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Michigan Fat-Pack

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 […]

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Second Anniversary

  Two years ago my first story published on fat-bike.com. Since then, many of our amigos and hundreds of our readers have contributed content and carnival to the pages of fat-bike. Sven and I truly appreciate, from the bottom of our hearts, all of our readers and sponsors. We look forward to sharing fat-bike news, […]

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Beach Ride & Unicorn Hunt

Disclaimer: No actual unicorns were harmed in the filming of the the Bike Black Ribbon Society’s Beach Ride & Unicorn Hunt. This post is rated NC-17 and should be viewed by mature audiences only. Eleven amigos answered the call to come out and hunt unicorns on the third coast of the big whiskey last weekend. […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Beach Wheelie

And then there’s this from Bruce Mathieson: aka: the coastkid. Bruce is the Viceroy of  Scottish Beach Cycling and rides, one hell of good wheelie! His clips of exploring the scenic beach riding around East Lothian, have inspired thousands – (myself included!)  A trip to Scotland to ride fat-bikes on the beach is, most definitely, on my […]

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The Landing

  Some of our readers across the net asked to see the splash down of our amigo, Eric, busting out a dead sailor off of the ramp that we built, at last weekend’s beach party. We didn’t have any photos, but we do have some video! Watch Eric stick the landing….and don’t try this at […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Pink Sky

Jason Liddell took this shot of his 9:Zero:7 with the magic light of the East Lothian coastline bathing the beach in colour. You can see more of Jason’s photographs at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jason-l/. Triple F is a weekly feature, designed to inspire fat-bike fun, fueled by submissions from our readers. Would you like to help? Send your uncle […]

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¡ Angry Andy Gets Down (Under) !

Down Under Holiday! Written by: Andy Oleson Ok, This story can’t progress another word without giving a HUGE shout out to Kath n Kedan Griffin, fellow BBR test pilot, Chris Zito, and MURU Cycles head man – Wayne Chapman! For without their great generosity and help this story would be non-existent.  I’ve had the good […]

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ShellTrack Race Report

Story by Josh Gabriel Photos by George Kaptz & Craig Smith Manitowoc’s second annual Fat-bike race on the now notorious Shelltrack is in the books and as the saying goes, ‘What a difference a year makes.’ Just one year ago, Fat-bike fanatics were laying down fast laps in short sleeves, this year riders were layered […]

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BIG FAT BIKE FESTIVAL (Homer AK)

Every now and then an event comes along and really grabs my imagination and the Big Fat Bike Fest is that event! The photo’s that I’ve seen and the satellite views of the Homer spit have me captivated. I find myself looking at air fares and scheming ways to get to Homer for the first week of […]

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True Confessions of Two Fat-Bike-Beach-Rats

Ecrito y fotografiado por Julio y Gomez Julio caught ‘beach-fever’ sometime last year and he’s been planning a fat-pack ever since. Somewhere along the line this summer, we agreed to take a little fat-bike adventure together and this is our beach-rat, ride report. We figured the weather could get dicey in late October, so we kept […]

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Old Man Mountain Sherpa Rear Rack

I’ve wanted a great rear rack solution for my Nuvinci N360-equipped Schlick Northpaw for some time and had previously used a Planet Bike Versarack. While I got the Versarack to work OK, it was not ideal for the Seattle Sports Rain Rider panniers I have. The main issue was that the effective straight rail on […]

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The Illinois Riviera

The Illinois Riviera – Written and Photographed by Julio Like most cyclists, I enjoy a mid-week evening group ride.  On a recent Wednesday night, rain appeared eminent and the night’s ride looked like it was a wash.  Normally when this happens, I either look to fit in a quick, impromptu road/gravel ride from home or […]

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Lake Superior Fat-Pack ~ Part Two

…continued from part one  DAY TWO We awoke to a sunrise that looked remarkably similar to the hazey Mars sunset from the previous evening. After some oatmeal for breakfast, we loaded our packs and headed out under beautiful azure skies. We also had a nice tail wind blowing at about ten miles per hour that […]

