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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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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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2014 ITI Leader Photos by Adam Miller

There are currently three riders that have broken away and are on a record breaking pace at the Iditirod Trail Invitational. Tim Berntson, Kevin Breitenbach and Alec Petro are in the lead pack with Pete Basinger and Francis Lambert about two hours back from the three leaders. Alaskan native, Adam Miller from Borealis Bikes has […]

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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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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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Tom’s Arrowhead Diary – Part 2

This is a continuation of our Amigo’s sitreps from the Arrowhead 135. You can read part 1 here - http://fat-bike.com/2014/01/toms-arrowhead-135-diary-part-1/ Still Day 2 (the day before the race) -  Went for our final equipment check. I ride to this spot rvery year. The pogies are nice. The little storage pockets hold stuff that I grab along […]

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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 – 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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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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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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Maah Daah Hey 100

Written by: Dan Spengler   The Maah Daah Hey trail is that kind of new and untested condition. A hundred miles of single track that skirts Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands of North Dakota, the MDH has been our dream destination. The trail is a point-to-point ride in mostly desert-like conditions with no available […]

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Race Report – 8 Hours of Cannonsburg

Written by:  Ken Blakey-Shell Race promoter: Fun Promotions When: June 8th, 2013 Where: Cannonsburg Ski Area A couple weeks ago a friend and riding partner named James Gomez tossed out the idea of riding the 8 Hours of Cannonsburg to Scott Quiring and I. The race is held at the Cannonsburg Ski Area by Grand […]

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Fat WORS ♦ #3 Wausau

Written By George Kapitz Photos By Kari Lewis Scheppman I ran a new set of race wheels on the Beargrease at the Red Eye Rondezvous in Wausau. Friday night I went through the routine of setting up the new Northpaw rims and Knard tires tubeless. With the help of Dave Powell, Jimmy K, and “Busch […]

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Fat WORS #1

Written By George Kapitz Photos By Kari Lewis Scheppman Editor’s Note : The Wisconsin Off-Road Race Series (WORS) is the largest state mountain bike race series in the country and this year they opened up a special Fat-Bike Category in all twelve of their races. Our amigo George is going to share his WORS experiences […]

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FAT BIKE Championship – JAPAN

Our amigo, Nakashima Kurato checked in today to share some photos and results from this past weekend’s Fat Bike Championship at the 26ism Asagiri trail park” near Toyota City, Japan. The Fat Bike Championship was run in conjuction with the Singlespeed Japan Championships and some the racers in the fat-bike category embraced the weird, wild and […]

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Chilly Blues Challenge ♦ Beach Race ♦ 4/20/13

FAT SAND RACING comes to South West Michigan! The start time is 1:00 P.M. You have two hours to finish an 18 mile route directly along the shore of Lake Michigan. (South from Grand Haven to Port Sheldon and back) Successful completion of the challenge puts you in the running for fab prizes! You must check-in at […]

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Barry Roubaix ♦ Fat-Bike Podium

  I took a quick trip around to the other side of Lake Michigan to shoot pictures at the Barry Roubaix last Saturday. I saw a lot of our fat-bike friends over in Michigan and you may have seen Danielle Musto’s recount of the race that we published on Monday. I wanted to share the […]

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Danielle Musto reports on the Barry Roubaix!

Written by: Danielle Musto The Great Lakes Fat Bike Series wrapped up this past Saturday with the Barry-Roubaix, a “killer gravel road race” in Hastings, Michigan. Racers had the option of racing 24, 36 or 62 miles. The fat bike category was in the 36-mile division. I felt very relaxed going into this race.  I had […]

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Fat-Bike Birkie – Part 2

First up, check out our interview with the Fat Bike Birkie Men’s 45K winner, Jorden Wakeley, who is also the new Men’s Great Lakes Fat Bike Series Champion! Plus, the rumor mill was in full churn at the Fat Bike Birkie with the weekends #1 yarn being that Ned Overend would be racing on Saturday. […]

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Event Spotlight – St. Fatty’s Day

  Sven, Puck and I went to this last year and had an absolute blast! Shorts Brewing makes some delicious craft ale and the cat that runs this race Casey Buckleitner, knows how to throw a race party! We saw bikes from Bob Keller, Scott Quiring and 616 at the race last year. Crazy Good-Times! […]

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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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