Frosty the Fatbike

Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series is geared toward fat bikes racing on snow.
Started in 2014, they are excited to be back for 2018.

Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series was born out of the need for a competitive outlet for cyclist wishing to test their skill, fitness and mental fortitude against the elements of Winter.

Specially selected venues allow riders to compete and enjoy the grin inducing euphoria that only Snow Biking can produce. Frosty, the mysterious and formidable Utah Yeti, is the mascot and host of these events.

This is your opportunity to play in the cold of Winter and prove your Yeti snow handling skills and suitable for all skill levels including beginners and first timer’s!

http://frostythefatbike.com/2018/

Global FatBike Day

This year’s Global FatBike Day is Saturday, December 2, 2018. This is a free event. 2016 was a huge event with 80 riders; lets see if we can break the 100 barrier this year!!!

Acknowledge your participation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1276746709137903/

Plan to ride your FatBike (or rent one from a local bike shop or loan one from a buddy) in celebration of Global FatBike Day. Join others around the world in this celebratory ride.

The ride departs from Victoria School at 1:30pm. Meet at the stage in front of the school at broadway and 11th St.

There will be something for everyone and every ability, from a wide double track roll along the Trans Canada Trail, too some narrow single track offshoots for those that want a more challenging route (weather allowing).

Social event at the Hose (across from Victoria School) for after the ride. We are able to place our steeds on the deck in full view after the ride but welcome to bring a lock and leave it on the Hose deck for post ride.

Well Groomed, A FatBike FUNraiser

Having wicked winter fun on your FatBike and well groomed trails go hand in hand.

You and your sense of adventure will benefit from attending the upcoming Fatlanders “Well Groomed” fundraiser in support of the purchase of Winter FatBike trail grooming equipment. This new equipment will help the club maintain and grow winter trails in and around Saskatoon for our collective enjoyment.

Have fun with your friends and winter-loving community in support of those who wish to make your winter trail riding EVEN MORE FUN.

It’s all about the Well Groomed Fattie trail of fun!

Well Groomed – A FatBike FUNraiser
Lucky Bastard Distillers
814 47th Street East
Friday, October 20th at 7:30pm
Tickets include food by The Saskatoon Club, your first Lucky Bastard cocktail, and music by DJ Robby-B.

Buy Now

Silent Auction – Including a two night stay at Nipika Mountain Resort in BC and a Carbon Salsa Mukluk Fatbike frame.

In keeping with the theme of winter recreation and good grooming other items include snowshoes, spa packages, dog grooming, a summer of lawn care and more.

LightenUp! Ride

We have been invited to join a fun run and lighten things up a bit by getting all lit up and going for a ride.


Sunday Dec 20th

Get out your bells, and battery-op l.e.d. lights.
Decorate yourself for a fun run on the first day of winter.
Hot beverage, and dainties apre-run provided by D’lish.
No fee, no registration > just come out & have some fun.
Bikes welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/209991145998491/

Wintershines FatBike SnowCross – Jan 31st, 2015

Wintershines FatBike SnowCross

Brought to you by the FatLanders FatTire Brigade and the Bike Doctor

This will be a first of its kind Cyclocross style event meant to showcase the abilities of winter specific FatBikes.  A 1.5-2 km loop will be constructed for a variety of terrain including hardpack trail, to machine groomed ski trail to snowshoe packed single. Nothing to novel so far, other places have similar events, what will make this unique the the fun winters features such as the SnowTomb rollers, the lazy berm, a stair climb and other fun packed features.

You don’t have to be a die-hard racer to want to try this – it is going to fun at whatever pace you want to romp around the course at.  You can also make a weekend of winter fun by taking in a whole lineup of wintershines events:

Friday night: Saskatoon Cycles – Winter Moving Feast and Movie (“A Winter of Cycling”) night.  http://www.saskatooncycles.org/

Saturday: FatLanders Snow Cross

Sunday: Saskatoon Nordic Ski Club – Skate and Classic Loppet   http://saskatoonnordicski.ca/Portals/0/Saskatoon%20Skate%20and%20Classic%20Loppet%20JPEG%20500K.jpg

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Wintershines Fatbike SnowFondo Jan 25, 2015

2nd Annual Wintershines Fatbike SnowFondo

When: Jan 25 12pm from Farmers Market

Distance:   18km, 25km, 35km, 55km – variations available for those wanting to include a few technical singletrack sections along the route.  This course is meant to take riders on tour of just a portion of the riding possibilities that exist right inside the City of Saskatoon.  We have included a couple destinations that most riders have not experienced before such as trails at trails at Holiday Park, Cedar Villa Estates, and the new Multipurpose trail at the Willows.
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Blue Mountain Ski and Fatbike Day – Dec 21 2014

Blue Mountain Ski and Fatbike Day – Dec 21

Five of us ventured out through the light ice fog for a 1.5hr journey to the rolling hills of Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Center.  We were greeted by Jason and pack of friendly doggles and after a quick pit stop at the chalet to change and get suited for riding we were off down some perfectly groomed ski trails making our way to the long climb up to the lookout tower.

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Jason was unable to get equipment through the entire back trail so we did an out and back up to the Tower and then back to Chalet and continued along the gorgeous road into the center.  The scenery was spectacular as the hoar frost was as thick as it could possibly be and it was like riding through a winter wonderland postcard.  Christian took this amazing photo of us on the road into the center which has well over a 100 likes on the Fat Tire Facebook page – even some folks wanting to make a poster out of it!  Before heading back we gathered in the Fireside room in the chalet and recovered on a feast of Liz’s homemade cookies- nom nom nom….

 

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It was a little dissappointing that we were unable to ride the entire back loop but was a damn fine ride just the same.  We will plan to do this again

 


This area will not be technical riding but it is very hilly so it will be plenty challenging physically.  We will be riding mostly on a back trail that the owner will groom with a snow machine – snow conditions are unpredictable so we won’t really know what we will encounter until we get out there.  We will try to get a sense from the owner how well it has set up before we head out.

Where:  http://www.google.ca/maps/place/BlueMountain+Outdoor+Adventure+Center/@52.8893923,-107.5607233,10z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xed81e4c61f2a6787

When:  meet at day lodge for 12pm.  Allow at least 1.5hrs from the city edge.  Gravel short cut by taking grid 687 from 16 to 387.

What:  Ski and or Fatbike

Cost:  $10ea

More about Blue Mountain:  http://bluemountaincanada.com/

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