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

WOW!  The 2014 Fat Bike Birkie Race held at Cable, Wisconsin, USA, on March 8th was the BIGGEST FAT TIRE RACE ON THE PLANET and the US National 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! 🙂
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!  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!  I rode 3 minutes (downhill) to the race start from their digs – nice 🙂
Can’t wait to come back next year!