Fat bike fun at Nipika

Cross River Ripper Race this Saturday, February 23rd

By Katie Watt


Not all fats are unhealthy, especially when they come in the form of a bike. On Saturday, February 23rd, you can get your daily dose of fat biking at the Cross River Ripper Race held by Nipika Mountain Resort.

This event will include fat bike races for youth, adults, and seniors alike; for youth there is a $20 registration fee, and for adults and seniors it is $30. Participants will be able to race certain distances depending on their age category. Distance categories include 5, 10, and 20 kilometres, but no matter where you ride you’ll be racing past mountains and rivers.

“The terrain isn’t flat, but the trail is amazingly groomed,” says Steve O’Shaughnessy who will be attending the Cross river Ripper for the second year in a row. “It’s definitely hard, but it’s as tough as you want to make it.”

After the race you can leave the bike behind and get some real fat at the family barbecue and awards ceremony. Barbecue tickets are included with race registration, but additional tickets can be purchased onsite.

This is the second year in a row Nipika has held this event. Last year, the event had 51 participants.

“It’s a super positive vibe that they have up there,” says Mr. O’Shaughnessy. “There’s just a big mix of kids and family.”

Nipika Mountain Resort is located about 30 minutes out of Radium. To register for the event, to find directions, and to find out more, visit nipika.com.

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