It’s been a great 2017 and as we look ahead to this winter … we see a season of fun group rides, races and adventures for sure!
*Posted for Charles Burchill and Lindsay Gauld
So Charles made a nice video of Lindsay leading him around the little fat bike trail he has created in and around Crescent Drive park in Winnipeg. Lindsay would like others to enjoy them and of course that will also help keep them packed (bonus – eh!).
** CAUTION: DON’T RIDE ON ANY XC SKI TRACKS YOU MAY FIND IN THE PARK! **
Check out Charles’ video:
Charles had a few trail entry pointers:
“End of Holly (16 seconds) cross over South Drive, down the trail, go right, go right. If you are on Crescent drive enter right at the corner of of the chain link fence (47 seconds). If you park in the east parking lot – follow the trail on the north side of the parking lot (stay off the ski tracks) (1:20). I think there is also an entryway from crescent drive along the fence between the park and Thermëa.”
Have fun and say thanks to Lindsay if you see him! 🙂
Once again our 6th Annual Winnipeg Global Fat Bike Day Ride was a blast, with more than 55 riders taking part and having casual fun and connecting while riding and sharing stories over hot chili and drinks! 🙂
Check it out:
Thanks again to Gregory ‘G-Mac’ McNeill for the great pics (especially our ‘iconic’ group picture), to my Lori K who hosted the chilifest (sore wrist precluded riding this year) and our ride organizers and guides Keith Holm, Guy Anthony and ‘Lou Fatinski’. 🙂
Seriously, ya need to get out to Woodcock Cycle Works on Thursday nights at 6:00 PM for a snappy and fun group fat bike ride. All ya need (besides a fatbike and some lights) is to be a WCW club member or have an MCA license and sign a waiver.
I had a blast ‘Hanging Loose’ with them on the trails and paths for a few hours and following Nicolas’ lead … check it out:
Note: An update from Wayne Bishop – he has stated that it is ok to go ride!
From previous: The advice from Wayne Bishop and 2 Wheel Revolution is to stay off of the groomed trails for the immediate future.
Any traffic, whether fatbiking, pedestrian (walking and running), pet walking, skiing, will destroy the base that is being attempted to be set in the first few weeks of winter.
Wayne will let us know when is a better time to ride the groomed trails.
For more information please contact Wayne directly (he is on Facebook).
Wow, that was a BIG FAT BLAST of GFBD fun! 🙂
Once again our 6th Annual – 2017 Winnipeg Global Fat Bike Day Ride had more than 55+ local fatbikers out for a fun ride on trails, pathways and even the frozen Seine River, plus a chilifest get-together to swap fatbiking stories, make new friends and plan upcoming adventures!
Great fun times thanks to our official photographer Gregory C. McNeill and volunteers like Lori K (my fellow chilifest host) and ride guides Keith Holm, Guy Anthony and ‘Lou Fatinski’.
Here’s the STORY OF THE RIDE THROUGH PICTURES …
Lot’s more pictures and video’s to post, put for now make sure to check out Gregory McNeill’s flickr account GFBD post here: Winnipeg GFBD 2017
Until next year … let’s keep ‘Rolling our Fatties’! 🙂
Fat Tom K
Quick feedback from my GFBD Route Recce today – IT’S LOOKING GREAT!
The trails, pathways, quiet roads and even the Seine River is actually better than a few days ago!
That small amount of snow we got recently has mostly bonded to the previous snow and ice to create okay conditions on the trails and paths. The Seine River is looking very nice!
Here’s a photo dump from my recce today and a few from yesterday as well – click on the pics to start a slideshow:
So giddy up – saddle up on your ‘Fatties’ tomorrow, join the fun at the Forks at 12:00 Noon, check out everyone bikes and make new friends!
Oh yah, if you get ‘peck-ish’ after riding for an hour or so after the photoshoot, we have a chilifest arranged at a fatbiker friendly home (Casa Tom & Lori K’s) near Kingston Park. Afterwards, your can ride down Kingston Crescent to the Elm Park (BDI) Bridge and access the Churchill Drive Pathways and trails right back to the Forks (about 30 minutes).
#GFBD2017 #fatbikesrule … thewintertrails 😉
Fat Tom K
Here’s the Route Maps for the Shorter and Longer GFBD Routes.
We will meet at the Forks at Noon and ride over to the Group Photoshoot, then separate into the Group Routes and head off to the Chilifest Pitstop via road, trail and river (conditions allowing).
*Note: Due to the mild conditions, we may have to adjust the routing (effect on the Seine River – it’s solid frozen where we plan to ride, but if too much snow melts and it becomes too icy then we will adjust).
If the route(s) need to be mostly quiet and safe roads/pathways or just one shorter route – then so be it.
I will be checking it on Friday – fingers crossed.
See you all at the Forks on Saturday at 12:00 Noon.
Shorter Route – Full Loop Map (18.7 Km loop – only 11.3 Km from the Forks to the Chilifest Pitstop):Shorter Route – MapMyRide Link:
Longer Route – Full Loop Map (22.5 Km loop – only 15.1 Km from the Forks to the Chilifest Pitstop):
Longer Route – MapMyRide Link:
* We will be watching the conditions develop over the next few days with current icy-mess and and make whatever route adjustments we have to … so our Wpg GFDB Ride will be fun and as safe as possible.
** There’s always risks when we step out our door in the winter – but that’s what we do as we embrace winter as just another great Manitoba season! 🙂
More details were posted earlier here:
Saw this on FaceBook (Public Event):
If you’re out in Westman … giddy up and get rolling your Fatty or rent one of theirs! 🙂
Saw this on FaceBook (Public Event):
If you’re around Brandon this Saturday then giddy up and take your Fatty for a night ride! 🙂
WOW – more Manitoba Fatbike Racing!!!
Once again Wayne Bishop and 2WR is keeping the MB ‘Fatty Flow Fun’ going into 2018! Can’t wait to be part of the fun by helping in any way that I can assist and racing my heart out too!
Here’s what Wayne had to say with about the race series announcement:
“It’s all coming together ! We are looking forward to getting out and doing our part to bring some good times to a few Sundays in the new year . Help keep
the amazing momentum rolling with promoting fat bikes in Manitoba . Registration is up for Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes brought to you by Lake of the Woods Brewing Company the generous support of Olympia on Portage and Bikes & Beyond. Among a host of others.”
Check this sweet video by Continue Digital about the 2017 Falcon Ridge FatBike Race, the MB FB Race Series and the growth of winter fatbiking in general:
Check out the details and register to race (or ride option) over at: http://www.2wheelrevolution.ca/
Come on out to Bison Butte for an MCA sponsored Fat Bike Ride lead by Adrian Alphonso at 1:00 PM on Sunday 26 Nov 2017.
Here’s your chance to checkout this awesome trail riding facility right in the city at Fort Whyte Alive. If you have an MCA licence – excellent, if not – you can sign a waiver. It’s open to the public. More details here at MCA:
Last Sunday we met at Whittier at 1 p.m. for a combo skills ride/regular bike ride with Adrian Alphonso leading. We traversed South through the trails around the Seine River, East along Fermour trails – stopped for some jumps in Papoose Park, then kept going West to the St. Vital Bridge, and then North through the Churchhill drive trails back to Whittier. Stay tuned for more postings about rides in your community. olympicacycle.com