Aug. 22, 2016

Stay on Two Wheels Longer in Canada's Base of Adventure

There’s nothing quite like racing through the scenic trails in the real Rockies on your mountain bike, with the wind on your face and the trees flashing past as you test yourself on a new path.

Summer is when the bikes come out. From winding roads to epic trails, there are few feelings that rival the freedom of cycling in Jasper.

But what if that feeling didn’t have to change with the end of the summer? The snow doesn’t have to mean the end of biking if you have the right equipment.

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Enter fat bikes: a winter gamechanger.

These bikes have been gaining popularity all over Canada throughout the past few years and it’s easy to see why. In a country where roads and paths are covered in snow for half the year, it’s practically torture to have to put away the bike for that long! The extra thickness of the tires creates better traction in snowy, rocky and sandy conditions so rather than sinking into the snow and fighting to move through this winter, fat bikes allow the cyclist to stay on top of the snow (for the most part) and makes it easier to travel around. 

Jasper National Park is keeping tails open to make sure fat bikers have mountain terrain to roam as they enjoy the winter months in the real Rockies. 

Jeff Bartlett @photojbartlett

Matthew Clark @stirlandraephoto

Matthew Clark @stirlandraephoto

The perfect opportunity to test your skills is during Jasper in January. Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series is coming to Canada for the first time ever. They’ve hosted races in Wyoming, Colorado, Michigan, Alaska, Vermont and more over the past few years, but now they’re ready to see what Canadians can do!

Check out Jasper in January to learn more about the Frosty’s Fat Bike Races and how to register.  

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