Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fatbike Birkie

video shot, edited, produced by Palmer Custom Videos, LLC. Copyright 2013. Music by Rachel Palmer

If there is any doubt in your mind as to the future of fatbike riding and racing look no farther than the Fatbike Birkie, which debuted last weekend in Cable, Wisconsin.  The Fatbike Birkie, stop number 5 on the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series, follows the trails used for the American Birkebeiner, the largest nordic ski race in North America.  Based on this year's attendance the Fatbike Birkie goes down in the record books as the biggest fatbike race in the USA (at least we think so.. anybody with evidence otherwise should let us know).

Racers lined up at Telemark Resort on Saturday March 9 for 46k of perfectly groomed trail.  By race end two riders, Jorden Wakeley and Danielle Musto made history by both winning the Fatbike Birkie and cementing their leads atop the GLFBS standings! Both riders beat out a field stacked with talent.  In the mens' race the podium was rounded out by Jesse LaLonde (winner of the Fatbike Frozen 40) and Todd McFadden.  In the womens' race second and third place went to Diana McFadden and Kristy Henderson respectively. 

While their wins at the Fatbike Birkie may seal the series victory for Wakeley and Musto, the second and third place postions in the GLFBS standings are still up for grabs. We have one more event to contest. The Barry-Roubaix is only a week away!

fat-bike.com has a post race interview with Danielle Musto HERE

The Fatbike Birkie has photos from the race on their Facebook page

GLFBS sponsor Twin Six has a few photos from the Birkie on their Facebook page

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