Events Schedule

We have big plans for Bike Week 2018! This year Bike Week will be bookended by Bike to Work Day (now on Monday, June 18th) and Ciclovia (Sunday, June 24th). In between we will have a week of bike events for everyone. Check our schedule for each day’s activities!

Event Schedule 2018

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

Monday, June 18 | Tuesday, June 19 | Wednesday, June 20 | Thursday, June 21| Friday, June 22 | Saturday, June 23 | Sunday, June 24 *11th Annual Bike to Work Day

Pre-Bike Week events

Sunday, June 10th, The Fam Jam: West Broadway-Wolseley Family Bike/Wheel Jam- 1:30pm
The Fam Jam: West Broadway-Wolseley Family Bike/Wheel Jam:
Come on out to the first ever Fam Jam on Sunday June 10th at 1:30pm. Meet at Mulvey School at 1:30 for a Bike Rodeo with a bike safety workshop, obstacle course, and bike decorating. At 2:30 roll out for the jam featuring a snack break with free ice cream sandwiches and fruit for the first 100 kids. The event is rain or shine so please remember to dress for the weather and bring your own water. The event is free and all wheels are welcome! See Bike Jam’s Facebook page for more details.
Brought to you by Bike Jam, Bike Winnipeg, Winnipeg Trails Association, Art City, Urban Systems, Bike Week Winnipeg, West Broadway Neighbourhood Organisation, and your community volunteers; with support from Councillors Cindy Gilroy and Jenny Gerbasi, The Leaf, Food Fare, MEC, Polo Park, Kendrick Quality Printing, Canadian Tire Polo Park and The West Broadway Biz.
Tuesday, June 12th Pit Stop Meeting 11:00am-6:00pm

Have you signed up to host a pit stop this year?

All pit stops are invited to The Forks Tower Atrium (where skating rental is in winter) on Tuesday, June 12th between 11am-6pm. Drop by anytime to meet with the event coordinators and get all your questions answered. Plus we will have your pit stop banner, some swag and snacks for you to hand out on Bike to Work Day and t-shirts to give you too!

It is very important to attend this meeting! We look forward to seeing you there.

June 15th- Suits and Heels Ride & Bike Week 2018 Media Launch - 9:00 am

It’s time to launch Bike Week 2018!

We are mustering at The Forks in our best outfits on Friday, June 15th at 9:00am. We will then take a pleasant group ride to City Hall, beginning at 9:30am with Mayor Brian Bowman.

Our media launch begins at City Hall at 10:00 am. This is your chance to hear all about the week of festivities planned for Bike Week, June 18-24, including Bike to Work Day and Ciclovia!

This is a free event, open for all. Simple snacks will be provided.

Please bring your bikes so we can demonstrate how important cycling is to us!

Saturday, June 16 - MPI Cycling Champions course - 8:30am-4:00pm

Learn the knowledge and skills that you need to confidently ride the street of Winnipeg. This course is offered through Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) based on accepted best practices. The course will be held at MPI’s Main Street Service Centre, 1284 Main Street. MPI will also provide you with a  presentation kit containing a facilitator’s guide and PowerPoint presentations geared towards both children and adults should you want to teach others.

The course is led by an experienced cycling instructor. You will spend approximately 3 hours in the classroom and the remaining time practicing what you learned through on-road instruction. The course will cover:

  • The proper size and fit of a bike.
  • Basic bike maintenance/checks that you should be doing.
  • Cycling equipment.
  • Cycling skills that can help you avoid road hazards.
  • Basic road positioning for a variety of road conditions.
  • Strategies on how to safely ride in traffic.
  • Safe use of various cycling infrastructure

To sign up, please contact: roadsafety@mpi.mb.ca | phone: 204.985.8737

 

Saturday, June 16 - Learn to bike from St Vital Park to the Forks - 11:00 am - 2:00pm

The Forks + local cycling experts Bike Winnipeg are here to empower you to bike safely and confidently from different corners of the city to The Forks! Great way to get ready to ride to Ciclovia on June 24.

All rides are bike path-oriented to ensure a leisurely, enjoyable, safe and beautiful ride. Each trip begins with an explanation of cycling hand signals, how to shoulder check (and why it’s important!) and outlines the basic rules of the road. Everybody rides together safely at a relaxed pace, enjoying the sights while winding our way through the scenic neighbourhoods of Winnipeg that lead us to The Forks.

