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UK Fat-Bike Championships Report

Battle on the Beach/UK Fat Bike Championships by Patrick Joscelyne Congratulations to George Budd and Fiona Wilson for winning the inaugural Surly UK Fat Bike Championships at the Battle on the Beach. George Budd (#28) leading the pack across the sand. Surly and their UK Distributor, Ison sponsored the UK Fat Bike Championships and reported to […]

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US Fat-Bike Nationals – Up Close & Personal

Last weekend’s US Fat-Bike Championships at the Fat Bike Birkie was the ‘Woodstock’ of fat-biking. Carlos Santana jammed with Hendrix and the Jefferson Airplane played a 2 hour set! The Fat-Bike Birkie had it all! Mountain Bike legends like Travis Brown and Ned Overend raced the very best of the rising stars of fat-bike racing. […]

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Yeti-Fest 2014

Visiting Levis-Trow felt like a homecoming or sorts for my wife and I last weekend. We left our pack of wild dogs at home and traveled northwest to attend the third running of Yeti-Fest (formerly called the Sweaty Yeti). We were joined by several of our old ride tribe from our days serving time down […]

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Race Report from the Pugsley World Championships 2014

The Pugsley World Championships are really more like a multi-day event, you’ve got the pre-race festivities on Friday night about which very little will be mentioned from here on, the actual “Race for Cash” on Saturday morning and the “Feats of Strength” portion that actually awards the PWC Axe on Saturday night. Today’s report will […]

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Fatbike Frozen Forty recap

By – Michael McColgan   This past Valentine’s weekend, 200 fatbikers showed their love for snowy singletrack by converging on Elm Creek Park’s flowy trails for the Fatbike Frozen Forty, the sixth race in the eight race Great Lakes Fatbike Series. The faithful followers of this site have seen the articles on various trail groomers, […]

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Fat-Bike Nationals After Party and Sunday Group Ride

The Fat-Bike Nationals After Party Cable Wisconsin – March 8th – 7:00 pm The line-up of sponsors for the Fat-Bike.com, US National Fat-Bike Championship – (Fat-Bike Birkie) After Party is Specialized, 9 :Zero:7, Fatback, Borealis Fat Bikes, Boo Bicycles, 45NRTH, 1 Up USA racks, Paul Components, Twin Six and Angry Minnow Brewing. They have all joined fat-bike dot com and the Rivers Eatery in a celebration that will help raise funds […]

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Surly Pugsley Race @ Frostbike

Saturday night at Frostbike (FB), means one thing….The Surly Pug Race! This year featuring the 45NRTH snow lounge. Q somehow sculpted a danish modern living room, conversation pit, lounge, complete with sofas, tables and drink holders and then covered them with white shaggy upholstery….add in two raging pallet fires and twenty cases of beer and […]

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Frostbike 2014

Every February Quality Bicycle Products invites dealers and media representatives up to their Bloomington, Minnesota, world headquarters for Seminars, Social Activities and an Expo. For those of you, that are unfamiliar, Quality (QBP) is the parent company of brands like Surly and 45NRTH (among many others). Frostbike is not open to the general public, so […]

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Event Spotlight – Winterbike (VT)

The Kingdom Trails, Mountain Bike Vermont and Le Grand Fat Tour have teamed up for a third annual celebration of fat-bike revelry. Winterbike is the grand finale of the five part Le Grand Fat Tour and will be the largest fat bike festival the Northeast has ever seen! This year the hot toddies will be hotter, the […]

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I am FAT Two race report

By – Michael McColgan Sunday January 12th was the second running of the I AM FAT, TWO Fatbike Enduro. From the amount of fun had the first two years I thinks it’s safe to say it’s gonna keep on keeping on and if you missed it, start thinking about next year. This is a seriously […]

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Event Spotlight – Sweaty Yeti Fatbike Race

Sweaty Yeti = Old School By Steve Meurette “Old School” : Anything that is from an earlier era and looked upon with high regard or respect. 2014 signals the maturing and legitimizing of the fatbike phenomenon.  What?  Well, when the bike world mega companies like Trek and Specialized finally give in, one knows this isn’t […]

