Despite the horribly warm & snowfree winter day, yesterday’s local Global Fat Bike Day #GFBD2015 brought out two dozen riders for an afternoon 13-mile group ride around Northfield, culminating with snacks & refreshments at Downtown Bicycles.
That’s Tom and CROCT president Marty Larson at the Sechler skills park in the photos below. Chainsawing in shorts and a printed polo shirt? No worries. Photos were staged. And we’ve since obtained a full complement of protective gear that our skilled volunteers will be required to use.
Thank you, Tom!
Five above zero and windy? No problem. River Bend Nature Center held their first Fat Bike Event on Saturday and it was a hit, even for those like me who spent most of the time in the cozy confines of the RBNC Interpretive Center.
It was a first for CROCT, too: our volunteers staffed a table, complete with our new CROCT banner and CROCT brochure (PDF):
Props to CROCT board members Galen Murray and Jeremy Bokman, as well as member Michael Lehmkuhl for getting the banner and brochure created in time. And special thanks to RBNC Education Coordinator Kaytlan Moeller (pictured above/left with CROCT board member Carl Arnold) for hosting us. She posted a thank-you note on the RBNC Facebook page, along with 18 photos.
CROCT member and blogger Christopher Tassava wowed the crowd with a presentation on his recent fat bike adventures:
And two local bike shops, FIT to be TRI’d and Milltown Cycles, were co-sponsors of the event, providing demo bikes, on-site maintenance, and group ride leadership. Travis Seeger, Tom Bisel, and their minions rocked!
Here’s my album of 30+ photos of the event: Continue reading The fatties (and CROCT) turn out for River Bend Nature Center’s Fat Bike Event
After a couple hours of riding, we convened for some refreshments at Fit To Be Tri’d in downtown Northfield, courtesy of proprietor Tom Bisel. He even provided the food (salami, cheese, crackers). I didn’t get a good photo of Tom so I’ve plugged in his face in the photo above. #noskillswithphotoshop
CROCT Board member Carl Arnold made this 1-minute video of some of the rides:
See the large slideshow of 80+ photos (many low res, captured from video) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:
On tap, indeed.
The Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB) are hosting a fundraiser next month at the Mankato Brewery. “There will be music, beer, food, games, merch, and a raffle with great prizes from local businesses” says the flyer which I printed out and put up yesterday in a few key spots around Northfield. See their Facebook events page for more details. Continue reading Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB) fundraiser on tap for April 19