Events Schedule

We have big plans for Bike Week 2017 including of course the 10th anniversary of Bike to Work Day. We have some great new events and some of our favorite annual events for Winnipeggers to enjoy.

We want to continue to grow this event and the great activities during our week long celebration of riding bikes, so we need others to host their own Bike Week events. 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.

If you want to keep up with all the happenings of Bike Week, sign up for our e-newsletter.

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

Tuesday, June 13

Pit-Stop meeting and materials pick-up - 4 - 7 pm

Stop by the Atrium at the Forks to pick up all your stuff for your pit-stop on Bike to Work Day. We’ll be there to answer your questions and make sure that you have what you need for June 23rd.

Friday, June 16

Annual Suit and Heels and Wheels Ride - 10:00 am

Meet at the Forks under the Canopy for the 3rd annual Suit and Heels on Wheels ride to our Bike Week media launch at City Hall. Dress in your best and lets show Winnipeg just how good we look riding our bikes. We will be joined by Lloyd the Intern from our media sponsor 103.1 Virgin Radio who will also act as our emcee for the launch at City Hall

The ride leaves promptly at 10:00 am so please meet up at the Forks by no later than 9:45 so that we can get everyone organized and ready to ride.

Remember that helmets are not a requirement for this ride.

Bike Week 2017 Media Launch - 10:30 am

Come join us for the official launch of Bike Week 2017 at City Hall. Mayor Brian Bowman will kick things off his greetings and support from The City of Winnipeg. Find out details about what we have planned for the 4th annual Bike Week.

If you can please bring your bike and lets show Winnipeg why riding bikes is important to all of us.

There will refreshment served after the launch.

Saturday, June 17

Manitoba Public Insurance Cycling Champions Course - 9 am

Do you want to increase your knowledge and confidence riding your bike. Manitoba Public Insurance is offering a Cycling Champions course during Bike Week that is open to everyone. This course is a free free, full-day workshop led by a qualified cycling instructor. You will spend approximately four hours in the classroom and four hours on the road getting some hands-on experience.

After taking this course you can also help to educate other about cycling safety. MPI will provide you with a ready-made presentation kit that has everything you need to deliver cycling presentations.

Learn about proper bike fit, safety equipment, some important skills that every rider should know, the knowledge to ride safely in traffic and how to use some of the bike specific infrastructure out there.

The course is limited to 12 participants so register early and don’t miss out on this opportunity.

To register email roadsafety@mpi.mb.ca or you can call MPI at 204-985-8737 or 1-866-767-7640 (toll-free outside Winnipeg).

More info at https://www.mpi.mb.ca/en/Rd-Safety/Cycling/Pages/champions.aspx

 

Ride the Red Historic Bike Tour - 10 am

Eric Napier Strong of Seven Oaks House Museum is our guide for the Ride the Red Historic Bike Tour, sharing Winnipeg’s early history as we follow one of the city’s most scenic rides along the Red River. The tour will help you better understand

  • Early European (French/Scottish/English) settlement
  • Indigenous/settle/Metis cultural exchanges and interactions
  • The importance of the Red River and the effects of the of flooding (particularly 1825 & 1852) on early historic sites
  • Fur trade associated political struggles and the Pemmican War waged between the North-West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company
  • The political birth of Manitoba
  • The evolution of Red River style architecture/construction

The cost of the ride is a @20 donations that goes towards Bike Winnipeg’s advocacy efforts.

Register Now!

Date and time::10 am, Saturday, June 17th

Riding Time: 2 Hours

Meeting Place: In front of Le Musée de Saint-Boniface  – 494 Tache Ave

Cost: $20  (space is limited, you must register to ride)

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

Lord Roberts Community Centre Bike Rodeo - 12 to 3 pm

Come decorate your bike or make it roadworthy with help from the South Osborne Bike Hub (SOBH). SOBH will also be checking bikes for size, making seat adjustments, and pumping up tires. Manitoba Public Insurance will be there to set up an obstacle course to test your riding skills and the Winnipeg Police will be there teach kids all about the rules of the road.

We are also planning silly races, helmet decorating and prizes for all kinds of fun activities.

Everyone is welcome and its free! Just come to Lord Roberts CC, 725 Kylemore and join the fun.

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

Ride the Parks & Trails of South St. Vital - 8 am

Join Bike Winnipeg director Denis De Pape 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.

