Pit Stops are open from 6:30-9:00am on Bike to Work Day, Monday, June 18th. They are located all over the city and provide a place for people to stop and enjoy the company of their fellow cyclists on the way to work. Some pit stops will have a mechanic to help with minor repairs and adjustments, and Bike Week Winnipeg or the Pit Stop sponsor may provide light refreshments (while supplies last).
As you travel play RIDE AND GO SEEK: collect signatures at all the pit stops you visit. If you visit 8 you’ll be entered to win one of two prize bikes! Here’s the link to the form: Bike Week Ride and Go Seek.
Check out our map of all the locations where pit-stops are located.
If you are interested in hosting a Pit Stop, sign up at this link.
2018 PIT STOPS
17 Wing Winnipeg – Yellow Ribbon Trail at Whytewold Road – music, giveaways, cycle selfie!
20/20 Eye Care – Bishop Grandin Greenway at Dakota Street – music, giveaways, draw for Adidas cycling sunglasses, scones from COBS Bread and draw for free bread for a year.
Ai-Kon – 177 Lombard Avenue (at the corner of Rorie) – music, prizes include merch and tickets to Ai-Kon.
Armstrong and Small Eye Care Centre – 1140 Portage Avenue – free draw for sunglasses, glasses clean-up, free lens cloths & pens!
Assiniboine Credit Union / Fools & Horses – Broadway and Edmonton – free coffee & treats, prizes include Fools & Horses gift cards
Assiniboine Park Conservancy & White Pine Bicycle Co – South side of Portage, just north of the Assiniboine Park Footbridge – coffee, snacks and water!
Bike Valet – All Day Pit Stop at the Forks!
Bike Winnipeg – Disraeli AT bridge on Rover between Gladstone and Annabella
Bikes and Beyond – 227 Henderson Highway – $10 gift cards with Bikes and Beyond water bottles!
Boeing Winnipeg – West side of roundabout on Moray at Sturgeon
Bourkevale Community Centre – 100 Ferry Road (Ferry at Assiniboine) – Refreshments, Bike to Work Day photo booth, prizes and games. Plus an indoor area if the weather is not desirable!
CAA Manitoba – Assiniboine Park, south of the footbridge – Radio playing from CAA tow truck on site (to facilitate air for tires, etc) draw for backpack, water, juice, coffee and snacks!
CAA Manitoba – Manitoba Legislative Building, SW grounds – same as above
Canadian Mennonite University – 500 Shaftesbury Blvd (Grant at Shaftesbury) – music, refreshments (coffee & snacks), draw prize!
*Canadian Mental Health Assoc. – 930 Portage Ave (Portage at Lenore)
*CNIB – 1080 Portage Ave (Portage at Dominion)
Coop Vélo-Cité & Caisse Groupe Financier – 205 Provencher Blvd
Ecole River Heights School – Grosvenor & Elm Street – School Division Swag
Edmund Partridge School – 1874 Main Street – music, arts, mascots, prizes and fun!
Emergent BioSolutions – Pembina Highway at Chancellor Matheson – prize draw!
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba & Dillon Consulting – 870 Pembina Highway (Pembina at Harrow)
Exchange BIZ with Natural Cycle, Generation Green, Anchor massage, AVEDA Institute, Number TEN Architecture & Bronuts – Stephen Juba Park – The Exchange District BIZ will be offering information about the area, brochures with maps and directory of the area, walking tour brochures, and cycling brochures. Natural Cycle will be offering bike tune ups and some swag as well as providing music with their Bike Jam portable music system. Anchor Massage will be offering free on the spot massages for cyclists. AVEDA Institute will be doing helmet hair touch-ups. Number TEN Architecture will be bringing snacks: watermelon, granola bars, bananas, as well as a gift card for a photo contest. Generation Green will be providing some healthy snacks. Bronuts will be supplying Bronuts, coffee, and water.
FortWhyte Alive – North Entrance off Sterling Lyon Parkway – Free passes to FortWhyte!
Green Action Centre and Investors Group – Portage and Memorial – Terra the Frog with our Super Hero Green Screen, prize draw for gift car and swag!
Health Sciences Centre – Sherbrook Street at McDermot Ave
Hugh John Macdonald School – 567 Bannatyne Ave
IBEX Payroll & Chaeban Ice Cream – 421 Mulvey Ave East – Enjoy a delicious ice cream parfait made with fresh fruit, Chaeban Ice Cream, and Fauxnola granola! Stop by for some muffins, snacks, and a hot cup of coffee courtesy of A Healthy Start for Mom and Me and Berg & Birch Coffee Supply Co. We also have a $20 Chaeban Ice Cream gift card up for grabs!
iQmetrix – Wolseley avenue between Telfer and Clifton – a variety of snacks and refreshments!
*Lifemark Nature Park Way – Southwest corner of Kenaston and Sterling Lyon Parkway – giving away free massages and gym passes!
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology – 130 Henlow Bay – Music and Prizes!
