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Grease up those wheels for the 17th annual Fat Tire Festival

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
August 23rd, 2012

It’s time bikers to grease up the wheels, dust off the brakes and get ready for the 17th annual Fat Tire Festival this weekend in Nelson.

The event, in honour of Cam Alexander, who was an avid cyclist who lost his life while riding his bike 17 years ago, begins Friday with the BikeFest on Baker.

Riders are asked to meet at 5 p.m. at the 400 Block of Baker Street for the annual Bike Parade.

The Parade begins at 5:45 p.m.

Its followed by Show’n’Shine where riders have a chance to show off their  – funkiest, clunkiest, prettiest, beefiest bikes and chances to win prized for the Best Commuter; Oldest Bike; Most “tricked out” and Cruziest Cruiser.

The Kootenay Krawl and Wheelie competition followed before awards conclude the day.

Saturday it’s the Double Up Cross Country mountain bike event starting from the Svoboda Road Parking lot at 9 a.m.

Later in the day it’s the Kids Cross-country races at Rosemont Park.

Registration is 11:30 a.m. with racing starting at 1 p.m.

Sunday it’s Double Up Cross Country mountain bike event.

Registration is at Gericks or Sacred Ride at 9 a.m.

Shuttles up to Placenta begin at 10 a.m. with the best two runs and the best matched time winning.

For more information check out the Fat Tire Fest website at

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