Guest post by: Shawna CulletonBike Week Winnipeg
When my son first learned to ride his bike a few summers ago, he looked back at me during one of our first rides together and said, “Mom, this is freedom! My heart feels so big!” and I was instantly transported to my first youthful moments bonding with my first bike. Remember how amazing that felt?
This is my first year on the Bike Week organizing committee and it is such a privilege to witness the energy and dedication of our volunteers, committee members and partners. Just look at these smiling faces riding to City Hall, led by Al Simmons on Ol’Spoke:
Bike Week Winnipeg proves you don’t have to dress down to ride, with Al Simmons. (photo credit: Richard Bracken)
Bike Week Winnipeg’s weeklong celebration of bicycles and the people who love to ride them is a wonderful opportunity for all Winnipeggers to get out on their bikes and experience the joys of pedaling around our great city. Bike week is for everyone! Whether you ride for recreation, fitness, transportation, sport of for fun, if you enjoy riding a bike, then Bike Week is for you!
Half Pints Bike & BBQ at The Forks, 2014 (Photo Credit: Bike Week Winnipeg)
This year we have nearly 50 events, including
- Free Kick- Off Pancake Breakfast on Monday June 15th, 7-9:00 a.m. at the University of Winnipeg.
- The 8th annual Bike to Work Day on June 19th, and we’ve hit every corner of the city with 60 pit stops that’ll be stocked with smiles and swag for cycling commuters.
- The Half Pints Bikes & BBQ Party at The Forks on June 19th. Where there will be live music, bike performances, Half Pints pedal pushers ale, as well as free burgers for the first 500
Bike week has something for everyone: group rides, theme rides, and workshops, rides for soccer fans, beer enthusiast, athletes and foodies! For more information and a full list of events, visit www.bikeweekwinnipeg.com