Albertans must get creative in winter, especially since adverse weather conditions call for practical solutions when it comes to our tires, whatever our mode of transportation. Edmonton’s cyclists have discovered fat bikes, and even the police put them to good use. Outlandishly wide, low-pressure tires empower riders to float over snow and ice with aplomb. “It awakens the inner kid,” says Mike Sarnecki, director of the 45NRTH Fatbike Triple Crown, a series of three races December 13, January 10 and February 7. Newbies and veterans alike can race the 15-km loops through Edmonton’s river valley – a winter wonderland ideal for fat bike exploration.
–By Doug Horner