Rides cost $20/adult. Kids are free! Fees cover:
– a super fun active urban adventure
– a mini lesson on bike safety, hand signalling and understanding the
– rules of the road
– a guided bike experience learning your safe bike route from the suburban parks to The Forks
– a membership to Bike Winnipeg (includes a 15% discount to most Bike Shops in Winnipeg!)
– City of Winnipeg cycling map

11 am: Meet up at St. Vital Park + bike safety orientation
11:10 am – 11:50 am: Bike the beautiful route to The Forks
11:50 am – 1:20 pm: Choose your own adventure! Take a stroll around The Forks, pop into the shops, grab a cold drink or ice cream to cool off, or pack a picnic to enjoy by the water.
1:20 pm – 2:00 pm: Bike back to St. Vital Park

More info

Sunday, June 17th- The 4th Annual Blessing of the Bikes- 10:30am

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 each year too.

Come out and get yourself and your bike blessed in this unique interfaith, non-sectarian service at Knox United Church (right across from Central Park on Edmonton Street north of Ellice).  Cyclists will meet in the park prior to and can bring bikes up the ramp at 406 Edmonton or carry them up the stairs at the corner entrances together.

 

 

Sunday, June 17 - Learn to bike from Kildonan Park to the Forks - 11:00 am - 2:00pm

The Forks + local cycling experts Bike Winnipeg are here to empower you to bike safely and confidently from different corners of the city to The Forks! Great way to get ready to ride to Ciclovia on June 24.

All rides are bike path-oriented to ensure a leisurely, enjoyable, safe and beautiful ride. Each trip begins with an explanation of cycling hand signals, how to shoulder check (and why it’s important!) and outlines the basic rules of the road. Everybody rides together safely at a relaxed pace, enjoying the sights while winding our way through the scenic neighbourhoods of Winnipeg that lead us to The Forks.

Rides cost $20/adult. Kids are free! Fees cover:
– a super fun active urban adventure
– a mini lesson on bike safety, hand signalling and understanding the
– rules of the road
– a guided bike experience learning your safe bike route from the suburban parks to The Forks
– a membership to Bike Winnipeg (includes a 15% discount to most Bike Shops in Winnipeg!)
– City of Winnipeg cycling map

11 am: Meet up at Kildonan Park + bike safety orientation
11:10 am – 11:50 am: Bike the beautiful route to The Forks
11:50 am – 1:20 pm: Choose your own adventure! Take a stroll around The Forks, pop into the shops, maybe treat dad to his favourite treat from The Forks Market, or pack a picnic to enjoy by the water.
1:20 pm – 2:00 pm: Bike back to Kildonan Park

More info

Monday, June 18

11th Annual Bike to Work Day

Now on a Monday! Get your week started right.

All Winnipeggers are invited to get on their bikes and ride to work! Enjoy free refreshments and comradery at the many pit stops across the city as you ride to work, or stop in at our all day pit stop!

Bike to Work Day 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.

 

Winnipeg Trails: World's Shortest Dutch Bike Lane - Main Street
World’s Shortest Dutch Bike Lane – Main Street
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Ride And Go Seek 6:30-9:30 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 bike, built by the W.R.E.N.C.H.

Bring your signed form to the all day pit stop at The Forks between 9am and 3pm on Bike to Work Day (Monday, June 18th), or bring it to Ciclovia– our big bike party at The Forks on Sunday, June 24th. The prize draw will take place at 4pm at Ciclovia.

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

June 18th- Bike to Work Day Group Ride! 6:45-8:15am

Join in a group ride that starts at Assiniboine Park and ends Downtown. Saddle up with other riders including Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman 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 2018 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)

Departure 6:45 sharp

6:55 a.m. Bourkvale Community Club (Ferry Road)

7:05 a.m. Departure

7:25 a.m. Misericordia Health Centre Pit Stop – Wolseley and Sherbrook

7:35 a.m. Departure

7:45 a.m. Pit-stop at the Legislature (SW corner of the grounds)

7:55 a.m. Departure

8:05 a.m. Bonnycastle Park

8:15 a.m. Depart Bonnycastle Park

All Day Pit Stop - 9:00am-3:00 pm

Visit Bike Week Winnipeg for a cinnamon bun from Tall Grass Prairie and a high five throughout the day, at The Forks. The All Day Pit Stop is located just outside the Forks Market by the train cars and will be co-hosted by Bike Week Winnipeg, The W.R.E.N.C.H. and Bike Valet. Valet your bike and step into the Forks for a tasty treat, or lunch! The WRENCH will have mechanics available to help you if your bike needs a little bit of attention. Dr. Suzanne Buffie from Norwood Chiropractic will also be there to give free posture analysis specific to cyclists. See you there!

UMCycle Expansion Project Ribbon Cutting- 10:00 AM
The project is located next to the UMCycle Structure between Architecture 2 and the entrance to Frank Kennedy at the University of Manitoba.

Light refreshments will be provided. We would also love to see you with your bikes at our Pit Stop at the same location that day from 6:30 – 9am, hope to see you there!

