"Ride out" the Winter in a totally new way!

Combine Roman Gladiator chariots with chuckwagon racing and dog sledding to rethink how Edmontonians experience winter! As part of the Flying Canoë Volant Festival, MADE (Media Architecture Design Edmonton) is hosting a call for entries for custom-designed chariots to be built, assembled harnessed and pulled along by a pair of winter-ready fat-bikes. Check out this video to see highlights of last year’s event: 

MADE is looking for teams to design, build and assemble these chariots and then harness them to two fat-bikes.  Teams can be of any size, but each racing team will be comprised of two fat-bike riders and one chariot pilot.  Teams will race against each other for glory and prizes!  

The race will be held on an outdoor course in La Cité Francophone as part of the Flying Canoë Festival on Saturday, February 4th, 2017. The course is a schoolyard measuring approximately 500 metres in length (please see attached). Have a chariot but no fat-bike? Or have a fat-bike but no chariot? No worries! Just let us know and we will endeavor to pair riders & pilots together! This race will also take place regardless of weather conditions or snowpack, so please be prepared!

As well, check out the rest of the great activities happening as part of Flying Canoë Volant Festival for tons of winter fun games, activities & entertainment

Do you have a design and want to test it out? Our friends at the Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival have set aside space for us near Alberta Avenue to test out your prototype on Saturday, January 14th!  This event will also give the public a sneak peek of what to expect!

The Call for entries opens: Thursday, December 1st 2016

Please email your submissions, registration and/or questions to:


Entry Fee: $30/team member payable on Eventbrite

Design Brief: Click Here

Chariot Pilot trial: January 14th, Deep Freeze Winter Festival (Alberta Avenue)

Chariot Race: February 4th, Flying Canoe Festival (La Cite Francophone)

Please visit joinmade.org/winterus-maximus/ for updates and additional information!


MADE Co-Chair Sam Singh (780) 935 2052 singh.sam@gmail.com

MADE Member Nadir Bellahmer (780) 952 9495 nbellahmer@hotmail.com

Flying Canoë Volant David Malenfant (780) 463 1144 flyingcanoe@lacitefranco.ca