All of a sudden the seasonal trails start to wake up. Still no snow up here but cold weather allows the ice take control over our archipelago. It amazes me every year. How a whole new world gets easy access.
Soon we’ll be able to ride across the ice and hit new trails never ridden before. Sure i rode the ice last winter. But it’s never quite the same.
I went down to the south harbor to check it out this morning. I haven’t ride the fat bike for weeks but the Monstercross is quite nice to, as long as the snow waits. Also registrations for The Bothnia Race is now open. Lets just hope for tons of snow. Like last year there will be a fat bike class on the 60 km ice race between Piteå and Luleå. This is the first time Fat bikes are allowed on this race since last year was cancelled. To ride on the ice along the shore line is really something. Even if we weren’t able to race last year we did a lot of ice cycling. This sure is the fat bike dream ride.
Even if we are on the ice, its still covered in hard packed snow, ideal for fat tires. Last year we attracted riders from England and i´m pretty sure Kevin is coming back this year and hopefully bring some friends.
We´re in for a fun winter. Ice races, bike packing on the ice and your average fat bike fun in the snow.
Click here to register. You can choose your language on the registration site.
2 thoughts on “Bothnia ice race and new trails”
Wow. This sounds amazing. I’ve never tried riding in the snow. It’s forever on my bucket list. I do collect snow globes but my god, that so doesn’t count. Hihi.
I’m sort of excited for your next post. Ride on! 🙂
Haha… You need to try the real deal. It’s amazing. Since the arrival of fat bikes winter is the “real” cycling season. Summer is just a bonus. 🙂