2nd Annual Winter Bike Expo at Freewheel Midtown Bike Center December 8th

The 2nd Annual Winter Bike Expo will be held on Saturday, December 8th at the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center in Minneapolis.  This is a must attend event for the winter cycling enthusiast whether your a fatbiker, mountain biker or commuter.

Don't miss out on your chance to test ride all of the new fatbikes from Surly and Salsa on the fatbike specific demo course set up just outside.  Freewheel Bike will be giving out a free gift to all fatbike and studded tire demo participants as well as an entry for great door prizes.  Watch the video below to get a glimpse of what last year's course was like.  This year's course will even be better with more fatbike features to experience during your demo ride.

The Expo is also a great opportunity to check out all of the latest in studded tires from 45NRTH, Nokian, Schwalbe and Continental.  There will be a fleet of fatbikes and standard bikes with studded tires to demo ride on the icy patch outside the store.  See for yourself what kind of traction studded tires give you in the iciest of conditions.

Surly and Salsa representative will be there to answer all of your fatbike questions and to show off their latest bikes and equipment.  45NRTH will be on hand with a large stock of the new Wölvhammer winter cycling boot for you to try on at their sizing center and fatbikes equipped with the new Dillinger studded fatbike tire for you to demo ride.  If you are looking for winter cycling helmets, Lazer and Giro will have a large selection of styles, sizes and colors available for you to try on and purchase.  With winter's decreased daylight you will probably be looking for bike lights, Freewheel Bike will have plenty of stock on hand to choose from to light your way.  Winter biking apparel is key for a comfortable ride and there will be a large assortment from makers like Gore Bike Wear, Louis Garneau, Bontrager, Chrome and Pearl Izumi for you to choose from.

The Winter Bike Expo seminars this year will address a variety of winter cycling subjects.  The Arrowhead 135 with race organizer Dave Pramann, 45NRTH brand manager Dave Gabrys will be explaining the technology that went into the Wölvhammer and the Dillinger, Winter Bikepacking, Winter Commuting and Winterizing Your Rig are just some of the others.

Admission is free and so are the demo rides.  The Winter Bike Expo kicks off at 9 am and goes until 5 pm with a lot to see in between.  Click here for the event schedule.

Image Credit:  Winterbikeexpo.com
Stick around after the Winter Bike Expo for the Superfat Crit, a criterium race for fatbikes set up on a feature laden course along the railroad trench of the Midtown Greenway.  Racers must have fat tires of at least 3.7" or wider and lights since the race will be conducted in the dark.  Win door prizes and be entered in a drawing for a pair of Dillinger tires from 45NRTH just for participating.

The Freewheel Midtown Bike Center is located at 2834 10th Ave. S. in Minneapolis right on the Midtown Greenway.

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