at Art City Parade to decorate your bike and then take part in a bike parade.

Meet behind Art City at 1:00 pm to decorate your bike. The parade starts at 2:00 pm

Sunday, June 19

No Drop gravel ride - 10 am start

Gravel no-drop ride starting at Gunn Road and the Floodway. This gravel/pavement ride of approximately 36 kms is best suited for mountain. cross, adventure or Hybrid bicycles with 30mm or wider tires. Start time to be confirmed.

Cost free

Blessing of the Bikes - 10:30 a.m.

The first Blessing of the Bicycles was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City in 1999. Last year Winnipeg held its first ever Blessing of the Bikes and Knox United / Central Park (right across from Central Park on Edmonton Street – north of Ellice) has indicated that they want to part of Bike Week again this year. Come and get both yourself and your bike blessed and then head over to The Forks for Community Bike Shop Day.

Blessing of the bikes

This will be a short interfaith-style celebration of riding bicycles, a moment of gratitude, and will include a moment to remember those bicyclists who have died on our roads.


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, Bike Week and the local community bike shops are going to give you the chance to bid on some beautiful bicycles. These bikes have been lovingly restored by the various community bike shops and the profits from the sale of these bikes go directly back to the shops. Help support our fabulous community bike shops and their volunteers and at the same time get yourself a one of a kind fully refurbished bicycle.The bidding starts at 2:00.

If you are not successful at the auction, 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 - 1:00 to 4:00 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

Donations appreciated!

ArtRide: St. James to Downtown - 3:00 pm

Join Bike Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Arts Council on an informative ride and get to know the artwork that punctuates and brightens your city! We’ll start from the tall grass prairie of the Living Prairie Museum, travel through River Heights and Wolseley to Downtown Winnipeg. Along the way we’ll learn about lost_landscape, Agassiz Ice, Table of Contents, Bike Racks on Broadway, and emptyful.

The tour will be approximately 2hrs long. The cost is free but space is limited, so you must register to ride. Register Now!

Monday, June 20

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.

Hot Cycle: Spin Class in Millennium Library Park - 12 -12:45pm

Take part in an outdoor Spin class at Millennium Library Park. Instructors from the YMCA will take you through a typical 45 minute class. Make sure to bring a water bottle. Hosted by the Downtown Biz and the YMCA Winnipeg (Downtown Branch)

Cost: Free

Bike Week Winnipeg outdoor bike repair station ribbon cutting - 1:00 PM

Join us at the entrance to the Millennium Library for our dedication and ribbon cutting for Bike Week Winnipeg’s outdoor bike repair station. Bike Week Winnipeg will be having an outdoor bike repair station installed at the north west corner of the library (Graham and Donald) as our gift to cyclists in Winnipeg. Jenny Gerbasi, the City Councillor for Fort Rouge East Fort Garry will be joining us for the ribbon cutting (actually we will be breaking a bicycle chain using a bicycle chain breaking tool) to dedicate this new installation. The repair station is a made in Manitoba product from Rackworks.

We’ll have some snacks (cookies and Oh Doughnuts) and coffee for after the dedication.

MEC Bike Maintenance 101 - 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Bike Maintenance 101 – 5:30 – 6:30

Join MEC’s qualified Bicycle Mechanics to learn the basics of bike maintenance.  Learn how to diagnose problems and perform basic maintenance, fix a flat tire, and when to bring your bike in for major repairs.

You don’t need to bring your bike, just sign up at the store.

Cost: $10.00

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

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

Cost free

Tuesday, June 21

Pedaling Pals: Adults who bike with toddlers - 930am-1130am

Inviting all moms/dads/grandmas/grandpas/nannies/other who bike with their little ones to join us for a 6.2km group ride from Enderton (Peanut) Park (Harvard and Ruskin Row in River Heights) down Wellington Crescent to Assiniboine Park. Bring your own snacks for picnic and playground time at Assiniboine Park.

Cost: Free
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 your beer.

Register by calling the Biz at (204) 958-4640.

