The world record holder for the Iditirod Trail Invitaional and the 1100 mile Iditirod to Nome race and the 2012 Tour Divide champ – would like to invite you to ...
Sarma, a new player in the fat-bike game, sent us an announcement about their upcoming 80mm Carbon Fat-bike Rim called the Naran. With a projected availability in Mid-December, these could ...
You may have noticed that we are fond of Boombotix Bluetooth speakers for certain kinds of rides and, in the past, we’ve simply clipped the speaker to our backpack strap ...
The Solstice Chase – 50k/25k Fatbike Race – December 21st, 2013 Kick off the Holidays at the Solstice Chase! A 50k/25k Fat Bike race at Big Rock Creek Retreat in ...
The Fatback Sterling is a new tire for your fat-bike from long time fat-bike purveyor, Greg Matyas at Fatback Bikes and we’ve got our hands on a pair for testing. Labeled as a 4.25” with a prominent Hot Patch for the Fatback Sterling name and the manufacturer, Vee Rubber, the tires, sporting a 120tpi casing, […]
Jeff sent us the photo for this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday from Nova Scotia, CA. He had this to say about the shot: Hi there, this is a Pic of my Mukluk 2 I snapped while on a ride this February. I was on a frozen lake near my home in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. The […]
On Thanksgiving morning in Southern MN a group of fat bikers got together for a pre-fattening ride along the Minnesota river. Dan Oachs was the only one not on a fat bike so he did his best to pretend that he had one and filmed the event with a helmet cam. It started off a […]
The action documentary “Cold Rolled” will be released in five weekly installments beginning Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 (Global Fatbike Day). Total length of the film is approximately 20 minutes, however Cold Rolled has been developed as a series of 3-5 minute webisode chapters that will be released weekly, on Saturdays, throughout December and early January. […]
The Midwest Fat Bike Access and Grooming Workshop will take place Jan 9th and 10th on the CAMBA Trail System in Cable, Wisconsin, at The Rivers Eatery in the Ideal Market. QBP, MORC, CAMBA and IMBA are hosting this event. The main event will be held Jan 10th. The Summit is focused on clubs and individuals that are grooming […]
About a month ago we threw the spotlight on Vee’s new fat-bike tire called the Snowshoe. We saw the snowshoe at interbike this year and because of the 26 x 4.7 label on the sidewall, we all thought that this tire would be an alternative only for folks with fat-bikes that could accommodate a bud […]
Our amigo, Ron Stawicki is one of the nicest dudes that you’ll ever run into at a bike race or a trail workday. Ron is a frenquent volunteer at trail building days and is also an ace mountain bike racer that excels at solo 24 hour races! A few years ago he helped found the Waukesha […]
One week from tomorrow is what promises to be the biggest day for fat-bikes, maybe ever! Check below to see if there is a ride in your area that you can join. If there isn’t one, consider getting a group together and do your own! We will have one final list of events that […]
After seeing our previous piece on Fat-bike Art an observance fellow named Adam contacted us about a Fat-bike Art piece his girlfriend Angie did. We got it touch with Angie to see what inspires here and how she goes about making her particular style of art. Here is what she had to say: My name […]
Last week, I shot some questions to Scott Chambers, who is the owner of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series (GLFBS). The GLFBS is getting ready to kick off it’s second season of fiercely competitive fat-bike races from Minnesota to Michigan. New for the 2014 season – the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series will award equal payouts, […]
Catriona sent in this week’s Wallpaper along with this report” On Saturday 11/9/13 we biked 25 miles in from Cooper Landing trailhead over Resurrection Pass in Alaska to the East Creek cabin. The trail was the best any of us had ever seen, dry and frozen. Sunday morning we awoke to snow, which on the […]
Earlier this month Carey Grumelot won the Men’s Icebike Division of the Iceman Cometh Challenge over a field loaded with fast fatties. The Iceman calls their fat-bike division ‘Icebike’. He rode a new 9:Zero:7 – full carbon – Whiteout to victory, so we thought that our readers might want to know a little more about his race […]
This episode of Reader’s Ride(s) features my old amigo Travis’ Love Machine! Travis and I met a few years ago at the 24 Hours of Wausau, held up at Nine Mile County Swamp, plus we’re gnome-fest cousins. Travis is one lucky goucho, because his wife, Kelly, presented this blood red and jet black work of […]
It’s going to be cold. There might be a foot of snow. Some ice might be thrown into the mix. There may be moments of misery, and, mid-ride, you will probably wonder what on earth you are doing. But as you sit by a bonfire and drink a craft brew at the end of the […]
November Fat Bike Packing Written and Photographed by: Ken Blakey-Shell Scotty Q and I had been talking about going on a bike packing trip for months now but something was always getting in the way of a trip actually happening. After too much talk and too little action, we knew the window of opportunity was […]
Brian Duffy sent us this pangalactic shot of his moonlander at Trexler Game Preserve near Schnecksville, PA. If you look close, it looks like Brian has one of our old moonlander patches sewn on his frame bag. What’s the word….Bird? Why not share your fat-bike hijinx with your tio gomez – email me at email@example.com. Ride […]
The opening day of Deer Gun Season is upon us. This time of year, we recommend that you rock the blaze orange, when you’re going to ride in an area that is open to hunting. You can pick up an inexpensive vest at most sporting goods chains, to wear over your regular cycling clothes. Visit your […]
Jeff Jones has been a proponent of the more swept shape of his Hoop and Cut H-Bars for over 10 years and more than a few fat-bikers are using them for their fat-bike adventures. Now, Jeff Jones is getting back to basics, back to the beginning, with a twist. Well, with a Bend. The Bend […]
We published a builder profile of Kris Henry and 44 Bikes last year and have been keeping in touch with Kris, ever since. Kris & 44 Bikes is on my short list of custom builders that I would absolutely love to work with, one day. I take a peek at Kris’ flickr photos from time to […]
Welcome back to continuing coverage of the 2013 Fat La Ruta race from Costa Rica with words and pix provided by Team CoreCo’s Will Muecke. You can look back at Day 1 here and Day 2 here. NO ESCAPING THE HEAT: FAT LA RUTA, DAY 3 (CATIE TO PLAYA BONITA, 120KM, +2,200M ASCENT) Day 3 […]