Global Fat Bike Day 2013 in Winterpeg

Today’s challenge in Winterpeg (sometimes called Winnipeg) is that the name often comes true. A couple of days ago, 17cm(6+ inches) of snow fell, with the temperature plummeting a day later. On the drive to the start of the GFBD ride, temperatures were -27C ( -17 F) with wind chill pushing things down to -35C, (it warmed to a balmy -24 at the end).

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A surprise for all of us at this time of year. While many chose to snuggle with their significant others, a few brave soles started the ride at 6 a.m. with our usual ride out to Nick’s Cafe and back via the Harte Trail and then the Assiniboine Forest, Park and River edge trails towards the Forks.


About 55kms later, laden with tons of frost and food, we ended at the Forks in Winnipeg, home of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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Brrrr… ‘Winterpeg’ lived up to is nick name and we fatbikers embraced it!

Winter trail building

Fat Jon’s Post:

Hi everyone,

It has been over a year for me of not riding after a bad crash at Falcon Lake. It was way to long! I am looking to start back with some snow shoeing (trail building) and some winter single track riding. Bur Oak should be easy to keep packed with myself and a few friends out there weekly – the more traffic the better it is!

My bigger goal for the winter is to pack and build the winter single track at Grand Beach. I can only imagine how fun and beautiful the Grand Beach single track trail system will be! I can’t make it out often enough to snow shoe and pack the trails. I am hoping Manitoba Fatbikers can get it done together.

Please share your thoughts 🙂