Global Fat-Bike Day 2018

December 1st is the date of this year’s – GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! Some of you are probably wondering… why are we telling you about an event so far in advance? Well, it’s because you are all part of the planning process! It takes time to get all of your ducks in a row, and gather your regional fat-tribe for some world-wide group-fun. So consider this your early reminder, to mark your calendars and get that process started. This event is purely a grass-roots, community-based dealio. no sponsors, no entry fees, no t-shirts, no commercialization and no worries…..just, one of the best times, you have ever had on a fat-bike! GFBD isn’t owned or run by any commercial enterprise or Trail Advocacy Organization. GFBD belongs to everyone that has a fat-bike and wants to celebrate! Everyone is invited to get together and join in the fun and DERBY!!

On December 1st, 2018, people from all over the globe, will get out for a ride on their fat-bikes!  They’ll go for a solo cruise or maybe make plans to gather their fat-bike amigos, for a group ride! This isn’t a competition to see who can host the largest gathering. Every GFBD celebration that celebrates the joy of riding a bike is equally awesome. Don’t forget your camera, because part of the Global Fat-Bike Day celebration will include sharing your experience, through photos and video! Use the hashtag #GFBD2018. The world fat-bike community is ready to learn more about this year’s GFBD so regional ride organizers, please share your plans for the event! Use social media and discussion boards to promote your celebration. Drop us a note at and we’ll post links to your GFBD rides in our Weekly Dose of Fat reports leading up to the date of the event.

This year’s GFBD banners were Designed by Tak Yamamoto for our 2016 GFBD Design contest. (updated for 2018). Feel free to use the design for your local or regional ride, or design your own banner!

Think about how exciting it’s going to be when we all come together in groups and get the opportunity to celebrate ‘the Ride’. The idea behind GFBD is for the entire fat-bike community to go for a ride together and then….maybe derby it up!

Global Fat-Bike Day – Join in the Fun!


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Northern Italy – Altopiano di Asiago, near the city of Vicenza –

Northern Illinois – Lakewoods Forest Preserve –

West Central Wisconsin – Levis Trow Mounds –

Wisconsin’s Middle Coast – Point Beach State Park –

Pocono Mountain Pennsylvania –

Sarthe (Le Mans) France –

Connecticut  –

Ireland –

Minneapolis, Minnesota –

Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin –

Davenport, Iowa –

Northern Wales – UK –

Lincoln, Nebraska –

East Lothian, Scotland –

Mankato, MN –

Hopkins, MN –

Two Harbors, MN –

Champlin, MN –

Malakka City Malaysia –

Red Deer Alberta Canada –

Muskegon, MI. –

Cedar Falls Iowa –

Sleepy Hollow State Park, MI –

If you’d like to see your Global Fat-Bike Celebration added to the list (above) please email the details to tio

4 Responses to Global Fat-Bike Day 2018

  1. Erv Spanks August 24, 2018 at 1:08 pm #


  2. Allroy August 24, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    Can’t wait!!!

  3. Jason September 5, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

    Duuh, what’s a “derby”?

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