Head For The Hills is an annual fundraiser for Edenl Health Care Services
It’s a 32 km group ride along the Trans Canada Trail Southwest of Morden and Winkler. The trail starts at Colert Beach west of Morden, skirts Lake Minnewasta and climbs the north shore connecting with the Stanley Trail. After crossing the Dead Horse Creek, the trail climbs to the south, out of the valley and into a wooded, rolling single-track for several kilometres with open views of the valley.
Leaving the single-track, (1st rest stop) the trail follows quiet dirt and gravel roads past undulating farmland and marshes. After 7 miles, the trail enters a pasture road that climbs the escarpment, (2nd rest stop) winding through grassland on the edge of oak stands, passing an old Mennonite cemetery.
This leads to the final section of trail which is entirely wooded single-track through oak and poplar stands along the creeks of the Pembina escarpment. This portion of the ride offers physically challenging climbs and descents as well as incredible scenery along the route.
Note that there are 2 rest stops along the way including refreshments and port-a-potties as well as a “sag wagon” to pick you up if needed.
Alternate road route options take you along rolling country roads. Trained volunteers are also on hand to provide first aid and technical support if needed.
We finish 2 miles from the US border on a hill overlooking the Red River Valley. There will be a shelter provided for you to relax under as we wait for all riders to complete. The barbeque will begin once all riders arrive at noon with the awards presentations right after. You and your bike will then be transported back to the starting area at Colert Beach by mid afternoon.
For more information visit: http://www.edenhealthcare.ca/