How else would you shuttle in the snow?
With temperatures low enough to make Farley Mowatt proud, this year's FrostBike course is a little faster and a little less treacherous (only a little) than the inaugural event last year. The crew at SilverStar Resort worked hard to prep a course this year that has not only provided a little extra challenge and fun in snow, but with below freezing temperature, has kept the ruts to a minimum, speeds high, and with some smoothing out overnight, the berms feeling luge-worthy. Practice kicks off at 10 tomorrow morning with race runs beginning at 11:30, come out for some skiing, snowboarding, and cheering. . . because what would a grassroots event be without a chorus hecklers?
The SilverStar Resort crew was all smiles and power tools while putting the final touches on the course.
The cat trailer get's loaded for the top before racers head up on the lift to the start of the course for practice.
John Mcissac on a practice lap while the cat delivers more bikes up top.
Hillary Smith is one of only four girls braving the snow this weekend.
Tara Mowatt swapped riding shoes for thick socks and gumboots; riding gear necessitated by the weather.
When bikes attack.
The spectators got a little rowdy on-course today.
The berms were less than smooth and less than forgiving.
A little souvenir in the snow of the carnage in the berms.
Spencer Graf makes his way through the bottom turns, the course this year is a lot more dynamic and will transition into the mountain's border cross course when FrostBike is over.
Michael Kootnikoff crests the last rise in the course before the finish line.
Sylvain Celaire clears the jump into the finish.
Temperatures were low, but stoke was high.
FrostBike is sponsored by SilverStar Bike Park
, Dunbar Cycles
and Intense Cycles
. For more information on upcoming races check out the Dunbar Summer Series