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Leave the Car Parked: Bike Week Winnipeg is Here

Leave the Car Parked: Bike Week Winnipeg is Here

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Cyclists are gearing up for a week of bike-related activities in celebration of active and healthier modes of transportation in Winnipeg.

Bike to Work Day is today and is the signature event of Bike Week Winnipeg. The single day offers several pitstops at designated locations to cyclists as they make their commute into the city’s core.

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MPI Campaign Reminds Motorists to Leave Space for Cyclists

MPI Campaign Reminds Motorists to Leave Space for Cyclists

By Sarah Klein

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Cyclists at The Forks demonstrate how much distance vehicles should leave them during the launch of the ‘Please Leave Space to Breathe’ campaign on Friday, June 23, 2017. (@WPGPOLICE / TWITTER)

A new Manitoba Public Insurance campaign wants to get the message out to motorists to leave a safe distance when passing cyclists.

The “Please Leave Space to Breathe” campaign suggests a distance of one metre between a vehicle and cyclist on the road.

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60 Pit Stops Welcome ‘Bike to Work Day’ Cyclists

60 Pit Stops Welcome ‘Bike to Work Day’ Cyclists

Bike WeekPump up those bike tires, Winnipeg and get to work!

The eighth annual Bike to Work Day is Friday, featuring 60 pit stops city-wide from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

As part of Bike Week Winnipeg, volunteer-run stops will include free refreshments for cyclists, and bike repairs and prizes for riders who drop in.

A group ride will depart from Assiniboine Park just before 7 a.m.

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

By Sarah Klein

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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.

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Bike Week to Get Winnipeggers Active

Building on the success of Bike to Work Day, the city is launching Bike Week Winnipeg, running June 16-22.

The first annual event will include bike-friendly happenings across the city, such as traveling dinners, group rides and workshops, as well as leisure and cultural events.

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‘Bike Assist’ Has Cyclists Covered on Friday

CAA ManitobaCyclists taking part in Friday’s Bike to Work Day will have one less thing to worry about — breaking down.

CAA Manitoba is providing its Bike Assist service to cyclists for free to help with flat tires and broken chains.

“One of the reasons people don’t bike to work is the possibility to have mechanical problems along the way,” said CAA spokesperson Liz Peters. “We hope if Winnipeggers know help is just a phone call away, they’ll consider commuting by bike.”

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U of W Bike Lab Hosting ‘Bike to Work Day’ Pit Stop

(TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)
(TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Students from the University of Winnipeg’s Bike Lab will join hundreds of others on Friday for Bike to Work Day.

The U of W’s Students’ Association (UWSA) is participating in the sixth annual event, with volunteers hosting a pit stop to provide participating commuters with refreshments, mechanical assistance, and maps, as well as information about Bike to Work Day events.

The U of W pit stop is one of more than 40 across the city this year offering amenities to riders.

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