EDMONTON MEC BIKEFEST - Jun08

  • Date: Saturday, 08 June, 2013
  • Time: From 10:00 am to 04:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer: MEC Edmonton
  • Price: Free

We love bikes, and we’re throwing a party in their honour. Come join the fun and connect with your local cycling community. You can try out gear, test ride a new bike, browse exhibitors’ booths, score deals at the MEC Bike Swap, or learn skills at a bike clinic.

Bring your bike, your family, and your riding buddies, and embrace the awesomeness of wheels.

Location

Edmonton MEC Bikefest is located at Ezio Faraone Park on 97th Avenue and 110th Street, near the Alberta Legislature Building and close to Edmonton's River Valley.

If you take transit, the Grandin LRT Station is a few minutes away. If you’re driving, street parking is available near the event.

Schedule of Events

Clinics and Workshops

Learn new skills from friendly instructors.  Take a ride around town, learn basic mechanical skills and practice bike skills.  MEC Bikefest offers a variety of on-bike and classroom clinics, as well as group rides for all ages and skill levels!

Note:  Please register online for each clinic in which you wish to participate.  Registration cost is $5 per clinic.

  11:00 - 12:00 12:30 - 1:00 1:00 - 2:00 2:00 - 2:30 3:00 - 4:00 3:30 - 3:30
Care and Repair Clinics Everyday Bike Maintenance Changing a Tire and Fixing Flats   Changing a Tire and Fixing Flats  Everyday Bike Maintenance Changing a Tire and Fixing Flats
Bicycle Interest Safe Cycling in the City  
(1:30 - 2:30)
  Safe Cycling in the City Bike Security
Free Events     River Valley Tour      
All Day Events (Free)
Demonstrations, Kids Activities, Mechanical Services, Bike Donations
(see below for more information)

A celebration of all things cycling!  The following activities will be free all day:

Demonstrations

We will have every MEC and Ghost bike model on hand to try!  Take one for a spin on the River Valley Trail system.  Don't forget to bring a piece of identification.

Kids Activities

Bring your whole family! Bikefest features family group rides and the famous Pedal Heads obstacle course.

Mechanical Services

Prepare your bike for the coming season. Free tuneups will be offered at the MEC mechanical tents. Or learn to do it yourself by participating in a Bike Mainenance clinic.

Bike Donation

Donate your used bike or bike parts through Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society.

Club Night

Visit the MEC Market Place booth to pick up a Club Night Card. This exclusive discount night offers 10% off on all purchases at Mountain Equipment Co-op on Monday June 10th ... but you need the Club Night Card to qualify!

Environmental Impact

MEC Bikefest strives to have the smallest footprint possible. This year all of our energy will be offset by Bullfrog Power.

MEC Bike Swap

Hunting for a deal? Need to make some space in your gear closet? Buy or sell used bikes and cycling gear at the MEC Bike Swap.

If you have bikes or cycling gear to sell, stop by Edmonton MEC and fill out a booth application, or call 780.488.6614 for more information. MEC provides the space and one table per booth.  You bring all the materials and people you need for swap. Booth fees are $10 for individuals or non-profits, and $40 for retail/wholesale shops. Deadline to sign up for a booth is Saturday June 1st, 2013.

More information

For information, to volunteer, or to become an exhibitor, please contact Scott Keast or Kristina Vyskocil at edmontonbikefest@mec.ca.

  • Type: Festival
  • Proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Audience: All
  • Activity: Cycling

Sponsors

Adventure Travel CompanyCocoa Camino - EnglishDeuterEdmonton Bicycle and Touring Club
Edmonton Bicycle CommutersFat FranksOrontasPedalheads - Edmonton
West Edmonton Family Chiropractic Services
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