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Winnipeg composer Danny Schur will lead a two-hour bike tour on Saturday, June 21 to the historic sites associated with the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.
The ride will take place on the 95th anniversary to the day of Bloody Saturday, when immigrant worker Mike Sokolowski was shot dead during a clash between strikers and police.
Schur has written a stage musical, a radio play and a film documentary about the six-week labour disruption. He has also led a walking tour, but since Bloody Saturday occurs this year during National Bike Week, he was keen to host StrikeBike!
Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at 529 Wellington’s parking lot and continue at a leisurely pedal through River Heights, Wolseley, Broadway and the Exchange District to City Hall. It is suitable for bicyclists eight and up and StrikeBike! will take place rain or shine.
Tickets are $20 with the proceeds going to Bike Winnipeg’s ongoing advocacy and education initiatives. To reserve a spot, go to http:/bikewinnipeg.ca/strikebike.