Events Schedule

We have big plans for Bike Week 2019 and just like last year we will kick it off with Bike to Work Day on the Monday. The week will end with our Bike Week celebration at The Forks on Sunday, June 23rd. In between we will have a week of bike events that are for everyone. Check out the events below and check back regularly to see new events as we confirm them. At this point this is only a small part of what we have planned!

Event Schedule 2019

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

Monday, June 17 | Tuesday, June 18 | Wednesday, June 19 | Thursday, June 20| Friday, June 21 | Saturday, June 22 | Sunday, June 23

Pre-Bike Week events

Sunday, June 9th- Bike Week Media Launch & The Fam Jam: West Broadway-Wolseley Family Bike/Wheel Jam (Time TBD)
Bike Week Media Launch & The Fam Jam: West Broadway-Wolseley Family Bike/Wheel Jam
 
Stay tuned for details!
Sunday, June 9th- The WRENCH's West Broadway Bike Bazaar - 12 noon start

Whether you want to buy a bike, swap a kids bike and fix your bike, this is the place to be. The Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub (WRENCH) will be at West Broadway Neighbourhood Center with their annual Bike Bazaar.

Has your child outgrown their current bike? Or maybe your child just needs a bike. The WRENCH will have a variety of kids bikes available. You can swap your child’s current bike and get one that fits them properly. WRENCH staff and volunteers will be there to help make sure the bike is the correct size for your child.

The WRENCH will also have a variety of refurbished bikes for sale at great prices. If your current ride is in need of a bit of repair, WRENCH staff and volunteers will be on hand as well to help you get you bike running the way it should.

Tuesday, June 11th Pit Stop Meeting 11:00am-6:00pm

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

All pit stops hosts are invited to The Forks 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.

Saturday, June 15 - 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

 

 

 

Monday, June 17

13th Annual Bike to Work Day

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.

 

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 17th), or bring it to our Bike Week Celebration at The Forks on Sunday, June 23rd. The prize draw will take place at 3pm.

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.

 

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 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

715 a.m. Arrive at Laura Secord School (winner of the best pit-stop in 2018)

7:25 a.m. Departure

7:30 a.m. Misericordia Health Centre Pit Stop – Wolseley and Sherbrook (winner of the best pit-stop 2016 and 2017)

7:40 a.m. Departure

7:50 a.m. Pit-stop at the Legislature (SW corner of the grounds)

8:00 a.m. Departure (time to get to work)

8:05 a.m. Bonnycastle Park

8:15 a.m. Depart Bonnycastle Park

 

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

The All Day Pit Stop will be at The Forks again this year.

Stay tuned for details!

 

Bike Yoga in The Park - 12:00pm-1:00pm

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. Cost: Free

 

UWSA Bike Lab 8:00 AM - 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/

 

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 18

Moveable Feast 5:30-10:00 PM

Yup, it’s back again this year!

Join the illustrious Downtown Peggy for The Downtown BIZ’ Moveable Feast first Bike Tour of the season! Includes a bike tour and menu samplings at five various restaurants and cafes. 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 different restaurants.

Details to come.

 

 

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 https://www.woodcockcycle.com/articles/wcw-ride-club-pg619.htm

 

 

Wednesday, June 19

 

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/

Winnipeg Cycling Club: Gentle Road Ride - 7:00pm-9:00pm
Winnipeg Cycling Club: “Gentle Road Ride”
 
When:  Wednesday June 19 at 7pm – 9pm
Ride Title:  Eva’s to Assiniboine Park 20K
Meet Location:  Eva’s Gelato at Corydon and  Harrow at 6:45pm – ride starts at 7pm
Ride Leader:  Shawn Kennedy
 
Folks are invited to stay after and enjoy some gelato and biking conversation!

 

 

Thursday, June 20

 

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

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

This ride is for those who are not really feeling up to the Woodcock Performance ride. We will leave at the same time as the Performance ride and follow the same path but we will warm up at 25kph and average 27-30kph moving speed. This ride is between 60 and 80km. It will be cancelled if it is teaming down with rain or lighting is sighted.

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 to join us during Bike Week

For more info visit https://www.woodcockcycle.com/articles/wcw-ride-club-pg619.htm

 

 

Friday, June 21

 

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

Join the 1st women’s only cycling club, 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 27-30kph ride average moving speed. Warm up will be at 25kph and ramp up from there depending on how everyone feels. The distance will be between 60 and 80km. some of our destination choices are Headingly, Lockport, St Adolph, St Agath, 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 to join us during Bike Week 

More info at https://www.woodcockcycle.com/articles/wcw-ride-club-pg619.htm

 

4th Annual Woodcock Cycle Family Campout Friday 6:00pm - Saturday 1:00pm

 

Friday June 21st – Saturday June 22nd – 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!

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 https://www.woodcockcycle.com/articles/wcw-ride-club-pg619.htm

 

 

Saturday, June 22

 

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

 

 

Sunday, June 23

 

 

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!

Bike Week Celebration - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Wrap up your week and come celebrate with us at The Forks. All roads lead to The Forks so plan your route and ride to the Forks to enjoy a day filled with fun and activities for all ages. We’ll have demonstrations, activities, tabling by numerous bike related groups, bike repairs and more. 

Stay tuned for more details!

 

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.

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!