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The ITI from Kathi Merchant, race director Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska

Written by Kathi Merchant, Race Director, Iditarod Trail Invitational The Iditarod Trail Invitational race, the qualifiers to get into this by invitation only race and the annual ITI winter training camps in Alaska. When I moved to Alaska in 2002 from Germany  I did not know that a decade later fat biking as well as […]

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Fattest Frostbike Ever!

  Every February Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) invites their dealers and media-volken, like Sven & I, up to their Bloomington, Minnesota, headquarters for Social Activities, Seminars and an Expo. It’s an event where ‘historically‘ some of their brands, have  launched new product. QBP is the parent company of brands like Salsa, Surly and 45NRTH (among many others). Frostbike […]

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VMBA – Krampus Raffle

    The Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) has partnered with Surly and The Old Spokes Home, to put on a bike raffle to raise money for trail grants and advocacy in Vermont.  VMBA is working hard at expanding FAT bike access on state and federal land and this raffle is key to that effort. “Donate 5 […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Yeti-Fest ♦ 2/28/15

  One of our favorite trail systems in Wisconsin is hosting one of our favorite events! Long time amigo and Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Steve Meurett, is your host for all things fat-bike fun at Yeti-Fest – February 28th, 2015. You can get more information by clicking on the race flyer or visit www.yeti-fest.com! Send us […]

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Fat-Bike Birkie – Register Now!

It’s snowing in Hayward, and it’s getting that much closer to the Fat Bike Birkie! The next fee deadline is also coming up on February 1. They’re at just over 600 participants already signed up and with a cap of 750 this year, it looks like it’s going to sell out soon. If you haven’t signed […]

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Event Notice – USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships – February 14th, 2015

Ogden, Utah and Powder Mountain are the site of USA Cycling’s Fat-bike National Championships. This is your chance to win one of the first-ever fat-bike Stars-and-Stripes jerseys! Check out the event flyer for more info or go to http://www.usacycling.org/2015/fat-bike-nationals for course info, eligibility requirements and other rules for participation.

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Event Spotlight ♦ The Snowball Special

(click the race flyer to go to the event web-page) The first annual Snowball Fat Bike Race on the Sun Valley Nordic Trails! The “Snowball Special” was the name of the Union Pacific Railroad’s ski train which carried skiers from stops in Southern California to beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho, from 1958 to 1972.  Many LA […]

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The Sram Ice Cycle Expo at The Iceman Cometh Challenge

Before Fat-Bikes were around, the Iceman Cometh Challenge was the culmination of each year’s mountain bike race season around the Great Lakes. Now that (midwest) fat-bike racing is in it’s 4th season, the Iceman has become the pivot point between mountain bike race season and fat-bike race season. (Even though Fat-Bikes are Mountain Bikes). Located in the beautiful […]

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4th Annual Global Fat-bike Summit January 23-25 at Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, WY

Fat-bike.com has been added to the list of sponsors for the 2015 Global Fat-bike Summit to be held in Jackson Hole, WY January 23rd-25th, 2015. The Global Fat-bike Summit is hosted by QBP, along with Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Hoback Sports, Wyoming Pathways, and Mountain Bike the Tetons/IMBA. The Global Fat Bike Summit combines a fat bike […]

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The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

  Desert Challenge 2014 By – Euan Pennington   “There’s a corrugated highway leading north from Port Augusta lined with battered cars that didn’t rate a tow, Salt plains out of Pimba, and your eyes begin to stream…” The song was circling my head, because we really were north of Port Augusta, heading for the […]

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Global Fat-Bike Day ♦ December 6th, 2014

Two years, ago a couple of very clever Brits came up with an idea for a grass roots – worldwide – fat-bike holiday, that would bring the fat-bike community together, like nothing we’ve ever seen before or since! December 6th, is the date of this year’s – GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! Some of you are probably wondering… why […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Snow Epic Switzerland

  The Snow Epic is Europe’s first winter bike fest, a fat-bike event held in the idyllic town of Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Participants can compete in 5 events over 3 days, each with its own distinct character. visit  http://www.snow-epic.com/ for all the details The Best Fat-Bike Event Calendar on the […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Funny Fat Festival (Italia)

  We welcome you, once again, to the International House of Fat-Bikes! This week we have an event spotlight for the Miss Grape – Funny Fat Festival in and around Livigno in the Italian Alps. The fun includes night rides, an overnight bivvy and the incredible sights, sounds and smells of the Alps! Click the […]

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Event Spotlight – GnomeFest 11

What can we say about GnomeFest that hasn’t been said before? We could say that it ROCKS! We could give you a link to the fat-bike radio interview of the founder of GF moderating an interview of a past Mayor of GF along with the current Mayor. We could share what Dirt Rag said about GnomeFest […]

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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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