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This year, Bike Week will be from June 2 to 11, 2017 and the theme is Cycling for Everyone. The Bike Week committee has decided again to support Bike Week events all summer long. While most of the “signature” Bike Week events and many community events will be during Bike Week, we will support and publicize community-based bicycling promotion and education events throughout the summer.

If you have any questions, please email or phone David MacIsaac or 902.490.1665.

The municipality is not responsible or liable for those events which are organized by others, but held in conjunction with Bike Week.


Thursday, June 1
Making Tracks Biking Workshop

Gordon R. Snow Community Centre
1359 Fall River Road, Fall River
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

A trained Making Tracks Instructor will teach participants the parts of the equipment, and the necessary skills to safely, and more confidently participate in these activities for recreation and active transportation.

To register call 902.490.6666 or 902.860.4570 or visit any Halifax Recreation Centre. Use course code #387205. Register online using RecConnect or email.


Friday, June 2
B-Line Launch Bike Week Challenge!

Halifax Region
All Week Long!

B-Line is teaming up with Bike Week to get more people cycling! B-Line is providing up to 10,000 bike week participants with free access to their mobile application and intellectual transportation system for the duration of Bike Week 2017. By communicating the relationship our transportation choices have on our lifestyles, community wellbeing, and the built environment; B-Line strives to support more active, sustainable, and connected communities.

Join the challenge! See how much you can cycle during Bike Week and receive prizes and in app badges! With B-Line, you will have real-time updates on how far you cycle and how other users rank in the city. Let’s celebrate cycling in the community and get out on our bikes! Email B-Line. Check out the B-Line web page


Saturday, June 3
Try Single Track Mountain Biking with MEC and Ride East

Shubie Park
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Interested in exploring an ‘off the beaten path’ approach to cycling in the municipality? Ride East and MEC Halifax have partnered to host free weekly mountain bike group rides on Monday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m.. Rides are of varying difficulty, are hosted at a variety of locations and offer the opportunity for both challenge and fun. For Bike Week 2017, they are offering a free, beginner ‘Try Single Track Mountain Biking’ group ride to be hosted at Shubie Park. Get details and register for the event. Learn more about Ride East.


Saturday, June 3
Bells in the Bay


St. Margaret's Bay Trail near Bike and Bean
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us at the St Margaret's Bay Trail where we will be gifting and installing bells on bicycles and providing information cards about our great trail. (rain date Saturday, June 10). Trail info. Please email if you have any questions.


Saturday, June 3
MEC's Mobile Bicycle Maintenance Station

Tantallon Public LIbrary
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Drop-in! Staff from MEC will be on hand with their mobile bicycle safety check and repair station. Learn basic bike maintenance, get some quick adjustments, and prepare to explore your community on two wheels.


Saturday, June 3
Ride to Halifax Seaport Market


Dalhousie Quad - Seaport Market
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A bike-ride to the Halifax Seaport Market! We’ll meet up at the Dalhousie Quad and cycle along University Avenue to the farmer’s market. Certain vendors will have discounts/deals for cyclists.


Saturday, June 3
Future of Cycling in Halifax (Presentation from the municipality)


Halifax Central Library
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Event Description TBA


Saturday, June 3
MEC's Mobile Bicycle Maintenance Station

Halifax Central Library
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Drop-in! Staff from MEC will be on hand with their mobile bicycle safety check and repair station. Learn basic bike maintenance, get some quick adjustments, and prepare to explore your community on two wheels.


Sunday, June 4
Switch Dartmouth

Portland St. and Prince Albert Rd.
12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

Switch is about opening streets to a greater variety of transportation modes and activities. Switch is inspired by Ciclovia, which translates to “bike way” or “bike path”; millions of people in cities around the world participate every Sunday in open street events featuring music, shopping, outdoor activities and celebrations of what cities can be when we plan for people instead of cars. Come out and enjoy the street parties, recreation, street-chalking and more taking place at Switch Dartmouth! Visit the webpage or email for more information.


Sunday, June 4
International Trails Day


2553 St Margaret's Bay Rd
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

An annual celebration of trails and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. Bikers will have a 25 km ride starting from the trailhead (Coke plant in Lakeside). Finishing with a free BBQ, games, bouncy castle, and facepainting. For more information visit the webpage or email the organizer.


