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Explore Winnipeg by bike!

Bike Winnipeg is offering a number of guided bike tours between April and October in 2019. These 2-3 hour tours will be interpreted by lively and knowledgeable experts and guided through the city by ride marshals to help ensure your comfort and safety. All tours travel at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops along the way.

We offer a mix of free and paid rides, however all rides except for the Doors Open ride require registration. Space on the rides is limited, so register early to reserve your spot!

ArtRides

Join Bike Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Arts Council on an informative ride and get to know the artwork that punctuates and brightens your city!

 North Winnipeg - June 23rd

Our North Winnipeg ArtRide will take us from Kildonan Park into East Kildonan to explore Bunn’s Creek and travel along the Northeast Pioneers Greenway before returning to Kildonan Park.

Sites Visited: Bokeh ; Along the Creek; Life Journey
When: Sunday, June 23rd; 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Starts At:  Kildonan Park – Duck Pond (near Bokeh)
Ends At: Kildonan Park – Duck Pond (near Bokeh)
Distance/Duration: 20km (2 1/2 hours)
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 St. Boniface/Exchange - July 21st

Starting from the Old City Hall in St. Boniface, the St. Boniface/Exchange tour wind its way through North St. Boniface, the Downtown, and the Exchange District.

Sites Visited: Monument; Louis Riel by Miguel Joyal Phare
Ouest; Phare Ouest; Bloody Saturday; Louis Riel (Manitoba Legislative
Building)
When: Sunday, July 21; 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Starts At: Meet at Jardin de sculptures, La Maison des artistes visuels francophones 219, Boulevard Provencher, Saint-Boniface
Ends At: Same
Distance/Duration: 10km (2 hours)
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 South Winnipeg - August 10th

Starting from St. Vital Park, this ride will take us through St. Vital into St. Boniface along the Seine River before turning south to the Bishop Grandin Greenway and back to St. Vital Park.

Sites Visited: Ecobuage; Watershed; Tributaries; Land/mark
When: Saturday, August 10th; 1pm – 3:30 pm
Starts At: Duck Pond, St. Vital Park
Ends At: Duck Pond, St. Vital Park
Distance/Duration: 20km (2 1/2 hours)
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 Central (ends at ManyFest) - Sept. 7th

This ArtRide will take us from the heart of the Exchange District into Elmwood and North St. Boniface, up some wonderful trails along the Red River, through the Exchange and into the Downtown before finishing up at ManyFest.

Sites Visited: Bloody Saturday (Streetcar at Main and
Market); Light Through; High Five; Phare Ouest; Emptyful; Bike Racks;
Heaven Between
When: Saturday, Sept. 7th; 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Starts At: Millennium Park Library
Ends At: ManyFest – Broadway at Edmonton
Distance/Duration: 12km (2 1/4 hours)
Register Now!

History Rides

Join us as we explore Winnipeg’s rich history on bike with some of the city’s leading historians.

 Doors Open - May 25th

Hop on your bike and explore Winnipeg’s distinct spaces, outstanding architecture and vibrant history with Bike Winnipeg! This casually paced group ride will connect you to a number of free bicycle valet hubs strategically located within a short walk of several featured buildings. Park your bike securely with us as you explore the buildings. Group rides will circulate all day through the Exchange District, Point Douglas, North End and the Downtown (including several “bring your own lock” sites passed on route). Drop off when you reach a desired site, and join back up when you are ready resume your explorations.

 Ride the Red History Tour - June 22nd

Eric Napier Strong of Seven Oaks House Museum is our guide for the Ride the Red

Historic Bike Tour, sharing Winnipeg’s early history as we follow one of the city’s most scenic rides along the Red River. The tour will help you better understand

  • Early European (French/Scottish/English) settlement
  • Indigenous/settle/Metis cultural exchanges and interactions
  • The importance of the Red River and the effects of the of flooding (particularly 1825 & 1852) on early historic sites
  • Fur trade associated political struggles and the Pemmican War waged between the North-West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company
  • The political birth of Manitoba
  • The evolution of Red River style architecture/construction

Date: Saturday, June 22nd
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Start/End Location: Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum (494 Tache Ave)
Cost: $20 non-members/$15 members
Register Now!