Register Now!

Date and time: 8 am, Sunday, June 18th
Duration: about 1 hour and 45 minutes, expected finish around 10 am.
Meeting place: Henteleff Park Parking Lot (just south of The Waterfront, 1960 St. Mary’s Road)

Cost: Free (space is limited, you must register to ride)

 

 

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. Our first Blessing of the Bikes in 2015 had more participants than the first one in NYC. Their event has since grown steadily and now has hundreds of people attending. We would like to see our Blessing of the Bikes grow as well.

Come out and get yourself and your bike blessed in this unique interfaith, non  sectarian service at Knox United / Central Park (right across from Central Park on Edmonton Street – north of Ellice). After the blessing you head over to The Forks for Community Bike Shop Day where you can get any of those minor bike issues attended to but mechanics from some of Winnipeg’s community bike shops.

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 3rd 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, The U of W Bike Lab and La Coop Velo Citi 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 at their Forks location by the rail cars.

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 annual “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
  • West Broadway BIZ – on Wolseley between Maryland and Sherbrook in front of the Misericordia Health Centre
  • Bike Week Winnipeg and the Downtown Winnipeg Biz – University of Winnipeg – On the south west corner of the campus along Portage.

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

.

UMCycle Fix a Flat Workshop - 12:30 -1:30 pm

Come learn the tips and tricks to fixing a flat tire. Everyone is welcome.

In front of the Bike Kiosk – near the East Entrance to the Extended Education Building at the U of M

 

.

UWSA Bike Lab Open Shop - 1 - 5:00 pm

Drop by the UWSA Bike Lab at the University of Winnipeg for some advise or basic bike repair needs. Volunteers will be on hand to help you.

For more info see http://theuwsa.ca/uwsa-bike-lab/

 

MEC Winnipeg Bike Maintenance 101 - 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Join MEC’s qualified Bicycle Mechanics to learn the basics of bike maintenance. You’ll learn about the parts of the bike and how they function, how to diagnose problems, perform basic maintenance and when you might need some professional help. You’ll also learn how to fix a flat tire,

You don’t need to bring a bike. Just sign up, then meet at the MEC Winnipeg Bike Shop at 5:30 pm. More information and registration here.

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 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

Bike Repair Station Dedication with Brian Mayes - 11:00 am

Winnipeg gets another bike repair station where you can stop to make some minor repairs courtesy of Councillor Brian Mayes.

“Having seen Councillor Janice Lukes support a bike repair station in her ward last year, I got motivated to do the same this year. The location will be at the intersection of two main active transportation paths – the Bishop Grandin Greenway and the Dakota/ Dunkirk pathway (North east corner of Bishop and Dakota).

 

 

City of Winnipeg - Public engagement and pop-up protected bike lane - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

As part of the West Alexander to East Exchange Corridor, the City of Winnipeg is looking at options to improve the existing painted bike lanes on McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue to protected infrastructure so that they are comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.

The city is looking to continue the conversation and get input on proposed design options. The public engagement on this project began back in February 2017 and has documented input from stakeholders.

The event will take place at Hugh John MacDonald School, 567 Bannatyne Ave. starting at 11:00 am. Come experience a pop-up protected bike lane demonstrating a potential design option and provide feedback.

Attend the June 20, 2017 pop-up to win a free bike! (Bike provided by Hugh John MacDonald School and the WRENCH)

For more information visit the website.

 

 

UWSA Bike Lab - Fab Lab for women, trans and non-binary people - 12 - 4:00 pm

FAB Lab is dedicated open shop hours for women, trans and non-binary people

For more info see http://theuwsa.ca/uwsa-bike-lab/

 

UMCycle Bike Maintenance Q & A - 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Got questions about maintaining your bike? Join UMCycle and get some answers . Everyone is welcome.

In front of the Bike Kiosk – near the East Entrance to the Extended Education Building at the U of M

 

Moveable Feast – Ride, sample food; enjoy 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. The tour is hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg Biz.

This is the first Moveable Feast Bike Tour of the season! The cost is only $50 and includes menu samplings at five restaurant stops including Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, East India Company, Promenade Cafe & Wine, Café Bella and White Star Diner. Beverages are extra.

