Video Time – 2014 Fat Bike Birkie – A Racer’s View

WOW!Ā  The 2014 Fat Bike Birkie Race held at Cable, Wisconsin, USA, on March 8th was the BIGGEST FAT TIRE RACE ON THE PLANET andĀ the US NationalĀ Fat Bike Championship, with over 535 registered racers (3/4s on the 47 Km loop and the rest on a 20 Km loop); including almost 100 women!
It was a blast to race and capture the event on video … like a kid in big candy store! šŸ™‚
Fat Tire Biking is exploding around the world and no where was it more evident than this past weekend at the Birkie Ski Trails complex, with just 2 days access for fat bike racers to check out the amazing trails, in perfect conditions (-10C overnight and -5 max at race end), expertly groomed by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and all their organizers and volunteers!
Everything about the weekend, from hosting, coordination, facilities, accommodations options, restaurants and after race party local hang out and the sea of sponsors was superb!Ā  The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation pulled out all the stops and put on a world class race event!
Thanks to Lindsay ‘The Legend’ Gauld (who won the 60+ age category) and his wife Lynne (who stepped up to be my roving videographer) for hosting me in their sweet cabin!Ā  I rode 3 minutes (downhill) to the race start from theirĀ digs – nice šŸ™‚
Can’t wait to come back next year!

Racing with 500 Fat Bikers? … It’s Birkie Time! :-)

In only it’s second year, the Fat Bike Birkie Race has exploded onto the bike racing scene and it’s racerĀ limit of 500 is about to be capped!Ā  Thanks to the kind offers ofĀ lodgings on siteĀ from our very own Manitoba cycling legend Lindsay Gauld (and Lynne of course), I am signed up to race (ok, while still mending a bit, I will mostly focus on video capturing this spectacle of fattie racing utopia!) … with 500 fat bikers – WOW!
Check it out:

Fat Tom K Productions Goes Live …

Fat Tom K Productions came out of my passion for producing videos that capture the adventure of all forms of cycling (especially fat biking) and other outdoor endurance pursuits.

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“If It Was Easy Everyone Would Do It” is often heard from those who enjoy meeting difficult challenges and persevering when others might not.

This is what motivates me as an endurance junkie and videographer!

If It Was Easy – Everyone Would Do It