Saskatchewan’s toughest one day winter event. Participants may run, ski or bike a 60km course consisting mostly of groomed snowmobile trails in the Elkridge and surrounding areas. Registration will be limited to 25 participants. Relay teams of two will also be accepted (35km + 25km). More details at: sask60.weebly.com/
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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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
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.
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….
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.
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
More about Blue Mountain: http://bluemountaincanada.com/