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Fat bike rally starts off winter cycling season at the Research Forest

Key Takeaway:

  • The Cycling Association of Yukon started the winter season in November. 27 with a bike rally on the Gunnar Nilsson and Mikey Lammers Research Forest trails.
  • Routes at the event include a shorter two-kilometer loop or a longer five-kilometer loop on down trails.

The Cycling Association of Yukon started the winter season in November. 27 with a bike rally on the Gunnar Nilsson and Mikey Lammers Research Forest trails.

Routes at the event include a shorter two-kilometer loop or a longer five-kilometer loop on down trails.
Association president Harries said about 40 people signed up to hit the trails on what turned out to be a chilly and sunny day. Both adults and kids turned for the snowy forest ride.

“People came through with 5 of their friends or whatever, and then they sat on the trails and had some hot chocolate and cookies. It was a pretty cool event,” he stated.

While Mount McIntyre, Wolf Creek, and Grey Mountain have trails for fat biking groomed by members, this is the year that research forest trails have been prepped for the fat bikes.

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“This was the year that you can go fat biking in the forest. So this has initiated this event,” Harries stated. “It’s a good place to ride, and they’re beginner-friendly, too.”

While the summer is the busy event for the cycling association, Harries said the sport of fat biking has increased in the Yukon. For the previous decade, the association has run the 5+ Hours of Light race around the winter solstice when the days in Yukon are the shortest of the year.

Harries said COVID-19 restrictions, 5+ Hours of Light, and other events will be organized over the season and announced on the association’s webpage.

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