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Global Fat Bike Day Ride – Dec 5, 2015 – Facebook Event Page

Tom Kolesnik’s Post:

Check out all the GFBD Ride Event Fun here:
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Last year’s 3rd Annual – 2014 Winnipeg Global Fat Bike Day Ride was a blast, with over 50 Fat Bikers joining in on some or all of the biking and social fun! This year’s 4th Annual Ride will be bigger and even more fun!!
Plan to meet at The Forks (Canopy Rink beside the glass Tower Atrium) at 11:00 AM on Saturday December 5th 2015.
No costs … just bing a smile and a helmet of course 🙂
* Btw, we will be obeying all traffic signs on a group ride, though we hope to use as much trail as possible …
After our first Mass-Group ride over the Louis-Riel Esplande Bridge to the shores of the Red River for our group photo, we will ride back to the Forks Riverwalk trail and head west. There will be several options to bike for as little as 1 Hour or over 4 Hours, with coffee/warm-up stops along the way and opt-out points enroute to the Assiniboine Park Duck Pond Shelter and eventually back to the Forks via a special stop-over `Casa` (with chili and suds) for the longer distance riders.

 

2014 Global Fat Bike Day in Winnipeg, Canada – It was a SUPER BIG FATTIE Blast!!!

It all started at The Forks in the Heart of Winnipeg – where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers join and our adventures begun.  45+ riders joined Winnipeg’s GFBD Ride at some point along the way.

First we crossed the Red River via the Riel Esplanade Foot Bridge.GFBD in Winnipeg 2014 - 9 GFBD in Winnipeg 2014 - 13

Then over to the St. Boniface Cathedral for our first group photo.GFBD in Winnipeg 2014 - 17

Then back down to the Red River …
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For our official photo-shoot …
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… with Gregory McNeill ready and waiting.GFBD in Winnipeg 2014 - 24 

After a bit of “work with me – work with me” … ‘Money Shot’!
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Whittier Park got us back onto the trails where fatties belong!
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The Seine River was  just recently hard frozen and rideable …
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Hard frozen?  Yes siree!
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Riding the Seine this early in the season was a bonus!
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Back onto the road … necessary to ride to the Casa PitStop.
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Where all riders could rest, feast and ‘re-hydrate’ 🙂
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Global Fat Bike Day thrived in Winnipeg in 2014!
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Global Fat Bike Day (GFBD) Ride in Winnipeg! … Saturday, Dec 6th 2014

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Global Fat-Bike Day … in Winnipeg

Saturday December 6th, 2014 – Meet at the Forks – 11:00 a.m.

All clubs, store riders, fat bike groups (with token skinnies) are welcome.

Loop ride, following the rivers and creeks as much as possible, centered on the Forks, and including a Photo Shoot, Treasure Hunt, a Food Item Deliver Task (FIDT) and Pit Stop (chili and toddies!).

*** 29 Nov Update:  Expect a much shorter route(s) due to the recent arrival of fresh snow and the intent to make this fun and accessible to many! ***

Global Fat Bike Day 2013 in Winterpeg

Today’s challenge in Winterpeg (sometimes called Winnipeg) is that the name often comes true. A couple of days ago, 17cm(6+ inches) of snow fell, with the temperature plummeting a day later. On the drive to the start of the GFBD ride, temperatures were -27C ( -17 F) with wind chill pushing things down to -35C, (it warmed to a balmy -24 at the end).

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A surprise for all of us at this time of year. While many chose to snuggle with their significant others, a few brave soles started the ride at 6 a.m. with our usual ride out to Nick’s Cafe and back via the Harte Trail and then the Assiniboine Forest, Park and River edge trails towards the Forks.


A few of us ended at the Forks; home of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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Brrrr… ‘Winterpeg’ lived up to is nick name and we fatbikers embraced it!

Global Fat Bike Day – December First 2012

Fat MuddyGuy’s Post:

So we should all meet at The Forks December 1 at noon to celebrate Global Fat Bike Day. Or where ever the lotaya want to meet. Comments? Ideas?

11/28 UPDATE: THIS IS CONFIRMED!  Meet at Forks skating rink at noon on Saturday for an easy 1.5ish hour trail ride. Bring a lock and toonie for coffee after.