Distillery District to Go Bike at MEC Bikefest Saturday June 25, 2011

On Saturday, June 25, 2011, Mountain Equipment Co-op will host the second MEC Bikefest Toronto, taking over the historic Distillery District to celebrate all things bike.

This family-friendly event encourages people to come celebrate and discover the many joys of cycling.

The Bicycle Commons is coordinating with BikeSauce and MEC to offer a massive free bicycle repair station with 20 “triage tents” set up where event attendees can bring their bicycles for tune-ups and minor repairs.

Park your bike with The Toronto Cyclists Union at their Bike Valet station and explore the entire Distillery District. Clinics will help you learn skills like riding in the city and teach you how to make repairs to your own bike. There’s a little something for everyone from commuting to road riding and mountain biking.

This year the event introduces youth seminars where children can learn the basics of bike maintenance and repair. To register for any of the clinics visit the MEC store at 400 King Street West on or before June 22. Event registration will be open on the day of the event though space is limited.

In addition to clinics and seminars there will be three free Group Rides open to all event attendees. Explore the nearby Don Valley on ride to Evergreen Brick Works where fresh pastry awaits your arrival, take a city ride along the waterfront or participate in a scavenger hunt hosted by Unlock the City.

MEC will have a large selection from their bicycle line on display and attendees will have the chance to test ride bikes. Many other local venders will also be on hand with bicycles, bags and accessories as well as many other bike-related goodness.

Stop by and say hello to the dandyhorse team as we’ll have a special subscription discount for all attendees and will be selling t-shirts ($25) and all back issues ($5 each). Our latest issue explores the many ways Bikes are Good for Business so stop by and pick up a copy.

For full event details and clinic and group ride times visit: MEC Bikefest Toronto

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