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Is Canada ready for a national fat bike championships?

by Peter Hein

The 2015 Milky Way Intergalactic Fat Bike Championships in Barrie, Ont. Photo credit: Peter Hein
The 2015 Milky Way Intergalactic Fat Bike Championships in Barrie, Ont. Photo credit: Peter Hein
Jack Sasseville, race director of the Milky Way Intergalactic Fat Bike Championships and former cross-country ski national coach, was thrilled with the the turn out for this first fat tire championship on March 8. It is his goal to make this event a national championship event sanctioned by Cycling Canada and the Ontario Cycling Association.
Fat bike racing is the new kid on the block gaining recognition and a dedicated following. Fat bikes have been around for about a decade and, in the last two years, have captured the imagination of the cycling mainstream because of their versatility in winter snow conditions.