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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 – Multiple Dates

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
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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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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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 – July 12th

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 – August 9th

Date: Sunday, August 9th
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am (one way)
Starts: Saint James Anglican Church
Tour Length: 10 km

Winnipeg’s role as “Gateway to the West” made us more than just a metropolis: Our city became a model for Canada’s west-ward expansion, settlement, and colonization. What did that process really mean for the people of Manitoba, and what lessons can we learn from our rich architectural heritage?

Curator of Seven Oaks House Museum, Eric Napier Strong, is our guide for this entry in the Pedal Into History series. Drawing on his deep historical expertise, Eric will share Winnipeg’s early history with us as we follow one of the city’s most scenic rides along the Assiniboine River. The tour will help you better understand:

  • The development of West Winnipeg
  • Evolving architectural styles from the 1850s to the 1930s
  • Indigenous history along the Assiniboine River
  • The role of city planning in colonization

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St. Norbert Bike Tour – September 6th

Date: Sunday, September 6th
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (one way)
Starts: Riel House National Historic Site
Tour Length: 20-25 km

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Connections to Campus Rides

U of M – Fort Garry Campus

Connections to Campus – Western Edition (September 29th)

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 29th
Time: 4:45pm – 6:45pm
Starts: UMCycle
Ends: The Forks
Tour Length: 16.5 km (1-way)
Cost: Free
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Bike Winnipeg, with support from UMCycle, is leading a free guided bike tour from U of M Fort Garry Campus (near the UMCycle Kiosk) to the Forks via the new South West Rapid Transit Corridor.

This ride will go up Harrow and connect to West Broadway before turning East and continuing on to the Forks. The ride will last approximately 2 hours and is a great way to learn more about the city and find new routes on the way to or from the Fort Garry Campus.

Connections to Campus – Eastern Edition (September 30th)

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 30th
Time: 4:45pm – 6:45pm
Starts: UMCycle
Ends: The Forks
Tour Length: 16.5 km (1-way)
Cost: Free
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Bike Winnipeg, with support from UMCycle, is leading a free guided bike tour from U of M Fort Garry Campus (near the UMCycle Kiosk) to the Forks via the Bishop Grandin Greenway and low stress residential streets and pathways through St. Vital and St. Boniface.

The ride will last approximately 2 hours and is a great way to learn more about the city and find new routes on the way to or from the Fort Garry Campus.

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)

Date: Saturday, August 29th
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (one way)
Starts: Fort Gibraltar
Tour Length: 17 km (one way)

Save Our Seine (SOS) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. As part of the celebrations, SOS wants to bring more people to the Seine Greenway.

One of the best ways to experience the Greenway is by bike, and we invite you to join us on an epic ride along and near the river. Along the way, we will learn about:

Some of the projects undertaken by SOS over the last 30 years, including preservation work, restoration projects and education and awareness projects. As well as,

  • Historical points of interest along the Seine River
  • Wildlife along the Seine River
  • Vegetation in the riparian zone
  • Hydrology and hydraulic features of the Seine River
  • Hidden wonders along the river

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Doors Open – September 12th

Unfortunately, we’ve had to pull out of Doors Open this year, be we definitely hope to line something up for Doors Open 2021.

Doors Open is running this year, so we hope that people can get out to see some of the many sites that will be showcased.

You will need a lock for your bike, and a bit of planning to choose your routes, but we definitely recommend taking in Doors Open by 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.

Pedal Powered Ghost Tour – October 3rd

Date: Saturday, October 3rd
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Starts: The Forks
Tour Length: 10 km (round trip)
Cost: $15 plus fees
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A ghastly bike-ride for those who want to pedal deeper into Winnipeg’s paranormal past. Led by Matthew Komus, author of Haunted Winnipeg.

Based on the popular Winnipeg Ghost Walk Tours, Bike Winnipeg has paired up with local author Matthew Komus (Haunted Winnipeg: Ghost Stories from the Heart of the Continent) for a two-wheeled tour of the city that promises to put more than just a little bit of fright into your night.

This 2 hour tour will lead us across the Downtown and Exchange Districts and into Old St. Boniface to investigate some of the spookier abodes in the River City.

Tour size is limited, so purchase your ticket now to reserve your spot on this ride into Winnipeg’s haunted history!

Please make sure that you bring your bike lights.

“Winnipeg stands very high among the places we have visited for its psychic possibilities.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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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.