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 below as we will be updating regularly the closer we get to June!
Event Schedule 2018
Click on any of the days below to jump to that day’s events.
Pre-Bike Week events
June 15th Annual Suit and Heels and Wheels Ride - 9:45 am
Friday, June 15- Meet at the Forks under the Canopy for the 4th 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.
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.
June 15th- Bike Week 2018 Media Launch - 10:30 am
Date TBD- Come join us for the official launch of Bike Week 2018 at City Hall. 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.
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.
June 18th- Bike to Work Day Group Ride! 6:45-8:15am
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 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) CAA Pit-Stop
Departure 6:45 sharp
7:10 a.m. Misericordia 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 a.m. 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 - 9:00am-2:00 pm
Visit Bike Week Winnipeg for a cinnamon bun and a high five throughout the day, location TBD.
Tuesday, June 19
Wednesday, June 20
Thursday, June 21
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24
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! 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.
At The Forks you can take in activities for all ages, including demonstrations, tabling, group rides, bike repairs, a beer garden, and much much more!
Stay tuned to hear about our event details as they continue to develop. We look forward to celebrating Ciclovia with you!