First Fridays Bike-in
7pm to 10pm
July 6 • August 3 • September 7
Ever thought you’d like to bike into the Exchange District but weren’t sure if there was a safe and easy route to get there?
You don’t actually have to be a major cycling person to do it!
On the First Friday of July, August, and September, we’ll be biking in from three different locations to show you the best route that takes you out of traffic and into the City’s most culturally rich monthly event.
In partnership with Natural Cycle, we’ll be leading three, low-key rides on the First Friday of July, August, and September to show you how you can get into the Exchange District while almost entirely avoiding motor vehicle traffic— and we’ll share the tips and tricks that can make riding your bike into the Exchange District a really enjoyable experience along the way.
With pick up stops along the route, you can meet the group where it is most convenient for you and join the ride!
July 6th: Starting from Assiniboine Park
August 3rd: Starting from Crescent Drive Park
September 7th: Starting from Gateway at Chief Peguis
All rides start at 7pm.
Once in the Exchange you can enjoy First Fridays in the Exchange, grab a bite to eat, explore the shops and galleries, and take in the area. A group will ride back out at 10pm, for those who want some help on their way back home.
First Fridays is one of the most exciting monthly events in the City, with artists and galleries throughout the Exchange District opening their doors into the evening, and even local businesses getting into the act!
The Exchange District is already a remarkably walkable area filled with art galleries, shops, local restaurants, pubs, coctail bars— not to mention some of the most popular summer events in the City. And with new cycling infrastructure being installed this summer, it’s well on its way to becoming the City’s most bike-friendly area.