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Bike to Work Day and Bike Week Events – June 18-24, 2018!

June 12, 2018

Start your week with off cinnamon buns and end it with ice cream! Here’s how:

Gear up for Bike Week Winnipeg, held throughout the City June 18 -24 to celebrate just that – people riding bikes! Start Bike Week off right with Bike to Work Day, Monday, June 18, hosting over 70 pit stop locations.

Can’t make it to all 70? We understand. But make sure to stop by RRC’s very own pit stop location being held again for the second year in a row. Check out lasts year’s event and mark your map, as this is a stop you do not want to miss (think cinnamon buns)!

 

We will keep the wheel turning and roll into the afternoon with a Cyclist Meet Up to mix and mingle with fellow staff and faculty, cyclists or not, and let us know what YOU would like to see RRC do to enable and promote cycling and sustainable commuting here on campus.

We continue to speed into the week with multiple Ask the Expert Workshops with a chance to try out our new repair stations (yes, that’s what those are).

Finally, we reach the finish line Friday afternoon with an expert led group ride to Sargent Sundae to replenish all those burnt calories.

Sound great? To top it all off, store your bike and gear in our FREE, safe, secure, weather protected bike lockers. See below for full details:

Monday, June 18: RRC Bike to Work Day Pit-Stop – 6:30 – 9:00 am, Northside of the Omand’s Creek Foot Bridge

Join us on the northside of the Omand’s Creek Footbridge (see map) while you cycle your way to work. Stop by, fuel up and join the fun.

  • Coffee, water, fruit and tasty baked treats
  • Tools and expertise to help with minor on-the-go repairs, maintenance and questions
  • Music and mingling
  • Prize draw
  • Swag and giveaways

Monday, June 18: RRC Cyclist Meet-Up – 11:00 – 1:00 pm, NDC Bus Loop

Stop by the RRC Cyclist Meet-Up under the tent in the NDC bus loop area and see our new Bike Blender in action! Whether you’re an avid cyclist, or brand new to the idea, this is a great chance to meet and greet with other RRC cyclists and newbies to connect, learn the rules of the road, and provide us with the feedback we need to keep you rolling.

• Bike Blender smoothies
• Treats, music and mingling
• City of Winnipeg Bike Map display – pin your location!
• Find a friend! Coordinate bike buddies using GoManitoba
• Sargent Sundae group ride sign up

 

Wednesday, June 20 & Thursday, June 21: Ask the Expert Workshops – drop in between 12:00 – 1:00 pm, NDC Bus Loop

Our very own RRC cycle enthusiasts will be there to answer all your cycling questions, offer minor repairs and tune-ups, and teach you the tips and tricks of our new bike repair stations. Drop in basis, no registration required.

Friday, June 22: Group Bike Ride to Sargent Sundae – 11:30 – 1:00 pm, NDC Bus Loop

The fun is not over yet! Join us for a guided, leisurely round-trip group ride Friday afternoon to Sargent Sundae (cash only!). Departing from the NDC bus loop at 11:30 am, returning 1:00 pm. Can’t bike to work Friday? No problem! Check out Recreation Services Bike Share Program and borrow a bike for the ride!

Open to all staff and faculty of all skill levels. See map for route details and contact us to register.

So mark your calendars and test your brakes – these events are comin’ in fast!