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Lake Superior Fat-Pack ~ Part One

About a year ago, I started to dream about a multi-day beach riding trip in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Someone from my past life had told me tales of how Lake Michigan ended as a shallow whisper against the southern edge of the deliciously underpopulated U.P. I hatched a plan, where four or five riders would tag […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ~ Lindisfarne

This week’s fat-bike video is from Gary Buckham – aka – Pugsley on Patrol. This is how Gary describes his clip…   Day trip on the Surly Pugsley to the island of Lindisfarne, off the Northumberland coast. Route took me across the tidal causeway, then clockwise around the island on the beaches and dune trails, […]

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Fat-Bike Surfari ~ Beach Riding Research

Fat-bike beach riding isn’t always peaches and cream. Sometimes you ride the beach…and sometimes the beach wears you like a prison jumpsuit. Last month, Sven, Puck and I went to explore a new section of beach north of Milwaukee. It was windier than a fifty pound bag of politics and Lake Michigan was rock’n real good. […]

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Fat-Bikes on a Ferry

Four of us rode the High Speed Ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon last week to meet up with some Michigan amigos to enjoy 3 days of beach riding. We left our cars behind and spent the weekend in Grand Haven (about 20 miles south of Muskegon). Between our friends in Grand Haven and Liisa  - […]

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six-1-six – fat tandem preview

We just returned from another Michigan beach riding excursion, where we were treated to a sneak peak of 616′s new fat tandem. Talk about an attention getter! Aaron Joppe, from 616, was kind enough to bring out this work of art, so we could get a few impromptu photos before we all headed out for a […]

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[MI]tten Made of Sand ~ Episode Uno

The Michigami Way Twenty-six years ago I received my first mountain bike. I rode the hell out of that Porsche Red, Rockhopper. My brother in law, Al, and I rode along the power lines and by the orchards surrounding Scott Lake in SW Michigan. That’s about the time we explored Fort Custer Recreation Area for the first […]

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Fat-Bike Dreams

For the last few weeks, the last thing I think about, before I go to sleep, is called Big Eau Pleine. It’s a park up in Marathon County, Wisconsin that I’ve frequented over the years. While I’ve ridden my bike there, it isn’t what I would call a mountain bike destination. Big Eau Pleine (BEP) […]

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(Fat) Sub 24 Hour Overnight – (S24O)

I’ve had this idea in my head about bikepacking my fattie on the beach for awhile now. Mis amigo, Cale just came back from a long trip in Baja, that made the trip planning itch, all the stronger. In the past month I’ve traded email and read stories from experienced fat-packers that make a pretty […]

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Baja Beach Adventure – Part 2

When we last left we were bedding down for the evening in a crazy windstorm. Well, the next morning wasn’t any different, we awoke to a solid 30mph wind out of the south. Upon packing up camp I noticed I had a rear flat so before we could head out I had to patch the tube. This […]

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Baja Beach Adventure – Part 1

For years I’ve been sort of captivated by the idea of multi day bikepack trips on the beach, starting with some initial forays on the shores of Lake Michigan and then doing some exploring around my new home in Southern CA I’ve been testing the waters for years but had yet to fully commit. But a few things pushed […]

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Full Moon Beach Ride(s) – Spread the Word

Sven has a dream…a dream, where fat-bikes from around the globe, gather together, under the light of the full moon to ride the beaches, coastlines and dunes, from Alaska to the to the white sand beaches of Florida…from coastal Scotland to the deserts of Mongolia…..New Zealand and Australia…..Japan and Hawaii – a world-wide fat-bike group ride. […]

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Fatbiking in the “Offseason”

Spring has sprung, at least in the northern hemisphere! It happened here in good ole WI at 12:15AM on March 20th and while the weather is already acting like summer, the end of winter officially closed the season for fatbiking. Sorry, you can all go home now. Hey! Wait a minute, I hear you saying, I […]

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