45NRTH Fatbike Endurance Race
Race Details:

The 45NRTH Fat Bike Endurance Race will scratch your itch for racing during the winter.

Canadians are accustomed to surviving the winter and many take to any sport that gets them outside. For the cyclist who enjoys ripping their local trail in the summertime, the Fat Bike now enhances the ability to gain the same pleasure of trail riding in the winter. Creating a sense of enjoyment, Fat Biking improves winter riding and allows people to embrace getting outside to combat the winter blaws.


Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Categories/Distances/ Race Format

There will be 6 Categories offered this year split by Fatbike/Non-Fatbike and Distance:

Three Distance Categories will be available:

52.2 kms (13.5-16.5 km/h average speed required)

34.8 kms (10-14 km/h average speed required)

17.4 kms (8 km/h or greater average speed required)

The finishing time cut off will be 2pm.

Our event aims to have a laid back vibe and celebrate winter riding. With the emergence of new technologies, new wheel sizes, and variable weather, or for those folks who have not taken the plunge just yet to add a fatbike to their quiver, we are splitting the timed categories into Fatbike and Non-Fatbike sub-categories.

Fatbike = Tire width greater than 3.5"

Non-Fatbike = Tire width less than 3.5" (so this is for Plus Bikes, Regular MTBs, and Cyclocross Bikes)

The Alfred H. Savage Centre in Whitemud Park makes it easier for Edmontonians to pursue nature-related activities in the river valley. The building is named after Alfred Savage, Commissioner of Public Affairs for the City of Edmonton between 1974 and 1981. He was a driving force behind City facilities such as the Muttart Conservatory and the John Janzen Nature Centre.

The centre is built to LEED Silver standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Achieving this standard reflects the City of Edmonton’s The Way We Green strategy.

The building uses:

Geothermal heating

Water use reduction methods

Reflective roofing

Exterior light fixtures that point downward for less light pollution

And during construction 84% of waste was diverted away from the landfill mainly by recycling material.

Registration information

Pre-registration is online here:


Entry Fee: $40 per race – bring your cash to sign on each day (or debit card – we’ll have a debit machine on site)

License information

All participating riders must be members of an affiliated club, or holders of a UCI license. If you are not a member of an ABA affiliated club, you may use a “One Day Tryout” for your first race. Any other events you wish to participate in for the rest of season will require a club membership.

Sign-on information

Sign on @ the Alfred Savage Centre – Race Start/Finish

Race Schedule (*Subject to Change)

9:00 AM
Sign on Opens
10:00 AM
Race Start
2:00 PM
Finish Cut Off
2:05 PM

Studded Tires

Studded tires are ALLOWED as we worked with Cycling Canada over the summer to create fatbike specific regulations.


Alfred H. Savage Centre

13204 Fox Drive NW

Edmonton, AB.


Bragging rights are on the line Plus lots of generously donated draw prizes from 45NRTH. Check the Timing Tent to see if you’ve won!


From Calgary:

Follow Queen Elizabeth Highway 2 to Whitemud Freeway.

Head west on the Whitemud to Fox Dr NW.

Take the Fox Drive exit

Follow Fox Dr NW

Turn left onto Keillor Rd NW

Turn left and follow underneath Fox Dr. to arrive at the Alfred H. Savage Centre.

Contact information

Mike Sarnecki – [email protected]

Brent Ruelling – [email protected]


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