some_text JUNE 8-14 HAMILTON, ON

The Steel City Bike Festival is a 6 day festival that was created to promote the joys and benefits of cycling! 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.

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To kick things off:

Monday May 27th - Bike to Work Day


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 (and details) in as we get closer to the festival. 

Sunday June 8th- Kidical Mass 2:00 @ Corktown Park

"Get the whole family rolling with Kidical Mass Hamilton! Kidical Mass is a safe, law-abiding, informal and fun family-oriented group bicycle ride. We’ll do a 5-8km loop on quiet city streets with a break in the middle for a snack. All family members are welcome - bring your bike seats, trailers, tag-alongs and cargo bikes! Meet at Corktown park - ride leaves at 2pm." Note: All parents or guardians are responsible for the safety and supervision of their own child during the ride. Helmets required."

Tuesday June 10 -Backyard Family BBQ and Basic Bike Repair Course 5:00 @ NHCB

Come to the backyard of New Hope Community Bikes @ 1422 Main St E at 5:00pm. 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 that evening. (6-9pm) The three hour course will be half price to celebrate the Steel City Bike Festival!

Cost: $30. That gets you food, the workshop and a Bike Festival T-Shirt!

PLEASE R.S.V.P for this event with your name and what part(s) of the evening you would like to join us for! send that info to

Thursday June 12 - Instagram Scavenger Hunt 7:00-9:30pm meet @ Gore Park

If the weather cooperates, then this could make for a great “Mini-Friday” Outing. 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 and our city and help change cycle culture!

Prizes of 3 SoBI memberships to the winners!

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

Friday June 13 - Ride for the Masses (MASSES= LOTS OF PEOPLE =TELL EVERYONE)

6:30 meet at Victoria Park, 7:00 depart

7:30 merge point at Gage Park

8:00 Blessing of the Bikes at Gore Park

8:30 Ride Through ARTCRAWL


This ride is meant to RAISE AWARENESS about the presence of cyclists on city streets, to FOSTER FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIPS between all road users and REMIND DRIVERS that cyclists have the same legal right to use the roads. 
The pace will allow riders of all skill levels to safely participate including families with children. Riders will arrange themselves to protect these riders. 
The ride WILL OBEY all traffic laws, including stopping at stop signs and using necessary lanes. Participants under 18 must wear helmets as required by law. 

Any rider that DOES NOT follow traffic laws or presents an antagonizing attitude towards drivers will be asked to LEAVE the group. 


Friday June 13th- Bike Themed ARTCRAWL at the Baltimore House

Bike themed art exhibit and photography contest at the Baltimore House which is just off of James Street North on King William

Will be accepting submissions from the public on a first come-first serve basis as space allows!

Saturday June 14- 

Pancakes at Perkins! 9:00 am breakfast at the Perkins Centre.

“Join us at the Perkins Centre for a fundraising breakfast on June 14th at 9 am. Breakfast includes 3 pancakes, 2 sausages, fruit and beverages and is pay by donation.”

Memorial Ride for Blane - 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.