Bike Yoga in the Park - 12:00-1:00 PM

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) at the Millennium park, behind the Millennium Library.

Cost: Free

UMCycle Summer Kiosk: Lunch and Learn- 12:00pm-12:30pm

UMCycle is hosting “Bring a Lunch and Learn” bicycle workshops throughout Bike Week:

  • Learn to Fix a Flat
    • Monday, June 18, 12:00pm-12:30pm
  • Adjusting Brakes
    • Wednesday, June 20, 12:00pm-12:30pm
  • How to box a bike or put together a bike from a box 
    • Thursday, June 21, 12:00pm – 12:30pm

UMCycle Bike Kiosk is a full-service bike shop at the centre of the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus. We have parts and accessories for sale and do installation, adjustments and overhauls of all systems of the bike (ie: wheels, brakes, shifters, drive train, steering). We have community-use tools and an outdoor stand available to anyone for free during our shop hours. We are accessible with a ramp leading to the automatic main door.

For more information visit http://umsu.ca/businesses/umcycle/

UWSA Bike Lab 1:00-5:00 PM

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

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

Bike Winnipeg: Infrastructure Ride 7-9PM

Join Bike Winnipeg and AT 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.
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: Monday, June 18 th
Start Time: 7 pm
Running Time: 2 hours
Meeting Place: Behind the Legislature – 450 Broadway Avenue
Cost: Free (space is limited, you must register to ride)

Moveable Feast 5:30-10:00 PM

Kick off your Bike Week with The Downtown BIZ’ first Moveable Feast Bike Tour of the season! Includes a bike tour and menu samplings at five restaurant stops. Beverages are extra. 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.

Tour starts at 5:30 pm and runs until 10:00pm. Tickets are $50 per person which includes a bike tour and menu samplings at five restaurant stops. Beverages are extra. Each tour has a unique combination of stops. Remember to bring your own bike and helmet!

This year’s featured restaurants are:

Café 22, Café Bella, Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, East India Company, Garbonzo’s Pizza Pub, Little Sister Coffee Maker, Oh Doughnuts, Promenade Cafe & Wine, Shannon’s Irish Pub, Thom Bargen & White Star Diner

Visit: https://downtownwinnipegtours.com/tours/moveable-feast/ to book your tickets.

South Osborne Bike Hub - Open Shop 6:00-8:30 pm

South Osborne Bike Hub – Open Shop 6:00-8:30 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) 6:00 - 9:00 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 19

Spinners 2018 Seniors Cycling Group - 10:00am-2:00 pm
Join the Spinners for Maple Grove Park at 10:00am for a fun ride to St. Adolph and back.
The estimated time of return is 2:00pm.
Don’t forget to back a lunch!
For more information please contact Betty at: kerschoten5@gmail.com
Winnipeg Trails: World's Shortest Danish Bike Lane - South Osborne
World’s Shortest Danish Bike Lane – South Osborne 
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The Lunch Hour Ride 12:00 pm (noon)

Tuesday June 19 @ noon.

Ride from UMCycle. Meet at the UMCycle kiosk on UofM Campus for a  lunch hour ride along Bishop Grandon Grennway!  The ride will be led by the Manitoba Cycling Association’s Recreation Director. Meet at noon hour with your bicycle, helmet and some water.

There is no charge but you must sign in before the ride.

Orioles Bike Cage Pedal Parade- 5:30PM

Tuesday June 19 @ 5:30

Join the Orioles Bike Cage for a family friendly Pedal Parade to the new Bike Track on St. Mathews Ave.
Meet in the playground of the Orioles Community Centre for bike decorating prior to the ride.
Location :Playground at Orioles Park (north side of bike cage) 448 Burnell St.
Cost: Free
Orioles Bike Cage Open Shop - 6:00-9:00PM

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

Bike Dump Open Shop - 6:00-9:00PM

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!

Easy Peasy Family Bike Path Ride - 6:30-8:30PM

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.html

Wednesday, June 20

Spinners 2018 Seniors Cycling Group - 10:00am-2:00 pm
Join the Spinners for at the Superstore on St Annes Road for a fun ride through South St.Vital.
The estimated time of return is 2:00pm.
Don’t forget to back a lunch!
For more information please contact Betty at: kerschoten5@gmail.com
Winnipeg Trails: World's Shortest Dutch Bike Lane - Hargrave Street

World’s Shortest Dutch Bike Lane – Hargrave Street

Do it in Delft?  Learn about cycle track design around the world. Bitterballen and Jupiler not included. Where, Why, Who, What, and How. Coming to a curb near you. Follow Winnipeg Trails on Instagram or Twitter. #WorldsShortestBikeLane
UMCycle Summer Kiosk: Lunch and Learn- 12:00pm-12:30pm