Registration is open here

 

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

MEC Ride Crew - City ride - 6:15 pm

Join MEC Winnipeg’s Ride Crew as they explore routes in and around the city, These rides are a great opportunity for introductory and intermediate cyclists to gain confidence riding in groups and making connections with other riders.

More information and registration here.

Cost free

Bicycling tips and a family fun ride in Assiniboine Park - 6:30 pm

Come join us at Assiniboine Park for bike decorating, a fun group ride and meet Nibin, the mascot for the 2017 Canada Games. We will also have a certified CAN-Bike instructor available to answer any questions about how to ride on the roads of Winnipeg or help you with simple things like making sure your child’s helmet is fitted properly.

Meet at the south end of the bridge leading to Portage Avenue (See map below) at 6;30 pm. When the ride is done it is only a short ride across the bridge for ice cream at Sargent Sundae. Sargent Sundae is offering their “whatchamacallits” at half price for everyone on the ride. ($0.95) They have both gluten and peanut free options as well, Not sure what a whatchamacallit is? We weren’t either but here is a picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Easy Peasy Family Friendly Bike Path Ride - 6:30 pm departure
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 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 http://www.woodcockcycle.com/about/wcw-ride-club-pg392.htm

 

2017 Bike Winnipeg Infrastructure Tour - 7:00 pm

Join Bike Winnipeg and Active Transportation Planner Erik Dickson on our 2017 Infrastructure Tour as we ride along and explain a sampling of the cycling infrastructure that’s sprouted up in Winnipeg over the past few years. Protected bike lanes are the theme for this year’s ride, which will take us through The Forks, into St. Boniface, down into South Osborne, and into West Broadway before making our way back to the Legislature.

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.

Register Now!

Date and time: 7 pm, Tuesday, June 20th

Running Time: 2 Hours

Meeting Place: Behind the Legislature – 450 Broadway Avenue

Cost: Free (space is limited, you must register to ride)

 

 

 

Ride Outside the Lines - A group ride to celebrate women (cis, trans & non-binary) - 7:30 pm

Colouring outside the lines is about re-envisioning boundaries. Let’s expand our ideas about who cycling is for, and who a cyclist is.

Join us for a group ride to celebrate women (cis and trans) and non-binary people in cycling!

Cycling is for everyone. Everyone is welcome.

Meet at Oodena Celebration Circle, The Forks at 7:30pm | Ride at 8pm

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 21

City of Winnipeg - Public engagement and pop-up protected bike lane - 10 am - 2 pm

As part of the West Alexander to East Exchange Corridor, the City of Winnipeg is looking at options to improve the existing painted bike lanes on McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue to protected infrastructure so that they are comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.

The city is looking to continue the conversation and get input on proposed design options. The public engagement on this project began back in February 2017 and has documented input from stakeholders.

The event will take place at at Old Market Square, Exchange District. starting at 10:00 am. Come experience a pop-up protected bike lane demonstrating a potential design option and provide feedback.

For more information visit the website.

 

 

 

Pop-up protected bike lane tour - 12:00pm-12:45pm

Join other interested cyclists at Old Market Square for a lunch hour ride to explore and discuss proposed design options for the pop-up protected bike lanes in the Exchange District. Take part in the ride and join the conversation and experience options to improve the existing painted bike lanes on McDermot and Bannatyne.

This ride is part of the City of Winnipeg’s public engagement for the West Alexander to East Exchange Corridor. Join us at Old Market Square, the ride leaves at 12:00pm and will return by 12:30pm with some time for discussion before you head back to work.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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 CEO 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 and a few nibbles.

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

Bike Dump Wheel Workshop - 6:00 pm

Drop into the Bike Dump for a workshop all about wheels. Open to everyone.

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

Try-Out Ride with the Winnipeg Cycling Club - 7 pm

“Come out and enjoy a free Try-Out Ride with the Winnipeg Cycling Club, the city’s oldest recreational bicycle club. On Wednesday June 21st our Cycle in the City ride will travel from the Mountain Bean Cafe on Henderson Hwy through East St Paul up to the scenic Floodway Trail and back. This ride is rated at the R1 or Beginner level, with average speeds of 18-22 KPH. Interested cyclists 18 years of age or older must pre-register for this ride; the Club offers Try-Out rides on other days as well. Email us at membership@winnipegcyclingclub.ca to register or learn more. We hope to see you on the ride!”

