During discussion this morning at breakfast in Kleefeld (not Bothwell!), it was suggested that some riders would be interested in doing an adventure ride (mountain bike) along the Trans Canada Trail in the Whiteshell Provincial Park. You could not ride your road bike along the trail, so you would have to find a mountain bike or cross-trainer type (fat tires are better, though). The trail winds through the beautiful provincial park forest from Falcon Lake to Westhawk Lake and then on to Caddy Lake and back again on the same trail. Many sections of the trail are fairly challenging, but not technical. The distance would be approximately 50 – 60kms. There are great eats at both Westhawk Lake and Falcon Lake (my preference is Westhawk, but that would mean riding the last 15 – 20kms with a full tummy). We could still meet at the tower in Steinbach and then drive together to Falcon Lake and disembark there. Check out the map of the trail (http://www.mrta.mb.ca/gfx/tcSouthWhiteshell.pdf).