Nelson Fat Tire Festival kicks off with Rosemont Jump Jam
The four-day Fat Tire Festival 2017 kicked off Thursday in grand style with Rosemont Jump Jam at the Bike Park next to the Skatepark in Nelson.
Riders young and old braved the bike park track for the timed pump track race to begin the four-day Fat Tire Festival. Later, seasoned riders competed in the High Jump contest.
Friday, at 5:45 p.m. the scene shifts to Baker Street for the annual Fat Tire Festival parade led by Nelson Police. Parade entrants are asked to meet at Civic Auto Repair in the 700 Block of Baker Street.
Saturday, its Kootenay Kasino Day.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., its the Trans Canada Great Trail 25th year Anniversary Celebration happening at Morning Mountain. There will be a barbecue celebration as well as cool give-aways and a scavenger hunt for the kids.
At 3 p.m. there's the Morning Mountain Poker Ride.
From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there are Black Jack Downhill Rides leaving from Sacred Ride on 200 Block of Baker Street, heading up Give Out.
Sunday, its Morning Mountain Madness.
From 9:30-10:30 a.m., its the Kids Cross Country races from ages two to 12 sponsored by Nelson and District Credit Union.
At 11 a.m. it's the Women's Enduro Short and Long Course Event before the Men's Enduro Short and Long Course Event at 1 p.m.
The Fat Tire Festival is held every year in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically while riding his bike 22 years ago.
For more information go to the Nelson Fat Tire Festival website.