An innovative pilot project running throughout the summer is providing cyclists with a secure way to park their bikes at The Forks.

Partnering with the Winnipeg Trails Association, The Forks now offers a new Bike Check service, available free of charge or by donation to support Winnipeg Trails programming.

“We’re excited to offer this new Bike Check to those who cycle to The Forks,” says Sara Stasiuk, Chief Executive Officer of The Forks North Portage in a news release. “We’ve heard, through our annual public surveys, that more and more people are coming to The Forks via active transportation, and many of these folks suggested they’d bike here even more often if there was a managed secure spot to store their bikes.”

Those making their way Downtown are able to bring standard bikes, e-bikes, cargo bikes, scooters, electric scooters, unicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, and wheelchairs to be checked at the atrium space on the south side of The Forks. It can also be accessed from the patio. 

This pilot project marks a significant step toward The Forks' Target Zero initiative, which aims to promote community active living and enhance connections to and through the site.

“Our aim is to increase active transportation across our entire city, and amenities like Bike Check at The Forks are key to making cycling and commuting more accessible,” says Anders Swanson, Executive Director of Winnipeg Trails Association in a news release. “It makes total sense to partner with The Forks on this initiative.”

Bike Check at The Forks is available to the public, Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., plus the three holiday Mondays through the summer on July 1, Aug, 5, and Sept. 2.