Mountain biking mecca being built by Man – Manitoba Free Press

Local trails designer making Manitoba a riding destination

By: Steve Lyons | Posted: 08/21/2020 7:00 PM

NEEPAWA — As I pull into the site, I see a massive hole in the ground with several bulldozers at work. I also see Alex Man standing at the far end of the dirt road. It’s the second time I’ve met up with Alex — the first time was on a bike ride near Dauphin, and now for a tour of his latest earth-moving project.

What I’ve learned between the two rides is Manitoba is seeing a significant boom in mountain bike trails being built, and Alex is the man spearheading much of that growth.

On this day, he has just returned from a meeting with Parks Canada about a project in Riding Mountain, and when I pull up he is giving a briefing to Neepawa mayor Blake McCutcheon and Economic Development Officer Marilyn Crewe on the in-progress mountain biking park in that community.

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