 

 

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

Bike Repair Station Dedication with Jenny Gerbasi - 11:00 am

Winnipeg gets another bike repair station where you can stop to make some minor repairs courtesy of Councillor Jenny Gerbasi.

“I am thrilled to be able to partner with Bike Week Winnipeg to sponsor the installation of a beautiful bike repair station at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre. This is an amenity that will be very useful to West Broadway residents who, we all know, have very high rates of bicycle ridership.”

 

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

Intermediate Road ride leaving from Woodcock Cycle - 6:00 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. This ride is between 60 and 80km depending how many laps you choose to do. The ride will be cancelled if it is teaming down with rain or lighting is sighted. We leave the shop at 6:00 pm sharp.

For more info visit http://www.woodcockcycle.com/about/wcw-ride-club-pg392.htm

Sage Creek Bike Week Celebration! - 6:30 - 8:30 pm

 

GROUP RIDE

Teens and adults can join Orangetheory Fitness for a well-paced 15-20km bike ride through the Sage Creek trails and into surrounding neighbourhood trails. This ride is suitable for all levels, and get ready to get your heart rate going. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not mandatory. Pre-register by emailing info@sagecreek.ca.

Warm up starts at 6:55pm near the playground and Freshii. Ride departure @ 7:05pm

KIDS BIKE SAFETY RODEO

Manitoba Public Insurance will be running a Bike Rodeo suitable for kids aged 6 to 10 from 7-8pm. Kids will learn about rules of the road (signs, signaling and safety tips), helmet fit, bike fit and bike condition. Then they will practice riding skills, such as turning, braking, use of hand signals and recognizing road signs, on three different courses. All kids in the Rodeo have a chance to win prizes!

Pre-registration is encouraged, but not mandatory. Pre-register by emailing info@sagecreek.ca with names of kids. Check-in/registration begins at 6:30 outside of Freshii, on Burning Glass Road.The bike rodeo starts at 7:00 pm

FREE HEALTHY SNACKS!

Freshii will be out and ready to energiize you with free food and drink samples from 6:30-8:30pm; and enter to win a $50 food voucher!

Bike Week Winnipeg Art Ride - 7:00 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! The Bike Week Winnipeg ArtRide will take us from Furby Park in the West End out to The Maples before heading back to the U of W. Along the way we’ll learn about:

  • Spence Community Compass: Finding Home
  • The WRENCH
  • Elwick Community Centre
  • Close Commons
  • Table of Contents
  • city.block.stop

Register Now!

Date and time: 7:00 pm, Thursday June 22nd

Running Time: 2 ½ hrs

Meeting Place: Furby Park – 485 Furby Street

Cost: Free (space is limited, you must register to ride)

 

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.

CAA Free Bike Assist all day - 6:00 Am - 11:00 PM

As part of their support for Bike to Work Day, the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) will be offering free Bike Assist from 6 am to 11 pm for anyone participating in Bike to Work Day on June 23, 2017 in Winnipeg.

So no worries for you first time riders. If you breakdown, CAA has your back.

 

 

 

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 75 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 20 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.

Manitoba Public Insurance 1 meter minimum passing distance event - 10:30 am

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is having a media event to promote their current bike safety messages including a 1 meter minimum passing distance campaign. The event will take place at the Forks starting at 10:30 am and include speakers Ward Keith from MPI, Mark Cohoe from Bike Winnipeg and Jamie Hilland from Green Action Centre.

Following the formal event there will be a group ride from the Forks heading south over the bridge to St Boniface, down Tache Avenue and then returning to the Forks.

The event will take place by the train cars at the Forks. Come down and support the 1 meter minimum passing distance campaign.

Cycling Without Age group ride to Bike Week Celebration - 3:30 pm

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is bringing their Trio Bike to the Bike Week Celebration. If you would like to join them for a ride down Portage Avenue, come to CNIB, 1080 Portage to the U of W, meet in the back parking lot before 3:30pm and you can join in as they ferry passengers that would not otherwise be able to ride a bike.

As part of Cycling Without Age, CNIB is introducing their Trio Bike at the Bike Week celebration picnic and hoping to connect with potential pilots for their program. They will also be at the picnic talking to people and showing off this very unique bike.

“Nothing beats witnessing the joy of the passengers and pilots interactions on and about the trio bike.  Passengers return from their first ride with smiles on their faces, wind blown hair, rosy cheeks and new stories to share.”

