Bike Week kicks off with pancake breakfast at MTS Centre
Hundreds of cyclists rolled into the MTS Centre on Monday morning for a free pancake breakfast as part of the first annual Bike Week Winnipeg (BWW).
The event was on from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. and 200 cyclists had already stopped in by 8 a.m.
A number of events are being offered through the week to encourage cycling, including dinner tours, group rides, biker polo, workshops, art tours and other cultural events.
The week will be capped off by the 7th annual Bike to Work Day on June 20. It is expected 5,000 commuters will pedal to work that day, say BWW organizers.
An estimated 50 pit stops will be set up to welcome cycling commuters from 6:30 a.m. until 9 a.m., offering free food and beverages.
Pit stops are run by volunteers and organizations including community centres, libraries, bike shops and Bike Week sponsors.
An all-day pit stop at The Forks will go from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
All Bike Week Winnipeg participants are invited to the Half Pints Bikes and BBQ party at Oodena Celebration Circle at The Forks, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with free Boon Burgers for the first 500 cyclists.
A bike-powered concert system, powered by attendees, will amplify the concert by local musicians.
All Bike Week Winnipeg events are open to the public, and free unless otherwise indicated on Bike Week Winnipeg’s event schedule.