Winter Group Ride, February 17, 2018


In case you are unable to join us for the race this year but would still like to get out and ride a part of the route with some like minded folks:

The Olympia Cycling Club is hosting a winter group ride on Saturday, February 17th, starting at 1 pm.  The ride will follow the concurrent last leg of the Actif Epica race route. You can head out on the route from the U of M at approximately the same time the leaders of the ultra-endurance Actif Epica event have their sites set on the finish line at The Forks.

The ride will take place primarily on light trail and pedestrian paths, relatively quite roads, and the Red River path weather permitting.  It’ll be lead by Adrian “Fonzie” Alphonso, a member of our Cycling Club who’s also the Chair of the Recreation and Transportation Committee of the Manitoba Cycling Association.

No cost, no sign-up.  Just show up at the U of M Smartpark Event Centre located at 100-One Research Road Smartpark, adjacent to both the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus and the Investors Group Field.  Bring whatever well-tuned bike you think is suitable for the day, dress for the weather, wear you’re helmet, and be ready to ride at 1:00 pm!

For more info contact Adrian at [email protected]

2016 Results

Results from this weekend’s race are now up at the link below. Please note that relay team standings are still coming as we sort out a couple data glitches with those.

Congrats to all our racers, a huge thanks to all our volunteers and a special thank you to all our sponsors and community organizations that help put on such a fantastic event.

Updated Course for 2016

Here is the latest on the planned course for the 2016 race. The big news for the upcoming event is the addition of a 160 km option for the cyclists.

The 160 km course starts with a 34 km leg taking you south and checking in again at the St. Malo Arena checkpoint. From there the course is essentially the same as previous years until you are north of St. Adolphe.

The original distance of 125 km is for both cyclists and runners. As with the 160 km course, it remains virtually unchanged from previous years until you are on Schapansky Road nearing the floodway.

Heading west to Duff Roblin Provincial Park where you will cross the Red River on the Floodway Control structure and then head to La Barriere Park via St. Norbert before continuing to the University of Manitoba.

The draft version of the course is available for preview on this Google Map.