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Love Your Bike

  • 12:00-2:00pm - The Wooly back deck

    St Andrew's Front Lawn
    161 Norfolk Street Guelph, ON, N1H 4J8 Canada (map)

Join us on Saturday June 23rd starting at 9:30 AM for our annual community cycling festival! Click on the links below for more information.


About Love Your Bike

Come out for the fifth annual “Love Your Bike Festival!” This festival includes the young and old in celebrating Guelph’s favourite mode of transportation – The Bike!

Give your bike some love! Three of Guelph’s cycling shops (Backpeddling, Paramount Sports and Speed River Bicycle) will be on hand to offer free mechanical checks in preparation for the Tour de Guelph which rolls out the following day.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • A“Wrench-Off” at 10:00am featuring Guelph’s top bike mechanics in a friendly flat-fixing competition
  • An antique bike display, courtesy of Clayton Foxall from Backpeddling
  • A moment of silence at 10am for fallen cyclists followed by a “Blessing of the Bikes”
  • Free coffee and treats before 11am!
  • Two Group rides leave at 11am sharp (registration starts at 9:30am; helmets required)
    • A police escorted family ride, called The “Easy Rider Parade,” around Exhibition Park, led by Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation (GCAT)
    • The “Two Rivers Ride,” along the recreation trails to Guelph Lake and back, led by Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association (GORBA)

Rides finish at The Wooly at 12:00 noon with a BBQ, refreshments and prizes provided by Steam Whistle Brewery, and activities hosted by GCAT. Kids who participate get a free hotdog and a drink!

-Two wheels, one love-


Easy Rider Parade Route


Two Rivers Ride Route


Photos from previous years

Earlier Event: June 21
Ignatius Contemplative Walk
Later Event: June 24
Evening Liturgy