Cycling

Room to roam
Mother and daughter having fun while cycling in the Parkland

Crocus Trail

Duck Mountain Provincial Forest, Inglis, Roblin

Another stretch of the Trans Canada Trail, the Crocus Trail leads you through the historic grain elevators at Inglis, past Asessippi Ski Area & Resort, up to Roblin and Goose Lakes, and finally through Duck Mountain Provincial Forest to the Saskatchewan border at Madge Lake. This trail offers many scenic vistas through forests, valleys and along cultivated areas. » more

Four Valley Tour - Cycling

Roblin

A scenic highway route of approximately 100 km (63 miles) around Lake of the Prairies takes cyclists through four beautiful valleys. From Roblin, travel 15 km (9.5 miles) west (across the lake) to PR482, which will take you south along the lake for approximately 40?km (25 miles) before turning east for 8 km (5?miles). Then travel north on PTH83 back to Roblin. Several campgrounds around the lake allow cyclists to break the tour up into two or more days.

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Moose Trail

Angusville

Off PR264 north of Angusville, Moose Trail wanders through 3 kms (2 miles) of forest, meadows and plains, meaning wildlife sightings are plentiful. Suited to walking and mountain biking in summer, the trail is also groomed for cross-country skiing each winter. There’s a warm-up shack at the halfway point

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Riding Mountain

Riding Mountain National Park

The trail network in the Park is extensive with some trails accessible from various municipalities surrounding the Park. Trail information and maps can be found online at pc.gc.ca/riding, at the Riding Mountain National Park Visitor Centre during the summer and fall, or the Parks Canada Administration Building during the winter. Fat bikes can be rented at the Friends of Riding Mountain National Park office

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Rossburn Subdivision Trail (RST)

Angusville, Elphinstone, Menzie, Oakburn, Rossburn, Russell, Sandy Lake, Silverton, Vista, Waywayseecappo

This portion of the Trans Canada Trail (consisting of an abandoned CN branch line) begins in Neepawa and continues to Russell, passing through the communities along PTH45. Completed areas are ideal for hiking, walking, horseback riding, cycling, and cross?country skiing. Most of the 176 kms (110 miles) are groomed for snowmobiling in winter. Symonds “Rails to Trails” Kiosk in Sandy Lake features maps and pictorial histories of the Rossburn Subdivision of the CNR and the village. In 2010, the refurbishing of the entire trail was completed, providing a smoother surface for cycling and horseback riding.

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Russell Trail

Russell

In the late 19th century the government of the still?young province of Manitoba found itself in a bit of a quandary: immigrants were flooding into the Parkland area, and some were leaving again, dissatisfied with the lack of good roads and railway connections. Until 1903, the closest railway terminus to Dauphin was nearly 100 km to the southwest at Russell. Construction of the Dauphin?Russell Colonization Road—the Russell Trail as it would come to be known—began in 1891 as a means of providing access from the Dauphin area, which already boasted a population of some 1,200 settlers, to goods, markets and more immigrants via the railway at Russell. One mile of the old trail has been redeveloped for recreational use.

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Tread the Thunder Bike Trails

Swan River

Five trails of varying levels of difficulty, from beginner to challenging, are located at Thunder Hill Ski Area.

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