September 15, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Biking
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There is nothing like a leisurely bike ride on a beautiful winding path on a Sunday morning. We had a beautifully designed walking-biking path through the heart of our city.
It stretches from one end to the other and it gets better each year. The path is almost 5 miles long from one end to the other and winds along the creek, surrounded by park and trees and fields, it is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. It's easy to find and easy to walk or bike.
I have met people from all over the world while on the path.
Riding my bike along the whole path is a gentle way to get some exercise and fresh air. I used to ride along the city streets but after a couple of near misses with vehicles, I decided that the walking path is a much better alternative.
Along with the flowers and shrubs, there is a renga-haiku poem inscribed in pieces on a series of big stones along the path. It was a special project of our late mayor and several artists in town. You have to read each rock to get the whole poem.
The seniors outdoor fitness park is also a point of interest along the path. It is right beside the hospital and it is great to stop and use the equipment.
The path is enjoyed by walkers, joggers and bikers of every age and ability. You are bound to pass strollers and children and dogs on leashes. People are respectful and friendly and everyone is welcome.