to the Riding Mountain Triathlon, one of the most scenic tri courses on the prairies. Riding Mountain National Park plays host to the largest multi-sport event in Manitoba/Saskatchewan. Come for a few days or better yet make it a vacation. Our Park has lots of places to stay ranging from the simplicity of tenting all the way through to luxury cabins. So make plans to join us this year, we know you will be pleasantly surprised.
December 13th, 2015
For the past 30 years Riding Mountain National Park has hosted the Riding Mountain Triathlon. Over the past 5 years this race has grown into the largest triathlon held in Manitoba or Saskatchewan.
Unfortunately, while RMTri was growing, the road used on the bike course has seen a steady decline in quality.
This past summer it became apparent to Deb and I that we could no longer continue to put a large number of athletes on the course and be confident that we could guarantee their safety.
The good news is that the Monday following this summer’s RMTri, Parks Canada started work on repaving the highway from Gate to Gate.
After a great deal of thought, Deb and I have made the decision to put RMTri on hold for the summer of 2016 while the road is being paved.
RMTri will return in 2017 with a newly paved bike course, to give Manitoba and Saskatchewan triathletes the best race experience possible. Over the next 19 months Deb and I will continue to work with our partners, sponsors and the Riding Mountain National Park community to prepare for the rejuvenated return of this longstanding event.