In Conversation Talk: Big Tires, Big Ambitions: The Role of Fat Bikes in Recreation and Tourism in Northern Ontario

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Brodie Resource Library - 216 Brodie St S
Event Contact Name: 
Brandon Walker
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Last winter, undergraduate students and instructors from the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism at Lakehead University began exploring how people use fat bikes in recreational and sporting activities.

As one of the first post-secondary courses to be offered on fat biking, Topics in Outdoor Recreation – Fat Bikes: Big Tires – Big Aspirations provides a unique experiential opportunity for students to acquire fat biking skills while also interviewing managers, shop owners and fat bikers throughout Northwestern Ontario and Northeastern Minnesota.

Dr. Harvey Lemelin, professor in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, will host this discussion at the Brodie Library on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 pm.