QBP announces 2018 Fat Bike Summit schedule

By Stephen Frothingham

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products will host three fat bike summits in 2018 as part of a strategy to improve access and grooming techniques for fat bike trails around the country.

QBP has hosted these summits since 2012, coordinated by the distributor’s senior bicycle advocate, Gary Sjoquist. Originally created for land managers to make educated decisions about fat bike access, these summits have evolved to be a place where fat bike advocates, Nordic ski associations, and the public can gather to learn about grooming techniques and equipment that will increase ridership.

New for the 2018 summits is a grooming demonstration brought by 45NRTH’s Ride Groomed initiative. Demonstrations will feature the latest in motorized singletrack grooming machines and techniques, so that attendees can experience the latest technology in action.

“Especially out west, on Bureau of Land Management or Forest Service lands, fat bike trails are shifting from wide ‘golf cart’ type trails across open meadows to narrow singletrack through forested areas. This requires different layouts and different grooming techniques. 45NRTH’s presentation will help to expose attendees to the possibilities of fat bike trail-making,” said Sjoquist.

The 2018 QBP Fat Bike Summit schedule includes expos and demonstrations that will happen in conjunction with …read more

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