If you chance upon a pack of cyclists wearing all kinds of gear, and maybe one driving a small yellow ‘speedmobile’, you’ve discovered people passionate about touring Manitoba’s splendour.
The first 100-mile ultra-marathon held in Manitoba attracted veteran long distance racers as well as newly aspiring ultra-marathoners. Just competing in this grueling endurance test is considered a victory.
Even with cold May weather, people came out in droves for some friendly competitive activity at the first of four such races this month.
When Iryna Rayevska first came to Winnipeg from Ukraine a few years ago to do her undergraduate studies, she never would have believed the prospects of going home would be so frightening.
Cyclists are so obsessed with time that many in the local racing community spend thousands of dollars on equipment, thousands of hours training, and impeccable attention to managing aerodynamic flow.
Grand Beach can be busy, but for those who don’t know, a short trip from the traditionally visited areas reveals a priceless gem – the Grand Beach Ski and Trail system, now a magnet for avid Fatbikers.
Despite the hazards associated with river ice that is melting and breaking up, many people continue to walk and drive onto the not so frozen waterways, venturing out to their tents to fish.
Ever since the days of René Lévesque, the PQ has done best when it has kept the sovereignty issue out of the headlines, making some wonder if it will backfire this time.
When Jeff Badger ran across frozen Lake Winnipeg 22 years ago, he started a Manitoba tradition.
We may be stuck in a deep freeze, but now is the time to plan that summer sea kayaking holiday. While many look to the west coast for this, there’s a hidden gem much closer to home.