Sunday, June 4
MEC's Mobile Bicycle Maintenance Station

Captain William Spry Public Library
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Drop-in! Staff from MEC will be on hand with their mobile bicycle safety check and repair station. Learn basic bike maintenance, get some quick adjustments, and prepare to explore your community on two wheels.


Monday, June 5
Cycle the Salt Marsh Trail

Bissett Road, Cole Harbour
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join the Halifax Outdoor Adventurers to cycle the Salt Marsh Trail, one of the most popular cycling trails in the region. It is a very well maintained multi- use, former railway that has been transformed into a recreational asset. The trail is flat with no hills and is perfect for beginners and experienced cyclists. 6:00 pm - Meet at parking lot on Bissett Road in Cole Harbour 6:10 pm - Start cycling toward Lawrencetown Beach, then return 7:30 pm - Back at cars This event will be cancelled for rain or inclement weather. For more information email organizer Krista Whitehouse.


Tuesday, June 6
Bike Trivia Night

TBA (Potentially Timber Lounge)
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Test your bike knowledge with the Bike Trivia Night! Bring a team or form one there and battle it out! Questions will cover local bike knowledge, mechanics and general bike facts! Visit the Dal Bike Centre Facebook page for more information.


Wednesday, June 7
MEC Pancake Breakfast - 2 Locations

MacDonald Bridge Dartmouth Entrance
7:30am - 9:00am

MEC Pancake Breakfast (MEC Halifax Store)
MEC Halifax, 1550 Granville St
7:30am - 9:00am


Wednesday, June7
Making Tracks Workshop


Ecology Action Centre, Cole Harbour Public Library
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

A trained Making Tracks Instructor will teach participants the parts of the equipment, and the necessary skills to safely, and more confidently participate in these activities for recreation and active transportation.


Wednesday, June 7
Cycle the BLT Trail


Lakeside, Parking lot near Coca-Cola Plant
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Join the Halifax Outdoor Adventurers to cycle the Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea converted rail trail. This is a one hour bike ride appropriate for beginners and experienced cyclists. Start adjacent to the old Coca-Cola plant in Lakeside at the trail parking lot. We will be cycling to Six Mile falls then turn back. The plan: 6:00 pm - Meet at parking lot in Lakeside at old Coke Plant. 6:10 pm - Start cycling toward the waterfall, then return. 7:30 pm - Back at cars. This event will be cancelled for rain or inclement weather. For more information email organizer Krista Whitehouse.


Thursday, June 8
TENTATIVE - MEC Bike To School Day

Halifax Regional Schools
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Halifax Regional School Board schools are celebrating Bike Week with special rides, safety and skills training, and fun activities. Thanks to MEC for providing prizes to help motivate the next generation of cyclists


Thursday, June 8
Clam Harbour Beach

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Celebrate World Ocean Day by Cycling and doing Yoga on Clam Harbour Beach. We are planning a beautiful 50 km bike ride around some of the most beautiful coastline in NS a hike and walk on the white sand beach of Clam Harbour Beach and Yoga on the beach. For more information email the event organizer.


Thursday, June 8
5th Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride - Brought to you by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

Dartmouth North Community Centre
105 Highfield Park Drive
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Join the Mayor, Councillors, Halifax Regional Police Bicycle Unit, and community members for a group ride through North Dartmouth-Burnside. We will meet at the Dartmouth North Community Centre and bicycle to the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) office in Burnside, and then turn around to ride back to the Dartmouth North Community Centre for refreshments. Mayor’s Bike Ride Route map. For more information email the event organizer.


Thursday, June 8
Making Tracks Workshop

Captain William Spry Public Library
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A trained Making Tracks Instructor will teach participants the parts of the equipment, and the necessary skills to safely, and more confidently participate in these activities for recreation and active transportation.


Thursday, June 8
Cycle the Atlantic View Trail

Lawrencetwon Beach
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

All beginner and experienced cyclists are invited to join the Halifax Outdoor Adventurers to cycle the Atlantic View Trail, a 10km crusher dust linear trail on a former rail in Lawrencetown. It is a coastal greenway that passes through salt marshes, headland bluffs, beaches and woodland. The plan: 6:00 pm - Meet at parking lot at Lawrencetown Beach 6:10 pm - Start cycling in the direction of Three Fathom Harbour until you meet Lawrencetown Road again, then return 7:30 pm - Back at cars This event will be cancelled for rain or inclement weather. For more information email organizer Krista Whitehouse.


