Amateur cyclists are preparing to depart from Winnipeg on a three-day, 500-kilometre road trip to northwestern Ontario.
Cycling for Solutions 2016 is a fundraiser supporting the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF).
In its second year, the journey will take riders to the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility.
Six cyclists are hoping to raise $5,000, which will enable LWF to purchase 10 more portable water-sampling kits that will be used by schools, conservations districts and individuals to generate meaningful data to monitor phosphorous and inform future water management decisions.
“Our ride seeks to connect the hard science of IISD-ELA to the hard work of all the citizens involved in monitoring phosphorous through LWF’s community-based monitoring (CBM) network,” said Roger Mollot, president of LWF’s volunteer board of directors.
Last year, three riders raised nearly $4,000 for the Foundation.
Cyclists are paying their own expenses for the trip and plan to make it to Warroad, Minnseota on the first day. They will reach Nestor Falls, Ontario on the second day and IISD-ELA on the third.
Cyclists will depart on Friday, September 2. To make a donation, visit CanadaHelps.org or call the LWF office at (204) 956- 0436.