Outdoor Adventure Expo

April 28 – 30, 2023

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 9
Saturday  10 – 6
Sunday  11 – 5

Sponsored By:

FITS Icebreaker Lakes & Legends Marmot Mountain Hardwear Patagonia


Lakes and Legends Brewing Company logo Lakes & Legends
Official Beer of
Outdoor Adventure Expo
All Weekend

KCM Eggrolls logo

KCM Eggrolls
Friday 4:00 to 7:30

Finer Meats & Eats logo

Finer Meats & Eats
Saturday 10:00 to 6:00

Eggroll Queen logo

Eggroll Queen
Sunday 11:00 to 5:00

$1 Popcorn
$1 Popcorn
All Weekend Long !!!
(Proceeds benefit American Alpine Club scholarship program.)

Kids (12 & under) Spin the Wheel - Get a Prize!
Kids Spin the Wheel and Get a Prize!
Thrifty Outfitters
All Weekend Long !!!
(12 & Under)

Speaker Biographies and Program Descriptions

Amanda Harvey and Elena Alsides-Haynes

Amanda Harvey (she/her):  Amanda had to learn to love winter as an adult after moving back to Minnesota from the warmth of the south.

She began riding and racing fat bikes in 2017.  Winning her first winter ultra in 2019 at the inaugural ‘St. Croix 40’.  Since then she's been looking forward to cold and snow every year, completing the ‘Arrowhead 135’ and ‘Tuscobia 160’ races.

This winter she's looking forward to racing the ‘Iditarod Trail Invitational 350’.

Elena Alsides-Haynes (they/she):  Elena grew up in St.Paul, but didn’t really start to enjoy winter as an adult until a few years ago, despite being a winter bike commuter her whole life.  It took getting a dog and watching her love winter for it really sink in that it was a beautiful season, and from there she learned she could combine her love of bikepacking (of which she has an extensive background) with this new-found love of winter into winter fat bike ultras, of which she did her first last year.

This year she is looking forward to ‘St. Croix 40’, ‘Tuscobia 80’, and ‘Arrowhead 135’ with her good pal Amanda!

A Beginner's Guide to Fat Bike Winter Ultras

This session will discuss riding or racing winter ultras on a fat bike, geared toward the beginner or winter ultra curious.

We'll discuss what these races entail, what gear is required, how to eat on the bike, what to wear and much more.

Sponsored by The Hub Bike Co-op.

Saturday,  Nov. 19th, 11:45a.m.,  Midwest Mountaineering – Expedition Stage

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