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Explore Winnipeg by bike!

Bike Winnipeg is working to put together a number of guided bike tours between April and October in 2020. 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

ArtRide

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

Rides run 2 to 2 1/2 hours, and are always at a casual pace, with lots of stops along the way where you’ll have the opportunity to learn a bit more about some of our favourite public art works.

Cost: Free

 July 9th - SW Greenway/RT Tour

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Starts/Ends: Seel Station
Tour Length: 13km

Explore the public art along the new Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor and explore some of the critical cycling connections along its length.

Read more about the public artworks along this route here.

Register now!

 August 6th - Winnipeg North

Time: 7pm – 9pm
Starts/Ends: Bokeh – Kildonan Park Duck Pond
Tour Length: 14 km

Public artworks on the tour:

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 September 17th
- Our Stories

Time: 7pm – 9pm
Starts/Ends: Loius Riel Sculpture- MB Legislature Grounds
Tour Length: 7km

Public Artworks on the tour:

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 October 1st - SW greenway/RT Tour

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Starts/Ends: Seel Station
Tour Length: 13km

Explore the public art along the new Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor and explore some of the critical cycling connections along its length.

Read more about the public artworks along this route here.

Register now!

Pedal into History

Curator of Seven Oaks House Museum, Eric Napier Strong, has drawn deeply on his historical expertise to develop this series of rides exploring different areas of Manitoba’s early history.

Ride participants are guided between historic sites by bicycle, and treated to in-person interpretation relating to the history of each site, local community and early Manitoba.

Cost: $10 + Fees

Birth of a Province Tour

We all know this year marks Manitoba’s 150th birthday, but how many of us really know the people and places that led to our province’s foundation?

This family-friendly ride along the scenic Red & Assiniboine Rivers will introduce you to the remarkable characters and exciting events that helped our home take shape.

The tour will help you better understand:

  • Our local history before we became Manitoba
  • The historical architecture of our downtown
  • The differing cultures and perspectives of English and French Metis communities
  • The impact of Canadian colonialism on local ways of life

Dates & Times

Date: Sunday, July 19th
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm (1 way)
Starts: The Forks – Oodena Circle
Tour Length: 5.5 km (7 km rtrn)
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Date: Thursday, August 20th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm (1 way)
Starts: The Forks – Oodena Circle
Tour Length: 5.5 km (7 km rtrn)
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Date: Sunday, September 20th
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm (1 way)
Starts: The Forks – Oodena Circle
Tour Length: 5.5 km (7 km rtrn)
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Ride the Red/Seven Oaks House

St. Boniface, Point Douglas, and (West) Kildonan were perhaps the three most important settlement areas during the early Red River Settlement period, and offer many of the remaining examples of historic locations and architecture from the time.

Although their histories are deeply intertwined, each area had its own ethnic, cultural and political dynamics, and the people of each shaped the development of early Winnipeg in distinct ways.

Date: Sunday, July 12th
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am (one way)
Starts: Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum
Tour Length: 11 km (19 km return)

Eventbrite - Pedal into History - Ride the Red Bike Tour


St. James Bike Tour

Tour info and registration coming soon!

Date: Sunday, August 9th
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am (one way)
Starts: Saint James Anglican Church
Tour Length: Coming soon


St. Norbert Tour

Tour info and registration coming soon!

Date: Sunday, September 6th
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (one way)
Starts: Riel House Ntnl Historic Site
Tour Length: Coming soon

Bike Week Rides

Winnipeg’s cycling culture comes together during Bike Week Winnipeg (June 8th-14th) for a week of events celebrating the bike. Hop on your bike and join us on a ride.

Unfortunately, all Bike Week Winnipeg rides were cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

We’ll be back in 2021 with a whole new set of rides!

Other Rides

 Save Our Seine Ride (August 29th)

We are working with Save Our Seine to design a ride highlighting the rich natural and cultural history of one of Winnipeg’s lesser known river, the Seine River.

Registration coming soon!

 September 12th - Doors Open

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 featured buildings.

Group rides will follow a regularly scheduled circuit of sites throughout the afternoon.

Drop off when you reach a desired site, and join back up when you are ready to resume your explorations.

You will need a lock for your bike.

 MB Master Gardeners Ride - July 18th - Cancelled

Unfortunately our scheduled ride of the Manitoba Master Gardener Association’s Annual Garden Tour of Winnipeg area gardens had to be cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We look forward to offering up this tour again in 2021. 

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.

COVID-19 Precautions

To help ensure the safety of our ride participants, volunteers, and staff, we will be asking everyone to maintain a 2m distance between each other at stops and while riding. Sites have been selected to ensure space for social distancing, and we have limited ride sizes.

If you are experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you please stay home. We will be more than happy to provide a refund. Finally, please note that we are not requesting the mandatory use of masks during our rides.