June 17-23, 2019 marked the 8th annual Bike Week in Winnipeg – a week long celebration of riding bikes for everyone.
The event kicked off with the week’s flagship event: Bike to Work Day on Monday, June 17th. Bike to Work Day began in 2007 as a fun method to encourage cycling and active commuting in Winnipeg, initiated by the newly formed Bike to Work Day planning committee. After a few years of event growth and success, the committee chose to expand its programming to a full week, while still maintaining Bike to Work Day as one of its core offerings.
55 events/special offers were presented throughout Bike Week in 2019 in every corner of the city (and even outside of the perimeter). This included educational activities, family events, cultural excursions, mechanical assistance and group rides. An additional 14 events took place leading up to Bike Week to get the wheels in motion, for a total of 69 events, an increase of 8 events from 2018.
The week closed with the Bike Week Celebration at The Forks, on Sunday, June 23rd. An afternoon public festival celebrating bicycles and active living catering to all Winnipeggers.