Pedal in the Peg was launched in 2015 as a pilot bike rental program with participating downtown hotels to support and promote cycling in the downtown.
Funded by the City of Winnipeg’s Active Transportation and supported by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s
Transportation Committee, the program was modeled after successful bike rental programs established in cities across North America.
The program proved to be successful and this year will be offered from downtown businesses to guests,
customers, clients and/or employees, as well as to the general public.
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ provides participating businesses with:
- 1-4 Bicycles with baskets
- Bike locks
- Bike lights,
- Bike racks (if needed)
- Monthly Bike maintenance
This year, hotels such as The Alt Hotel, Delta Winnipeg and Holiday Inn & Suites will be participating in the program with more businesses yet to be confirmed. Be sure to look out for the Pedal in the Peg launch and visit participating businesses to rent your bike this summer!
For more information about the Pedal in the Peg program, visit www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com.
By Megan Benedictson
While the weather put a wrench in plans to have civic election candidates experience what it feels like to ride a mile along someone else’s route, the ElectionCycle: Accessing UWinnipeg and Downtown did manage to successfully draw attention to several serious challenges.
The event was the brainchild of staff and volunteers with the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) Bike Lab, an award-winning community bicycle facility located on the university’s downtown campus.
“Winnipeg’s cycling community is growing stronger every day, and we need civic leadership that can respond to this shift in how people get from A to B,” says Bike Lab advocacy coordinator Jacob Nikkel. “It’s vital to hear how candidates will support active transportation, especially considering the positive impact it can have on the health of people and the environment.”
Initially, Nikkel and his team invited candidates for the bike ride to be followed by a discussion, but faced with a rainy weather forecast the day before the event, organizers quickly assembled a detailed photographic tour of bike routes cyclists must use to reach The University of Winnipeg. And so as rain fell across the campus, candidates gathered inside a boardroom to explore the obstacles along Nikkel’s virtual tour: difficult road crossings, pseudo-bike lanes that disappear without warning, and – you guessed it – potholes. Continue reading UWinnipeg Bike Lab hosts forum with election hopefuls