June 20, 2014 9:12 am
Updated: June 20, 2014 9:13 am

Cycling enthusiasts flood streets with events, pit stops, other fun

A cyclist rolls up in style at one of the pit stops for Bike to Work Day in Winnipeg.

Gage Fletcher / Global News

WINNIPEG – Cycling advocates are out in full force on Friday morning as organizers of Bike to Work Day helped co-ordinate 20 events, 60 pit stops for riders and an evening concert.

This year the annual event has stretched to a full week, with a new website, heavy promotion and multiple events across the city.

A free pancake breakfast kicked off the work week Monday with 200 people stopping to fuel up, organizers said.

There are 60 pit stops set up for cyclists, with organizers expecting 20 to 450 people at each, depending on the location. Cyclists who visit eight or more pit stops as part of a scavenger hunt are entered to win a prize.

More than 200 volunteers are helping the effort, which includes a Friday evening barbecue and more activities through the winter.

More than 5,000 cyclists participated in Bike to Work Day in 2013 and organizers expected approximately the same number this year, they said.

The Bike Week website includes a full schedule of events.

Global News

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