Remember Winter?

by CycleChick on May 27, 2013


It seems like only yesterday we were groaning about the endless winter, but deep, deep down, I know you miss it. After all, as long as you can ride your bike, who cares what the weather is like? Join us Thursday for an evening that celebrates the challenges, joys, and adventure of winter cycling, including a presentation by Anders Swanson, who, as you will recall, attended the International Winter Cycling Congress in Oulu, Finland this winter. There will also be a remote presentation from Finland (since it was “too spendy” to send us all there), as well as a panel discussion including some experts, and me.

Monday May 27th, Lunchtime
MPI Theatre downtown in City Place (2nd floor, east side, door north of elevators).
12:00 noon – 1:00pm


Thursday May 30th, Evening
Winnipeg Free Press Cafe in The Exchange. Arthur at McDermot.
Doors at 6:00pm.
6:30pm – 8ish.

Both events feature: 
– a short film about experiencing and exploring a landscape full of people and bikes and snow.
“Oulu and the top winter cycling cities of the world”: a short presentation by Timo Perälä remote from Oulu, Finland.  Mr. Perälä is the CEO of Navico ltd., a small consulting firm specializing in mobility management. He holds a masters degree in civil engineering (construction economics) and has completed several studies and projects related to winter cycling and winter maintenance throughout Finland. Timo directed the 2013 international winter cycling congress – the only event of its kind bringing together experts in the field from around the world – and goes regularly by bike year-round himself (no lycra, just a cruiser).
– Refreshments provided.

Thursday Evening Only
– Panel discussion: A big-ideas panel featuring Paul Jordan, COO of the Forks, Councillor Justin Swandel, Andrea Tétrault and speaker Timo Perälä. Moderated by Bartley Kives.
– Exciting event announcements.
– Hors d’oeuvres provided. Alcohol available.

Seating is limited. RSVPs appreciated but not required.
Email andersswanson[at]

Hope to see you there!


Four days and no comments, yet? I don’t think we are ready for any snow talk. That said, it sounds fun. I hope there was & will be a good turnout!

by Arah on May 30, 2013 at 6:57 pm. Reply #

Hi Arah!

Thanks, there was a really good turnout, thinks in part to some terrible rainy weather. But you’re right, it was hard to get into winter mode. Gross, really. But some great discussion and a wonderful presentation from the Winter Cycling Conference in Oulu. Quite an amazing place.

by CycleChick on June 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm. Reply #

Thanks for participating in the panel, you had some really good points from the cyclist’s perspective…would have liked to have heard a little more from you and a little less from those looking to be re-elected. Well you get my vote for what it’s worth…WCC for mayor!

by Gord F on June 1, 2013 at 12:31 am. Reply #

Thanks Gord. Let me tell you, if I was Mayor there would be some changes around here. Free bikes for everyone, for starters. Mind you, taxes would have to go up a million percent, but math is not my department. ;)

by CycleChick on June 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm. Reply #

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