Richard Froese
South Peace News


Several avid cyclists in their golden years are on tour in the High Prairie region.

Calling their group Cycleforward, the cyclists were on trek from Slave Lake to the High Prairie region July 4-10, says Walter Preugschas, of Barrhead, one of nine cyclists.

“The cyclists range from ages 63-74,” says Preugschas, a councillor for the County of Barrhead.

“We like to bike about 60 to 80 kms per day.”

The group departed Northshore Homestead north of Slave Lake on July 4 to Atikameg and were scheduled to reach Grouard late afternoon on July 8.

From there, the group cycled to Driftpile Cree Nation and returned Northshore Homestead on July 10.

“We really look forward to the cultural and historic connection with the people of the region that we will be getting during our trip,” Preugschas says.

Cyclists are mostly from the Barrhead and Westlock areas and some from Hinton and Vernon, B.C.

“We are an informal group that began annual cycling trips nine years ago,” Preugschas says.

“Over the years, we’ve had as many as 50 people travel with us.”

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