Here’s my Trailer for the 2016 Winnipeg Whyteout – Fat Forty Festival, held today 24 Jan 2016 at the Fort Whyte Alive, City Of Winnipeg Nature Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Lots of great fun was had on a challenging fat bike trails with a mix of firm snow packed pathways and softer packed singletrack that required some pushing today due to recent high winds that drifted the open sections. Problem? MEH! We just pressed on and had a blast 🙂
Big thanks to Jaxon Locken of WoodCock Cycleworks, Wayne Bishop of 2 Wheel Revolution, Park City Timers, John Paige our Medic and many many volunteers and of course sponsors!
Music Credit: Scott Altham for “Transitional Moment” from ccMixter.org
Photo Credit: Gregory McNeill
Tom Kolesnik’s Post:
But, just in case you are not quite committed … here’s
5 Reasons to Race:
1. Super sweet packed singletrack trails (thanks to Wayne Bishop, his 2Wheel Revolution ‘gang’, Woodcock Cycle, Jaxon Locken and all you trail packers who braved the cold recently)!
2. Cool race plates!
3. Slick awards!
4. Word has it that some ‘heavenly’ light has shone upon the trails!
5. You might get to see Wayne ‘The Drifter’ Bishop in action!
Race Website HERE
Tom Kolesnik posted for Gregory McNeill:
Extreme Cold? Meh! There was great riding to be had on the newly groomed trails at Fort Whyte Alive, thanks to Wayne Bishop of 2 Wheel Revolution in preparation for the Winnipeg Whyteout – Fat Forty Festival Race.
The proof is in the sweet pictures taken by Gregory McNeill … check them all out HERE and below:
Tom Kolesnik posted for Wayne Bishop and Dan Lockery:
YES it’s going to be really cold this weekend … PERFECT! Time to get out there and confirm your frigid weather gear setup, layering, anti-goggle-fogging techniques and how to eat and drink – still (dehydration/bonking are common in extreme cold rides).
So here’s your options:
Ride the newly groomed trails (thanks Wayne Bishop) at Fort Whyte to practice and pack them for the Winnipeg Whyteout – Fat Forty Festival:
Sat and Sun at 10:30 AM – meet at the Fort Whyte Alive parking lot/cafe
Link to the Groomed Trail Map or try 2 Wheel Revolution
Actif Epica Recon Ride with Dan Lockery and Pete McAdams.
Date: Sunday, January 17th, 2016
Location: St-Pierre-Jolys, we will meet in the parking lot of Le Routiere restaurant (next to the Shell station).
Purpose: To scout/preview the Actif Epica course between St. Malo and St- Pierre-Jolys, along the Crow Wing Trail (note: this section is part of both the regular and long version of the route).
Important Note: All participants join us at their own risk (e.g. please be safe, wear appropriate winter riding clothing, a helmet, bring blinky lights for improved visibility, enough food and water for the ride and a basic repair kit). Citing a famous quote, “YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU”, so please respect the nature of a winter riding adventure, it can be unforgiving.
Hope to see you on Sunday!