Weekly Dose of Fat & Valentines Day Gallery 2014

Happy St. Valentines Day!

Blue Lug - Tokyo Japan

Blue Lug – Tokyo Japan

It snowed in Tokyo for the first time in 18 years, so I pinged our amigos at Blue Lug to see if they all got out on their fat-bikes and Wakako sent me back some great pictures.

The line-up of sponsors for the, US National Fat-Bike Championship – (Fat-Bike Birkie) After Party is starting to grow. 9 :Zero:7, FatbackBorealis Fat BikesBoo Bicycles, 45NRTH1 Up USA racks, Paul Components and Angry Minnow Brewing have all joined fat-bike dot com and the Rivers Eatery in a celebration that will help raise funds for the expansion of fat-bike specific trails in the nearby Chequamegon National Forest.Two dollars from every Angry Minnow River Pig Pale Ale purchased will be donated to the Namekagon Fat Bike Club and there will also be a jighnormous, opulent, raffle of prizes donated by our generous sponsors. We will, literally have more fun than a keg of gnomes! Stay tuned for more info about this historic little celebration in the coming weeks!

All of you kids have been so great with sending your uncle gomez, incredible photos of your fat-bike fun, so I’ve added a gallery below the news links to celebrate your efforts! Don’t be shy about contacting me at

Noticias Bicis Gordas – NatGeo goes Beach Riding – Fat Sapporo Beach – Freedom Ride – Land of the Free? – Fat Chile – Homeslice – Powderkeg Video – Raduno! – T-race on her Arrowhead 135 Win – Sonya Looney gets Fat(back) – Our Homie in Homer, AK – – More fresh snow – Getting lost  -Sand Road Trucker – Report on the Moose Brook Fatbike race in New Hampshire as told by the Men’s winner. – And a report on Moose Brook from the women’s winner. – Fatbikes really do make you smile – Lots of snow in Chicago – More fatbike access in Hibbing!

2 Responses to Weekly Dose of Fat & Valentines Day Gallery 2014

  1. Steve February 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm #


    Where’s that trail? Can you recommend anything between Duluth and Grand Marais for some good XC riding?

  2. Doug February 15, 2014 at 10:30 am #


    The picture was taken on the Munger Trail in West Duluth. A DNR trail maintained rail trail between Duluth and Hinckley. In the winter it’s groomed for snowmobiles. Bikes aren’t prohibited from using DNR snowmobiles trails in the winter. I display a MN snowmobile trail pass ($36) when I’m out on the trails and I always yield to the snow machines. Stopping all the way to the right and letting them pass. Since I ride on the hundreds of miles of snow machine trails around Duluth, I’m not as familiar with trails further up the shore. But I do know people ride on the NorthShore trail which runs the length of the north shore. I’ve also heard of people riding the snow covered forest service roads in the Superior National Forest. Stop and get a map at a Ranger Station like the one in Tofte.

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