Fat bikes have wide tires with low air pressure to help them traverse through loose snow. – Brendyn Creamer TRURO, N.S. — With snow having touched ground in Truro, it has officially become fat biking season.
Fat biking has taken off over the last few years to be a winter sport enjoyed by many. To ensure people know what they’re getting into, Hub Cycle in Truro hosted an information session on Nov. 22 to provide tips to both beginner and experienced riders.
Mike Knowlton, an employee of Hub Cycle and event coordinator with Bike Truro, led the information session. He spoke of the origins of the sport, as well as its surge in popularity. Read more
“Fat bike was originally thought to be a bike that people could use to ride on beaches,” said Knowlton. “We said, ‘OK, if we can ride it on the beach, then we can ride it on snow.’ Then snow took off because, now, everybody rides this bike all winter long.
“It’s growing leaps and bounds. We started a few years ago with Sunday Funday with six riders. Now, we’re getting 125, 130 bikes on a Sunday.” Mike Knowlton standing beside two fat bikes at Hub Cycle in Truro. – Brendyn Creamer Knowlton explained fat bikes use wider tires than the average bicycle which helps the bikes tread through snowy trails. A low air pressure of around three to five pounds allows the tire the malleability to push through soft terrain.
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