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Winnipeg Folk Fest. Organizers: Leave the Car at Home

July 5, 2010 7:02 AM | Entertainment

The five-day Winnipeg Folk Festival is just around the corner and organizers are urging attendees to consider greener transportation methods while travelling to and from Birds Hill Park.

For the first time in the festival’s 37 year history, an organized bike ride to the park will depart from Elmwood High School on Wednesday, July 7. After the two-hour trip, bikers’ efforts will be rewarded with priority entrance to the festival campground.

If two-wheel transportation isn’t for you, Winnipeg Transit will be providing round-trip bus service from downtown Winnipeg to Birds Hill Park during the festival. The service will depart every hour from Memorial and York on Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 8 from 4 p.m. to midnight, and from 10 a.m. to midnight on Friday, July 9, Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11.

Bus service will depart from the park back to downtown Winnipeg on July 7 and 8 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and on July 9, 10 and 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Campers with large amounts of cargo and equipment are encouraged to leave their vehicles parked inside park gates during the festival and take the campground shuttle or ride their bike to the festival site. The shuttle will run continuously every 30 minutes.

The Winnipeg Folk Festival runs from July 7 to 11.