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Hinton, Alberta

Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  Our goal is to develop, maintain and promote the best possible mountain biking opportunities around the Hinton area, while ensuring responsible and safe practices in environmental conservation, trail construction, trail maintenance and riding.


Hinton Growler

The Hinton Growler is a fat bike endurance race presented by the Hinton Mountain Bike Association. It is a family friendly event during the Town of Hinton's Winter Magic Festival in February.

February 10, 2018

SECOND Annual Hinton Growler Fat Bike Endurance Race!


Every February, Hintonites join together to create something amazing. Town Divisions, local nonprofits, teams, organizations, businesses; they all contribute and host events to contribute to the overall festival. Two weeks of winter activities, ranging from winter sports through cultural pursuits, break up the monotony of the cold weather and bring together residents and visitors alike to revel in the winter wonderland. 

Winter Magic 2018 runs from February 10-25. You can find a calendar of events, or download our pdf here!


Hinton Growler Fatbike Race Events

Race Results

 2018 Hinton Growler Final Standings

2018 Hinton Growler Final Standings

Helmets are mandatory for all Hinton Mountain Bike Association events and programs.

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Event Information

Location:  Maxwell Lake ( Hinton,AB)

Date:  February 10, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Event Schedule:

  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM  - Registration / Check-in
  • 12:00 PM - Root Beer Race (Kids 12 & under)
  • 12:30 PM - Racer Meeting
  • 1:00 PM - Mass Start (Growler & Howler)
  • 2:30 PM - Howler Category Ends
  • 4:00 PM - Growler Category Ends
  • 4:30 PM - Awards (Howler & Growler)

Entry Fees: 
$20 for HMBA members
$25 for non-members
Kids 12 and under are free!

How to Register:

  • All participants ages 13+ can register online.  Online registration to be opened soon!
  • Kids 12 and under register in person with a parent or guardian on the day of event.
  • All minors (under 18) must have a parent or guardian sign their waivers on the day of the event.

Other event information:

  • This is a FAT BIKE ONLY event (adult categories).
  • Tires must be 3 inches wide or more and studs are permitted.
  • Race course will be on groomed trails. 
  • Kids (12 and under) can ride regular bikes in the Root Beer category.
  • Vicious cycle will have Norco and Specialized fatbikes for demos!
  • Jay Hoots will be the MC for the event
 Hinton Growler beanies will be on sale - limited quantities!!

Hinton Growler beanies will be on sale - limited quantities!!


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