We've been incredibly lucky to enjoy one of the most pleasant, warm and sunny autumns in recent memory in 2016. With the big events now finished, however, area riders are ready for the change of weather and snow.
We're just two months away from January 21's Fat Chance! at Crystal Mountain, the race that truly kicks off winter. If that feels like too far away, don't worry. We've got some very cool events on the horizon for fat bike enthusiasts that will keep your appetite whetted for the sharper things later this winter.
December 3. Farmland 5km and Free-For-All. Some people inexplicably enjoy running, and they like racing with their feet around a track. Fat bikers can start their International Fat Bike Day by joining them for the Free-For-All, an any-bike-goes race at Rasho Farm. Bike, run, or if you really want to watch the world burn, do both. The event starts at noon just a few miles south of Einstein Cycles.
December 9. Friday Night Lights: Italian Night. It's Einstein Cycles' first fat bike night ride of the year at Timber Ridge. Snow or no, meet all your pals for a night roll through the woods, with the promise of a delicious potluck awaiting your return. Italian Night is the traditional kick-off, because everyone can boil water and put some pasta in it for a while. Two groups, lots of riders and a ton of fun, and it all starts are 6.30pm.
January 1. The New Year's Day Ride. It started off with a half-dozen riders and has turned into the biggest fat bike ride of the year. Over 100 riders will be on hand at Timber Ridge, picking from multiple ride options, from 10km to 50km and everything in between. Ring in the New Year with all your friends, with a hangover-forgiving noon o'clock start, with most groups finished by 2pm.