Fat biking trails coming to RRCA

Members of the Raisin Region Conservation Authority receive a $1,500 cheque from Union Gas on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The money will be used to buy grooming equipment to make fat biking trails this winter. Pictured are RRCA General Manager Richard Pilon, Blair Hiseler of Union Gas and RRCA Communications Coordinator Lissa Deslandes. (Richard Pilon/RRCA via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – With fat biking growing in popularity, the Raisin Region Conservation Authority will be grooming trails this winter for the sport.

Fat biking is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires for riding on snow and other uneven terrain.

The RRCA received a $1,500 grant today (Aug. 27) from Union Gas to purchase trail grooming equipment.

Conservation authority General Manager Richard Pilon says it’s exciting to attract more people to their trail network during winter.

The RRCA says it has already met with the United Counties and the Friends of the Summerstown Trails about fat biking trail opportunities.