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Birds Hill Provincial Park:  Featuring hills and ridges formed by ancient glaciers, this 35 sq km/22 sq mi park has a lake, oak and aspen forests, native prairie wildflowers (including several species of rare orchids), deer, waterfowl and songbirds. Facilities include camping, swimming, picnic sites, fishing a riding stable, a restaurant, a beach concession and a convenience store. There are 30 km/18.5 mi of trails for walking, hiking and cross-country skiing and a 7.2 km/4.5 mi paved bicycle and roller blading trails.

Location: on Hwy. 59 north, ~25km from Winnipeg

Grande Pointe:  Quick access cycling loop near city - Bernat Rd and Hallama Dr in Grande Point, to form a 9

km loop.  Good way to get some intervals in. 

Location:   Head south from the Perimeter on HWY 59. Grande Pointe is the first turn-off on your right after crossing the floodway.  Once you enter Grande Pointe turn right at the stop sign and Fraser’s Auto will be on your left. 

#1 Hwy, Falcon to Kenora: Experience the beauty of the incredible Whiteshell just beyond your doorstep.  Snake around the northern shore of Lake of the Woods, with several convenient stops along the way; all makes for a perfect long course training as well as all various skill levels, with natural turn around points.  A key highlight are the bathroom opportunities and areas to pull over and reconvene the group. 

Location:   #1 straight east, featuring rolling hills, ~54km; See elevation below. 

"There are so many more... Bridge to Nowhere (St. Andrews to East Selkirk and back), Morden Hills, South Waverly Interval track, Wpg to Pigeon Lake and onto Marquette and home. Pick a route and let's ride!"

FAVORITE SWIMMING HOLES

St. Malo Provincial Park:  This friendly family park features a man-made lake created by the damming of the Rat River, a large family picnic area, children's playground, swimming, hiking, sandy beaches, water craft rentals and campgrounds.

Location: on Hwy. 59 south in St. Malo., ~70km from Winnipeg

Birds Hill Provincial Park:  Featuring hills and ridges formed by ancient glaciers, this 35 sq km/22 sq mi park has a lake, oak and aspen forests, native prairie wildflowers (including several species of rare orchids), deer, waterfowl and songbirds. Facilities include camping, swimming, picnic sites, fishing a riding stable, a restaurant, a beach concession and a convenience store. There are 30km/18.5mi of trails for walking, hiking and cross-country skiing and a 7.2km/4.5 mi paved bicycle and roller blading trails.

Location: on Hwy. 59 north, ~25km from Winnipeg

LET'S RUN

"The trail systems in and around Winnipeg are extensive!  Check out www.winnipegtrails.ca  for a long list.  And don't miss an opportunity for a BRICK workout."

Birds Hill Provincial Park:  Birds Hill is a nice diversion from Winnipeg at the sacrifice of less than half an hour’s driving time. This park has it all: run through the shade of a rare cedar bog, trek through the sand around Kingfisher Lake, or power up Griffith’s Hill for some scenic views.