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BikeFest is Coming!

Sunday, September 16th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  (Rain or Shine)
Water Street between Bishop's Cove and Beck's Cove

You’re invited to the City of St. John’s first ever BikeFest, a free cycling event for all ages and abilities, in partnership with Happy City St. John’s.

This free, family friendly event will include guided bike rides, face painting, bike decorating, an obstacle course, buskers, and musical entertainment in the afternoon.


Event Schedule
10:00 AM
BikeFest begins
10:15 AM
Welcome and Presentation of Bicycle Rack Design Contest shortlist winners
10:30 AM
Avalon Mountain Bike Association Guided T’Railway Ride begins (meet at intersection of Harbour Drive and Bishop’s Cove)
12:30 PM
George Street Bike Parade
1:30 PM
Door Prize Draw
2:30 PM
BikeFest concludes


Participating Organizations Include

Canary Cycles

Ordinary Spokes & The Tool Library

Bicycle Newfoundland Labrador


Bikeshare n’ Repair

Triathlon NL

Avalon Mountain Biking Association

Metrobus & many more


Street, Traffic and Parking Impacts

Water Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and parking between Beck’s and Bishops Cove from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the day of the event, Sunday, September 16.


Over 50 parking meters on Water Street and Harbour Drive will be bagged as of 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. All vehicles must be removed from the meter spaces in that section of Water street as of 8 a.m. on Sunday to allow for event set up. Parking is permitted during evening and overnight on Saturday, but vehicles must be removed before 8 a.m. on Sunday.





Bike St. John's Master Plan Community Session

Monday, September 17th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4th Floor, City Hall

The City of St. John’s invites the public to attend its first community session as part of the planning process for the Bike St. John’s Master Plan.   This open house-styled session is designed to bring together residents interested in the use of on and off-road cycling facilities for self-propelled transit and/or recreation. 


The Community Super Session will be hosted by Jim Scott of Trace Planning and Design and David Leinster of The Planning Partnership.  Jim will focus on developing cycling network design and David will explore cycling within the context of downtown, seeking seamless integration within the urban core environment. Together, they will get participants’ ‘wheels turning’, thinking about creating a cycling-friendly city on a year-round basis. The public is invited to engage with Jim and David, as well as other project team members, through several stations that review a preliminary St. John’s cycling network and its components.  All participants will have a meaningful role at this session and the collective thought of all participants will result in a network model for both cycling corridors and programs in St. John’s.





Bike Rack Design Contest

The City of St. John’s is putting on a contest to design a signature bicycle rack to provide bike parking around the City that is a fun and functional piece of public art. Cash prizes will be awarded for up to three winning designs!


To find out more about the contest please read the terms of reference:

    Bike Rack Design Contest - Terms of Reference


To enter the contest please complete this entry form:

    Bike Rack Design Contest - Entry Form


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