MEC is having its 5th Annual BikeFest at The Forks Market Plaza on Saturday, June 15th / 12:00pm to 5:00pm. All events are free!
WHAT YOU CAN DO THERE
Tune-Ups & Test Rides: Get your bike in tip top shape with a free basic tune-up (first come, first served). You can also test ride and try out MEC bikes.
FYOB (Fix Your Own Bike!): Take advantage of the stands and tools available, roll up your sleeves, and fix your own bike with the assistance of professional bike mechanics.
Care & Repair Clinics: Local community bike shops will offer clinics, with topics including fixing flats, chain maintenance, adjusting brakes, and more. The bike fitting clinic will ensure your bike fits you perfectly.
**New this year – Health Clinic: Not only can you get your bike tuned-up at BikeFest, but you can also learn about tuning up your body. The Center for Natural Medicine will provide a clinic on diet and nutrition to help guide you into peak cycling form.
Bike Decorating: Art City will provide decorating stations for kids ages 3+, and also the young at heart, who’d like to add some bling to their bike.
Obstacle Course: Kids can try their two-wheeling skills at the bicycle obstacle course, run by MEC Kids of Mud.
MEC Photo Booth & Photo Contest: Get your picture taken with your bike, and be entered to win great prizes in several categories.
Group Rides: Bring your mountain bike and take part in one or both of the afternoon group rides – Whittier Park (15-20km) and City Cruise (15-20km).
Gear Swap: The ever-popular gear swap is back, where you can buy, sell or trade used bikes, cycling clothes or bike accessories. Interested sellers should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shopping: Visit the MEC Marketplace to purchase cycling products and accessories, and other outdoor items. Natural Cycle, Bikes and Beyond and Alter Ego will also have mini-stores onsite.
Trials Demos: Peg City Trials will be on hand to demonstrate thrilling trials by local riders. These extreme enthusiasts make a sport out of riding over, around, and through obstacles.
Live Music: Enjoy concerts on the main stage underneath the canopy, provided by the Park Theatre, with performances by:
* Socially Inept 12:00pm
* Choplogic Band 12:25pm
* Sons of York 12:50pm
* Those Guys 1:20pm
* Charlee Bravo 1:50pm
* Kieran West & Buffalo 2:30pm
* Sebastian Owl 3:00pm
* The Almighty Rhombus 3:30pm
* Animal Teeth 4:00pm
* Indicator Indicator 4:30pm
Bicycle Valet Service: Bike to the Future is offering a bicycle valet service. Riders can leave their bikes in a secured parking lot, rather than locking it up unattended.
Prizes: All day long there will be draws and prizes, including a tool box filled with bike tools, a TimBuk2 bike messenger bag, and more.