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Wintershines SnowFondo 2020
January 26, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
7th Annual Wintershines SnowCycle is an endurance Fat Bike ride of ~10, 20, 25, 37.5km or 50km, and this year will once again take place exclusively out at the new St Barbe (Man of the Trees) Winter Fat Bike Trail Network at the SW edge of the City Limits near Cedar Villa. None of the trails in the winter fat bike park are particularity technical but we will offer two route options: Purple course will contain more twisty single-track (24in wide) requiring a bit more balance and an Orange course (24-48in wide) that allows bypassing portions of the tighter single-track – please mix and match as you like.
The large majority of the course will be groomed with our new grooming equipment to a width of ~24in – this is quite a bit wider than the most of the single track in the river valley so most riders should find these trails quite accessible. Riding groomed trails is a bit different to summer riding and requires a fine adjustment of tire pressure. We will help with some tire pressures suggestions leading up to the event so that you have the best experience possible and leave the trail in good condition for the folks following you.
THIS IS NOT A TIMED EVENT – rather the focus is on exposing more folks to winter recreational riding in a fun social participation focused 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 if you like or just ride at your own pace
or with a pal.
Full event participation guide will be available shortly on this event page and from our webpage at: http://www.fatlanders.bike
Sign on at 9:30AM and ride at 10AM
There will be no charge for the event and we are also working on an insurance package that will accommodate non-SCA members. You will be asked to sign several waivers in order to participate in the event. There is no advance sign on – but please help us gauge the group sizes but indicating your intentions in the upcoming poll post.
There will be a sign-on at the event site -NE corner of the St Barbe (Man of the Trees) Winter Trail network (GPS: 52.102429,-106.742569). Parking available along the side of the access road – parking is limited so please carpool to the start if you can.
An enormous effort has gone into creating and designating these trails for Winter Fatbiking – come check them out. Last year we were recipients of as WinterCity YXE Grant and an Sask Trails Grant – this has allowed us to expand the network and place trail head and wayfinding signage.
If you enjoy the trails and the efforts to hold this event then please show some Karma with a donation to help keep them groomed and maintained. https://www.trailforks.com/region/saskatoon/karma/
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