MEC BikeFest at the Forks!

16 May

Love how many great things are coming up in Winnipeg to do for free with the family! You know I love posting these up, so if you know of an event feel free to email me and spread the word 🙂

Saturday June 15th head on down to the Forks for the 5th annual Mountain Equipment Co-op BikeFest! It’s from noon to 5pm, and all of the events are free!

There’s a lot going on, here’s the complete list:

Tune-Ups & Test Rides: Get your bike in tip top shape with a free basic tune-up (first come, first served). You can also test ride and try out MEC bikes.

FYOB (Fix Your Own Bike!): Take advantage of the stands and tools available, roll up your sleeves, and fix your own bike with the assistance of professional bike mechanics.

 Care & Repair Clinics: Local community bike shops will offer clinics, with topics including fixing flats, chain maintenance, adjusting brakes, and more. The bike fitting clinic will ensure your bike fits you perfectly.

**New this year – Health Clinic: Not only can you get your bike tuned-up at BikeFest, but you can also learn about tuning up your body. The Center for Natural Medicine will provide a clinic on diet and nutrition to help guide you into peak cycling form.

Bike Decorating: Art City will provide decorating stations for kids ages 3+, and also the young at heart, who’d like to add some bling to their bike.

 Obstacle Course: Kids can try their two-wheeling skills at the bicycle obstacle course, run by MEC Kids of Mud.

 MEC Photo Booth & Photo Contest: Get your picture taken with your bike, and be entered to win great prizes in several categories.

Group Rides: Bring your mountain bike and take part in one or both of the afternoon group rides – Whittier Park (15-20km) and City Cruise (15-20km).

 Gear Swap: The ever-popular gear swap is back, where you can buy, sell or trade used bikes, cycling clothes or bike accessories. Interested sellers should email [email protected].

 Shopping: Visit the MEC Marketplace to purchase cycling products and accessories, and other outdoor items. Natural Cycle, Bikes and Beyond and Alter Ego will also have mini-stores onsite.

 Trials Demos: Peg City Trials will be on hand to demonstrate thrilling trials by local riders. These extreme enthusiasts make a sport out of riding over, around, and through obstacles.

 Live Music: Enjoy concerts on the main stage underneath the canopy, provided by the Park Theatre, with performances by:

Ø  Socially Inept                     12:00pm

Ø  Choplogic Band                  12:25pm

Ø  Sons of York                     12:50pm

Ø  Those Guys                       1:20pm

Ø  Charlee Bravo                    1:50pm

Ø  Kieran West & Buffalo         2:30pm

Ø  Sebastian Owl                    3:00pm

Ø  The Almighty Rhombus        3:30pm

Ø  Animal Teeth                     4:00pm

Ø  Indicator Indicator              4:30pm

Bicycle Valet Service: Bike to the Future is offering a bicycle valet service. Riders can leave their bikes in a secured parking lot, rather than locking it up unattended.

Prizes: All day long there will be draws and prizes, including a tool box filled with bike tools, a TimBuk2 bike messenger bag, and more.

Sounds like a fun and busy day, with lots to see and do for any bike fan!


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