Trail conditions were near perfect on Sunday for the 28 participants who took part in Crimson Ridge’s 2nd annual Rock the Ridge Fat Bike Challenge.
Choosing between a 40 km and 20 km route, fat bikers of all levels braved the golf course’s twisty and hilly trails on what turned out to be a cloudy but mild day.
Fat biking participant Darrel Philion placed second in last year’s event, and he’s thrilled with how the conditions turned out for 2023.
“It was a pretty soft trail last year, but it’s nice today,” he says. “The grooming is on point this year. The biking community around here is great.”
Fat biking for over 10 years now, participant Mark Fisher says Crimson is a great place for beginners and experienced bikers to test their abilities.
“The Crimson trail system has a nice mix of terrain, gradual climbs, and it’s not overly technical,” he says. “It’s mostly a very friendly course. For people who want to try fat biking, this is a good place to try it.”
Prizes were available for top finishers in each division, and participants enjoyed a meal following the race.