Events Schedule 2020 – Virtual Bike Week

2020 will be remembered for many reasons, but we hope the first ever Virtual Bike Week is the last. It was an interesting experience for us to plan and we hope for Winnipeggers to participate in but we really missed the people. We are already making plans for 2021 and hope to make the return of our “new normal” Bike Week special for everyone.

Keep watching for details as they start to unfold starting in April of 2021.

 

Monday, June 8, Assiniboine Credit Union Bike to Work Day

There are lots of ways to participate in Virtual Bike to Work Day. Even if you usually take the bus or drive to work, given the reduced motor vehicle traffic out there, its a great time to try something you may not have done before. Here are some options to ride or practice your “Bike to Work.”

– If you are already working, you can of course ride to work.

– Not working or working from home? Why not get out and try a practice run along your bike route to work.

– Not quite ready to ride to your workplace, why not get out and try riding the equivalent distance that you would have to ride.

– Riding to work is a bit far for your first try? Why not start with a shorter distance or even take the park and ride approach. Take your bike part way on the car and ride the rest of the way.

Don’t forget we have prizes. At any time that you are taking part in the Bike Week programming just post your photos/videos to social media using #BikeWeekWPG or sending your photos/videos directly to info@bikeweekwinnipeg.com to qualify for a $50 gift card to the bike shop of your choice.

Need some help to plan your route to work? Check out our new recommended bike routes and route planning mentorship program.

 

Tuesday, June 9, Bike to the Park Day

Ride to a nearby park or ride some of the extensive trail network we have in Winnipeg to enjoy fresh air, nature or just the sheer joy of riding your bike.  Check out Winnipeg Trails for more information on the many fun and safe trails not only through our parks, but through other wonderful areas of our city too.

We have prizes! If you are riding during Bike Week just post your photos/videos to social media using #BikeWeekWPG or sending your photos/videos directly to info@bikeweekwinnipeg.com to qualify for a $50 gift card to the bike shop of your choice.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 10, Bike to Take Out Day

Every Wednesday is now Canada Take Out Day to encourage Canadians to order take out and show support for their local restaurants.

These are trying times for many restaurants. While some have opened a small portion of their patio space, others have only been able to offer take-out. Bike Week is encouraging Winnipeggers to not only support our local restaurants, but to use your bike to pick up your order.  If you are open to going out and sitting on the patio, terrific, and if not go grab your order by bike. Its a great way to show our local restaurants that people on bikes are behind them.

Want to get outside your usual neighbourhood or have a favourite restaurant that is a bit too far to bring you meal home by bike? Why not pick up some food and eat it al fresco in one of the many wonderful parks that we have scattered around the city. Have a socially distance picnic. Anyway you do it you will be helping local restaurants get through these trying times.

Bike Week has a special prize for people supporting local restaurants. Take part in our Bike toTake Out Day by posting photos/videos to social media using both #BikeWeekWPG and #TakeOutDay or sending your photos/videos directly to info@bikeweekwinnipeg.com to qualify for a $25 gift card to the local Winnipeg restaurant of your choice!

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 11 – Family Ride Day

Time to get out and ride with your family or go an visit family by bike. We have all seem the car processions visiting or celebrating with family. Its time for those go bicycle. A ride by can be far more intimate than a drive by and more fun too. Go see your parents or your grandparents. Take the kids to see their grandparents. Its a great time to bring joy to people that at feeling a bit distanced from their loved ones.

Don’t forget we have prizes. If you are taking part in a Bike Week activity, just post your photos/videos to social media using #BikeWeekWPG or send them to info@bikeweekwinnipeg.com to qualify for a $50 gift card to the bike shop of your choice.

Need some help to plan your route? Check out our new recommended bike routes and route planning mentorship program.

 

 

Friday, June 12, Bike to Strike Day

If you’re taking part in a Fridays for Future climate strike, whether online or from a safe distance, we encourage you to ride your bike for the climate.

You could win a prize too. If you are biking to strike, post your photos/videos of yourself at the strike to social media using #BikeWeekWPG or send them to info@bikeweekwinnipeg.com to qualify for a $50 gift card to the bike shop of your choice.

Need some help to plan your route? Check out our new recommended bike routes and route planning mentorship program.

Saturday, June 13, Bike to Small Business Day

Supporting local businesses is more important now than it ever has been. Lets get out there and ride our bikes to our favourite local business, support them and at the same time let our local business owners know that people on bikes support them.

Bike Week has a special prize for people supporting local businesses. Take part in our Bike to Small Business Day by posting photos/videos to social media using both #BikeWeekWPG and #SmallBusinessSaturday or sending your photos/videos directly to info@bikeweekwinnipeg.com to qualify for a $25 gift card to the local Winnipeg business of your choice!

Need some help to plan your route? Check out our new recommended bike routes and route planning mentorship program.

 

Sunday, June 14, Bike Somewhere New Day

Wrap up your Bike Week by challenging yourself and try cycling somewhere new. Ride somewhere you have always wanted to go. Check out some of the bike infrastructure in our city. Go and visit a  part of the city you have never been to by bike before. The possibilities are endless and it is a great way to discover all that Winnipeg has to offer.

Need help with planning a route? Check out the CIty of Winnipeg Bike Map. or have a look at some of the routes that we have developed to and from various parts of the city.

You can also win a prize. If you are riding during Bike Week just post your photos/videos to social media using #BikeWeekWPG or sending your photos/videos directly to info@bikeweekwinnipeg.com to qualify for a $50 gift card to the bike shop of your choice.

Need some help to plan your route? Check out our new recommended bike routes and route planning mentorship program.