 

 

 

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

Bring your blanket and enjoy a Boon Burger while relaxing and watching 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 music powered by Bike Week Winnipeg’s bike powered concert system.As a special surprise we are going to have a short set by an act called Dangertree that is currently doing a cross Canada music tour by bicycle.

We will also have other live entertainment including Kids of Mud demonstrations, a uni-cyclist/juggler and a hoola hoop performer. This is a family friendly event so bring the kids as there will also be a kids area with entertainment, bike decorating, face painting and more.

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

Wander around, check out the different demonstrations and displays by various bike related groups. Here are some of groups that will be there:

  • Green Action Centre: They will have their bike blender there as well.
  • City of Winnipeg: They will be there talking to people about the Bike Map update. Come and share your local knowledge of different bike routes with project staff.
  • Cycling Without Age: CNIB will be there with their Trio Bike. Check out this unique bike and learn about what they have planned.
  • Winnipeg Trails: Learn about the many trails that we have in and around our city
  • Bike Winnipeg: Find out what is happening in cycling advocacy and how you can help.
  • Manitoba Cycling Association: MCA will be there to talk about their programs and in particular recreation and transportation.
  • The WRENCH: Learn more about Community Bike Shops in our city or get some minor repairs by WRENCH staff/volunteers.

 

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.

Friday No-Drop Destination Ride - 6 - 9 pm

The Friday Destination Ride leaves from Woodcock Cycle 433 St Marys Rd at 6 pm sharp. Come to the picnic celebration early and then head over to Woodcock Cycle for this no-drop ride (we leave no one behind). As the name suggests, we will choose the destination on ride day. We generally travel between 25 and 30 kph and the distance will be between 60 and 80km. Some typical  destinations include Headingly, Lockport, St Adolph, St Agathe, or Grande Pointe.

More info at http://www.woodcockcycle.com/about/wcw-ride-club-pg392.htm

Saturday, June 24

Yes it is not officially Bike Week any longer but there are always bike rides to enjoy.

Car Free Gravel Road ride - 10 am

Join this fun 40 km car free gravel ride. The ride begins at 10am at Gunn Road and the floodway where there is vehicle parking lot. The route follows the floodway  past Hwy 59 south, Fermor, Dugald Rd, Gunn Rd, Birds Hill, Dunning Rd, Birds Hill Park and ends at Lockport. How far we go will be dependent on the group and the elements.

This ride is not good for road bikes unless you are riding at least 28mm or wider tires. Mountain bikes are recommended however cross, adventure or Hybrid bicycles with 30mm or wider tires are suitable as well. This is a NO-Drop ride, that means our top speed is the one that keeps the whole group together.

More info at http://www.woodcockcycle.com/about/wcw-ride-club-pg392.htm

Woodcock Cycle Family Campout (coincides with the Great American Campout) - 10 am

June 24-25 Floodway Bike ride to Birds Hill Park, Family Campout and back the next day All are welcome!

We have booked site 36 and 35 in Thrush. This is a nice shared space if you continue counter clockwise with your reservations

  • Journey on a seamless route without motorized traffic all the way to Birds Hill Park
  • Pitch a tent
  • Camp fires, who does not like camp fires, roasting smores, telling those tall cycling tales (family friendly of course)
  • bathrooms and water and showers are close
  • After a restful sleep and a relaxed morning, we can all head back together.

This is great for the whole family. It is a great route for those who want to ride and very close for family members to drive out and join you (AKA carry your gear). No one if left behind, we will have sweepers if anyone needs help along the way. Our sweepers will have basic first aid and mechanical should you need.

Please try to be self sufficient, this is a fun unsupported group ride. If you need to call someone to pick you up (family, friend, CAA) you have Lagimodiere,  Gunn Rd and Garvin Road rendezvous points. You can join the ride at any of the staging points along the way

  • Start – 10 am on the Duff Roblin Parkway Trail head (DRPT, Floodway trail) at St Marys Road and the Floodway north side
  • Leaving DRPT at Lagimodiere west side at 11 am (has parking lot)
  • Leaving DRPT at Gunn Road at 11:35 am (has parking lot)
  • Leaving DRPT at Garvin Road at 12 noon and arriving at camp by 1pm (has parking lot)
  • Enjoy the day with your friends and family
  • BYOB and bring you own food. Maybe some one brings a bat and a ball, lawn darts or facepaints, who knows what fun happens when a great bunch of people get together.

