‘Bike Assist’ Pit Stop to Help Cyclists on Bike to Work Day

By Sarah Klein

Sam Katz - Bike to Work Day
Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz rides down King Street to City Hall during Bike to Work Day in 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Cyclists needing a quick tune-up during Bike to Work Day on Friday will have CAA on their side.

Through its Bike Assist program, CAA Manitoba will be offering services at two pit stops — one at the Manitoba legislature near Osborne and Assiniboine, and the other at Assiniboine Park south of the foot bridge.

Cyclists don’t need to be members of the automobile association to use the service tomorrow, which will be carried out free of charge from 6 a.m. to midnight. Cyclists unable to attend the pit stops, but who still require service, can call (204) 262-6111.

About 50 pit stops will be available throughout the city for cyclists to pick up free coffee, water, food, prizes and other goodies.

Another of the pit stops will include healthy snacks and beverages from the The North West Company and Giant Tiger West at the corner of Assiniboine Avenue and Main Street from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.