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We’re already starting the planning process for the 2014 Back40 and we’re very happy that the fine folks at Country Cycle and Ski in Winkler will be helping organize in 2014. Peter Loewen and Jason Wiebe as well as others are stepping up to help to ensure an awesome race. Expect some changes for the race in general. Nothing too crazy, but probably some new stuff. All the info will be updated when ready.
Funding the trails
Some of the funds will being going to help support the local trail organization. Sweet trails don’t just happen, they take a lot of work and maintenance. Bridges, gas, mowers, tools. So if you enjoy the trails around Morden and Tinker, help keep them in great shape by supporting the 2014 Back40.
We’ve decided to not organize the Back 40 for 2013. Not an easy decision. Maybe not the end, but we’re taking the year off.
See you out on the trails.
IceBike was a good time. Nice to catch up with other racers and friends. Tinker was well represented. Enjoy the vid from brother Phil.
It’s been a season of blog hibernation.
Personally, I’m totally in hibernation mode. But I have kept myself busy reading Scott’s status on Facebook about his fatbike adventures. Meanwhile, others are planning some winter races / events, each with their very own YETI. So the farm team decided to get it’s very own yeti.
IceBike 2013 – “Revenge of the hashtag#”
Good news is hibernation has ended for IceBike. It’s back this February 10th. Jaxon (AKA “hashtag”) is organizing. Jaxon likes to have fun & he’s a good guy, I think he’ll do a great job. How about if some of those fat bikes make their way to Winnipeg and actually do some racing? Details & Registration info is here >
If that’s not long enough for you – Actif Epica 2013
Ian Hall is putting on Actif Epica on Feb 16th again. Details are here > Crazy long for a winter race. Last year they lucked out with warm temps and a south wind & very little snow. Hopefully the weather works out better for them this year. I nominate someone else to represent Tinker at this one.
Looks like there is a pretty large MB contingent heading to the 12 hour race just outside Grand Forks. Good luck to all the hosers heading down this weekend.
If you’re tired of single track, this Sunday the ABES put on Southern Cross. The good part is it is open to non-licensed racers, so anyone can race. You can even use a MTB. All the details are here. I will be at home giving thanks & eating Turkey & pie with family (again), but the folks in Altona apparently put on a really good event.
It happens tomorrow night. Kids, adults, friends and foes all gather to blind each other with camera flashes & yell at each other. Last year was fun, all sorts of new stuff going on this year. Load the wagon, join in the fun. Details here >
Photo borrowed from the ABES
Ramona was nice enough to take some pics at MTB Provincials was a few weeks back at Falcon. It was a tough course, very technical & some steep/hard climbs. The Tinker kids were awesome like usual. Good times. Thanks for the pics Ramona!
Sign up for Head for the Hills 10. That’s right, 10th annual!! Fully supported fun ride to support mental health. Bring a friend, child, grandchild, whatever and hook up at www.edenhealth.mb.ca
See you Sept 8.
Big thanks again to Kevin and Jane, Tim and Liz, John and Deb for carrying this event through a sketchy weather day! You folks make the day seamless and let everyone enjoy the best of what the trail offers. Thanks also to Jamie and Linc for marshalling and to all you trail builders who keep this event on the radar as one of the best trails in Manitoba. Happy Trails!