Putting the Spin on High Performance Cycling & Mountain Biking 

Winnipeg MB (May 28, 2015) — Spring has sprung in Winnipeg, and Mountain Equipment Co-op is getting ready to put a new spin on their popular biking event.

The 7th annual MEC Bikefest will celebrate high performance road cycling and mountain biking, says Zoe Matties, this year’s Bikefest Coordinator: “We love bikes, so we’re throwing a party in their honour. We’re inviting anyone and everyone interested in cycling to come down to MEC, join in the fun, and connect with the local community to celebrate cycling in Winnipeg!”

7th Annual MEC Bikefest

MEC in Downtown Winnipeg / 303 Portage Ave.

Saturday June 13th / 10:00am to 4:00pm 


Tune-Ups & Bike Demos: Get your bike in tip top shape with a free basic tune-up conducted by MEC’s very own talented mechanics (first come, first served). Learn about the latest greatest models, and test ride any of MEC’s bikes all day long. 

Clinics & Seminars: Would you like to learn more about your bike? Take part in clinics with topics like Bike Maintenance 101, Road Bike Basics, and Bike Fitting. Join us for an expert seminar put on by the Sport Medicine Centre that focuses on Fitness for Cyclists.

Gear Swap: Buy, sell or trade used bikes, cycling clothes or bike accessories at the ever-popular gear swap. Interested sellers should email 

Group Rides: BYOB (bring your own bike!) to take part in group rides lead by MEC staff – join in with a fast group of elite riders from 10:00am-11:30am, or participate in ride for everybody interested in building confidence  on the road from 1:30pm-2:30pm. 

Coffee & Crafts: Bring the kids out to make decorations for their bikes, and enjoy a complimentary iced coffee poured by the fabulous Parlour Café.

Shopping & Prizes: With so many biking experts on hand, it will be an ideal day to shop for biking gear and clothing, or other products and accessories that MEC carries for many other outdoor activities. And you can enter to win prizes all day long.