Fat Bikes seize rare chance to take to Nordic ski trials for benefit race

By KBJR News 1

March 15, 2014 Updated Mar 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM CDT

Duluth Township, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Some fat tires were taking to a track up the North Shore that's normally reserved for Nordic skiers Saturday.

The Korkki Nordic ski tails are a privately owned ski trail system north of Duluth, and many skiers consider them to be among the best in the region.

Once a year, though, the owners make an exception for the Korkki Nordic Fat Bike Race.

Now in its second year, the 20 K race takes racers over a complex trail system through the woods, down sharp turns, and over snow covered bridges.

At the end of the day, it's all a fundraiser for the Korkki Trails.

"It's a ball. It's super hilly—lots of curves, there's a lot of narrow bridges," laughed Chris White, "if you leave the track, the minute your tire goes off you're going for a ride."

Racers were given the opportunity to "warm up" at checkpoints throughout the course.

Drinks, like apple pie shots, were on the menu.

Billy Wagness
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