Learn to Bike to The Forks

Learn to Bike to The Forks

Learn to Bike to The Forks is a program designed in partnership with The Forks + Bike Winnipeg to empower people to bike safely and confidently from the suburbs to The Forks. This series of guided rides will begin from Assinibione Park, Kildonan Park and St. Vital Park throughout the month of June and on Canada Day.

Choose your ride: we’re offering weekend family rides, an evening ride, and even a singles night bike ride!

All rides are bike path-oriented to ensure a leisurely, enjoyable, safe and beautiful ride. Each trip begins with an explanation of cycling hand signals, how to shoulder check (and why it’s important!) and outlines the basic rules of the road. Everybody rides together safely at a relaxed pace, enjoying the sights while winding our way through the scenic neighbourhoods of Winnipeg that lead us to The Forks.

Rides cost $10 - $30 for adults (kids are free), which includes instruction and rules of the road, guided ride and an annual Bike Winnipeg membership, which entitles the holder to 15% off at most bike shops in the city.

Ride fees cover:

  • a super fun active urban adventure
  • a mini lesson on bike safety, hand signalling and understanding the rules of the road
  • a guided bike experience learning your safe bike route from the suburban parks to The Forks
  • a membership to Bike Winnipeg (includes a 15% discount to most bike shops in Winnipeg!)
  • City of Winnipeg cycling map
  • early bird registration receives reflective safety gear courtesy of MPI

What you provide:

  • a fun adventurous spirit
  • a bike
  • a helmet
  • a bike lock (except Canada Day – free Bike Valet provided)
  • your own meals and drinks during the trip

Space is limited in each ride to 40 adult riders, so register now!

Sunday, July 15 | Assiniboine Park | 11AM - 2PM
$20 per person, kids free
11 am: Meet up + bike safety orientation
11:10 am - 11:50 am: Bike the beautiful route to The Forks
11:50am - 1:20pm: Choose your own adventure! Take a stroll around The Forks, pop into the shops, grab a cold drink or ice cream to cool off, or pack a picnic to enjoy by the water.
1:20pm - 2:00pm: Bike back to Assiniboine Park

Wednesday, July 18 | Assiniboine Park | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$20 per person, kids free
6:30 PM: Meet up + bike safety orientation
6:40 - 7:20: Bike the beautiful route to The Forks
7:20 - 8:50: Choose your own adventure! Enjoy a stroll around The Forks' site, grab a cold drink to cool off or an ice cream to re-fuel for the ride home.
8:50 - 9:30: Cycle back to Assiniboine Park

Sunday, July 22 | Kildonan Park | 11AM - 2PM
$20 per person, kids free
11 am: Meet up + bike safety orientation
11:10 am - 11:50 am: Bike the beautiful route to The Forks
11:50am - 1:20pm: Choose your own adventure! Take a stroll around The Forks, pop into the shops, grab a cold drink or ice cream to cool off, or pack a picnic to enjoy by the water.
1:20pm - 2:00pm: Bike back to Kildonan Park

Sunday, July 29 | St. Vital Park | 11AM - 2PM
$20 per person, kids free
11 am: Meet up + bike safety orientation
11:10 am - 11:50 am: Bike the beautiful route to The Forks
11:50am - 1:20pm: Choose your own adventure! Take a stroll around The Forks, pop into the shops, grab a cold drink or ice cream to cool off, or pack a picnic to enjoy by the water.
1:20pm - 2:00pm: Bike back to St. Vital Park