Weekly Dose of Bruce – 1-6-17

So Many Events! There's the Winter Color Festival at Southern Kettles and many more! Check out the Event Calendar.

So Many Events! There’s the Winter Color Festival at Southern Kettles and many more! Check out the Event Calendar.

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

Fat-bike Links

The Making of a Fat-bike Fanatic –

Cold spell in Swedish Lapland –

The Monkey Lab builds a 9:Zero:7 Slider mit Rohloff, Ya! –

Bruce’s last beach ride of 2016 –

And…Bruce’s first beach ride of 2017! –

Bruce’s 2017 Bike Lineup –

Manitoba Fat-biking –

Fat-bike World Championships are back in Crested Butte –

Last ride of 2016 –

Windswept Dune surfing with friends –

Michigan Groomed Fat Bike Trail Guide –

Fat-Bike Best Practices from IMBA –

Race Season is about to explode –

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • February 24, 25 – Anchorage, AK – Fat-bike Summit (Friday) and Big Fat Ride (Saturday). For more information, visit

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 –


One Response to Weekly Dose of Bruce – 1-6-17

  1. Erv Spanks January 6, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

    Mmmmmmmmmm… Ribs!