We find ourselves, once again, in prime time, fat-bike race season! There’s an event every weekend, between now and the Ides of March. This week, I worked on my travel schedule and I’m visiting Michigan and Minnesota for starters, but first……we’re going to slip over the border and record the Weekly Dose of Fat Show #118 before a group beach ride at Illinois Beach State Parkon Sunday. You should come out and ride, if you’re in the area. If I weren’t there, I’d be at Ullr Fest out in Colorado, because that event looks like so much fun!! There’s also a race at Kettle Moraine (above) and CamRock! It’s just an insane amount of fat-bike fun and entertainment up in here. You have to tune into this show to hear how a Local Racer beat Fat-Bike National Champion, Will Ross at a race in Milwaukee. We’ll try to have the WDoF Show #118 up on Sunday before midnight.
I guess I should explain the “Bruce” in this week’s title – We’ve featured links to Bruce’s Blog every week for well over five years, is in his honor, this week’s news digest is the Weekly Dose of Bruce
The Making of a Fat-bike Fanatic – https://www.adn.com/outdoors-adventure/2017/01/04/the-making-of-an-alaska-fat-tire-fanatic/
Cold spell in Swedish Lapland – http://www.bikelifeinswedishlapland.com/2017/01/05/cold-spell/
The Monkey Lab builds a 9:Zero:7 Slider mit Rohloff, Ya! – http://cyclemonkeylab.blogspot.com/2017/01/9zero7-fat-bike-with-rohloff-speedhub.html
Bruce’s last beach ride of 2016 – http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/12/last-beachride-of-2016.html
And…Bruce’s first beach ride of 2017! – http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2017/01/new-years-day-beachride.html
Bruce’s 2017 Bike Lineup – http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2017/01/2017-bike-line-up.html
Manitoba Fat-biking – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/fat-bike-winter-trail-riding-manitoba-1.3915286
Fat-bike World Championships are back in Crested Butte – http://www.summitdaily.com/news/sports/the-2017-fat-bike-world-championships-are-back-in-crested-butte-jan-25-29/
Last ride of 2016 – http://thebottombracket.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-last-day.html
Windswept Dune surfing with friends – http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2017/01/windswept-dune-surfing-with-friends.html
Michigan Groomed Fat Bike Trail Guide – http://www.mountainbikemichigan.com/MBM_fatbike_trails.htm
Fat-Bike Best Practices from IMBA – https://www.imba.com/resources/land-protection/fat-bikes
Race Season is about to explode – http://www.greatlakesfatbikeseries.com/
Quality Bicycle Products Announces 2017 Fat-bike Summit Schedule
- January 19 – Des Moines, IA Fat Bike Summit in conjunction with the Iowa Bike Expo. For more information, contact Mark Wyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- January 20–21 – Tahoe Fat Bike Summit and Festival, Northstar California Resort Friday Fat-bike Summit, Friday evening presentation by Salsa/45NRTH pro ultra-endurance athlete Jay “JayP” Petervary. Saturday Short Track Races and Demo Rides. For more information and registration, visit https://tahoefatbike.eventbrite.com.
- February 17– 19 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Northeastern Fat-bike Summit and Festival. Event activities include: Friday Fat-bike Summit, Fat Gat Race on Saturday, Post Race Party, and Sunday Recovery Ride. For more information, contact Kent at email@example.com.
- February 24, 25 – Anchorage, AK – Fat-bike Summit (Friday) and Big Fat Ride (Saturday). For more information, visit bigfatride.com.
Fatter by the Lake Live Radio Show
Our amigos down at Zion Cyclery are hosting a live taping of The Weekly Dose of Fat Show. It’s gonna be like going to see the Lovin Spoonful at rib-fest with return of JK Livin! After the show, there’s a bike ride down the beach and we’ll probably derby a few rounds, because the winner of the championship round of DERBY wins a Felt Cruiser! Click the link for all the details – https://www.facebook.com/events/1105724419540080/