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Fat Bike Lake Winnipeg

The Experience

Who says you can’t ride your bike on a frozen lake in the middle of the winter and then camp out for a night or three? Not us. As part of our preparations for the first commercial fat bike expedition to the South Pole, we are hosting a winter fat bike training camp on Lake Winnipeg. Open to all interested participants, and required (with exceptions) for those wishing to ride with us in Antarctica, the event will take place over 5 days, and 6 nights; 4 nights in hotels and two on the ice.

On the first day, the Polar expedition guides will provide instruction on winter riding and environmental hazards, and will conduct a mandatory equipment check. There will also be time for any missing equipment to be purchased (or possibly rented) in Winnipeg. A mandatory packing list will be sent to all registered riders before arriving.

From Winnipeg we will head North to Hecla Island, located in Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park. Along with further instruction on fat biking in winter conditions, camp set up, fuel stove operation, tent and sleep set-up, mechanisms of heat loss, moisture management, layering, and food preparation, we’ll get everyone out on their bikes for a warm up ride to test out their bikes and equipment. Dinner and a warm night’s sleep at the Hecla Resort await us before our morning departure onto the ice.

Riding as a group, we will ride and push our bikes an average of 5 – 6 hours a day over 3 days along the frigid surface of Lake Winnipeg. Facing sub-zero temperatures and possible extreme wind-chills, we’ll battle along, testing our strength and willpower, learning many new skills along the way. Riders will pack all personal equipment on their bikes; a skidoo will be available for assistance and emergencies but not for carrying equipment. All participants will help with the logistics of camp set up and tear down as well helping to prepare drinking water and the basic, but high caloric meals each morning and night. The warmth of your sleeping bags and tents will feel like the ultimate luxury at the end of a hard day. If we’re lucky, we’ll have clear nights, the stars will shine incredibly bright, with a chance of witnessing the Northern Lights.

When we finish riding our 3rd day on the ice we will transport everyone back to our Winnipeg hotel. There we will celebrate our achievement with a final dinner together and discuss everyones future fat biking adventure dreams.

The Experience

Who says you can’t ride your bike on a frozen lake in the middle of the winter and then camp out for a night or three? Not us. As part of our preparations for the first commercial fat bike expedition to the South Pole, we are hosting a winter fat bike training camp on Lake Winnipeg. Open to all interested participants, and required (with exceptions) for those wishing to ride with us in Antarctica, the event will take place over 5 days, and 6 nights; 4 nights in hotels and two on the ice.

On the first day, the Polar expedition guides will provide instruction on winter riding and environmental hazards, and will conduct a mandatory equipment check. There will also be time for any missing equipment to be purchased (or possibly rented) in Winnipeg. A mandatory packing list will be sent to all registered riders before arriving.

From Winnipeg we will head North to Hecla Island, located in Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park. Along with further instruction on fat biking in winter conditions, camp set up, fuel stove operation, tent and sleep set-up, mechanisms of heat loss, moisture management, layering, and food preparation, we’ll get everyone out on their bikes for a warm up ride to test out their bikes and equipment. Dinner and a warm night’s sleep at the Hecla Resort await us before our morning departure onto the ice.

Riding as a group, we will ride and push our bikes an average of 5 – 6 hours a day over 3 days along the frigid surface of Lake Winnipeg. Facing sub-zero temperatures and possible extreme wind-chills, we’ll battle along, testing our strength and willpower, learning many new skills along the way. Riders will pack all personal equipment on their bikes; a skidoo will be available for assistance and emergencies but not for carrying equipment. All participants will help with the logistics of camp set up and tear down as well helping to prepare drinking water and the basic, but high caloric meals each morning and night. The warmth of your sleeping bags and tents will feel like the ultimate luxury at the end of a hard day. If we’re lucky, we’ll have clear nights, the stars will shine incredibly bright, with a chance of witnessing the Northern Lights.

When we finish riding our 3rd day on the ice we will transport everyone back to our Winnipeg hotel. There we will celebrate our achievement with a final dinner together and discuss everyones future fat biking adventure dreams.

2017 Fat Bike Lake Winnipeg
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