 St. James History Ride - August 18th

More information coming soon!

 Haunted Ride - TBD

More information coming soon!

Bike Week Rides

Winnipeg’s cycling culture comes together during Bike Week Winnipeg for a week of events celebrating the bike. Hop on your bike and join us on a ride.

 Infrastructure Ride - June 19th

Join Bike Winnipeg and AT Planner Erik Dickson on our Bike Week Winnipeg 2019 Infrastructure Tour as we ride through and explain a sampling of the cycling infrastructure that’s sprouted up in Winnipeg over the past few years.

Learn how and why some of our city’s cycling infrastructure has been developed, where gaps remain, and get an expert’s view on what we might see in future years.

Total tour time will be 2 – 2 1/2 hours.

Date: Wednesday, June 19th
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Start/End Location: Louis Riel Statue behind Manitoba Legislature
Cost: Free
Register Now!

 Green Building Tour - June 20th

Join the Manitoba CaGBC Emerging Green Professionals (EGP) and Bike Winnipeg as they tour some of Winnipeg’s best green buildings. Network with green building experts, learn about our sustainable buildings, and enjoy a bike ride through downtown Winnipeg. The event is open to everyone and the tour is taken at a leisurely pace so all styles of bicycles and bicyclists are welcome.

The confirmed route and stops will be shared here on the website in the upcoming weeks.

Date: Thursday, May 20th
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Start/End Location: TBD
Cost: $10 for BBike Winnipeg or Green Building Council Members
Duration: 2 hours
Register Now!

 Ride the Red History Tour - June 22nd

Eric Napier Strong of Seven Oaks House Museum is our guide for the Ride the Red

Historic Bike Tour, sharing Winnipeg’s early history as we follow one of the city’s most scenic rides along the Red River. The tour will help you better understand

  • Early European (French/Scottish/English) settlement
  • Indigenous/settle/Metis cultural exchanges and interactions
  • The importance of the Red River and the effects of the of flooding (particularly 1825 & 1852) on early historic sites
  • Fur trade associated political struggles and the Pemmican War waged between the North-West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company
  • The political birth of Manitoba
  • The evolution of Red River style architecture/construction

Date: Saturday, June 22nd
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Start/End Location: Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum (494 Tache Ave)
Cost: $20 non-members/$15 members

 North Winnipeg ArtRide - June 23rd

Our North Winnipeg ArtRide will take us from Kildonan Park into East Kildonan to explore Bunn’s Creek and travel along the Northeast Pioneers Greenway before returning to Kildonan Park.

Sites Visited: Bokeh ; Along the Creek; Life Journey
When: Sunday, June 23rd; 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Starts At:  Kildonan Park – Duck Pond (near Bokeh)
Ends At: Kildonan Park – Duck Pond (near Bokeh)
Distance/Duration: 20km (2 1/2 hours)
Register Now!

These are just some of the many fantastic events planned throughout the city as part of Bike Week Winnipeg (June 17th to 23rd). Check out the events schedule to find more exciting events celebrating bike culture in Winnipeg.

Other Rides

 Doors Open - May 25th

Hop on your bike and explore Winnipeg’s distinct spaces, outstanding architecture and vibrant history with Bike Winnipeg! This casually paced group ride will connect you to a number of free bicycle valet hubs strategically located within a short walk of several featured buildings. Park your bike securely with us as you explore the buildings. Group rides will circulate all day through the Exchange District, Point Douglas, North End and the Downtown (including several “bring your own lock” sites passed on route). Drop off when you reach a desired site, and join back up when you are ready resume your explorations.

 MB Master Gardeners Ride - July 20th

Ride with us on as we tour through a selection of this year’s Manitoba Master Gardener Association’s Annual Garden Tour of Winnipeg area gardens.  Over the course of this 3 hour tour, you’ll have a chance to drop in at a number of gardens where knowledgeable Master Gardeners and Master Gardeners in Training will be available to answer your questions and provide advice for any problems you may be having with your garden. In between the gardens we’ll be riding at a casual pace along some of the city’s most pleasant bike routes.

Date: Saturday, July 20th
Time: 10 am – 1pm
Cost: $25 non-members/$20 members
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