MEC Bikefest Barrie

  • Date
    Saturday, 24 May, 2014
  • Time
    From 10:00 am to 05:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Barrie
  • Price
  • Address
    Hardwood Ski & Bike
    402 Old Barrie Road
    Oro, ON

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 Bikeswap, or learn skills at a bike clinic.

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



MEC Bikefest Barrie has moved its location for 2014 and will be held at Hardwood Ski & Bike in Oro.

View map and directions

Clinics and workshops

Learn new skills from friendly instructors. Pre-registration is required.


* limited spaces are still available for registration on-site on May 24th at Bikefest. Please register 30 minutes prior to scheduled clinic of interest.

Gear Swap

Surplus cycling paraphernalia taking up space in your gear closet?  Have a currently-retired bike you’d like to pass on to a new rider?  Buy or sell used bikes and cycling gear at the MEC Bike Swap! Bikes, tires, armour, helmets, chain rings, jerseys…everything cycling related is welcome (and not cycling related) so bring in your used gear and pass it on for someone else to enjoy!

Have MEC sell your gear for you.  $1 per tag. If you have quite a few things to sell, you can rent a table for $10, or half a table for $5. Items can be dropped off at the store until Wednesday May 21st.  Pick-up is from 3pm – 5pm the day of Bikefest or at the store on Sunday May 25th or Monday May 26th.  Any unsold items that are not picked up during this time will be donated. Bike Swap is CASH ONLY. 

Change a Flat Contest

Think you're the fastest tire-changer? Come prove it at the Change a Flat Contest at 12pm and 3pm. Participants will compete in a tire-changing competition with an elimination playoff format until one person is left standing. The Top finishers will receive prize! Come on out and show everyone how quickly you can change a flat! No pre-registration required.

Free Bike inspections, Safety Checks & Helmet Fitting

Prepare your bike for the coming season. Free bike inspections presented by Orontas will be offered at the MEC mechanical tents. Or learn to do it yourself by taking one of our Bike Maintenance clinics. Come early, this popular service fills up quickly!

Hardwood Poker Run

Between 12pm and 4pm head out on the Hardwood trails and hit all the checkpoints for your chance to win with the best poker hand! Prizes for top finishers! No pre-registration required.

Bike Donations

Do you have a bike you no longer use but think it still has some life left in it? Or bike parts that could be re-used? Bring it on down to bikefest and Firebird Community Cycle will use it to partner with youth and build bikes to make cycling more accessible.

MEC Club Night Offer

All visitors to MEC Bikefest will have the chance to pick up a Club Night Coupon from the main MEC Booth. The Club Night Card will entitle you to a 10% discount on your purchase.

*Discount is only valid on Wednesday May 28th at the MEC Barrie store at 61 Bryne Drive from 6pm to 9pm. Club Night Card may only be used one time. Limit of one card per member. Applies to regular-price items only. May not be combined with any other offer or discount including package discounts.

More information

For information, to volunteer, or to become an exhibitor, please contact Carly Marshall at or 705.792.4675.