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Awesome Group Fatbike Ride & BBQ at Grand Beach Prov Park

Super casual group Fatty Fun Times were had out at one of our favourite group ride locations … Grand Beach Prov Park, Manitoba! Now that we have experienced a full winter of Fatbike-specific groomed singletrack trails at GBPP (thanks to Dave Cushnie, Marty Roy, Erich Enns, Kurt Lehmann, Wayne Bishopย  and many more), we are full of enthusiasm for the future!
So today we rode, posed for pictures (and drone views), BBQ’ed and had fun socializing as a community of fatbike lovers! ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy these pics (a bunch are Gregory ‘GMac’ McNeill’s of course):

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Great times indeed!

Cheers, Fat Tom K

 

Invite: Grand Beach Fatbike Group Ride & BBQ – Noon, 11 Mar 2018

Giddy up MB Fatties!ย  Thanks to Dave Cushnie and Gord Buhr, there is a call to gather at Grand Beach Prov Park for some Fatbike riding on FB-Specific Groomed trails with some BBQ Fest Fun to follow!

Grand Beach Group FB Ride & BBQ 11 Mar 2018 - Invite

Be ready to ride at the GBPP Winter (XC Ski) Trailhead Parking lot at Noon (12 Bells) tomorrow Sunday 11 March 2018 – Eh!
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Take the East Gate exit to drive north when you approach Grand Beach Prov Park.

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GBPP FB Ride 27 Mar 16-2

GBPP FB Ride 27 Mar 16-11

We will be riding on a Fatbike Single Track route that does not conflict with any of the XC Ski trails (since they are still being groomed and we do not have MB Parks access granted).ย  This route has been groomed manually by a number of good folks like Dave Cushnie, Gord Buhr, Marty Roy, Erich Enns, Kurt Lehmann, Wayne Bishop and others I may not specifically know to credit.

Grand Beach Group FB Ride Map

To ensure that you enjoy your trail ride and don’t sink into the packed snow too much (and create ruts), please bring a fatbike (3.7 inch wide or wider tires) and keep the pressure low (8 PSI or lower).

FatBike Winter Trail Tire Pressure Poster

After our ride we will enjoy our potluck BBQ (bring something to share) and chat about how great this winter fatbike season was and look to more fun ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I for one, will be bringing a few camp chairs, wood, axe, firestarter, stove, frying pan, meat and drinks for after the riding fun!ย 

See ya there folks!

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Cheers, Fat Tom K

 

Grand Beach Prov Park FatbikeGroup Ride & BBQ: Oh So Sweet it was!

Our Grand Beach Prov Park Group Ride & BBQ yesterday (26 Mar 2017) was Oh So Sweet!

Our large group of guys and gals took advantage of the last remaining snow covered trails (mostly … except for some puddles, icy and mud … other than that perfect)! ๐Ÿ˜‰
We rode, chatted, laughed and then returned to the Ski Huts at the parking lot and BBQ’d up a Potluck Smorgasbord!ย  Great times indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lucky for us, Gregory ‘G-Mac’ McNeill joined us to ride and take tons of pictures … which is AWESOME!ย  Thanks again G-Mac for snapping, processing and sharing.
Check out G-Mac’s GBPP FB BBQ Flickr Album and here are some beauties below:

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Hey G-Mac … back at yah! ๐Ÿ˜‰17492927_10154508930726275_8259638489169364380_o

That was super sweet!ย  Til next time …

Cheers, Fat Tom K

 

 

 

Invite to Grand Beach Prov Park Group Fatbike Ride & BBQ: 10 AM 26 Mar 2017

Here it is folks, probably our last chance to gather the Fat Bike Manitoba ‘Herd’ for a group ride on what remains of the groomed winter ski trails at Grand Beach Provincial Park. Btw, we have access because grooming has stopped for the season, but some skiers may still be on the trails. We have ridden there in past years at the end of March with similar weather conditions and had a great time (even when it was a bit soft snow or icy conditions).

GBPP Group Fat Bike Ride & BBQ Cover Page
Our chat at Birch indicated this Sunday works for a bunch of us.
So, giddy up Fatties – who’s in?
WHO: Anyone with a Fat Bike. Minimum 3.8 inch tires. Maximum 10lbs of air pressure. Be prepared to reduce tire pressure to maintain float.
WHAT: Fat Bike Group Ride and Potluck BBQ
WHEN: Sunday, 26 March 2017. Meet: 10:00 AM to start riding at 10:15 AM and finish 11:30 to 12:00 (then BBQ)
WHERE: The Grand Beach X-Ctry Ski Trails Parking/Trail Head on the East side of the park (see Map link below)
POTLUCK BBQ: We can use the warming shacks and potbelly stoves to cook fireside food, smokies/bacon/scallops,potatoes etc in frying pans (bring one) and/or bring a portable stove.
Bring some food and drink share. There are a couple picnic tables, but a few lawn chairs would be handy.
PARK PASS is needed!
MAPS:ย http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/pdf/maps/2015_winter_maps/winter_grand_beach.pdf

Grand Beach Prov Park Map - XC Ski Trails

Grand Beach Prov Park Map - Winter Activities

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See you all there.

Cheers, Fat Tom K