August 21, 2016
First off, this is a wonderful trail and a great investment for Winnipeg....that being said
We went to just check out the Bison Butte course today out of excitement. There was a blockade there, but riders were going past it anyways and two members of the race next week? said it was okay and told us to be safe. They also offered a volunteer position, which we found to be a kind gesture.
While riding down to the exit, some male member of the Manitoba Cycling Association on the other side of the trail started hounding us about where our helmets were and that we can't use this trail ever unless we help "build it" as a volunteer, which is total bullshit. We weren't even riding it, more of a stroll through to check it out.
This was more of a racial profile than it was safety related I suspect. Completely turned off by this organization.