Bike Week 2018 update

Mickey Dumont

The Portage Citizen — The Portage Active Transportation Committee was to be handing out promotional gifts, including copies of the new walking and cycling map at Tuesday’s Bike Week activity, but postponed due to unsettled weather expectations.

Cycle enthusiasts did meet, however, and enjoyed a ride from Stride Place to Koko Platz and back just beating the late evening raindrops.

Tonight is the Family Cookie Ride.

“Tonight we have the Family Cookie Ride, a self-guided ride to neighbourhood schools,” said Ian Wassink, chair for this year’s Portage Active Transportation Committee Bike Week.

The Family Cookie Ride goes from 6 – 8 p.m. Participants choose a route and starting point convenient to them. A map is provided at any of the school starting points. Those who visit all five locations will be eligible to win a prize!

Check in at school stations for a homemade cookie made by Girl Guides of Portage and the Family Resource Centre.

Starting points, water and washroom stations: École Crescentview, Fort La Reine, Yellowquill, and La Verendrye schools. Ice cream at La Verendrye School and Island Park.

Birch Mountain Bike trails Group ride

Also on Wednesday there is a Birch Mountain Bike trails Group ride.

Hosted by Portage Junk Yard Dogs Cycling Club, all riders must register by May 29 by phoning Blair Geisel at 204-856-9352.

Skill level: expert – trails have steep ascents and riders must be very fit to participate.

Mountain bike must be in very good working condition and a helmet is mandatory. Birch Mountain is located south of Portage la Prairie near Roseisle.

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