Get Out Those Bikes And Ride!


bikeweekMEC’s BikeFest Gearing Up for 6th Annual Event Winnipeggers are invited to break out their bikes and get geared up for summer at Mountain Equipment Co-op’s dynamic day of celebrating and educating:

6th Annual MEC BikeFest The Forks Market Plaza Sunday, June 22nd / 12:00pm to 5:00pm All events are free!


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

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 the newest models from MEC, Ghost and Ridley.

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.

Bike Decorating: Art City will provide bike decorating stations for kids and the young at heart, and will also have a special outdoor sculpture on display.

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

Group RidesBring your mountain bike and take part in one or both of the afternoon group rides, led by MEC Kids of Mud – Whittier Park (15-20km) and City Cruise (15-20km).

Shopping: Visit the MEC Marketplace to purchase cycling products and accessories, and other outdoor items.

Trials Demos:Fat Levels 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 local artists.

Prizes: All day long there will be draws and prizes.