EDMONTON MEC BIKEFEST - Jun08
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.
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:
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.
Bring your whole family! Bikefest features family group rides and the famous Pedal Heads obstacle course.
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.
Donate your used bike or bike parts through Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society.
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!
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.
For information, to volunteer, or to become an exhibitor, please contact Scott Keast or Kristina Vyskocil at email@example.com.