Matt’s Aklavik Icebreaker
Event type(s)Group ride
Organizer Inuvik Cycling Club
Insurance coverage Not provided by event organizer
DescriptionOn April 8, the Inuvik Cycling Club is hosting the 3rd Annual Matt’s Aklavik Icebreaker. Matt's Aklavik Icebreaker is a supported 120km group bicycle ride from Inuvik to the remote community of Aklavik on the ice road for mental health awareness. Riders will cycle on Mackenzie Delta river network with spectacular views of the Richardson Mountains along the way. Pictures don’t do this ride justice–you have to experience the environment firsthand. Prior to departure, mental health professionals from various community organizations will talk about mental health and highlight available resources for those in need. Together we will work toward ending negative stereotypes associated with mental illness, let everybody know that ‘it’s ok to not feel ok,’ and communicate where people can access support. The event is named after former ICC member Matt Hamilton, who originally conceived the idea of organizing a group ride to Aklavik. Tragically, Matt died February of 2021. Studded tires and helmet are mandatory. Email email@example.com for more information.
Inuvik Boat Launch.