Giddy Up Winnipeg area Fatties – it sure looks like our 7th Annual Winnipeg Global Fat Bike Day Ride planned for Saturday December 1st 2018 is going to be Bigger and Better than ever! 🙂
Four days ago, I announced our Wpg GFBD Ride Leader’s Team plans and invited local fatbikers with a Public FaceBook 2018 Wpg GFBD Ride Event and we already have over 100 looking at attending! That’s a larger number than in previous years when 100 riders actually joined the ride. In fact, because there are plenty of riders who are not on social media or chose not to commit until a few days before GFBD, it sure looks like this will be our biggest.
Here’s the plan:
No costs … just bring a smile, your fatbike (borrow or rent one – but we are inclusive, so a MTB can work for most or all of the route and you can parallel the Seine River on roads if necessary), toque and a helmet of course (silly helmet covers are always welcome 😜).
Just like in previous years – we will meet outside at:
The Forks Canopy/Tower Atrium area at 12:00 Noon, Sat 1 Dec 2018:
We will organize and then head off on our ‘Media Ride‘ at 12:15 (led by Keith Holm, Lou Fatinski, Guy Anthony, Chris Black, Jonathan Letkemann and myself) …
we will ride across the Esplande Louis Riel Bridge …
We will arrive at 12:30 at our usual Group Photoshoot on the East side of the Red River down from the St B Cathedral …
… at our usual Group Photoshoot on the East side of the Red River down from the St B Cathedral, where our very own super Fatbiker-Photographer Gregory McNeill will be waiting to capture our now-classic Winnipeg GFBD group photo.
Depending on weather and road/trail/river conditions the route may change, but your current ride route will likely be:
and ride south on Youville Street for three blocks, cross Marion Street via cross walks (light controlled):
This year we are fortunate to have the Safety Support from Robert Paige of Xtreme Sports Medics. He and his Medics Team will be following our route with his fully equipped Medical Vehicle and always ready to respond (not that we should need their help).
1. There is usually a group that rides in from the NE (Transcona).
2. There are a number of guides and riders who are planning to meet at the Elm Park (BDI) Footbridge at 11:00 AM to ride to the Forks – Keith, Chris and I will be with that group.
3. There will be a group riding from Woodcock Cycle Works (WCW) on St Mary’s to ride to the Forks – Nic Robitaille is the WCW Lead Guide.