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ArtRide: BLUE Rapid Transit Line

July 28 @ 10:00 12:30

ArtRides are back! Bike Winnipeg is pleased to continue our partnership with the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Public Art Program on a series of tours showcasing many of the public art installations in the city.

Join us on a tour this summer and learn about the artwork you pass by every day… What is it made of? Why is it there? What does it mean? Some works are fun, colourful, and interactive, and some encourage quiet contemplation. Join us on an informative excursion and get to know the artwork that punctuates and brightens our city!

The July 28 tour will start at Seel Station Park & Ride; meet at Furrows in the Land (the Wheel). This is the piece of Tyndall Stone on the northbound bus side.

The public artworks created for the BLUE Rapid Transit Line tell stories and evoke ideas around ecology and natural history, historic north-south trails, civic planning, and Indigenous land experiences and histories. Following the river, the people, and their interactions in this area over time, the artists weave and connect the meanings of routes in the Red River region and the neighbourhoods of Fort Garry. Artworks we will visit include: 

  • Rooster Town Kettle & Fetching Water by Ian August
  • テンサイ (TENSAI) by Kelty McKinnon and Cindy Mochizuki
  • (Un)Still Life with Spoked Wheels by Warren Carther
  • Métis Land Use by Tiffany Shaw-Collinge
  • Salt Fat Sugar & Your Water is Safe by Bill Burns
  • ROW ROW ROW by Public City Architecture and Urban Ink
  • Furrows on the Land (The Field) / Furrows in the Land (The Wheel) by Jeanette Johns
  • OUTCROPPINGS by Jyhling Lee, Figureground Studio


  • One Way – 14.75 km
  • Return – 7.5 km
  • Total Return – 22.5 km

Tour participants are responsible to provide a bike and helmet; check this site for rentals. Please pack water and sunscreen. Tours will run as scheduled rain or shine, but will be cancelled in the event of a storm.

ArtRides are free, though we ask you to reserve your spot on this tour through the Public Art Program’s Eventbrite page.

Please review our group ride safety briefing video:

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