UMCycle is hosting “Bring a Lunch and Learn” bicycle workshops throughout Bike Week:

  • Learn to Fix a Flat
    • Monday, June 18, 12:00pm-12:30pm
  • Adjusting Brakes
    • Wednesday, June 20, 12:00pm-12:30pm
  • How to box a bike or put together a bike from a box 
    • Thursday, June 21, 12:00pm – 12:30pm

UMCycle Bike Kiosk is a full-service bike shop at the centre of the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus. We have parts and accessories for sale and do installation, adjustments and overhauls of all systems of the bike (ie: wheels, brakes, shifters, drive train, steering). We have community-use tools and an outdoor stand available to anyone for free during our shop hours. We are accessible with a ramp leading to the automatic main door.

For more information visit http://umsu.ca/businesses/umcycle/

 

Exchange District BIZ: Getting Around in the Original Downtown- 12:00pm-1:30pm

Bring your lunch, and join us for a summer picnic to chat transportation! Our picnic panel will kick-off the discussion, and open the conversation around walking, cycling, and transit in the Exchange. We will explore what is needed in the area to support a culture of sustainable transportation for businesses, residents, and the areas many cultural events. We will also discuss how can the BIZ can continue to support you to move around via whatever mode you choose..

Where: Stephen Juba Park (Rain Venue: Sport For Life Centre, 145 Pacific Ave)

When: Wednesday, June 20th 12:00pm-1:00pm (Panel) 1:00pm-1:30pm (Ideas Exploration)

Cost: Free

Panelists include:

Will Belford – Natural Cycle/Bike Jams

Thom Sparling – Creative Manitoba

TBD – Resident of the Exchange District

Phil Mikulec – Peg City Car Co-op

Bob Somers– Scatliff Miller Murray

Lynne Stefanchuk – Jazz Fest Winnipeg

Angela Mathieson – Centure Venture

David Pensato – Exchange District Biz

 

 

 

UWSA Fab Lab (trans, non-binary, women) - 1:00-3:00PM

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

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

South Osborne Bike Hub Pop Up @ The South Osborne Farmers' Market- 4:00pm-8:00pm
Ride on down to the first South Osborne Farmers’ Market of the season- 4-8pm at 725 Kylemore Ave
The South Osborne Bike Hub will have a pop up shop there to get your bike in tip top shape for the summer. Half Pints will also be there for those looking to quench their thirst after their ride.
 There will also be a few bike locks available for anyone who forgot theirs.
Family Fun Ride 6:30PM

Come join us at Assiniboine Park for bike decorating, and a fun group ride. 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.

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!

Winnipeg Cycling Club - Gentle Road Ride - 7:00-8:30PM

Join us for a gentle road ride (speed around 20K/hour) along Wellington Cres to Assiniboine Park and back guided by a member of the WinnipegCycling club. Road, mountain, hybrid or cruiser bikes all welcome. Ride will run approx. 7:00 – 8:30 pm, and you are welcome to stay for coffee and conversation after at Eva’s!

Meet at Eva’s Gelato, Harrow and Corydon @ 7:00pm

Bicycle and Helmets required.

Cost: Free

Parking Warning!: If you arrive in a vehicle, street parking on Stafford, Harrow or a side street is recommended, as the Eva’s/Rexall lot has severe parking restrictions.

For more information visit winnipegcyclingclub.ca

Or contact Connie
Cell: 204-799-2861 | email: ridedirector@winnipegcyclingclub.ca

 

Thursday, June 21

UMCycle Summer Kiosk: Lunch and Learn- 12:00pm-12:30pm

UMCycle is hosting “Bring a Lunch and Learn” bicycle workshops throughout Bike Week:

  • Learn to Fix a Flat
    • Monday, June 18, 12:00pm-12:30pm
  • Adjusting Brakes
    • Wednesday, June 20, 12:00pm-12:30pm
  • How to box a bike or put together a bike from a box 
    • Thursday, June 21, 12:00pm – 12:30pm

UMCycle Bike Kiosk is a full-service bike shop at the centre of the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus. We have parts and accessories for sale and do installation, adjustments and overhauls of all systems of the bike (ie: wheels, brakes, shifters, drive train, steering). We have community-use tools and an outdoor stand available to anyone for free during our shop hours. We are accessible with a ramp leading to the automatic main door.

For more information visit http://umsu.ca/businesses/umcycle/

The Wrench Open Shop - 12:00-5:30 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

UMCycle Summer Kiosk: Community Stand- 1:30pm-6:30pm

UMCycle Bike Kiosk is a full-service bike shop at the centre of the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus. We have parts and accessories for sale and do installation, adjustments and overhauls of all systems of the bike (ie: wheels, brakes, shifters, drive train, steering). We have community-use tools and an outdoor stand available to anyone for free during our shop hours. We are accessible with a ramp leading to the automatic main door.

