Portage Junk Yard Dogs

Life is like riding a bicycle...to keep your balance you have to keep moving!

Background:  Birch Ski Area  is located approximately 45 km south of Portage La Prairie or 115 km south-west of Winnipeg. The trails can be located by following the “Birch Ski Area” signs west of Rosisle on Highway 245.  Continue 1 mile west of Roseisle on highway 245, 2 miles south then one-half west mile into the Birch parking lot.


The area is situated on the edge of the Manitoba Escarpment, which offers a wide range of gully and valley terrain that provides exceptional scenery and challenging riding.   Birch has over 40 km of single track cycling and double track cross country ski trails for intermediate to expert riders.  Some trails have steep ascents/descents.  The site is well drained and dries quickly after a rain. Trail maps are located in the upper and lower parking lots as well as along trails. Trail maps can also be uploaded from www.trailforks.com


Trail Access:  Birch is privately owned and is leased to the Junk Yard Dogs Cycling Club.  All riders are required to have a  Birch Trail Pass or Junk Yard Dogs Membership. Birch Trail passes are now available as either day or season passes. Revenue is used to pay the Birch lease and maintain trails.  Direct inquiries to Blair Geisel, 204-856-9352 or [email protected]