The winter solstice is almost here and you know what that means! It’s time for the 5+ Hours of Light Fat Bike Festival! This fun event celebrates fat bikes and the shortest day of the year. Because we use the awesome facilities at Biathlon Yukon, this year we are gong to be bisportual and offer a xc ski loop as part of the event. You can ride your bike OR skate the beautiful groomed trails of biathlon OR do a bit of both. Ride/ski as much or as little as you want and come join us at any point during the day.
Same rules as 24 Hours of Light – NO ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS and no dogs please.
If, at 9am on the morning of the event, Environment Canada is showing -28C or colder, the race will be postponed.
What you need to know:
Date: Saturday December 20, 2014
Time: Registration 9:30am, race start is at sunrise
Location: Start and finish is at Biathlon Yukon in the Bears’ Den (Grey Mountain Road)
The bike course will be similar to last year (from the biathlon range, down Yellow Brick Road, Magnusson trails, Woodcutter’s, Boogaloos). The ski course will be red trail in the biathlon range. If you can help us out this week, some snowshoes or bike tires on the little section between Boogaloo Heights and Red (the connector between the cabins) needs some love. So too does Woodcutter’s from Green to Yellow Brick.
There will be delicious snacks available and something hot to drink. Please bring your own water, mugs and bowls so we create less garbage please!
December 19th Update:
* Listen to a CBC Yukon interview about the event.
* Check out the course map, kindly provided by Paul Gowdie:
More information will be posted on our facebook event page.