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About Us

The Portage Junk Yard Dogs Cycling Club (JYD) provides facilities for outdoor activities. JYD maintains a 12 km all-season biking and hiking trail system along the Assiniboine River, which is groomed in the winter for fat tire biking, snowshoeing and hiking. The Club also grooms classic cross country ski trails on the Portage Golf Course. The cost of constructing and maintaining these trail systems is funded through the sale of membership. Membership is required to use the trail systems.

JYD also operates Kids of Mud, a learn-to-ride and learn-to-race program for kids 16 and younger.

The Club, in partnership with the City of Portage la Prairie, is planning to construct an activity park on the Old Dump Hill just south of Portage la Prairie. The park will include a cycling park, wheel chair accessible nature trail and a toboggan run.

Our Mission

Portage Junk Yard Dog’s mission is to promote physical and mental health by providing outdoor facilities for cycling, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

General Information

The Portage Junk Yard Dogs is first and foremost a community cycling club that focuses on recreational riding in and around the Central Plains area. Our work on group events, trail building and maintenance give many opportunities for members to participate.

In addition, the JYD provides weekly training sessions and group rides throughout the year that fit a number of different cycling disciplines. During the cycling season we are regularly involved with spring sessions, coaching, time trials, races and access to a series of local trails, groomed and maintained year round. 

The JYD is a friendly, community based organization that extols family values. We believe in encouraging our members to ride for fun and fitness. We seek to understand the need of the local cyclist and structure our club and it's events accordingly.

The JYD serves a broader community than just Portage la Prairie. While we are based here, members have come from across the Central Plains, Winnipeg and Brandon as well as other parts of the country.

It is our goal to see Portage la Prairie become a bike friendly community that hays the highest capita of riders per population.

Portage la Prairie...City of Possibilities

Portage JYD Executive

Blair Geisel, President

Trevor Shackleton, VP

Gary Bergen, Secretary

Rhonda Kitchen, Treasurer

Portage JYD                      Board Members-At-Large

Chad Gillis, 

Rosemary Holtman

Jeff Skinner

Kelly Foley

Christopher Kitchen


11-2nd Street North East

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

R1N 1R8 Canada

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