50 Person Pedal Party Downtown



June 19, 2014



Cycling and dining tour to give Winnipeggers a unique view of downtown

Editor’s note: There are photos associated with this press release.

Downtown Winnipeg – 50 people will rev up for a cycling and restaurant tour throughout downtown Winnipeg as part of Bike Week. Called A Moveable Feast, participants will dine at urban restaurants through an environmentally-friendly and energizing mode of transportation. Participants will cycle past some of the newest green parks downtown and along the river trail leading to the historical site of The Forks, and along our magnificent Waterfront.

Robin Summerfield of Peg City Grub shares some memories from last year’s tour: “Perhaps it was the moment we sipped iced coffees on the lawn of the Manitoba Legislature. Or it could have been when we gulped a well-earned cold beer on Don Pedro’s sidewalk patio in the Exchange District. Or it’s even possible magic happened as we peddled up to Central Park to the island tones of a steel drum band as daylight faded. Truth is: there were too many magical moments to count during A Moveable Feast, a new cycling and dining event hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.”

During the tour, a new video will be screened for the first time at the former Lo Pub, now Waves Restaurant and Lounge – highlighting Winnipeg’s growing cycling community.

What: A Moveable Feast Cycling and Restaurant Tour

When: June 19 from 5-10PM (meet up at 5PM at Gas Station Theatre)

Participating Restaurants: Little Sister Coffee Maker, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Promenade Café and Wine, Chocolatier Constance Popp, Little Saigon, Waves Restaurant and Lounge, and Pony Corral. For a detailed schedule, please contact Jason Syvixay (info below).

“The use of active transportation helps to contribute to the vibrancy of the downtown area,” said Stephanie Voyce, Manager of Placemaking, Cleanliness, and Transportation. “The tour’s goal is to demystify cycling, promote local restaurants, and celebrate downtown Winnipeg as a premier entertainment and hospitality destination. On bicycle, you’ll discover hidden gems and scenic views of downtown that you would have never expected.”

About – A Moveable Feast

Launched in 2013, the inaugural ‘A Moveable Feast’ tour was part of a series of tours hosted by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. With a focus on active transportation and promotion and support of local restaurants and retail, Downtown BIZ is also hosting tours of retrofitted downtown buildings, wine establishments, restaurant patios, and cycling tours throughout downtown to Birds Hill Park. To learn more about the BIZ’s downtown tours, visit www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com/tours.

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For more information, contact:

Jason Syvixay, Managing Director

(204) 958-4635; jason@downtownwinnipegbiz.com


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