Event Spotlight – Hinton Growler – Alberta 2-26-17

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Hinton is a town in west-central Alberta, Canada and they’re hosting the  first annual Hinton Growler Fat Bike Endurance Race is presented by the Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  It is a family friendly event that is held during Hinton’s Winter Magic Festival.


  • Growler (Expert Class): 3 hours to complete as many laps as you can*
  • Howler (Intermediate Class): 1.5 hours to complete as many laps as you can*
  • Pint (Novice Class): 1.5 hours to complete as many laps as you can*

*Complete as many laps as you can within your respective category’s time limit. Laps not completed before the time limit will not count.


  • Root Beer:  1 lap on a shorter course


  • Date & Time: February 26, 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location: Maxwell Lake ( Hinton,AB)
  • Race course will be on groomed trails.
  • This is a fatbike only event. Tires must be 3″ wide or more and studs are permitted.
  • Kids (12 and under) can ride regular bikes in the Root Beer category.


  • $20 for HMBA members – register online before February 7th
  • $25 for non-members – register online before February 7th
  • Kids (ages 12 and under) – free! – kids register in person on day of event before 11:30am

Click on the race flyer to go to the event page.


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