We love summer for so many reasons! But, one of the best things about summer is that we can go for evening bike rides with our favorite people while the sun is setting over downtown.
June 18-24 is Bike Week, and we can’t wait! It’s an entire week dedicated to those evening bike rides, your daily commute, and morning rides with the kids!
These are some of our favorite events happening during Bike Week. Check out their Event Schedule for the full list.
Sunday, June 19th | Community Bike Shop Day | 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Is your bike making a strange noise you can’t fix? The W.R.E.N.C.H. with South Osborne Bike Hub, Orioles Bike Cage, and The Bike Dump will be under The Canopy to tune up your bike, so it’s running smoothly for the week.
While you’re here, tie-dye a Bike Week shirt for $10 or bring something white from home. Don’t have a bike? We will be auctioning off refurbished bikes at 2:00 pm.
Tuesday, June 21st | Birds Hill, Biking and Beer | 4:30 pm
Now here is a perfect evening – riding from downtown to Birds Hill Park and coming back for a well-deserved beer on a patio! Meet the Executive Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Stefano Grande, at Air Canada Park for this city to park ride. You can register by calling the Biz at (204) 958-4640.
Wednesday, June 22nd | Moveable Feast | 5:30 - 10:00 pm
Cycling is hard work, and hard work makes us hungry. We can’t wait for this ride because along the way, you stop at five different restaurants downtown - Little Sister Coffee Maker, Café 22, East India Company, Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, and The Planit. We’ve never had such a delicious bike ride! The ride cost $40, and you can register here.
Thursday, June 23rd | 2016 Bicycle Infrastructure Tour | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Bike Winnipeg and Active Transportation Planner, Erik Dickson, will be leading a ride around Winnipeg, explaining some of Winnipeg’s cycling infrastructure. You’ll learn why these paths and bridges popped up, where there’s room for improvement, and where it’s going. Space is limited, so make sure to register!
Friday, June 24th | 9th Annual Bike to Work Day | 6:30 to 9:00 am
| Winnipeg BBQ Party | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
We’re riding our bikes to work on Friday and stopping at the pit stops along the way! Stop by the W.R.E.N.C.H. by The Caboose for a tune up and a fuel up with juice and a Tall Grass Prairie Bakery cinnamon bun!
After work, ride down to the University of Winnipeg for Bike Week Winnipeg BBQ Party. Grab some free food (first 300 people), and buy a pint of Bike Week’s special brew, Bikey McBikeface Grapefruit Lager by Half Pints. Yes, it’s called Bikey McBikeface Grapefruit Lager, and we’re loving it!
While you’re there, dance to the DJ and check out the displays and demonstrations. Bring the kids! They can play in the kids area and decorate their bikes.