Global Fat Bike Day Ride

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Fun Group Ride with a social event at Amigos post ride.

2018 Global Fat Bike Day (GFBD) set the bar at 95 participants – this year we are going over the 100 barrier!!! Plan to ride your Fatbike (or rent one from Bike Doctor, Bruce’s Cycle Works, or Doug Spoke ‘N Sport), or loan one from a buddy, in celebration of Global Fat Bike Day which is always the first Saturday of December. Saskatoon riders will join others around the world in this celebration ride.


Ride plan will be to gather in Rotary Park down from the South base of the Victoria bridge to sign on at 1:00pm – please arrive in time to sign in and get your bike plate and be ready to ride for 1:30pm Send-off.

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

Note: washrooms in Rotary Park are seasonal and closed. Closed washrooms are across Victoria bridge at River landing (~2blocks away). Washrooms on course at Gabe Dumount Pavillion

Free event. If you have a blast and want to show your appreciation then a donation to the St Barbe (aka Man of the Trees) Winter Trail Network through Trailforks be greatly appreciated.


Fuel up and have fun at the post ride social and funraiser at Amigos back room immediately following the ride. Great silent auction and raffle items related to 2020 fat biking events and winter riding you won’t want to miss out on. Prizes supplies by:

Adventure Destinations International
Bike Doctor
Bruce’s Cycle Works
Doug Spoke ‘N Sport Duck’s Unlimited Canada, Back 40 First Aid, The Soap Box Bath Company

Fat bike parking on the deck but bring your own lock.

Check out the amazing video promo that Frank Collins of Danger Dynamite create from last years ride – wicked fun (Event photo credit also goes to Frank Collins) :

SASK 60 – Missinipe, SK

SASK 60 Winter Ultra – February 29, 2020

What: Full day of riding on a fantastic course with some of the best views in Saskatchewan. Participants have the option to run, ski (skate ski only), or fat bike. Choices between 15km, 45km, or a 60km ride. Includes: Event registration, race package, course marshalling, first aid emergency services, and post-event lunch.

When: Race begins at 9am on February 29th, 2020 departing from Missinipe, SK

Where: Headquartered at Thompson’s Resort, located in Missinipe, Saskatchewan.

Price: $110/Person, or $99/Person for a team of 2. For any additional information, questions, or to register/RVSP, please contact

Hardcore 100 Fatty Weekend – Missinipe, SK

March 13- 15, 2020

Adventure Destinations, Thompson’s Resort, along with our partners, BORA and the PA Triathlon Club, are proud to present the Hardcore 100 Fatty Weekend in Missinipe, SK!

Hardcore 100k Fatty Weekend for the experienced, determined, and willing.

What: Throughout the weekend experience 100km of wilderness riding. This will include a 50km Friday ride, Nistowiak and Back on Saturday, and a 20-30km ride on Sunday.

Includes: Friday ride, Nistowiak and Back, Sunday ride, all on groomed and maintained trails, accommodations (based on shared occupancy, with opportunity to upgrade at special rate), trail maps, babysitting service, $20 CRTP store credit, wi-fi (at lodge), Sunday firepit party, and emergency services.

When: Beginning on Friday March 13th, 2020, through the weekend, with the last ride taking place on Sunday March 15th in the morning, followed by a wrap-up party. Optional Thursday evening ride in La Ronge on BORA trails.

Where: Headquartered at Thompson’s Resort, located in Missinipe, Saskatchewan. Missinipe is 80km North of La Ronge on the Can-Am #2 highway.Price: Everything mentioned above included for $399/person, or couples for $319/person

For any additional information, questions, or to register/RVSP, please contact

SnowFondo 2018 Wintershines Festival Event

The 5th Annual Wintershines SnowFondo  is a free recreational fat bike ride of ~12.5, 25, or 37.5km with fun trails accessible for all riding abilities. This year’s ride will take place exclusively out at the new Man of the Trees Winter Fat Bike Trail Network at the SW edge of the City Limits near Cedar Villa.

We are excited to feature these new trails groomed using our grooming equipment recently purchased through a Wintershines grant and the “Well Groomed Fatbike Funraiser” event we organized this past fall.

A Purple course will contain more twisty single-track requiring a bit more balance, and the Orange course will allow riders to bypass portions of the tighter single-track. This way you are able to mix and match your ride as you like.

This is not a race, rather the focus is on exposing more folks to winter recreational riding in a fun social event. We will have several leaders for various speeds and abilities and you can link up with the group that meets your fitness and experience.

Full event participation guide will be available shortly and posted here on our website. An enormous effort has gone into creating and designating these trails for Winter Fatbiking – come check them out.

If you enjoy the trails and the efforts to hold this event, we invited you to  nurture our nature with a donation to help keep them groomed and maintained for future rides.

For more details please click on this SnowFondo link.


Winter Club Rides

To join us for the club rides on Tues evening (6:30 pm) and Sunday afternoon (1:30 pm) club rides (meeting at the old Mendel Art Gallery) we require you to be a member of the Sask Cycling Association (SCA).

The 2018 membership does not become available until later in December. If you are not currently a member of the SCA then you can fill out this event form and pay the $20 and then get a full 2018 membership when they become available. Either mail it to the SCA or bring it with you to the ride.

FFTB Club Riding Nov-Dec

For more information on our group rides click here:

Thanks so much and we hope to see you out!


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!

Trails & Tire Pressure 4 Maximum FUN

Other groups that rely on volunteer hours to groom ski trails throughout the city have been busy at work since the great snowfall we had this weekend. To ensure fatbikers maintain a good relationship with other user groups in the city, please do not ride your fatbike on groomed ski trails. The ruts caused by fatbike tires destroy the pack for skiing.

There are many trails that are shared use for fatbikers, snowshoers, dog walkers, etc throughout the city. Get out there and enjoy those trails and spread the word to other fatbikers to respect the ski trails. Click here to go to the trails section of our website:

Here is a photo that shows the difference that high and low tire pressure makes on a trail. The high pressure sinks deep, creating ruts and making for a heavy slog of a ride. The low air pressure allows the rider to float on top of the snow for a radically good ride!

This is a helpful formula for where to start playing with your tire pressure depending on your weight and the snow conditions:

Packed Snow Fat Tire Formula
Body Weight in lb/20=Starting Pressure
Subtract 0.5 PSI for Fat Front Tire
Add 0.5 PSI for Fat Rear Tire

Example 150lb/20=7.5
7.5-0.5=7 PSI for Fat Front Tire
7.5+0.5=8 PSI for Fat Rear Tire

Soft Snow Fat Tire Formula
Body Weight in lb/25=Starting Pressure
Subtract 0.5 PSI for Fat Front Tire
Add 0.5 PSI for Fat Rear

Example 150lb/25=6
6-0.5=5.5 PSI for Fat Front Tire
6+0.5=6.5 PSI for Fat Rear Tire

Here are a few articles about how to adjust your tire pressure depending on snow conditions. This will ensure the mixed use trails we do use are in the best condition they can be for all users, and that you have the maximum FUN out there.

Calculate the proper tire pressure if you store your bike indoors.
If you store your bike indoors between rides your indoor tire pressure will change once outside in the cold. To be sure you have the right tire pressure before leaving the warmth use this handy calculator: