In March of 2020, a team of adventurers will take on The Wapusk Trail 2020; A 750km winter Fat Bike expedition by three of former professional cyclists, Buck Miller, Eric Batty and Ryan Atkins from @Expeditions_Ontario. They’re attempting to be the first team to ride fat bikes, self-supported the entire length of the “world’s longest winter road” according to the Guinness Book of World Records, from Peawanuck First Nation on the Hudson’s Bay Coast to Gillam, Manitoba. On the route, the riders will pass through Fort Severn, and Shamattawa First Nations. This intrepid team of winter adventurers will carry everything they need to survive outside for two weeks and plan to photo and video document their experience, to share with the world.
The team’s goal is to raise $10,000 towards True North Aid’s great work in remote Indigenous communities across the North. This grassroots charity provides practical humanitarian support through eight foundational stones; reconciliation, self-determination, water, food, hope, health, education and housing. With the money raised, the team hopes to make connections and support one of the communities that they had traveled to during their trek. They are eager to continue helping life become a little easier in remote communities across the north.
In 2019, Expeditions Ontario raised $8000 for the Moosonee Native Friendship Center on the James Bay Descent Expedition and travelled approximately 600kms along the James Bay Coast from Attawapiskat First Nation to Smooth Rock Falls.