Mountain Equipment Company

Bike Commute Event Series

Calling all bike commuters!

Join MEC and Cannondale in-store and get geared up to ride! Whether you’re a seasoned rider or are just starting out, we have something for you. Get ready for bike demos, FREE in-store clinics, a special 10% off discount, hot fall drinks and tons more. Plus, we’ll be giving away the ultimate package, including a Cannondale bike and MEC bike commuter kit (hint: everything you need to get on your bike and ride)!

Event details

Join us! We’ll be kicking things off in-store October 1 – 2, 2022 and would love to see you there.

Scroll down to see full event details for each location:

  • MEC Toronto

  • MEC Ottawa

  • MEC Vancouver

  • MEC Victoria

The learning doesn’t stop there. Following our weekend kick-off events, we’ll keep the momentum going with FREE in-store cycling clinics led by our knowledgeable MEC staffers.

Event info by location

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Cannondale to offer awesome events in your area. Read on for our in-store clinic schedule, get more info on bike demos, and find out how you could win the Ultimate Commuter Package. Extend your riding season into the autumn weather with us this weekend!

We’ll be following provincial COVID safety guidelines at each event. If you’re feeling unwell, please help us keep everyone safe and consider joining us at a future event.

Toronto: October 1 – 2

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: MEC Toronto, 300 Queen Street West

Visit us in-store and chat with a Cannondale rep or MEC staffer for expert advice, grab a hot fall drink, demo a bike, or up your knowledge with a FREE cycling clinic.

Clinic Schedule - kick-off event:

Saturday, October 1

  • 12pm : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • 2pm : Learn 6 essential bike maintenance skills

Sunday, October 2

  • 12pm : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • 2pm : Learn 6 essential bike maintenance skills

Clinic Schedule - continued

  • Tuesday, October 4 at 5pm : Unlock the secrets of winter bike commuting

  • Thursday, October 6 at 5pm : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • Saturday, October 8 at 11am : Learn 6 essential bike maintenance skills

  • Tuesday, October 11 at 5:30pm : Commuter safety

  • Thursday, October 13 at 5:30pm : Unlock the secrets of winter bike commuting

  • Saturday, October 15 at 11am : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

Ottawa: October 1 – 2

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: MEC Ottawa, 366 Richmond Road

Visit us in-store and chat with a Cannondale rep or MEC staffer for expert advice, grab a hot fall drink, demo a bike, or up your knowledge with a FREE cycling clinic.

Clinic Schedule - kick-off event:

Saturday, October 1

  • 12pm : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • 2pm : Learn 6 essential bike maintenance skills

Sunday, October 2

  • 12pm : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • 2pm : Unlock the secrets of winter bike commuting

Clinic Schedule - continued

  • Thursday, October 6 at 7pm : Commuter safety

  • Saturday, October 8 at 10:30am : Learn 6 essential bike maintenance skills

  • Thursday, October 13 at 7pm : Unlock the secrets of winter bike commuting

  • Saturday, October 15 at 10:30am : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

Vancouver: October 1 – 2

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: MEC Vancouver, 111 2nd Ave East

Visit us in-store and chat with a Cannondale rep or MEC staffer for expert advice, grab a hot fall drink, demo a bike, or up your knowledge with a FREE cycling clinic.

Clinic Schedule - kick-off event:

Saturday, October 1

  • 12pm : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • 2pm : Everything you need to know about e-bikes, with Cannondale

  • 3pm : Unlock the secrets of winter bike commuting

Sunday, October 2

  • 12pm : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • 2pm : Everything you need to know about e-bikes, with Cannondale

  • 3pm : Learn 6 essential bike maintenance skills

Clinic Schedule - continued

  • Saturday, October 8 at 10:30am : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • Thursday, October 13 at 5:30pm : Commuter safety

  • Saturday, October 15 at 10:30am : Learn 6 essential bike maintenance skills

Victoria: October 1 – 2

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: MEC Victoria, 1450 Government Street

Visit us in-store and chat with a Cannondale rep or MEC staffer for expert advice, grab a hot fall drink, demo a bike, or up your knowledge with a FREE cycling clinic.

Clinic Schedule - kick-off event:

Saturday, October 1

  • 12pm : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • 2pm : Everything you need to know about e-bikes, with Cannondale

  • 3pm : Learn 6 essential bike maintenance skills

Sunday, October 2

  • 12pm : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • 2pm : Everything you need to know about e-bikes, with Cannondale

  • 3pm : Unlock the secrets of winter bike commuting

Clinic Schedule - continued

  • Tuesday, October 4 at 5:30pm : Unlock the secrets of winter bike commuting

  • Thursday, October 6 at 5:30pm : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

  • Saturday, October 8 at 10:30am : Learn 6 essential bike maintenance skills

  • Tuesday, October 11 at 5:30pm : Commuter safety

  • Thursday, October 13 at 5:30pm : Unlock the secrets of winter bike commuting

  • Saturday, October 15 at 10:30am : Learn how to fix a flat bike tire

MEC Clinic topics

Whether you’re bike commuting, road cycling, we’ve got useful tips for choosing gear, locking your bike, fixing your flat and lots more. Here’s a sneak peek at some of our FREE in-store clinic offerings.

  • Unlock the secrets of winter bike commuting: Yes! You can bike commute year-round – even if there’s snow on the ground. Join this beginner-friendly class to find out how to keep rolling when the flakes fall and the temperatures drop.

  • Learn 6 essential bike maintenance skills: Show your bike a little love, and you’ll be rolling smoothly for years. Join us at this beginner bike maintenance class to learn how to look after your bike and keep the creaks and squeaks away. Everyone’s welcome!

  • Learn how to fix a flat bike tire: If you’re only going to learn one bike repair skill, learn how to fix a flat tire. After this clinic, you’ll be totally prepared to repair a flat (and maybe save the day for another cyclist who needs a hand).

  • Commuter safety: Everything you need to know to be ready for your daily commute. Learn the basics of commuting safety and enjoy the ride!

Everything you need to know about e-bikes: Curious about the world of e-bikes? Whether you're looking for a better way to commute or just want some extra pedal power up the hills, this clinic is for you. We've teamed up with Cannondale to teach you what e-bikes are all about and why they’re becoming more and more popular.

See above for our in-store clinic schedule for events in your area.

Prizes

Join us in-store at one of our kick-off events on October 1 -2 and enter to win the Ultimate Commute Package* from MEC and Cannondale.

What’s up for grabs?

*There are two (2) Ultimate Commute Packages up for grabs: one prize for our Toronto and Ottawa events, and one for our Vancouver and Victoria events. Visit us in-store to enter to win. Winners will be contacted via email on October 18, 2022.

About Cannondale

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