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology – 1551 Pembina Highway – Music and Prizes!
Manitoba Public Insurance – Esplanade Riel – water bottles and snacks as giveaways!
MB Ministry Centre – 1310 Taylor Ave – Fill up your water bottle, fuel up on home baking, or stop for a mechanic to give your bike a quick tune up
MEC Winnipeg – 303 Portage Ave – Join MEC’s skilled bicycle mechanics to assist you with some basic bicycle maintenance during your morning commute. Enjoy a cup of coffee and snacks. Enter a raffle for prizes including A Bike Fitting or Basic Bike Tune Up and cycling swag!
Misericordia Health Centre, West Broadway Biz, GetChecked Manitoba – Southwest corner of Sherbrook and Wolseley – live band! Giveaways! Coffee!
n8 Chiropractic (Dr. Nick Simoes & Dr. Darrin Thorvaldson) – 917 St.Mary’s Road – We are giving free spinal exam gift certificates and refreshments
Nature Manitoba/ Climate Change Connection – Norwood Bridge beside Lyndale Drive
Norwood Biz and The Norwood Chiropractic Centre – St. Mary’s Road and Marion – Water station and scavenger hunt using social media! As well as on site free Posture Analysis (specific to problems cyclists would see ie. forward head posture). Special promo for anyone who wants a follow up appointment $40 special (includes exam, digital nerve scan, and X-rays if needed. Retail value $165) Raffle for a Healthy Living Gift Basket – all those who stop at the pit stop will be entered.
Orioles Bike Cage – St. Matthews and Burnell (SW corner) – promo giveaway certificate for one bike tune up package *per hour* of pitstop (6-7 am, 7-8 am and 8-9 am), three overall!
Peg City Car Co-op – Assiniboine Ave at the Louis Riel Statue
Rady JCC – Wellington Crescent and Doncaster – Special giveaways and prizes!
Ralph Brown Community Centre – Corner of McGregor and Machray – snacks!
Red River Co-op – 1123 Gateway Road – We are offering Co-op Gold water, a healthy snack recommended by our Health & Wellness Advisor and Red River Co-op coupons
Red River Co-op – 1681 Grant Avenue – see above
Red River Co-op – 190 St. Anne’s Road – see above
Red River College – North side of Omand’s creek footbridge – Refreshments, tasty treats and fun!
Robb Massey’s Sprockids & Elmwood High School – Pioneer Gateway Trail at Chalmers Ave – draw for Sprockkids gear or discount on Sprockkids Mountain Bike Camp
SEED Winnipeg Inc. – 80 Salter St. – prizes!
*Sport Manitoba – 145 Pacific Ave – Handing out passes to the facility!
Stantec – 311 Portage Ave – snacks as giveaways!
Sturgeon Heights Community Centre – 210 Rita Street (near Portage and Moray)
Transcona BIZ and Winnipeg Trails Association – Pandora and Hoka – Unveiling of a bike rack/art installation!
Transcona Trails – Corner of Regent and Peguis Street – prizes!
Transport Canada (Green Commute Committee) – Edmonton and Ellice – snacks and prizes!
University of Manitoba – Sidney Smith and Currie Place by the UMCycle Kiosk (Fort Garry Campus) – giveaways and prizes!
University of Manitoba – 727 McDermot Ave (Brodie Centre Entrance) – giveaways and prizes!
Urban Systems, Verde Juice Bar, Ecole Laura Secord School – 960 Wolseley Ave – music, smoothies for riders, chalk art, prizes, onsite commuter survey
UWSA Bike Lab – University of Winnipeg Shipping Containers – Music will be pumping!
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company – Wawanesa parking lot on Fort just north of Broadway – plinko game for visitors to play for prizes!
West End BIZ – Central Park – Buttons, West End trivia, sign-up for special Bike Week west end tour, mini tour about the Waddell fountain
West End BIZ – Sargent at McGee (Zoohky Memorial Mural) – Buttons, sign up for special West End Bike Week tour, trivia, mini presentation about the Zoohky Memorial Mural
West Kildonan Library – 365 Jefferson Ave at Powers Street
Windsor Park Public Library – 1195 Archibald Street – music!
Winnipeg Folk Festival – Old Market Square at King and Bannatyne – draw for concert tickets!
Winnipeg Police Service, Cops for Kids, Canadian Blood Services and Millennium Library – WPS HQ Graham & Smith – Winnipeg Public Library Book Bike, WPS bagpiper, WPS museum bike and uniform
Winnipeg Roller Derby League Inc. – Main at Stradbrook
Winnipeg Urban Polo Association – 201 Portage Ave – Polo flyers, stickers, a draw for polo swag/gear
Woodcock Cycle & Yellow Derny Café – 433 St. Mary’s Road – Woodcock cycle merch!
WSP – Assiniboine and Garry Street
* These pit stops do not have a bike mechanic. But all of our other stops do! Check out our pit stop map to find the closest one to you.