Every September, Horizon 100 conducts the Founders Ride to celebrate the founding members of the club. Held in mid-September, Horizon 100 club members gather to ride through the Prince Albert National Park. Starting in Waskesiu, riders head south through the park along route 263.
The 2022 Horizon 100 Founders Ride will take place on Sunday September 18th.
A longer ride and a shorter ride are both available. Both rides start in the beach parking lot in Waskesiu. (MAP HERE)
The longer ride starts at 9:30AM and goes to Christopher Lake, where riders stop for a snack or lunch before coming back. This makes a 127km return trip.
The shorter ride begins at 11:00AM. This shorter option has riders turn around at the park gate, making the total ride about 88km.
A map of the routes is available HERE.
After the ride, participants are invited to stay for supper at a local restaurant.
The Founders ride is open to members of Horizon 100 Cycling. There is no charge to participate in the ride but participants must pay for entrance to Prince Albert National Park. Riders are also responsible for any other costs including lunch and/or supper.
We ask that you let us know if you are planning to attend by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email please let us know the following:
- whether you’d be doing the shorter or longer route option
- if you’d be interested in attending an early supper (approximately 5:00 pm?) in a restaurant in Waskesiu after we’ve all returned from our ride
About Horizon 100 founders:
- Horizon 100 was started by 5 Saskatoon cycling enthusiasts in 1991.
- The founding members were: Ray Wight, Howard Lowe, Sam Hamilton, Brian Franc, and Richard Kolen.
- Horizon 100 had only 9 member’s in it’s inaugural season. Today the club boasts more than 280 members, making it the largest cycling club in Saskatchewan!
- The club is called “Horizon 100” as the founding members imagined that “if someone can ride 100KM then their abilities are only limited by the horizon”.
- Yellow is the club colour because of the founders’ affection and passion for Le Tour de France.