“As we kick off another start to an amazing season we have some new sponsors, tricks and additions. New venues for races and rides. So get on board and be prepared. All New race routes and a lil secret trail special for the Moonshiner.
Race Schedule as follows … Birch Mountain – Sunday, December 9, 2018
Falcon Ridge – Sunday, January 13, 2019
The Forks – Sunday, February 10, 2019
Bison Butte – Sunday, February 24, 2019
Social Schedule as follows… Intro to Fatbike – Saturday, November 24, 2018 Global Day the 2WR Way – Saturday, December 1, 2018 Moonshiner – Friday, December 21, 2018
Thanks to Wayne Bishop of 2WR and supporters the Oak Ridge Fatbike Winter Trail (it’s a summer MTB Trail) is groomed and open again after the recent snowfall!
Thanks Wayne for getting out there and grooming with your sweet SnowDog groomer (he has BHPP MOU approval to groom Oak Ridge)!
The results are perfect!
Of note, after the recent big snowfall the trail was drifted in a lot and it took “C. Linton” getting out there snowshoeing around to begin the packing process.
Result was this – a good start at packing:
Of note: If you and a partner are ever out snowshoeing on a winter multi-use Fatbike & Snowshoe trail (just like Oak Ridge is at BHPP), you might want to snowshoe together on the left & right of the trail to pack it properly:
Also, when you get ready to ride on the groomed trail, make sure your tire pressure is low (8 PSI or less) so you only compress the snow pack a small amount and ‘float’ along as opposed to making ruts and riding slower – YES LESS PRESSURE EQUALS FASTER!
Btw, the Oak Ridge Trail has been commonly called Bur Oak in the past (because it starts at the Bur Oak Trailhead parking area where the Bur Oak paved Interpretive Path starts as well) – yah, I know – complicated. But since that is what the BHPP Staff call it, so shall we and it makes a clear distinction between the Bur Oak paved self-guiding interpretive trail and Oak Ridge:
Check out the Oak Ridge Trail Forks Map and Info – HERE and below:
There is MB Parks official signage displayed at the Oak Ridge Trail Head. Below, I have added in Red some Letters & Bordering to emphasize that OAK RIDGE IS A WINTER FAT BIKE TRAIL and that lower tire pressure will keep the trails free of ruts!
So get out there and enjoy some sweet groomed singletrack fatbiking! 🙂
Here’s a video I made using my new Mavic Pro drone and Go Pro camera at 2 Wheel Revolution’s Falcon Ridge Manitoba Fatbike Race held on 14 Jan 2018.
I’ve been really busy with preparations for upcoming fatbike adventures on Lake Winnipeg next weekend, but I found some time in the last few days to give proper editing focus to this video.
Conditions at the race were excellent but challenging with new snow that had been groomed well on wooded singletrack and open lake sections that also wound around the Falcon Ridge ski hill, up to the ‘Top of the World’ Lookout and across High Lake before returning to the ski chalet. At the chalet there was live music, hot cooked food and beverages to go with a casual and fun party atmosphere!
Best quote of the weekend about how was it out there? … Kathy: “Awesome – Winter Wonderland!” Yes – IT WAS just that and more!
I hope this video captures the excitement, fun and community that is fatbiking and racing in Manitoba … all thanks to Wayne Bishop and his 2WR Team of members and volunteers! Enjoy:
This should get you pumped for the next race in the 2WR FB Race Series, happening tomorrow Sun 25 Feb 2018 at Fort Whyte Alive in Winnipeg! 🙂
Sadly, I will not be able attend the race tomorrow 😦 … as I will be doing on a snowmobile recce and trail grooming day on Lake Winnipeg with big support from Kevin Champagne (his snowmobiles).
It’s a vibe ….. come get yours on . It’s the people, for the people and about the people. Make a friend, make a rival and make your own path!
Register for the FortWhyte Alive stop [2nd of the MB Fatbike Race Series] in the heart of Winnipeg brought to you by Lake of the Woods Brewing Company Park at the main lot get your bike and gear and spin to the Siobhan field house. Two left turns and follow the road.
Get changed in the heated facility, leave your gear, change of clothes and race supplies at the field house.
Please Pre reg soon, so we can make sure we have lots of food for you! Don’t and I WONT guarantee you a lunch. Help me help you!
Stoked to raise an elbow with you all!
Jade SignWorks is my hero …… great guys led by the one and only Mark Seel.
You know he is champion by the way he came through in the clutch. Another great friend of the 2WR, making sure you all are taken care of. Thanks for the support, making 2WR stand out and most of all, pride in what you do. Check these bad boys out. And he doesn’t even do trophies! INCREDIBLE.
