GBC Snow Bike Race is back for year two!

Get your fat tires on, the snow’s a falling and your training needs to start! The second annual Great Bear Chase Snow Bike Race is all set for Sunday, March 10 at the picturesque Swedetown Trails.

facebookIn 2012, the inaugural event took place with dozens of participants cruising through on a beautiful Sunday morning. This year the race has two lengths, 14 kilometers and 25 kilometers.

“Snow bike racers are just a happy bunch of people,” said Pat Szubielak, this year’s race director. “We couldn’t be happier to bring this growing sport back for a second year.”

Szubielak has been riding for a couple years now, and loves the variety it brings to his outdoor activities in the winter.

“Most of my snow biking is adventure riding,” he said. “Riding through the Swedetown Trails on a groomed ski trail is a blast because it’s so fast. It also features some good-natured competition.”

Snow biking has gained a lot of steam lately, including the addition of “Fat Tuesdays” at Swedetown Trails, where snow bikes (and their fat tires) are allowed on all trails after 6 p.m.

There are plenty of other places in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula to train as well, learn more about them on Cross Country Sports‘ recent blog post about snow biking.

Details on the race can be found at On-line registration is open on RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon