Plain Bicycle Party + Pick Up

You’re invited to attend.

Dear new plain bicycle owner and friends,

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here! The shipment has arrived from the Netherlands. We are finally going to see them on the streets of Winnipeg! The bikes survived their Atlantic journey, are being reassembled for you right now and are eager to meet their owners. Join us for a party to celebrate the achievement and pick up your bike. There will be live DJs, storytelling, a dinking* race, and more. Invitation and details on the next page.

A huge thank you to the bike owners for your support, enthusiasm and endurance. For some, it has been almost a year and a half since you signed up. This project was only possible because of your patience and imagination. In buying a Dutch bike you are helping Winnipeggers (and North America) catch a glimpse of what the future of transportation looks like. Also a huge thank you to Torrin, Jan, Jamie, Mendert, Danny, Mikael, Fritz, Bas, Erwin, Charlton, Jon, Dan, Herbert, Michel, Ian, Keilewerf, Local Motion, Dave and The Forks crew, Give-A-Bike, Havensteder, Den Haag Fietspunt, Winnipeg Trails and everyone else in Rotterdam, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Den Haag and Winnipeg who helped make this possible.


Leigh Anne and Anders
The Plain Bicycle Project


Wednesday June 28th, 2017
pop-up patio at The Forks (near the Atrium) All Welcome
Party: 4pm-10pm; Bike Pickup: 7pm

Suggested dress code: Semi-Formal or Business attire
Detailed Schedule:

4:00pm: Registration begins (get your code)
4:30pm: Pre-event Media
5:30pm: Greeting from the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Presentation – The Plain Bicycle Story
A presentation about how the bicycles were collected, where they came from, how to take care of them, how they can be used to help create an everyday cycling culture, Q&A, etc.
7:00pm – Get the Keys to Your Bike!
(time at which you now officially own the closest thing to a magic carpet)
8:00pm – Group Photo
8:30pm – Slow Biking Race (Individual and Dinking*)
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd courtesy Natural Cycle

Live DJs Music continue until 10 then the party moves inside to the Common.

Please go here to RSVP (required).
Note:  If you cannot attend on Wednesday, please use the RSVP form to let us know so we can make arrangements. If you already talked to an organizer about it, do it anyway. Please.

*not sure about this? Don’t worry. You’ll find out what this means when you get here. 🙂