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Event Spotlight – 2014 Midwest Fat Bike Access and Grooming Workshop

The Midwest Fat Bike Access and Grooming Workshop will take place Jan 9th and 10th on the CAMBA Trail System in Cable, Wisconsin, at The Rivers Eatery in the Ideal Market.  QBP, MORC, CAMBA and IMBA are hosting this event.  The main event will be held Jan 10th.

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The Summit is focused on clubs and individuals that are grooming Fat Bike Trails or are dealing with access issues related to winter off-road cycling and fat biking. 

Thursday night ride and social 

Opening Ride 6 pm, Thursday, Jan. 9th (meet at Lakewoods)

Reception 8 pm, Thursday, Jan 9th, at the Lakewoods Bar

Summit Agenda, Friday, Jan. 10 2013 at The Rivers Eatery, Cable, WI

  • 9 am, Breakfast, introductions, logistics
  • 9:30 am, Fat Bike 101 – bikes, gear, demographics and discussion of IMBA’s Fat Bike Best Practices.
  • 10.30am, Midwest Clubs – Update on Fat Bike Trails Design and Maintenance
  • 11 am, Growth of Fat Bikes, Economic Impacts, Where Can They Be Ridden?
  • Noon, Fat Bike Demo Ride for land managers
  • 12:30 pm, working lunch – Shared Trail Example Presentations:
    • Methow Valley, WA-Nordic/Fat Bike Trail Use
    • Michigan Tech University-Nordic/Fat Bike Trail Use
    • Victor, Idaho, District 33-Snowmobile/Fat Bike Trail Use
  • 1:30 pm, Fat Bike Grooming Techniques inside session.
    • Human Powered Grooming – classroom discussion
    • Mechanized Grooming – classroom discussion
  • 2:00 pm,Outside demonstrations of grooming products, techniques.  Location TBD
  • 4:00 pm, Summit closes with fat bike group ride.

For more information about this event visit – https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=367

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2 Responses to Event Spotlight – 2014 Midwest Fat Bike Access and Grooming Workshop

  1. Frank December 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    I won’t be able to attend this workshop. But I am keen on working on getting access to local snow mobile trails. Can I put together a short document outlining my thoughts on this and send it along with someone for discussion at the workshop?

  2. John Gaddo January 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    @ Frank- Yes, we would be open to your input.