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FortWhyte Alive hosts fat bike race in Winnipeg

Fat bike enthusiasts hit the trails at Fort Whyte Alive for an endurance race.
Fat bike enthusiasts hit the trails at Fort Whyte Alive for an endurance race. Colton Goforth/Global News

WINNIPEG – Dozens of fat bike riders competed in an endurance race at FortWhyte Alive Sunday afternoon.

The inaugural ‘Winnipeg Whyteout’ featured the increasingly popular type of bicycle that has extremely fat tires which allow riders to tackle various types of terrain including snow.

“It’s actually very safe, low air pressure, fat footprint. I like to think of it as snowshoes for a bike,” said Jackson Locken, general manager of Woodcock Cycle and an organizer of Sunday’s race.

Fat bike enthusiasts hit the trails at Fort Whyte Alive for an endurance race.
Fat bike enthusiasts hit the trails at Fort Whyte Alive for an endurance race. Colton Goforth/Global News
Fat bike enthusiasts hit the trails at Fort Whyte Alive for an endurance race.
Fat bike enthusiasts hit the trails at Fort Whyte Alive for an endurance race. Colton Goforth/Global News
Fat bike enthusiasts hit the trails at Fort Whyte Alive for an endurance race.
Fat bike enthusiasts hit the trails at Fort Whyte Alive for an endurance race. Colton Goforth/Global News

“It keeps people active in the winter which is sometimes hard to do in Winnipeg,” he continued.

Around 85 racers pedaled through the forest of FortWhyte Alive in either a 10 km, 30 km, 40 km race.

Organizers said it was the first endurance race for fat bikes held in Manitoba.

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