I’ve been busy grooming the Bison Butte sections and it’s setting up super sweet!
Almost 90 racers took part in an awesomely successful and fun race out at Falcon Ridge Resort … all thanks to Wayne Bishop and his 2 Wheel Revolution Team of members, volunteers and a the good folks at Falcon Resort. Check it all out on social media and here:
Editor’s Later Addition: I had the pleasure of using my new drone and my trusty GoPro camera to capture the all the action and fun of the race … here it is:
Giddy up MB ‘Fatties’ it’s time tomorrow night to pickup our race plates for this Sunday’s MB Fatbike Series Race at Falcon Ridge!
So a few of us are starting our journey to the Peg Beer Co. for food, bevies and good social connecting by gathering at my place/Red River FB Crossing at 6 Bells (6PM) and riding to the Peg via Churchill Parkway.
Post Event Edit: Good times were had by many and there was swag …
Posted for Wayne Bishop of 2 Wheel Revolution: *Editor Note: Wayne is referring to how awesome the fatbike trail grooming and support for his upcoming MB Fatbike Race on 14 Jan 2018 at Falcon Ridge Resort is looking …
“Out of my mind…. so happy and humbled by the support of my family, old friends, new friends and newly aquatinted riding mates. It takes so many people to make a success of these races. So many talented people that make 2WR what it is! Locals supporting locals….so many amazing humans have aligned for one day . You are all stars in my eyes. HUMBLED .Thank you for your time, vision, expertise and blessing!”
Giddy up MB Fatties … great times ahead for racing and riding (you can join the race as a rider as well – cool option) thanks to Wayne Bishop and 2WR with the first race at Falcon Ridge Resort on Sunday 14 Jan 18!
But first, join your fellow fatty racers and pickup your race plate on 10 Jan at 7-9 PM at the Peg Brew Co. and enjoy some beer, food, swag and stories! FaceBook Event Here
Having fun again … we raced our fatbikes on the sweet flowing trails at Birch in the beautiful Pembina Valley … paused after the race to remember Alfred in silence and raised our glasses in his honour … then raised more glasses and enjoyed the spice of life!
Thanks Gregory ‘G-Mac’ McNeill for this great picture and all your support bud!
Here’s G-Mac in action as viewed from my GoPro:
Birch Fatbike Race was awesome today! Excellent flow, well groomed and yes, steep trails; along with great folks and good fun times! Thanks Wayne Bishop, 2WR and all the volunteers for making it a success … just what we all needed after a week plus of sadness after the tragic loss of our friend Alfred.
My heart is still hurts, but my lungs and legs feel better and my soul is uplifted! Thank you all for being such a great fatbiking community and terrific people!
We were out marking the approach into the city last night starting at the lead up to the floodway. Snow cover was firm enough to drive part way down the road. The opposite end near hwy 200 is walk-in only so we hiked along the South side of the floodway, driving in stakes as far as the Crow Wing Trail signs. The trail has plenty of foot traffic near the public parking lot. Further East we encountered less foot traffic and were punching through the snow in places. You can expect the floodway to have a mix of soft and firm footing although the warm weather may result in more of the former.
Snow in the city has been melting and the forecast for Saturday is suggesting near or above freezing during the day with some cooling overnight but warming up again on Sunday. This is shaping up to be one of the mildest event days we have had in a few years but don’t worry, that brings its own set of challenges.
Wow!!! That was a Blast! Wayne Bishop, his 2 Wheel Revolution Team and a bunch of volunteers just served up a huge Fatty Race and Fun Fest! Many local fatty racers and some just out to ride and check it out had a great day of racing, socializing and building community! I enjoyed myself immensely! 🙂
Thanks Wayne, your excellent family and 2WR Team!
Check it out in pics:
Yup – a total Blast indeed! Can’t wait until Race three in the series … next up Birch on March 19th 2017 …
“Froze my towkis off today … conditions will be great …..and super solid for the weekend! Registration closes Thursday night and all prices will be increased by 20 $. So log in at shop at 2wheelrevolution.ca now and sign up. We need your support to make things like this happen! And if you can’t make it this weekend get some merchandise or donate to the cause.”
“So here you have it!!! A great rock hard course 9.55 km at an average 30 minute lap! There is a out and back 2 way section to the Sterling Lyon Parkway!! A mix of single, double track ,climbing and pathways. You will see deer, bison and the leaders will definitely see a owl! Please no riding on course until Sunday, we have worked our asses off getting this ready for all.”