The first ride after a long break is always a great one. Short or long, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is the ride. A chance to get out in the wind, enjoy your surroundings and clear your head.
Spring is an awesome time of year. Everything feels fresh and new, the sun is shining and you can finally break your bike out of hibernation for some much needed ride time after many frigid months. Ride safe though, it is still early and there are lots of unfriendlies still lurking about
Lockport Manitoba is roughly 30km North of Winnipeg. For me it is so close to home it practically is home. A leisurely ride down River Road then back down Henderson Highway is how I start and end every riding season.
I know what you’re thinking, St. Norbert is not a small Manitoba town with a cool statue to check out. And you are right. It has no town statue but it does have 2 historic provincial parks minutes from each other.
Grand Beach is, arguably, one of the top Manitoba destinations and only a short 1-hour ride northeast of Winnipeg, just off Highway 59. This Lake Winnipeg beach is an award-winning travel destination ranked as world-class. A prestigious rank that it has certainly earned.
Roughly 100 km (65 miles) north west of Winnipeg lies the town of Lundar Manitoba. Easily recognized by the giant Canada Goose statue next to the Chicken Chef (which is also kind of a landmark in a weird way).
Mental health issues affect everyone everywhere and in every walk of life. You may not personally suffer from any type of mental health issue but I guarantee you that you know someone who does. Even if you don’t know about it. With all the tragic global events of 2020, it is more important now than ever to do a mental health check.
McBeth House was continuously inhabited by members of the family until 1984 (long, long time ownership) before the land and house were donated to the city of Winnipeg. It has been operating as a seniors resource centre ever since and is available to be booked for gatherings and events. A plaque at the front drive was placed on a monument built from the stone used in the original log cabin building and was unveiled in September 1987 to highlight the history of the McBeth House.
The small town of Manitou Manitoba can be found in the Pembina Valley nestled along Highway #3 between Morden and La Rivière. If you are visiting any one of those places you should also pay a visit to Manitou Manitoba.
A question came in asking for a route to get from Brandon Manitoba to Teulon Manitoba for a couple of riders. The riders had a route already planned for day 1 that would see them riding from Teulon to Brandon via The Narrows and they wanted an alternate route home. They needed it quickly too.