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

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

Cost free

Easy Peasy Family Friendly Bike Path Ride - 6:30 pm departure

Join us at Woodcock Cycle 433 St Marys Rd to explore the AT infrastructure in south Winnipeg. This group ride will utilize our growing AT Network and will be geared to those who want to ride their bike at a more relaxed conversational pace. This will be a fair-weather ride only, so everyone stays dry (we hope). Departure is a 6:30 pm sharp.

The route is 20  to 25 km long an we plan to be back at Woodcock between 7:30 and 8:00 pm. 20 to 25 kms sound like too much. No problem you can ride as far as you feel comfortable and then head back.

This is a no pressure, no-drop ride suited to those who wish to get more comfortable riding, want to  gradually increase their distance, or just want to ride with others in a casual setting. This ride is suitable for almost all types of bikes and riders.

For more info visit

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 22

Group Ride to St Norbert's Farmers Market - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Join the University of Manitoba Office of Sustainability on a ride from the U of M to the St Norbert Farmers Market. The ride is approximately 6.6 kilometers and should take around 20 to 25 minutes.

Meet at the main entrance of the university before 11:30 am and join the ride.

Bike Yoga in the Park - 12 noon-12:45pm, Millennium Library Park

Enjoy an outdoor yoga classes specifically designed to cater to the needs of those of us that ride bikes. The class will be taught by Diane a YMCA instructor and avid cyclist. Please bring your own mat. The event is hosted by Downtown Biz and YMCA Winnipeg (Downtown Branch)

Cost: Free

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 include Little Sister Coffee Maker, Café 22, East India Company, Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, and The Planit. The tour is hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg Biz. Register for the tour at

The Downtown Winnipeg Biz has other Moveable Feasts throughout the summer and fall.

Cost: $40.00


Velodonnas Bike Week Mountain Bike Ride - 6:30
The Velodonnas, the first and only female cycling club in Winnipeg, is hosting a Bike Week Mountain Bike Ride from Kildonan Park to Rivergrove trails (knobby tires required as mix of pavement, gravel path, woodchip path, grass, and some optional dirt/singletrack if dry enough). The ride is about 15km loop and includes river views, old growth forest, and historic McBeth house. Helmets required.
The ride departs from the Pavilion Parking Lot at Kildonan Park at 6:30 pm. 
For more information contact the ride leader Karen T at
For more information about the Velodonnas visit



Winnipeg Cycling Club Bike Week Ride - 7:00 pm

Come out and join the Winnipeg Cycling Club for a 30 km group ride through city streets of Winnipeg.

Meet in the Stella’s parking lot at Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain on Provencher for a 30 km ride through city streets.  The ride starts at 7 pm, however please be there 10-15 minutes before the ride so that we can make sure everyone is organized and ready to ride. All types of bikes are suitable and the pace will be 18-22 km/h.

If you are not a member of the Winnipeg Cycling Club, you must email Karen at to register for the ride.

For the ride please ensure that your bike is in good repair, that you dress appropriately for the weather and that you have water in case it is hot out.

We obey all traffic rules and certified bike helmets are mandatory.

Cost free



Recumbant Bike Show and Shine - 7:00 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. 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 group ride afterwards that I am sure you can tag along on, if you can keep up.

Cost free



Thursday, June 23

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

Pop-up Engagement Event: Garry St & McDermot Ave protected bike lanes 4 - 6 pm

Drop in to the Forks (South Atrium) to see the preferred design option and provide your feedback on the a two-way protected bike lane on Garry Street and a two-way protected bike lane on McDermot Avenue.



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

Cost Free

Thursday No-Drop Ride to Grande Point - 6 - 9 pm

Join us at Woodcock Cycle 433 St Marys Rd for a no-drop ride (we leave no one behind) as we limit our speed to 25kph from Woodcock Cycle to Grande Pointe. Once we get there you can take a few laps at your own pace and then we’ll group up again for the ride back to Woodcock. We leave the shop at 6:00 pm sharp.

