Bison Butte – We did it!

Thank you to the Canada Games Host Society, FortWhyte Alive, and all of the AMAZING volunteers that brought Bison Butte to life. 3-4 years ago this seemed like an impossible task to some, but vision, perservance, and community support has made the dream a reality.

History:

2012: Alex Man shares his dream vision for a potential Mountain Bike development at the land now known as Bison Butte.
2013: A focus group of MTB representatives is formed to review venue options for the Canada Games. The development of a new course within the city limits is voted as the top pick. Cycling Canada approves the venue for the Games.
2014: A partnership is formed between the Canada Games host society, FortWhyte Alive, and the Manitoba Cycling Association. Alex Man and Matt Hadley from Canmore, Alberta develop course plans.
2015: Curt Hull is selected as project manager. Scatliff+ Miller + Murray, Maple leaf Construction, KGS, the City of Winnipeg, Sustainable trails from Ontario, and many other professionals and experts join the collaboration. Construction Commences.
2016: Volunteer Mondays attract up to 80 volunteers who contribute to the course’s development. A successful Mountain Bike Test Event is held in August.
2017: Months of Preparation go into fine tuning the course.
Friday, July 28th – The Games officially begin
Sunday, July 30th – Mountain Bike Competition #1

We did it!

We hope you will come out to celebrate not only our Games athletes, but a legacy venue that so many of you had a hand in nurturing.
Thank you to everyone for their support, time, energy, sweat, and creativity. You are officially part of Cycling history in Manitoba!

Upcoming Events
  1. Manitoba Cycling Association Inc. Annual General Meeting

    November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm