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Event Spotlight – Fat Bike Summit & Festival – Ogden Utah

summit logoThe 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 local economic growth opportunity such access can bring.

The two-day event, co-sponsored by Quality Bicycle Products and Ogden City, combines educational seminars, a fat bike expo, a festival, and a race. The first day will consist of educational seminars focused on fat bikes’ uniquely low environmental impact and the revenue potential generated by allowing fat bikes access to public lands. Day two presents the festival and expo, with hands-on opportunities for guests to learn more about the bikes by riding them and talking with representatives from various fat bike brands. Races for both advanced and beginner fat bike riders will be included.

Previously hosted in Island Park, ID, the Fat Bike Summit moves this year to Ogden, UT, an outdoor recreation mecca and home of QBP’s west coast distribution center. In recent years, the city of Ogden has been building a reputation as an accessible, versatile center for cyclists, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. The city has concentrated on public land access, trail building, and building in-town bicycle-friendly infrastructure. These investments are reaping rewards, and organizers of the Summit are leveraging this success as evidence of the economic viability of allowing greater land access.

The Global Fat Bike Summit  will also feature a fat bike race that will take place at Mt. Ogden Golf Course nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch range. You can choose from Advanced/Elite or Novice/Beginner categories.  The Novice/Beginner course is roughly 15K and will begin at 11am.  The 25K Advanced/Elite flight will start at 1pm.  Riders will make 4 passes through the Expo and Festival area where they will be cheered on by local spectators and heckled by their favorite pals.  Stick around afterwards for raffles, liquid recovery and local fare.

The first 150 participants to register will receive this commemorative bottle opener so be sure to register early and save your place at the starting line!

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The 2014 Fat Bikes Summit takes place January 24th and 25th, 2014. The expo, demo rides, and races will be held in the foothills above the city on the grounds of the Mount Ogden Golf Course and will be hosted by the GOAL Foundation and Ogden City. The GOAL Foundation is a local non-profit that encourages people to “Get Out And Live”® through participation and volunteerism at local events.

 

Summit Schedule

Day Time Event Location
Friday 10–11:30am Land Mangers Educational Seminars (Must register to attend) The Summit Hotel
11:30am–12:30pm Fat Bike Demos for Seminar Attendees The Summit Hotel
12:30–1:30pm Lunch for Seminar Attendees The Summit Hotel
12:30–4pm Land Mangers Educational Seminars The Summit Hotel
5–8pm Global Fat Bike Summit Pre-Party Hosted by TRP Alleged/Moxie
6pm Sundance Film Festival Screening (Tickets required) Peery’s Egyptian Theater
9pm Sundance Film Festival Screening (Tickets required) Peery’s Egyptian Theater
Saturday 9am–12:30pm Race Registration & Packet Pick Up Mt. Ogden Golf Course
10am–4pm Festival & Expo Mt. Ogden Golf Course
11am–3pm Demo Bikes Available (Must stay on test track) Mt. Ogden Golf Course
11:30am–3pm Games & GOAL Kids Zone (Fat bike games, hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting, food, and more) Mt. Ogden Golf Course
11am Beginner Race Start (Race time approximately 1 hour) Mt. Ogden Golf Course
1pm Advanced Race Start (Race time approximately 2 hours) Mt. Ogden Golf Course
3pm Awards/Raffle Mt. Ogden Golf Course
6-10pm After Party (Open to everyone) Roosters Brewing Co.
Sunday 6pm Sundance Film Festival Screening (Tickets required) Peery’s Egyptian Theater
9pm Sundance Film Festival Screening (Tickets required) Peery’s Egyptian Theater
10am Industry Fun Ride (Guided ride open to everyone, demo bikes will not be available for this ride) Snowbasin

For more information about the Fat Bike Summit & Festival visit – http://fatbikesummit.com/

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One Response to Event Spotlight – Fat Bike Summit & Festival – Ogden Utah

  1. Mark Peterson December 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Awesome!