As you can tell, this is not a race but a Journey of conversation, spending time with one another. Looking for Eagles, Hawks and Rabbits. It does not matter how you get there; it just matters that you get there

Please RSVP to currie at woodcockcycle.com so we can book the right space at Birds Hill Park!

Touring Workshop - The Wrench - 12:30 pm
Join the WRENCH for a touring workshop and learn some of the things that you need to know before you head out for that long ride on your bike. The workshop runs from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at the WRENCH shop, 1057 Logan Avenue.
Art City - Bike Parade - 1:00 pm

Come down to Art City, 616 Broadway on your bike for the Go Go Go bike parade. Meet in the lane behind Art City for bike decorating and face painting before we get ready for our bike parade around our “BIG but little city.” After the ride there will be entertainment and refreshments.

There is no cost and everyone is welcome

Mellow Vélo (open shop for women, trans and femme people) - 2:00 pm

Mellow Vélo is for people who feel marginalized, intimidated and/or unsafe in macho, male-dominated spaces. This can include women, two-spirit, trans, non-binary and femme people. We believe bicycles can be instruments of empowerment and freedom and that gaining knowledge of bicycle repair can have an immensely positive impact on one’s life and sense of self.

2 to 5 pm at The WRENCH – 1057 Logan Avenue

Kid and Family Friendly Bike Jam in Riverview - 4 pm

Meet at Riverview Community Center, 90 Ashland Ave for a kid and family friendly Bike Jam. What is a bike jam?  A fun term for a group of people who like cycling, getting together to ride together while having a lot of fun doing it.

Join us for a bike ride/jam through the cozy Riverview/Fort Rouge neighborhood and celebrate our community.  This ride is organized for every level of rider, from 0-99, primarily with kids and families in mind. We will start at Riverview Community Center and explore the neighborhood.  We will end back at the community center for a spontaneous/whimsical party in the field.  Music, bubbles, hula hoops, games, etc.

We welcome

  • Costumes and decorated bikes
  • Sleeping babes in chariot-like bike trailers
  • Unicycles, Tandem, recumbent and Ride-along bikes
  • Portable speakers attached to bikes playing upbeat music.

Everything and EVERYONE is welcome (except no dogs/pets on the ride please).

Check out the Facebook page for more info.

Schedule of Events:

Safety First! Don’t forget your helmet.

4:00 Ride participants arrive at the community center to hang out pre-ride

4:45 Ride departs.  Bike Marshalls will promote safety along the route.  The route will be about an hour(ish) long at a leisurely, conversational pace.  There will be rest opportunities. A shorter route (loop) for wee ones (approx.3-6 yrs) will be available so all can participate.

5:45 (ish) – Return to the community center for fun and snacks* in the field

Note: BYO snack or $ to purchase eats and treats

This is a free public ride, however donations will be accepted to support the Riverview Community Center. Also, this will be a fair weather ride. In case of rain, an effort will be made to re-schedule.

Contact: riverviewbikejam@gmail.com

Sunday, June 25

As we continue to see more events outside of our Bike Week, we have to start thinking, is it time for Bike Month?

Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride for mental health - 8:30 am

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is proud to host the Winnipeg-based ride of this year’s Canada-wide Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride for mental health. The event serves to raise public awareness of mental health and promote community inclusion for those who live with mental illness.

Our 21 km bike route (there is also a 6 km family ride) will begin and end at Vimy Ridge Park (Portage Ave. and Canora St.) taking our riders through the Wolseley, River Heights and Downtown communities with planned “Wellness Station” stops at the Manitoba Legislature Building and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. These “Wellness Stations” feature media interviews with our high-profile Ride Don’t Hide Ambassadors and sponsors, gift giveaways that promote our event and our message and refreshments for our riders.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30 AM: Rider check-in

9:00 AM: Greetings/welcome by Mayor Bowman

9:30 AM: Start time for 21 km Community Ride

9:45 AM: Start time for 6 km Family Ride

10:30 to 11:30 AM: Bike decorating begins/rider refreshments being served

Come join the fun and ride to support mental health. For more information on the event please go to: http://ridedonthide.com/mb/ride/winnipeg/.

 

 

Local Motion Launch! The Wrench at The Forks - 1:00 PM