2016 will be our 3rd annual Bike Week and will mark the 9th annual Bike to Work Day. In 2014 after 6 successful Bike to Work Day events the Steering Committee decided to refocus on promoting bike riding for everyone rather than limiting its target audience to commuters. Why? Because we love riding bikes, and know you will too.
Here’s a bit of background:
The idea for Bike to Work Day Winnipeg originated in 2007 when a group of bicycle commuting enthusiasts chose to host an event to raise the profile of cycling in the city of Winnipeg, encourage people to try riding to work and advocate for improved cycling infrastructure.
Similar events have been held throughout North America including events like Bike to Work Week or Bike Month.
In 2011 the event was reformatted to invite multiple organizations all over Winnipeg to help host the event. By allowing various groups in Winnipeg to host a pit stop, the event’s profile was raised and it became more accessible to commuters in all corners of the city. Registration and participation boomed in both 2011 and 2012.
Building on the success of 2011 and 2012, Bike to Work Day expanded programming and event locations again in 2013 by adding more pit stops and introducing countdown events that catered to businesses, families, and students.
In 2014 we had our first Bike Week and we hope to grow it every year until we can eventually build to a full month of bike activities. Help us by getting involved.
For highlights from past years please visit: