RACE RESULTS FOR THE 20KM here: 20KM Results
Returning: January 14, 2017!!!
We were very pleased with the inaugural Fat Tire Festival and are excited for 2017!
Following last year’s hugely successful kick-off to Fat Biking at Albion, the second annual festival will again feature the low price of $30 or $40, including a chili lunch, and a FREE beer to all participants. Outdoor bonfire, manufacturer demos and upbeat music will complete the festival atmosphere. Because of the nature of Fat bikes, the weather can vary greatly without hugely affecting the event. Last year was a touch icy, so spiked tires are a great thing to have in your arsenal. Albion is designating the entire park to fat biking for all of Saturday!
You don’t have to register to be a part of it! Come ride demo bikes and enjoy the day for the mere park fee of $6.50!
Key event components
20 km race (Race starts at 10am, see schedule tab)
For the ardent, a timed, 20km race will wind through a mix of Single and Doubletrack throughout Albion. If conditions permit, more singletrack can be added. The race will do two laps of 10km each, providing spectatorship as they roll through NEW for 2017 – The 20km race will start 1 Hour before the Poker Run! The last rider allowed out on their last lap will be 2 minutes prior to the Poker Run, so no one will be passing the poker run!!
Rules: 3 inch or larger tires MUST be used.
10 Ride/Poker Run (Ride starts at 11am, see schedule tab)
The 10 km will feature an untimed, poker run. Riders will gather 6 to 8 cards or numbers at separate, manned locations throughout the park (many with bonfires), their best 6 going into a hand, winning hand wins a top-level fat bike, while the next best win a variety of prizes. Also as part of the fun, a costume contest within the 10 km event will be judged and awards given! Dress up! It’s Fun!
Rules: We are not enforcing any tire size rules for the Poker Run, even if you have a normal bike you’re welcome to try it, however we encourage plus bikes (3″ tires) up to the bike 4+ inch beasts!
Manufacturer demos (Open to public, just pay park fee of $6.50!)
A short, 2.5km track will be marked for rider demos. All manufacturers will be welcome to set up and display their products and allow for demo rides. Due to the duration of the poker run or race, demo bikes will not be made available to use for the race. Some rentals may be available from Albion Hills. Call them for information. Manufacturers include:
RSD Bikes are an awesome Ontario-based company that have a wide variety of bikes including TITANIUM! visit: http://rsdbikes.com
Kevin and the Specialized crew will have their demos in full force! Their lineup includes High-end 23 lb Fatties up to $9000! visit: www.specialized.com
Rocky has a HOT lineup of Fat Bikes! visit: http://www.caledonhillscycling.com/ and www.bikes.com for Rocky’s lineup!
Terry and the crew from KHS will on-hand with a selection of their bikes, for information visit: www.khsbicycles.com
To set the mood of a fun outdoor celebration of cycling, DJ CHICO-DAWG will be set up either inside or outside the chalet, at least one bonfire will be blazing, and a Beer from:
Chili and crackers will be served to every participant. A Second Wedge Brewery beer for each participant over the age of 18 will also be included, and if you want another or are just visiting, they are available for $5. visit: www.thesecondwedge.ca for more details on this awesome brewhouse in Uxbridge!
We are excited to have Peter Demos aboard, his Fat Bikes.ca brings passion to Fat Biking in our near north! Peter retails an exciting lineup out of his store in Muskoka. Check it out: http://fatbikes.ca
Doug and the crew from Cycle Solutions are a last-minute addition to the lineup and we’re very excited to have them aboard!
The CourseOur 10 km course will be a mix of double and singletrack (probably 2 -3 km singletrack with the rest a nice mix of doubletrack). Great for the race, and the Poker Run! Albion will be working to pack the trails, so event day will be perfect!
The 10km Poker Run/Costume contest is only $30, while the timed, 20km race will be an affordale $40.
We pay the insurance! While we are sanctioned by the OCA, we feel January is a bit early too expect everyone to have sorted out their citizen permit or UCI license, so we've paid the insurance! All you need to participate is: - A Fat bike with a tire of 3 inches or wider. (not really policing the poker run, but mandatory for the race! - Bicycle Helmet, and appropriate clothing - A great attitude and be ready for a fun day!
Event Schedule9:00am: Park opens to parcitipants 9:30 to 1:30pm: demos available, chat with the reps!! 10:00am: 20km Race starts 9:00am: 10km Poker Run Starts (last racers must be out on second lap by 11:00am (ish) 11:30am to 1:00pm: Racers/Poker Runners finish, Second Wedge Beer is cold, Chili is hot! 1:30pm: Awards for race, best/worst Poker hands