Thursday, June 8
Sportwheels Thursday Night Trail Ride

BLT Trail - Lakeside Industrial Park
6:45 - 8:30 p.m.

This is an easy paced group ride on the BLT Trail. The distance is approx 25 km of flat trail with speeds averaging 15-20 km/hr. For more information email organizer Ian Loughead or visit the Sportswheels website.


Saturday, June 10
Bike Scavenger Hunt

Halifax Peninsula
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Halifax Bike Scavenger Hunt put on by the Dal/Kings Bike Society starting at the Dalhousie Bike Centre will take you around the Halifax Peninsula. Questions will be given out at the start of the event at 12:00 p.m. Participants will then have 4 hours to seek out the answers before meeting back for prizes and merriment! Rock this event solo, as a team or family. You set the pace and decide your limits! All ages welcome! Visit the Dal Bike Centre Facebook page for more information.


Saturday, June 10
Bike Rodeo and Show

Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning Centre
57 Jarvis Lane, Halifax, NS
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

We will have demonstrations of bike safety, a bike rodeo and repair station. BBQ and refreshments will be provided along with prizes. (rain date Saturday, June 17). Visit the webpage or email for more information.


Saturday, June 10
Bicycle Carnival

The Deanery Project
1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Deanery Project’s annual Bicycle Carnival, complete with circus performers, workshops, games, giant puppets, live music, local food and bike-related activities for the whole family. Visitors can try out unicycles and an old-time penny farthing. Explore the gorgeous Clam Harbour Loop to Clam Harbour Provincial Park or head to the woods on great mountain bike tracks to Memory Lane Heritage Village. Visit the webpage or email for more information.


Saturday, June 10
MEC's Mobile Bicycle Maintenance Station

Cole Harbour Public Library
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Drop-in! Staff from MEC will be on hand with their mobile bicycle safety check and repair station. Learn basic bike maintenance, get some quick adjustments, and prepare to explore your community on two wheels.


Saturday, June 10
BIKE-IN MOVIE @ HALIFAX COMMONS

Brought to you by the Halifax Cycling Coalition & Halifax Independent School
Halifax Commons
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Movie Start Time: Dusk, approximately 8:00pm. On June 10th, we will be screening a bike-in movie at the Halifax Commons as part of Bike Week. Bring your bike, a blanket, and cozy up under the stars for the film Wadjala. The award-winning film is the beautiful story of a young girl living in a suburb of Saudi Arabia determined to raise enough money to buy a bike. Starting at 6:00pm there will be vendors, tune-up tents, food trucks, Art-Bikers, bike demos, and more! EAC will be leading a Welcoming Wheels group ride leaving at 5:00pm from Immigrant Services Nova Scotia (6960 Mumford Rd) to the Halifax Commons in time for the bike-in movie. (Rain date Sunday, June 11). For more information email organizer Kelsey Lane.


Sunday, June 11
Southwest Sunday Cycle (15km)

Meet at the Emera Oval, Halifax Common
8 a.m. (sign in) 9 a.m. start

Join us for this leisurely 15 km ride exploring Halifax’s leafy neighbourhoods and quiet streets. This ride is perfect for people who know how to ride a bicycle but haven’t done it in a while, or more experienced riders who want to enjoy pedaling the peninsula in a large group. We will have a police escort so we can take the lane, ride as a group and keep stops to a minimum. The ride is open to adults and youth over 12 who are accompanied by parent/ guardian). Thanks to Southwest Properties for their sponsorship of this ride four years running! Pre-registration recommended as group size will be limited. Want more details?


Sunday, June 11
Southwest Sunday Family Ride (3km)


Meet at Emera Oval Halifax Common
10 a.m. (sign in) 11 a.m. start

Last year’s family ride was a huge success and we are excited to offer another (very slow) 3km ride for the 6-12 set in 2017. We will have a police escort so we can take the lane, and ride as a group. Children can ride their own bikes so long as a parent or guardian accompanies them on the ride. Pre-registration recommended as group size will be limited. Want more details?