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Alaska – Episode 1 – The Frosty Bottom

I spent the first full week of 2014 in Alaska with the goal of learning about the fat-bike culture of Anchorage. Anchorage is the home of two well respected fat-bike companies (9:Zero:7 & Fatback) as well as a premier frame bag manufacturer (Revelate Designs). I was fortunate enough to spend time with the folks behind […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Badger State Games (WI)

    Here’s a race for all of our readers that are also fans of TPB. The CWOCC just built 7 miles of fat-bike specific trail at “Sunnyvale” Park, in Wausau, for the historic first fat-bike race of the Badger State Games! Wausau is a hot-bed for fat-biking in the state of Wisconsin. Bob Dunnahe […]

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George’s Tuscobia Race Report

Our good Bud and owner of the Broken Spoke Bike Studio in Manitowoc Wisconsin, George Kapitz,  has been racing fat-bikes for a while now and was good enough to send us this report from the Tuscobia Ultra in Northern Wisconsin. General Information about Tuscobia Ultra The Tuscobia Winter Ultra is a human powered run, bike […]

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Event Spotlight – ÜBERWINTERN (VT)

I just can’t resist an event flyer that features a polar bear (or any or the ursus genus) riding a fat-bike – rock’n the lederhosen with a mug of beer in it’s paw. I can’t help myself….it can’t be stopped.   Race Promoters – If you’d like to see your race or festival featured in […]

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Event Spotlight – Shell Track (WI)

(click the flyer to go to the event web-page) Get ready for the fastest and most fun fat-bike race of the season! The course is situated in one of the coolest little gems of a venue that I’ve ever seen. The Shell Track manages to squeeze in single track, double track, and beach all in […]

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Event Spotlight – GRR Race Series & Michigan State Games

  Our amigos from Grand Rapids are back with the GRR Fatbike Race Series. There are six races in the series that culminates with the Meijer State Games of Michigan Fatbike Race in February. For more information visit – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winter-Rush/286421224724526 Race Promoters – If you’d like to see your race or festival featured in an […]

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Event Spotlight – Fat Bike Summit & Festival – Ogden Utah

The 3rd Annual Global Fat Bike Summit will take place over 2 days in Ogden, UT on January 24th and 25th, 2014. The event brings together dealers, consumers, land managers, fat bike manufacturers and media representatives to promote fat bikes’ low environmental impact, seek access to lands currently off limits to bikes, and explores the potential for […]

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Event Spotlight – FROZENFAT (PA)

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 […]

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Race Report – 2013 Fat La Ruta – Day 2

This is continuing coverage of the Fat La Ruta race that was recently completed in Costa Rica. Thanks to Will Muecke of Team CoreCo for the story! You can see Part 1 of the Fat La Ruta coverage here. MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON: FAT LA RUTA, DAY 2 (TERRAMALL TO CATIE, 80KM, +3,200M ASCENT) Day […]

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Race Report – 2013 Fat La Ruta

Friend of fat-bike.com, resident of Costa Rica and leader of Team CoreCo, Will Muecke, wrote over 10,000 words on his experiences racing the La Ruta de los Conquistaodres on a fat-bike, forming the team of fat-bike riders who joined him on the odyssey and the genisis of the idea of attacking this race on a fat-bike […]

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Event Spotlight – Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout (MN)

The 2014 Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout returns with a mixed bag of social rides and races that have made this event incredibly popular. Great trails and huge snow potential make Cuyuna Lakes a perfect venue for a winter fat-bike race and festival. The Whiteout is a part of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series so you can […]

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The Future…

…Looks Fat & Fun! In one month the world wide, fat-bike community is going for a ride. A little something called Global Fat-Bike Day! Find your Celebration or Plan Your Own! Check out tomorrow’s Weekly Dose of Fat for links to GFBD Celebrations!

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Great Lakes Fat Bike Series – Sponsors Announced

45NRTH, a leader in winter cycling gear, has become the title sponsor of the 2014 Great Lakes Fatbike Series. The company, based in Minneapolis, has created award-winning products that provide enhanced comfort and control for the fast-growing sport of winter fatbiking. “The number of people riding fatbikes in the winter is rising at an unbelieveable […]

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