Cyclists in our area had the chance to race on a unique course today. Myrick Park held the Smashing Fatties Race to exercise and race fat tire bikes. A fat bike is a bike with a tire three inches or wider and makes it easier to ride in snowy conditions. Local bike shops and bikers volunteered their time and items for the winter race where competitors were timed on a roughly one mile long route. Organizers say fat bike riding like today is growing rapidly in popularity. It feels faster even though you’re going slower and you’re riding on usually a much narrower trail but there are a lot of people who buy these bikes and these are the bikes that they ride all year long. So it becomes their regular mountain bike, for some people it’s a commuter, but today its their race bike. ORGANIZER, FAT BIKE RACE The race was free to attend but donations were accepted that went toward a fund for the trail.