|Posted on February 25, 2018 at 9:00 PM|
Have you ever wondered why there is a groomed path at Voyageur Park until February every year? Devon Bicycle Association grooms a 3-4 km race course by snowshoeing and pulling a weighted contraption we affectionately call J POW. This essentially sets a wide packed trail. We start as soon as there is a base of snow until race day. The course is groomed specifically for fat bike rides. Many town cyclists use this course all winter long for training, and is a site of interest for those renting fat bikes from Shift Happens.
Feb 24th, Devon Bicycle Association hosted the Annual Bike Race with racers from Devon, Edmonton and St.Albert. They rode 4 or 6 loops covering between 13-19km in voyageur park though Secret Park, the Flow Trail, ASG trail and this years feature an “Ice Flows”; riding between ice mounds on the beach of the North Saskatchewan River. Shift Happens also organized a shorter kids race to set out before the main event.
The Devon Bicycle Association would like to thank all of sponsors and supporters; Shift Happens, Town of Devon, Cold Avenger, Dairy Queen, Marcis and Fricken Delight Donuts. We would also like to thank all our volunteers out on race day and for helping build this great course all winter.