City of Barrie to host Bike the Night event in September

First-ever event of its kind celebrates active transportation in Barrie

News release – City of Barrie

Barrie residents and visitors are invited to the Active Transportation & Sustainability Committee’s first-ever Bike the Night event.

The initiative is modelled after other similar events worldwide and will happen on September 17.

This event is a free, community-guided bicycle ride.

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022

Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

Location: Meridian Place, 30 Simcoe St., Barrie

A 30-minute bike ride is scheduled to begin at dusk (around 7 p.m.). Participants are invited to dress up in costume, decorate their bikes with lights, and cycle leisurely through the streets of downtown Barrie and along the lakeshore path as part of a guided ride.

The event will include a pre-ride festival with music, food trucks, free bike tune-ups, games, giveaways, prizes, and Barrie Transit bike rack demonstrations.

This event is being planned and led by the Active Transportation & Sustainability Committee and Living Green Barrie, with support from the City of Barrie, Downtown BIA, Cycle Barrie, Barrie Transit, Barrie Public Library, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Tourism Barrie, and Firebird Community Cycle.

To learn more about active transportation in Barrie, visit

For more information about the Bike the Night event, visit the Facebook event page.

To participate in this free event, please register on eventbrite. Registering in advance is strongly encouraged so that the Committee can track the number of attendees.

Banner image via Bike the Night Facebook Page