For more information visit http://umsu.ca/businesses/umcycle/

South Osborne Bike Hub Open Shop 6:00-8:30 pm

South Osborne Bike Hub – Open Shop 6:00-8:30 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

Woodcock Cycle Intermediate Road Ride 6:00-8:30/9:00 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

Green Building Council Ride 6:30-8:30PM

Join the Manitoba Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council Emerging Green Professionals (EGP) and Bike Winnipeg as they tour some of Winnipeg’s best green buildings. Network with green building experts, learn about our sustainable buildings, and enjoy a bike ride through downtown Winnipeg. The event is open to everyone and the tour is taken at a leisurely pace so all styles of bicycles and bicyclists are welcome.

We’ll be stopping at 360 Main Street, MB Hydro Place, the Grace Housing Coop, and the U of W’s
Richardson College for the Environment before ending at Little Brown Jug. Join us for the post-ride
gathering at Little Brown Jug and receive one complimentary drink. Little Brown Jug has graciously
permitted us to bring bicycles inside the facility at the end of the tour so your bike will be secure while
you network!
Register Now!
Date: Thursday, June 21 st
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Running Time: 2 hours
Meeting Place: Old Market Square in front of RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute
Cost: $15 ($10 for Manitoba CaGBC/Bike Winnipeg members)

Coop Vélo-Cité Open Shop 7-10PM

Visit St. Boniface’s community bike shop at 190 avenue de la Cathédrale (garage en arrière) for help with your velo!

https://coopvelocite.wordpress.com

Ride Outside the Lines 7:00pm-9:00pm

Ride Outside the Lines is a fun, relaxed group ride run by women in celebration of safer cycling spaces. This event supports all women (cis and trans), genderqueer and non-binary people participating in the cycling culture of this great city. EVERYONE (male identified folks included) is/are welcome to attend and support women in cycling.

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

Start: 7:00pm @ The Manitoba Legislature

Ride Leaves: 7:30pm

Ride Finishes: 9:00pm @ Old Market Square

Route: Meet-up at the Famous Five Monument @ The Manitoba Legislature for bike tune-ups to center your cycle, and/or a yoga class to center your mind. The route then makes its way down Assiniboine Avenue, through St Boniface, along Waterfront Drive, up to South Point Douglas, and ends up at Old Market Square for Jazz Fest. There will be stops for bicycle-blender smoothie-making, and theatrical-costume photoshoots of you and your bicycle bestie. For more information, visit here.

Cost: FREE

Friday, June 22

Winnipeg Trails: World's Shortest Dutch Bike Lane - Corydon Street
 World’s Shortest Dutch Bike Lane – Corydon Street
Giv’er in Groningen? Learn about cycle track design around the world. Where, Why, Who, What, and How. Coming to a curb near you. Follow Winnipeg Trails on Instagram or Twitter. #WorldsShortestBikeLane
Bikes and Beer - 4:30-8:00 pm

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.

Velodonnas Cycling Club Introductory Ride Clinic - 5:30-6:30 pm

Join The Velodonnas Cycling Club for an Introductory Ride Clinic. It will cover the very basics of cycling – body position, pedal stroke, braking, cornering, basic maintenance etc. The emphasis will be on COMMUTING by bike safely and with confidence. This clinic is for ALL RIDERS, all ages, all abilities. All you need is a bike in good working order and a desire to ride it more often.

Location: Whittier Park (meet in shelter adjacent to Fort Gibraltar)

Duration: ~1 hour

Cost: FREE

What to bring:

  • Your bike (any bike)
  • HELMET (mandatory)
  • Spare tube, tire levers, pump & other tools that you have and want to learn how to use
  • Signed waiver: ADULT Waiver UNDER 18 Waiver

Contact: ride@velodonnas.ca or call/text 204-791-3195

Woodcock Cycle Destination Ride - 6:00-8:30/9:00PM

As the name suggests, we will choose the destination on ride day to account for elements, This is a 27-30 kph ride average moving speed. We begin at Woodcock Cycle, 433 St Marys Rd 6pm. Warm up will be at 25 kph and ramp up from there depending on how everyone feels. The distance will be between 60 and 80 km. some of our destination choices are Headingly, Lockport, St Adolph, St Agathe, Grande Pointe loops.

