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The Steel City Bike Festival is a 6 day festival that was created to promote the benefits that cycling has on our community. Besides being good for you, riding your bike helps the environment (zero emissions!), doesn't cost much (bye-bye gas!), and allows you to see things that you wouldn't normally notice when driving a vehicle. The Steel City Bike Festival will be hosting various events throughout the city such as bike repair clinics, film screening, group rides, bike demos, and more.

Additional information and tickets for events can be found at New Hope Bikes, 1422 Main Street East, Hamilton

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Events

Check out some of the events we’ll be hosting!
Event days and times are subject to change, and there is a good chance we’ll be adding things in as we get closer to the festival. 

Monday May 27th - Bike to Work Day

June 2014 - BIKE MONTH!

Tuesday June 10 - 5:00- 9:00 pm Backyard Family BBQ and Basic Bike Repair Course

Come to the backyard of New Hope Community Bikes @ 1422 Main St E. Bring your bike and bring your family, we’ll have a BBQ and have a chance to meet other cycle-minded folks, there will also be a Basic Bike Repair Course offered.

Come to New Hope Community Bikes to learn basic bike repair in a workshop format. The three hour course will be half price to celebrate the Steel City Bike Festival.

Cost: $30 will get you some basic tools, a Bike Festival T-Shirt, and the workshop. A $65.00 value!

Thursday June 12 - Bicycle Scavenger Hunt - 7:00-9:30pm

Get some friends together, get your smart phone, login to instagram and start tagging. We’ll provide the clues, you provide the hashtagged photo. Together we’ll showcase cycling in our city and help change cycle culture!

Cost: Free, just download the app, meet at Gore Park and go!

Friday June 13 - Art Crawling with Bikes - 8:00-10:00pm

Saturday June 14 - Memorial Ride for Blane and Blessing of the Bikes - 8:00pm

Meet at Gore Park to deck your bike out in Glow-sticks, flashing lights as we remember the life of Blane Morden, an avid cyclist and all round great guy who’s life was cut short while cycling on Upper James. We will ride safely, respecting the rules of the road and pause for a few moments of reflection at Blane’s memorial.

Cost: Glow-sticks, bring your own or $1.00 each. Lights, $10.00 for a pair of front and back lights.