Bike Month 2016

It’s that time again.  Bike Month 2016.

What’s happening? Well, that’s up to you.  What are you doing/arranging/planning/scheming for Bike Month?

Here at and VELOfest, we are going to go out riding, so will be winding down the shop.  We have looked around us and we see so many exciting bikey things going on! We are proud and satisfied to have been a part of making Edmonton the #yegbike place it is. We know that other groups and other people are picking up our mantle and taking it for a test-drive (so to mix metaphors).

What do OUR changes mean for YOU?

  • We’ll continue with previous commitments, but will be winding them down,
  • If you have an event you want on our calendar, let us know and we’ll get it on in a timely manner,
  • We’ll attend your events if you give us some lead time,
  • We’ll forward your information to the appropriate groups, including, but not limited to: The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society (info[at]edmontonbikes[dot]ca) and the Bike Traffic Reporter, Karly Coleman who shows up on Peter Chapman’s show, Full English Breakfast.  You can reach Karly and Peter at bike[at]cjsr[dot]com.

Otherwise, may the wind always be at your back!

Kind regards, the VELOfest team

Fat bikes for MS, Sunday, February 14, 2016

Fatbikes for MS is a fundraising ride for MS Society of Canada- AB & NWT Division $50 entry fee is a straight donation to the scoiety.All bikes are welcome but Fatbikes encouraged.9am Registration will open.
Ride starts at 10am
20km course includes a lap of Dawson Park 50st Walking bridge and Riverside Upper trails and back to Dawson Park.
Lunch and fun will be provided.

Donations can be made to:;jsessionid=5ED4901DDBDECB9059330BE6026D6764.app354a?idb=2065254501&df_id=1982&FR_ID=4670&PROXY_ID=2121191&PROXY_TYPE=20&1982.donation=form1


Brite Lite Winter Nite Bike Ride

Brite Lite Winter Nite Bike Ride on February 6th, 2016. Meet at the Victoria Skating oval pavilion. The ride will leave at 6pm so give yourself a little extra time so we can have a good mass start at 6pm.

Our friends over at Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ are putting on a winter night ride so come out in all you bright glory and share a bicycle adventure ride to the Flying Canoe event happening in Mill Creek.

Check out the Facebook event page.

In the spirit of a great winter city the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society has put together the Brite Lite Winter Nite Bike Ride which takes participants through the river valley and along Mill Creek to the Flying Canoë Volant and Winterus Maximus fat bike Chariot Race. The ride has been designed to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities (families welcome!).

Take a look at the whole route:

Flying Canoë Volant

Flying Canoë Volant is a creative, interactive, cultural event, designed to celebrate local history and everything that is great about a long winter’s night. Inspired by the legend of The Flying Canoe and French Canadian, First Nations and Métis traditions, this event brightens and enlivens Mill Creek Ravine and the newly-established French Quarter with light, music, legends and dance!

Winterus Maximus

Think Roman Gladiator chariots meets chuckwagon racing meets dog sledding! As part of the Flying Canoë Volant Festival, MADE (Media Architecture Design Edmonton) is looking for teams to design, build and assemble their chariots and then harness them to two fat-bikes. The race will be held on an outdoor course in La Cité Francophone as part of the Flying Canoë Festival on Saturday, February 6 2016. Check out the chariot sneak preview at the Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival on January 10, 2016.

Light up your bike; Light up the night!

Make sure you brighten up for this ride – and be a real part of the event! The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society will have an assortment of lights for sale before and during the event. Look for EBC at Victoria Park Oval before the ride and at the Muttart Conservatory during the ride to pick up some fun and bright bike lights for very reasonable prices (cash, credit, or debit).

If you’re really keen to be seen drop into either BikeWorks location during regular hours to trick out your bike with lights and accessories from our full selection including super- cool MonkeyLectric bike wheel light systems.

WinterCity Strategy

Visit the City of Edmonton WinterCity Strategy webpage for more information on how the city is celebrating winter in Edmonton, every day!

If you’re joining the ride make sure you dress for the weather and have a bike in good repair as the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters cannot be responsible for individuals safety or equipment. We remind participants that we will be riding on public, shared-use paths and to please be considerate of other trail users especially everyone who will be out enjoying Flying Canoë Volant.