This is a NO-Drop ride, that means our top speed is the one that keeps the whole group together.
There is no charge, membership or licence required
Ride 6:00 – 8:30 / 9:00pm

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

Third Annual Woodcock Cycle Family Campout (to coincide with the Great American Campout) 6:00pm - Saturday 1:00pm

Friday June 22nd – Saturday June 23rd Floodway Bike ride to Birds Hill Park, Family Campout and back the next day. Anyone can join! We are back Saturday so you can still go to Ciclovia Sunday to finish of the Bike Week celebrations!

  • Journey on the DRPT. A seamless route without motorized traffic all the way to BHP
  • Pitch a tent with us in a designated area. Campfires (who doesn’t like campfires?), roasting smores, telling those tall cycling tales (family friendly of course)
  • bathrooms and water 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. But 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 – 6pm on the Duff Roblin Parkway Trail at the Lagimodiere (Hwy 59) staging area. Check google maps for the location. Lot of parking!
  • Leaving DRPT at Gunn Road at 7 pm (has parking lot)
  • Leaving DRPT at Garvin Road at 7:30pm and arriving at camp by 8:30 ish. Sunset is 9:41pm so there is lots of time to set up camp.
  • Depending on the RSVPs we will either be in a set of campsites grouped together in a cove or we will be in the Group camping area.
  • Enjoy the evening at the camp fire with friends, family and riding buddies
  • BYOB and bring you own food., 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!

Saturday, June 23

Folk Fest Practice Ride - 9:30AM start

Be a part of the Ride to the Folk Festival practice ride.

Meet in the parking lot across from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and north of York at 9:15 am on Saturday, June 23rd. Cyclists will ride as a group to the Folk Festival site in Birds Hill Provincial Park. There will be a backstage tour and lunch available ($5 for adults, $2 for kids) when they arrive at the festival site around 12:30pm. There will also be a rest stop along the way. Participants can make their way back to Winnipeg on their own time.

For more information please contact khohne@winnipegfolkfestival.ca

Orioles Bike Cage Open Shop - 10:00AM-2:00PM

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

MPI Bike It course - 10:00am-2:00pm

Learn the knowledge and skills that you need to confidently ride the street of Winnipeg. This course is offered through Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) based on accepted best practices. The course will be held at MPI’s Main Street Service Centre, 1284 Main Street.

The course is led by an experienced cycling instructor. You will spend approximately 1 1/2 hours in the classroom and the remaining time practicing what you learned through on-road instruction. The course will cover:

    • The proper size and fit of a bike.
    • Basic bike maintenance/checks that you should be doing.
    • Cycling equipment.
    • Basic road positioning for a variety of road conditions.
    • Strategies on how to safely ride in traffic.
    • Safe use of various cycling infrastructure.

To sign up,  contact:  roadsafety@mpi.mb.ca | phone: 204-985-8737

 

Bike Winnipeg: Ride The Red History Tour - 10:00AM-12:00PM

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

Register Now!

Date: Saturday, June 23 rd
Start Time: 10 am
Running Time: 2 Hours
Meeting Place: In front of Le Musée de Saint-Boniface (494 Tache Ave)
Cost: $20 ($15 for Bike Winnipeg members)

Lord Roberts Community Centre Bike Rodeo- 12:00pm-3:00pm

The bike rodeo is for kids aged 4+ and is FREE to anyone who comes.  

Join the folks from the South Osborne Bike Hub for the Annual Lord Roberts Bike Rodeo. From 12pm-1pm there will be a workshop where basic hand signals and rules of the road will be taught followed by a fun obstacle course to test your riding skills. After, everyone will head out to the hockey rink for bike games, silly races, bike decorating and a bike parade (prizing for all who join). Volunteers from the South Osborne Bike Hub (SOBH) will be there checking bikes for size, making seat adjustments, and pumping up tires. 

Lord Roberts Community Centre, 725 Kylemore Avenue

Bicycle Taxidermy Workshop hosted at The WRENCH - 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Come make your very own taxidermy style wall hanging using old bicycle parts!  If you’re not sure what the heck that means, check out the photo below to see an example of one made a few years ago. All materials provided, $5-$20 suggested donation.
Where: The WRENCH – 1057 Locan

For info www.thewrench.ca

West End Bike Tour hosted by the West End Biz - 1:30-3:30pm

The West End BIZ invites you to see our community from the seat of your bike! On Saturday, June 23rd, we encourage you to join us for a free, bike tour of the West End’s rich culture and history. Come see why cycling is the best way to get around the inner city! Meet-up at 1:15 PM at Central Park near Edmonton Street. Tour begins at 1:30. Dress for the weather. Refreshment provided. ”

Contact information: Joe Kornelsen, 204-954-7900, tours@westendbiz.ca

 

Rainbow Trout Music Festival Bike Jam - ????

