Friday, November 20, 2009

Urban Steed is dead

So has you can figure out via lack of posting Urban Steed is dead. Thank you to Joe, Jzen and Coach Dave for reading the blog, and any other persons.

If anyone is interested in running Urban Steed I would gladly hand it over. For I no longer live in Winnipeg and can not keep up with all the cycling news.

I leave you with one of the greatest videos....

long live grassroots and bicycles!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Don't forget Ciclovia is today! Bike polo tourny starts at 12pm at Edmonton and Broadway. Come play before then from 10-12pm to just try polo. Lots of other stuff to do too if bike polo is not your thing! Come check it out! More info can be found here

Friday, September 11, 2009

no bike movie today!!!

no bike movie and no bike polo!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Free bike-in movie this Friday at Orioles Bike Cage. The feature film is Quicksilver, an 80's courier flick staring Kevin Bacon. Bring blankets/tarps and bug protection if you want to be comfortable. Show starts at dusk.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

August news from BIKE TO THE FUTURE

August news

Hello Bike to the Future members and supporters. This newsletter contains the following items:

1. Minutes from our August Monthly Meeting
2. Our next Monthly Meeting is on Tuesday September 15th
3. Our 2009 Fall Forum
4. Media coverage of local cycling issues
5. Latest News
6. Upcoming Events
7. Ciclovia
8. Speak Up Winnipeg
9. OttoCycle: Building Better Biking in Winnipeg (GPS cycling study)
10. Winnipeg Cycling Map 2009
11. Membership (15% bike shops discount)

Kevin Miller
Bike to the Future, Co-Chair

Minutes from our August Monthly Meeting

The August Monthly Meeting minutes can be read at

Our next Monthly Meeting is on Tuesday September 15th

Bike to the Future meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 at the Eco-Centre (3rd floor MEC building at Portage & Donald). Anyone is welcome to attend. For September, we're actually meeting on the 3rd Tuesday: September 15th.

A tentative agenda for the September Monthly Meeting has been posted at

Our 2009 Fall Forum

Our 4th annual Fall Forum is scheduled for October. Last year we obtained funding to hire an Event Coordinator who reported to a Steering Committee of volunteers. We don't have funding this year, and our membership revenue is not sufficient to hire someone, so we need a committee with a volunteer Event Coordinator to do the planning and delivery of the annual Fall Forum.

The Fall Forum will not happen unless someone volunteers ASAP to be the Event Coordinator.

Reports from previous Fall Forums:
Why Not Winnipeg? Fall Forum report (725K file, 24 pages) -- October 15, 2008
From Imagination to Creation: The Future of Cycling in Winnipeg Fall Forum report (1MB file, 28 pages) -- October 11, 2007
Bike to the Future Fall Forum report (14MB file, 20 pages) -- September 21, 2006
Media coverage of local cycling issues

The Local Media section of our website contains 7 items from the first three weeks in August: the Yellow Ribbon Greenway (St James), Ciclovia, bike lanes, a very positive editorial in the Free Press, and of course the ticketing of cyclists for treating STOP signs as YIELD signs.

We've created a web page of information about "STOP signs as YIELD signs for cyclists": On that page, we've tried to order the list of items with the most interesting, educational, and illuminating ones first; the first one is an excellent four minute animated video. The last item is advice from BttF's lawyer about what to do if you are ticketed for rolling through a STOP sign, or if you'd like to help lobby for changes to the Highway Traffic Act.

Latest News

In the past two weeks, a number of items have been posted on our website in the Latest News section, including the 2009 Bike to Work Day report and the results of an Osborne Bridge "Community Vision and Cycling Design" initiative that Mark Cohoe, BttF's City Committee Chair, facilitated.

Upcoming Events

Our website contains a number of autumn Upcoming Events that may interest you, including workshops, a fun ride, a bike tour, and the 2nd annual Bike Shorts Film Festival, and the inaugural Ciclovia.


Ciclovia, which means "bike way", is an event on Sunday September 13th that supports active transportation.

The entire north side of Broadway will be closed to motor-vehicle traffic from Osborne all the way to Main Street -– with a connection from Assiniboine Park all the way to The Forks, so that people can walk, bike, skate, or run on down!
Ciclovia will allow Winnipeg to showcase the best of its artists and musicians, to exhibit its cultural industries and parade the best of its urban features to itself and the world. It combines healthy living with arts and culture and engages citizens in active alternatives to motorized transportation, bringing life back to otherwise car-choked streets. And it does something else that is exceptional. It allows a city to dream of different ways of living well, of other community aspirations in an urban environment. What does it mean to have a significant stretch of a street free of cars and open to travel, entertainment, lighting displays, local restaurant fair, family activities, live music and new social possibilities?

Lots more info is at

Event website -- info, participant form (no cost), sponsorship form

If you are interested in helping to determine how BttF can be involved with Ciclovia, or volunteering to be part of that involvement, please contact Dave at

Get the word out to everyone you know and we’ll see you on Ciclovia Sunday!

Speak Up Winnipeg

Speak Up Winnipeg is the City's public forum for Winnipeggers to express their opinions about the future of our City, and how we can ensure it is sustainable, making Winnipeg a leader among cities.

Please go to the Speak Up Winnipeg website and post a comment about the need for more cycling infrastructure and cycling initiatives to make cycling in Winnipeg a safe, enjoyable, and convenient transportation choice.

OttoCycle: Building Better Biking in Winnipeg (GPS cycling study)

See They are still looking for more volunteers.

Winnipeg Cycling Map 2009
Winnipeg Cycling Map 2009 is now available.

Complete info (including where to buy it and a link to the online version)

Membership (15% bike shops discount)

Members of Bike to the Future agree with our mission and vision and support it. We are a volunteer-run, incorporated, non-profit organization that is only as strong as our membership. Please show your support for our work by renewing (or becoming) a member.

(BTW, we have ~250 paid-up members and ~800 complimentary memberships -- people who support our work, but haven't paid the $10 for a membership.)

You can now use PayPal to purchase a new Bike to the Future membership or renew an existing Bike to the Future membership. Our membership info page is at

New for 2009:
Participating bike shops are offering a 15% discount for BttF members on all non-wheeled cycling accessories, not including bicycle parts, Thule or Yakima racks, and triathlon gear (wetsuits, etc).

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Monday August 17 th Bike Polo is Cancelled

I don't melt but my bike will rust..thus i am calling off polo. I know all you hardcore people want to i say go move down south for it seems our neighbours will do anything to play some polo.....