Winter Bike Week is back!
Join the Halifax Cycling Coalition and Halifax Bike Week for a celebration of all-seasons winter riding! Events will be taking place from Feb 10-16 throughout the city for people riding their bike all season long. All you need is your bicycle helmet to participate in free yoga & spin classes, energizer stations, winter workshops, group rides and more! Sign-up for the week’s events bellow and check out the full list of activities:
BIKE WEEK CALENDAR
*Important Update (Feb 9th): On account of the big storm slated to last overnight, the thoughtful folks at Halifax Cycles, Java Blend, Seven Bays, and Just Us! are moving their Winter Bike to Work Day specials to the coming Monday/Tuesday!
Feb 10th is the 5th Anniversary of Winter Bike to Work Day! This day is a celebration for cyclists who embrace riding a bicycle all year round. This is a global event for winter cycling commuters and attracts participants from all around the world. Check out the Winter Bike to Work Day Facebook page to find out more.
Here in Halifax, all you have to do is bring your bicycle helmet to the following locations to get some awesome deals on your way to work:
Monday, Feb 13
Monday, Feb 13 (7-10am)
JUST US (Dartmouth)
Monday, Feb 13 (7-10am)
Tuesday, Feb 14
Free coffee and home baked cookies from Julien’s Bakery
CYCLE TO SEAPORT
Riding a bike is a great way to run errands on the weekend. At the Saturday Seaport Market on February 11, identified “Winter Bike Week” vendors will have discounts for people who show up to the market with a bike helmet. HCC will also have a booth for those looking to renew a membership or purchase an IBIKEHFX sweater.
Discounts at the following locations with your bicycle helmet:
Discount: Large coffee for the price of a small!
Seafoam Lavender Company & Gardens
Discount: offer cyclists their choice of either:
(1) One free lavender-chocolate “frog”,
(2) One free packet of lavender-lemon shortbread; or
(3) One free packet of lavender-flax oat cakes
Discount: 15% off with bike helmet
Boxing Rock Brewing
Discount: Free choice of Boxing Rock merchandise (key-chain, sticker or t-shirt)
FROST BIKE RIDE
This is a group ride that will begin at the Halifax Central Library at 1pm! Join us for a “chill” group ride around the city. The route is suitable for all ages and experience levels. The participants who pre-register will be entered in a draw for cycling prizes that will be given out on the day of the ride. This is a great way to enjoy winter riding, so be sure to invite your friends and register early to not miss out.
**CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER**
HEAD OVER WHEELS @ GOOD ROBOT
Do you know someone who wheel-ly loves bikes? Show your love for biking on Feb 14th! We will be making valentines cards at Good Robot to send to your secret cycling admirer. And if you are head-over-wheels for cycling, 1$ from every brew will go towards to coalition’s advocacy efforts to make Halifax a better place to ride. We hope you will join us for a pre-valentines brew and some good ol’ fashion valentine card-making. All materials will be provided … except the beer.
SHORT FILMS & PIZZA LUNCH
***RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, FEB 16***
The Bike Collective is celebrating a love of riding with a Winter Bike Week lunch time event at NSCAD! In association with HCC, the Bike Collective is hosting a free lunch time film screening of short films about bicycles! Pizza and coffee will be provided curtosy of SUNSCAD and HCC, as well information on how to access low cost bikes, where and when to access DIY bike repairs in Halifax. (Hint… it’s Bike Again and Dal Bike Centre!) Drop in for lunch, watch some films and chat about your concerns and victories while riding in the winter.
SNOWY MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
East Coast Mountain Biking (ECMTB) will host mountain bike group ride Tues Feb 14 @ 7pm at Shubie Park. It will be a beginner friendly ride on groomed/plowed trails through the park. We’ll be meeting for the group ride in the parking lot at the very end of Shubie Dr. in Dartmouth Crossing. Everyone is welcome!
WINTER CYCLING 101 WORKSHOP @ CROMBIE REIT, SCOTIA SQUARE
Want to know how to get you and your bicycle ready for the winter? A winter cycling workshop and complimentary lunch are generously provided by Crombie Reit to get you in gear for a cold-weather commute. MEC and HCC will be teaming up to deliver this lunch and learn at Crombie Scotia Square for veteran and new cyclists alike! Please pre-register to participate so that we can prepare material for the session.
HUMP DAY COFFEE & COOKIES @ CYCLESMITH
Cyclesmith will be hosting a coffee and treats station for all cycling commuters on Wednesday, February 15th 2017. The station will be set up beside the Cyclesmith store at 2553 Agricola Street (or inside depending on weather). Pedal down and enjoy a hot beverage and a treat on us!
MEC WINTER BIKE WEEK BREAKFAST
We will be wrapping up Winter Bike Week 2017 with a warm breakfast at MEC store (1115 Granville Street). Join us for a warm breakfast to top off a great week of winter riding, and pick up a pair of glove or ear-warmers while you are there!
WEEK – LONG DEALS
COMMUTE TO WIN @ CYCLESMITH
Cyclesmith is putting on a “commute and win” promotion for the duration of the winter bike week starting on February 10th until February 17th. Daily, every cycling commuter that visits Cyclesmith (2553 Agricola Street) will receive a ballot, which will be entered in a draw for a Blackburn light set (valued at $40). The draw will take place every evening at closing time. (Winner does not need to be in attendance).
SPIN TO WIN @ HALIFAX CYCLES
During Winter Bike Week we will be offering to everyone who arrives by bike to draw a card. Chance to win between 10% – 40% off store purchases of parts, accessories or service .
FREE YOGA @ MOKSHA
1512 Dresden Row, Halifax
The average person exercises 30% less during the winter, so it is important to stay active even the weather turns cold. Cycling and yoga are a great way to start the day or wind down after a stressful afternoon. Warm-up and enjoy a relaxing yoga class at Moksha Yoga if bring in your bicycle helmet during winter bike week, and your class is FREE!
The days are getting shorter, and you find you cannot get enough biking in this winter? Cyclone fitness is offering a free spin classes during Winter Bike Week! Keep your wheels spinning with these awesome group workouts. Try one of the unique and transformative cardio and strength building cycling classes during Winter Bike Week for FREE when you bring in your bike helmet. Open to all fitness levels!
Huge thank you to Halifax Bike Week, MEC, Crombie-Scotia Square, Cyclesmith, Moksha Yoga Halifax, Cyclone Group Fitness, Java Blend, Seven Bays, Just Us King’s Warf, Halifax Cycles, Good Robot, and the Seaport Market for all your support!