A little birdie mentioned that there may be a Rainbow Trout Music Festival Bike Jam happening during Bike Week.

Check out their Facebook page HERE for details.

What’s a Bike Jam?:

The folks at the RTMF care about having a good time all year round, and one of their most popular events is the monthly RTMF Bike Jam.

Hundreds and hundreds (or 1000’s at Nuit Blanche 2015) of cyclists hit the city at night following secret routes to street level dance parties. Tunes are provided all along the entire route by our rolling pedal powered stereo systems that take the party wherever they want it to go!!

Good friends, good times, and lots of blinking lights, the RTMF Bike Jams are Winnipegs most unique outdoor community events, and everyone is invited.

Remember, lots of lights and keep to the right!

 

Sunday, June 24

 

Ride Don't Hide 9:00am-2:00pm

Join the Canadian Mental Health Association on Sunday, June 24th for Ride Don’t Hide, Canada’s largest bike ride for mental health! Ride Don’t Hide will be taking place in communities across Canada to reduce stigma and to raise funds for local community mental health programs. This is a ride, not a race, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Choose from the 21 km Community Ride or the 6 km Family Ride!

This year’s ride will begin and end at Vimy Ridge Park. Riders taking part in the 21 km Community Ride will ride through the Wolseley, River Heights and downtown communities, taking advantage of various road closures, with planned Wellness Station stops at the Manitoba Legislative Building, Ciclovia at The Forks and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. After the ride, riders are invited to enjoy a light snack, refreshments, and bike decorating by Art City back at Vimy Ridge Park!

100% of funds raised through rider registration fees and personal fundraising will go to local community mental health programs.

Children 12 and under ride for free! Adults: $50; Youth: $35

To register, visit www.ridedonthide.com and enter coupon code “BikeWeek18” to save $5 off your registration fee!

Winnipeg Trails: World's Shortest Dutch Bike Lane, Learn to Ride Dutch & Dutch Dinking- The Forks
World’s Shortest Dutch Bike Lane – The Forks during Ciclovia
End up in Eindhoven? Learn about cycle track design around the world. Where, Why, Who, What, and How. Coming to a curb near you. Follow Winnipeg Trails on Instagram or Twitter. #WorldsShortestBikeLane
11:00-5pm: Learn to Ride Dutch. Plain Bikes is doing a New and Used Parts Sale with Free Repairs at Ciclovia!
Come by the Winnipeg Trails table learn more Plain Bikes. If you have one, we have parts and accessories for sale and free advice and mechanical help if it needs a tune-up. We have bikes on hand if you want to try one. If you want one on the next shipment, come learn about round 2 and what it involves.
1:30 pm Dutch Dinking Contest
Find out why going Dutch is so much more interesting than just splitting the bill. 😉 Come join us for a half hour of fun. Bring your favourite partner, or bring one down. We’ll have bikes for you to use, if you don’t have one. (Yes, on this side of the pond, we’d just call it doubling, but you are reading this, so using the Dutch name for it worked, didn’t it?)
Churchill Park United: Bike to Church 10:00am

June 24th marks the last day of Bike Week and before heading out to Ciclovia at The Forks, Churchill Park United is inviting you to bike to their service for 10am with refreshments and great conversations after.

Churchill Park United Church- 525 Beresford Ave, Winnipeg, MB

For more info: https://www.churchillparkunited.ca

Cost: Free

Ciclovia 11:00am- 5:00pm

June 24th, 2018 marks the 9th Ciclovia event in Winnipeg- and the first year it will be a part of Bike Week 2018! This exciting event, which has long been a part of ManyFest hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg Biz. The Ciclovia committee was looking for a new home for this event and we couldn’t think of a better place than during our week long celebration of active transportation and bikes!

Ciclovia is a Spanish term that means “cycleway”. (Here is how to pronounce it – https://forvo.com/word/ciclov%C3%ADa/) Ciclovia began in Bogotá, Colombia in 1974 and has grown into an event where some streets are blocked off to cars and open to bikes, runners, skaters, and other forms of self-propelled transportation. While Ciclovia in Winnipeg won’t match Bogota’s (not yet anyway) it will be a promotion of great cycling routes and a big party at Winnipeg’s favourite meeting place, the Forks!

On June 24th, we invite you to ride to The Forks along our suggested routes. These are comfortable, family friendly routes that tie existing Sunday street closures on Wellington, Wolseley, Scotia Street and North East Pioneers Greenway and also include our special event day street or lane closures. Visit: https://www.bikeweekwinnipeg.com/ciclovia-map/ to see these special routes.

At The Forks you can take in activities for all ages, including demonstrations, activities, tabling and a Third+Bird Artisan Market. For young families the bike demos, bike decorating and tie dye stations will be a hit. Plus a juggling workshop and Winnipeg Public Library’s book bike will be there too!

