CYCLING SKILLS TRAINING
BIKE TRAILS CONSULTATION
Why Clear Paths?
People need equal opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Clear Paths provides inclusive accessible sport and recreation cycling for all ages and genders. We achieve this through skills workshops, in rural, urban and First Nation communities, to inspire connection to the outdoors.
What We Do
Who We Are
Adrian Alphonso has devoted his life to a journey of discovering. He is a commuter, a coach, a professional stunt rider (Trials), a bicycle technician, a passionate guide and ultimately, a man who is dedicated to the outdoors.
In the early 90’s, Alphonso’s family was fortunate to live in a Winnipeg community with kilometers of single track trails, along the Winnipeg River System. As an adolescent, the ability to stay close to home was important. He started ‘cutting’ trails with friends to hone his skills. This naturally led to developing friendships through the local cycling community. “They called my bike the clown bike because it always squeaked, honked, or creaked” Says Alphonso. Joining the Manitoba Provincial Cycling Team as a youth, allowed access to performance coaching and training opportunity. This is where Adrian learnt self-reliance, respect for community, and most importantly, organized teamwork.
Bicycle Stunt riding (Trials) is what Alphonso is popularly known for, and uses stunt to engage audiences to promote safety. Making trips to schools, festivals and rural communities also allows him an opportunity to encourage sports among all demographics. This has been an effective asset to connect with cyclists of all levels.
Having co-lead a variety of guided tours for both urban and wilderness, he uses bicycles as a tool for groups to reconnect with nature. Adrian is passionate about indigenous perspective bicycle rides, and leads tours sites of arts and historic significance in Treaty One Territory land, to honor reconciliation.