For more info visit


2016 Bicycle Infrastructure Tour - 6:30 pm

Join Bike Winnipeg and Active Transportation Planner Erik Dickson on our 2016 Infrastructure Tour. We’ll ride along and explain a sampling of Winnipeg’s cycling infrastructure that’s sprouted up over the past few years. Learn how and why some of our city’s cycling infrastructure has been developed, where gaps remain, and get an experts view on what we might see in future years.

We’ll start from the Forks (meet under the canopy where the ice rink is in winter). The ride should be approximately 2 hours long. The cost is free but space is limited so you need to register to ride. Register Now!


MEC Group Ride (Intermediate/advanced) - 6:30 pm

Join MEC for a Group Ride for anyone who likes to ride on the open road. This ride is 1.5-2 hours and is a faster paced group ride geared towards intermediate to advanced riders who are comfortable riding on the road and in groups. No registration required, just drop in and ride! Open to all cyclists, road bikes encouraged. No-drop ride = No rider left behind

Meet at MEC at 6:30 pm. Cost free.



Olympia Cycle Bike Clinic: Roadside/Trailside Repair - 7:30 pm

Join our friends and sponsor Olympia Cycle (Portage) for a Thursday Night Clinic on how to do simple road and trail side repairs with a handful of simple, portable tools. Keep it rolling and avoid walking with tips from Olympia Cycle’s tech team

No cost.  Just show up early for a good seat.





Friday, June 24

9th Annual Bike to Work Day

All Winnipeggers are invited to get on their bikes and ride to work! Enjoy free refreshments and comradery at over 60 pit stops 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 annual celebration BBQ.

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 Half Pints Bikes & BBQ Party.

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 our 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 2016 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

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

Visit Bike Week Winnipeg & Manitoba Public Insurance 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.

Bikes Week Winnipeg BBQ Party – 4:00 to 7 pm

Come out and enjoy free food (for the first 300 people) and purchase a pint of a new special brew just for Bike Week from our sponsor Half Pints, Bikey McBikeface Grapefruit Lager.

We are making some big changes to our annual BBQ event. First one is that we will be hosting our BBQ at the University of Winnipeg. The Forks has been a fantastic venue for several years but all things must change. If you want a little more detail of the location and a map that shows you the bike routes to get there, we have one here.

We are also changing the format of the event a  little in that it will be a bit more free flowing.  Instead of everyone’s attention being solely on the live entertainment, we are going to instead have different areas and activities that people can go to. We’ll have music, but this year it will be a DJ and so you can listen or dance in the grass or just let it be background music as you check out other things. We’ll have displays by various bike related groups, trials riding demonstrations, Kids of Mud demos, a beer garden with Bikey McBikeface Grapefruit Lager (provided by Half Pints) and a kids area with entertainment, bike decorating, and other activities.

There will be as always free bike parking by Bike Valet Winnipeg so ride down, check your bike in and enjoy the fun.

Trials riding demonstration at the BBQ

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 BBQ

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.

Friday No-Drop Destination Ride - 6 - 9 pm

Come early to the BBQ and then head over Woodcock Cycle 433 St Marys Rd for a no-drop ride (we leave no one behind). We limit our speed to 25kph as we head out to Grande Pointe or possibly another destination. The ride leaves the shop at 6:00 pm sharp.

Sunday, June 26

Explore the Parks & Trails of South St. Vital - 8:00 am

Join Bike Winnipeg and Denis De Pape of Save Our Seine on a leisurely bike ride through South St. Vital’s finest natural settings and most enjoyable trails. This 20 km ride will take you through and along the magical Bois-des-Esprits, Louis Riel Sr. Trail, Bishop Grandin Greenway, St. Vital Park, Henteleff Park and South St. Vital Trail.

We’ll meet at Henteleff Park Parking Lot (just south of The Waterfront, 1960 St. Mary’s Road). The ride will be approximately 2 hours long and space is limited so you need to register to ride. Register Now!