Enjoy free swing dancing, yoga, zumba classes by Zin Aila and JLS Zwaggers and the Funtaztic Crew, and a hula jam with Kurrant Motion throughout the day all to the tune of a sweet mix of music by Mama Cutsworth– a dance party for the whole family! Plus special guest musicians!

Schedule- Canopy

11:00 DJ Mama Cutsworth

11:30 Teakle Family Circus

12:00 Nation of Two

12:30 Mountain Equipment Co-op Tire Change Competition

1:00 Swing Dancing

1:30 Dutch Dinking Competition

2:00 SC Mira

2:30 Bike Polo Demos

3:00 Swing Dancing

3:30 DJ Mama Cutsworth

4:00 Sweet Alibi

+ at 1:00 there will be a Traditional Trails, Indigenous led group ride presented by The Wrench and Adrian Alphonso looking at Metis History, departing from Ciclovia Winnipeg.

Schedule- Buskers Lookout (workshop area on grass leading toward Assiniboine River)

11:00 Yoga

12:00 Juggling workshop

1:00 Z Rock Fitness (WinnipegZumba): ZUMBA Fitness with Zin Aila, JLS and Mhelors.

2:00 Hula Hoop workshop

3:00 Z Rock Fitness (WinnipegZumba): Zumba Fitness with Funtaztic Crew

4:00 Hula Hoop workshop

Participating in Ciclovia, and ready to meet you are:

Bike Week Winnipeg
Thrill Riders Bicycle Rescue
Orioles Bike Cage
The Bike Dump
City of Winnipeg – Municipal Government
The Wrench
CAA Manitoba
UMCycle
Velodonnas Cycling Team
CNIB
Climate Change Connection – Winnipeg
Green Action Centre
MEC
Winnipeg Public Library
and more!

The WRENCH at the Forks open hours- 11:00pm-5:00pm

Drop in to the Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub (WRENCH) satellite location located in one of the train cars at the north east corner of the Forks Market. WRENCH staff and volunteers are there to help you if your bike needs a bit of attention. They also have reconditioned bikes for sale at great prices. For more details see www.thewrench.ca

The WRENCH will also be tabling at Ciclovia so its a great opportunity to learn more about what they do.

The Great Ciclovia Bike Sale / Official Launch of "The WRENCH @ The Forks"- 11:00pm-5:00pm
In addition to having open hours at the Forks, the WRENCH is planning to hold a big bike sale and the official launch of their satellite location at the Forks boxcars.Drop by for some advice, to browse for great refurbished bikes or just to chat.
While the official launch isn’t until the 24th, The WRENCH @ The Forks is actually already open every Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 at the boxcars!
Bike Dump Open Shop - 1:00-4:00PM

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!

Bike Week Winnipeg ArtRide Tour of North Winnipeg - 1:00-3:30PM

Bike Week Winnipeg ArtRide Tour of North Winnipeg

Celebrate Bike Week while discovering Winnipeg’s public art! Meet at the Hôtel de ville in St. Boniface for this afternoon tour with the Winnipeg Arts Council and Bike Winnipeg. We’ll explore public art in North Winnipeg, including one of our newest artworks, Bokeh in Kildonan Park!

Artwork visited on this tour includes: 

  • Monument
  • Life Journey
  • Bokeh (new!) 
  • Light Through
  • High Five

Register Now!

Date: Sunday, June 24th

Start Time: 1pm

Running Time: 2 ½ hrs

Meeting Place: Hôtel de Ville (219 Provencher Boulevard), front steps

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

Recumbent Cyclist Show and Shine - 1:00PM

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.

Traditional Trails: Indigenous Led Group Ride 1:00-3:30PM

Join The W.R.E.N.C.H. in the kick off of their Traditional Trails group ride series. Starting on Sunday, June 24th at Cyclovia, Indigenous cyclists Adrian Alphonso and Justin L’Arrivee will lead rides throughout the summer exploring Treaty One territory, using bikes to connect the land and elders. Themes of the rides include Métis history, medicines and food knowledge, Indigenous art and murals, Indigenous women’s organizing, and reconciliation. Come join us, learn some history, and hit some trails!

Sunday, June 24th’s ride theme:  Métis History – we will meet at the Wrench booth at the Forks, ride along the river trail to St. Boniface where we will visit Elzéar Goulet’s memorial, Louis Riel’s grave at the Cathedral, and the St. Boniface Museum. Finishes at the Forks.
Ages: 12+ up – Anyone under 18 needs parental guidance, and waiver signature
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 (1:00 check over bikes and fill out waivers, 1:30 ride begins, 3:30 ride ends)

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