Winter bike trails in Winnipeg


A lot of the best trails in Winnipeg can also be ridden in the winter. By this time of year the foot traffic has made a pretty fast single track through the bush.


As long as you stay on the path, everything will be fine… It helps to look  at least 25 feet ahead. You’ll make less corrections when trying to balance and surprise yourself at the ribbons of white trail you can clear.


Someone has cleared a skating rink in the back ground. The river has completely frozen over. There are numerous rinks and paths across now.


Winter rides can really offer some of the best scenery, and the most fun to be had outside until the snow melts.

Snow board ramp? Table top, there’s a ramp on the other side too.

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Google My Tracks, GPS tracking of winter bike ride

Some of you in Winnipeg might be interested in this TRAIL.  It’s hard pack snow with lots of twisty single track.

I created it using Google My Tracks on my Sony Xperia T Android phone.

It’s a great tool to share trails and routes. It also provides plenty of ride data for geeks.


Total distance: 4.74 km (2.9 mi)

Total time: 24:32

Moving time: 24:27

Average speed: 11.59 km/h (7.2 mi/h)

Average moving speed: 11.62 km/h (7.2 mi/h)

Max speed: 29.80 km/h (18.5 mi/h)

Average pace: 5.18 min/km (8.3 min/mi)

Average moving pace: 5.16 min/km (8.3 min/mi)

Fastest pace: 2.01 min/km (3.2 min/mi)

Max elevation: 246 m (807 ft)

Min elevation: 183 m (601 ft)

Elevation gain: 129 m (422 ft)

Max grade: 7 %

Min grade: -18 %

Recorded: 2013-01-04 2:34pm

Great free program with Google behind it.

Saw an owl on the trail today



It’s that time again Winnipeg!


20cm of the white stuff. I hope that you and your bike are winterized! Have Fun out there, ride smart.