Okay, so it’s been a week since we all came back from the Winnipeg Folk Festival…but don’t we all wish we were back there already?
This year I decided to try joining the bike ride to birds hill park. I hadn’t ever biked that far of a distance, never-mind on the highway, but with a record breaking 225 folkies cycling at my side I felt pretty safe and excited. We could not have asked for a better ride out (though I had to be literally dragged from my bed at 5:30am!), perfect weather, amazing volunteer organizers, the RCMP helping us travel through the scary spots, first access passageway into the campground?! Pure bliss.
Ride organizer Anna Weier (formerly with Natural Cycle), hopes to expand the ride again next year depending on what can be accommodated safely – 225 cyclists is a lot to ride on the highway with, but they are working on it!
One thing that was brought to my attention is the discussion around new infrastructure on HWY-59:
I don’t know about any other riders out there, but I sure would have appreciated a safe bike path all the way out to birds hill park. Overall, I was surprised at how short the ride seemed and am already thinking of other places to travel by bike…next stop ideas anyone?