The Canada Summer Games are finally here! We hope you are able to come and cheer on our athletes at one or all of our cycling venues. You can view the full cycling schedule here. There is no charge to watch the cycling events at any of the venues. Tickets for these events are not necessary. There may however be fees for parking at Bison Butte and a Provincial Park Pass (seasonal or day-pass) is required to enter Birds Hill Park with your vehicle. Before you head out, please read the information below on accessing the cycling venues.
Bison Butte at FortWhyte Alive – All Mountain Bike Events
Park at FortWhyte Alive and take the walking path (approx. 2 km or 25-mins) to Bison Butte. Admission will apply. Please check-in at the front desk before proceeding to Bison Butte. Click HERE for a map. For more details on the Bison Butte Venue, click HERE.
Catch a Ride
Another option is to park in the lot close to Cabella’s (off 580 Sterling Lyon Parkway), and then take the mowed walking path to get onto the course located at the far southwest corner (near apartment block). Approximately 10 mins. There is no admission fee for parking here.
Cycle in from the Trans Canada Trail. There is no admission fee for cycle commuters.
Birds Hill Park – Road Race and ITT
Provincial park passes are required when parking in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park. To avoid line ups at the gate to pay for a day pass, you may purchase an annual pass at various gas stations throughout Winnipeg.
It is highly recommended that all volunteers and spectators enter from Highway 206, East Gate, no matter what time they arrive (West Gate closes at 9:00 am). If you are committed to using Highway 59, it is recommended you turn East on Garvin Road, then North on Hwy 206. There will be volunteers managing the parking, and those volunteers will be able to give directions to our Venue Site.
Please note the following GATE CLOSURES:
- August 6th – West Gate Closed until 11:00 am (Athletes in training)
- August 8th, 9th & 10th – West Gate and Circle Dive (North and South Drive) will be closed until 2:00 pm.
The East Beach, Birds Hill Ranch and spectator parking will be accessible from the East Gate only. Campers will be able to exit the park via the East Gate however, no other vehicular traffic will gain entry. More details here
Red River Exhibition Park – Criterium
The Red River Exhibition Park can be easily accessed via the new west gate. Drive west on Portage Avenue to the new Festival Drive. Turn north on Festival Drive and make your way to our new 2,000 car parking lot.