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Video Time: 2015 Fat Bike Birkie Race


KA-POW!!! SUPER DUPER FAT BIKE RACE!
The 2015 Fat Bike Birkie Race held at Cable, Wisconsin, USA, on March 7th was once again the BIGGEST FAT BIKE RACE ON THE PLANET with over 800 registered racers (3/4s on the 47 Km loop and the rest on a 20 Km loop)!
Just like last year, it was a blast to race and capture the event on video … this year I used a $5 broomstick to raise my helmet-cam up to get a ‘high pan’ of the BIG FAT MASS of racers  … kinda envious of the drone video guy though! 🙂

Fat Tire Biking continues to explode around the world and no where was it more evident than this past weekend at the Birkie Ski Trails complex, with just 2 days access for fat bike racers to check out the amazing trails, in great conditions (-5 C overnight and +2 at race end), expertly groomed by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and all their organizers and volunteers!
The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation once again but on a world class race event and handled the merry mass of fat bikers!
Definitely coming back next year and EVERY YEAR!

Video Time – 2014 Fat Bike Birkie – A Racer’s View

WOW!!! The 2014 Fat Bike Birkie Race held a Cable, Wisconsin, USA, on March 8th was the BIGGEST FAT TIRE RACE ON THE PLANET and the US National Fat Bike Championship, with over 535 registered racers (3/4s on the 47 Km loop and the rest on a 20 Km loop), including 100 women!
It was a blast to race and capture the event on video … like a kid in a big fat candy store! 🙂
Fat Tire Biking is exploding around the world and no where was it more evident than this past weekend at the Birkie Ski Trails complex, with just 2 days access for fat bike racers to check out the amazing trails, in perfect conditions (-10C overnight and -5 max at race end), expertly groomed by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and all their organizers and volunteers!
Everything about the weekend, from hosting, coordination, facilities, accommodations options, restaurants and after race party local hang out and the sea of sponsors was superb!
Thanks to Jason Carter for being a great travel and racing partner, to Lindsay ‘The Legend’ Gauld (who won the 60+ age category) and his wife Lynne (who stepped up to be my roving videographer) for hosting J and me in their sweet cabin!  I rode 3 minutes (downhill) to the race start from their digs – nice 🙂
Can’t wait to come back next year!

Comments (2)

  1. David Cobb says March 15, 2014 at 22:14

    Awesome Tom, loved the footage. Do you guys get together here in Winnipeg at all? Looking for a group to ride with.

  2. Thanks David. Sorry I didn’t see your comment sooner. Definitely ways to connect with Fat Bikers (our MB Fat Biker’s were irregular this year with weekly rides for a variety of reasons).
    It’s not to late to head out to Grand Beach Prov Park tomorrow (23 March) on the trails for an unofficial race/ride (10:00 AM start at the ski trail head). Jason Carter is organizing and I’m helping. Anyone with a fat bike is welcome! 🙂

Fat Tom K Productions

WOW!  The 2014 Fat Bike Birkie Race held at Cable, Wisconsin, USA, on March 8th was the BIGGEST FAT TIRE RACE ON THE PLANET and the US National Fat Bike Championship, with over 535 registered racers (3/4s on the 47 Km loop and the rest on a 20 Km loop); including almost 100 women!
It was a blast to race and capture the event on video … like a kid in big candy store! 🙂
Fat Tire Biking is exploding around the world and no where was it more evident than this past weekend at the Birkie Ski Trails complex, with just 2 days access for fat bike racers to check out the amazing trails, in perfect conditions (-10C overnight and -5 max at race end), expertly groomed by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and all their organizers and volunteers!
Everything about the weekend, from hosting, coordination, facilities, accommodations options, restaurants and…

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Racing with 500 Fat Bikers? … It’s Birkie Time! :-)

Fat Tom K Productions

In only it’s second year, the Fat Bike Birkie Race has exploded onto the bike racing scene and it’s racer limit of 500 is about to be capped!  Thanks to some nudges from fellow fatbiker Jason Carter and kind offers of lodgings on site from our very own Manitoba cycling legend Lindsay Gauld (and Lynne of course), I am signed up to race (ok, while still mending a bit, I will mostly focus on video capturing this spectacle of fattie racing utopia!) … with 500 fat bikers – WOW!
Check it out:

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