A week of cycling events hosted by the Dauphin Derailleurs Cycle Club to form Bike Week took place last week and wrapped up this past Sunday.

An online contest for a new bike was one of the main focuses and Susan Gamache Thiele won.

Melisa Stefaniw, with Tourism Dauphin, noticed a ton of participation online for the week.

“The week was awesome. We noticed a ton of participation online.  We had the online hashtag #dauphinbikeweek and monitoring that it picked up throughout the week.  We had kids of all ages participating in that, so we were really thrilled to see the community jump on the bandwagon.”

The event will be returning again next year with a week-long round of activities.

The club is currently working on developing the trails for the Manitoba 2020 Summer Games and plans to make Dauphin a cycling tourist destination.