Events Schedule

Bike Week is beginning to pull together our line-up of events and activities for 2016. We had over 50 events in 2015 and hope to continue to grow this event. If you or your organization are interested in hosting and event or bike related activity in 2016 check this link for more details.

While we continue to grow or events list below, here are some pre-events that you may want to check out:

  • May 27, 2016 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – MPI Cycling Champion course. Increase your knowledge and confidence by attending a free, full-day workshop based on CAN-BIKE. The class includes both classroom and on road experience. Registration limited to maximum 12 participants so register early.  More details and registration at www.mpi.mb.ca/en/Rd-Safety/Cycling/Pages/champions.aspx or you can email or phone 204-985-8737.
  • May 28, 2016 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – MEC Bike Fest – Come out, join the fun and connect with your local bicycle community. There will be something for everyone including group rides, bicycle demos, bike workshops, bicycle repair and maintenance clinics and much more. Bike Week Winnipeg will be there so drop by and see us. For more information check out http://events.mec.ca/event/105791/mec-bikefest-winnipeg-2016.
  • May 30 2016 – Bike Day Canada – Join in a day created to increase awareness of riding bikes as a healthy, environmentally friendly form of transportation and recreation. More info at http://nsmba.ca/content/2016-05_2016-bike-day-canada
  • June 4 – West Broadway Community Bike Bazaar – Join our friends from The WRENCH at Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young Street for a day celebrating bikes. You can buy a bike, swap a kids bike, or get your bike fixed.
  • June 5 – 11 – Commuter Challenge – This annual event is a great way to get ready for Bike Week. Explore greener transportation options, of course including your bike and enter to win great prizes too. Check it out at http://greenactioncentre.ca/program/commuterchallenge/.

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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 Ride to Work Day

Please note that the events information below is currently being updated and that some information may not be current. Check back later for up to date event info.

Saturday, June 18

MPI 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 www.mpi.mb.ca/en/Rd-Safety/Cycling/Pages/champions.aspx 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 www.bikecage.ca

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

http://thewrench.ca/wordpress/category/workshops/ 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.

Sunday, June 19

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 the bicycles

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.  There will be a mini-market with hot food from Knox Community Kitchen in the park following the celebration – a chance for everyone to connect, chat and support community enterprise.

 

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 the UWSA Bike Lab. 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

Sunday, June 14th

 

 

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 www.bike-dump.ca

Donations appreciated!

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.

  • Downtown Winnipeg Biz – in McFayden Park on Assiniboine Avenue between Edmonton and Carleton
  • Exchange Biz – in Old Market Square
  • Misercordia Health Centre and West Broadway BIZ – on Wolseley between Maryland and Sherbrook in front of the Misericordia Health Centre
  • Downtown Winnipeg Biz – University of Winnipeg – location to be confirmed
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

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 21

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 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

Easy Peasy 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 we will ride it between 17 and 20 km/h depending on the group. We plan to be back at Woodcock between 7:30 and 8:00 pm.

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.

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

Wednesday, June 22

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 https://downtownwinnipegtours.com/tours/moveable-feast/.

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

Cost: $40.00

 

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 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

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

 

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 50 pit stops across the city as you ride to work. Stop in at the Forks for the all day pit-stop and then meet up at 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 50 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.

A special offer from the MCA Pit Stop (Dakota and Bishop Grandin). The first 6 riders to show up in a suit (or equivalent) on a bike will receive a can of Muc Off Dry Shower. .

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 2015 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 6:50 sharp

7:05 a.m. Omand’s Creek – Natural Cycle Courier Pit-Stop

7:15 a.m. Departure Omand’s Creek

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

MPI All Day Pit Stop - 9:00-3:00 PM (location to be confirmed)

Visit Bike Week Winnipeg & Manitoba Public Insurance at The Forks 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.

Another change for this year 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 pass. This year we are holding our Bike Week celebration in the downtown and we are looking forward not on to reaching a different audience, but hopefully being more inclusive and and accessible.

We’ll have live entertainment powered by Bike Week Winnipeg’s bike powered concert system. We also will have a bike trials demonstration and a variety of fun family activities. There will be free bike parking by Bike Valet Winnipeg so ride down, check your bike in and enjoy the fun.

Trials riding demonstration - 4:30 pm 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 - 5:30 pm 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.

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