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EVENT: Sat, May 31 – MEC Bikefest Toronto

Date:

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 11:0017:00

Bikefest

MEC Bikefest is a celebration of all things bikes. Kick off the cycling season with bike demos, clinics, group rides, kids activities, bike retailers, cycling advocacy groups, tune ups and much much more! Come join us and make it the best bicycle bash in Toronto.

Check out highlights from MEC Bikefest Toronto 2013

This free event has something for everyone, so bring the whole family down to the sweetest cycling celebration of the summer.

Registration

Participation in MEC Bikefest Toronto is open to all skill levels. You must pre-register for clinics and group rides.

Please note that you must be 14 years old to participate in any clinic.

Clinics and Rides

Learn key cycling skills from our talented and friendly instructors, or take a group ride through the city and discover the joy of cycling. Clinics and rides range from 1.5-2 hours and registration is $5 plus tax per session.

MEC Bikefest Toronto features activities for cyclists of all skill levels, including:

– Dozens of bike clinics and seminars

– Bike demos

– Free bicycle safety checks

– Bike Valet parking provided by Cycle Toronto

– Free basic repairs and tune-ups

– MEC Marketplace

– Local bicycle retailers and exhibitor booths

– MEC Bikefest Bike and Gear Swap

– Community and cycling advocacy information

– Free drop-in activities for kids

Equipment

You don’t need your own bike to take part in MEC Bikefest – come on down and chat with local vendors and community groups. Even kids will find bikes to ride at the Kids’ Bike Station.

However, for some of our clinics and all of our rides you will need to have your own bike and helmet to participate. Want to participate in a clinic or ride but don’t have your own bike? Contact us directly and we will try to find a bike to accommodate you.

MEC Bikefest happens rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Be prepared for both warm temperatures and rain. Food and snacks will be available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own. And don’t forget your water bottle.

For more information, please email torontobikefest@mec.ca

Location:

Trinity Bellwoods Park, Queen St. W and Strachan Ave., Southwest Corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto

Original Link

This event originally posted on Cycle Toronto‘s BikeEvents.TO calendar. BikingToronto has partnered with Cycle Toronto to help get the word out about news and events.

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