Fat Tribe Friday – GFBD 2020 – Positive Vibrations

It’s pert near fall so that means that it’s time to think about the OG of fat-bike holidays – Global Fat-Bike Day. As we’re all aware, this year is fraught with pandemic concerns and I’ve been spending a fair amount of time trying to come up with a plan that addresses everyone’s concerns. I have to admit that I’m stumped.

Fat-bike Fun at the Sweaty Yeti – photo by ~gomez~

I keep on seeing an image of my head of a large group of riders standing next to their fat bikes with big fat grins and the camera catches each person’s exhaled breath (because of the cold). On one hand, there’s a group of people having fun on fat-bikes – on the other hand, the clouds of exhaled vapor clouds send up red flags regarding the potential spread of the virus. Therein lies the dilemma at hand. I really would like to try to avoid a debate about the pandemic but I’m asking you groovy cats what you think that the best course forward should be for GFBD 2020. Please post your comments below or email me at with GFBD as the subject. Please try to keep your message positive. GFBD is a celebration of fun on fat-bikes. Our hope is that we can all work together to find a way to make Global Fat-Bike Day 2020 exemplify those kinds of Positive Vibrations!

Now let’s celebrate fat-bike Friday with photos from our readers all around the world!

Chris Battershill is a photographer based in the UK. He sent a shot of his Specialized Fuse along the coast.

The one and only, Jeff Wriker is back with a trip to Sonic and a rider cockpit that boggles the mind! These shots were taken in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Charlie Vogel sent us a series of beautiful images from Marshalltown, Iowa

Mindy Howe won our PDW/Tifosi Contest! Mindy is from Phillips, Wisconsin.

Terry Johnson with a shot of his 5:Zero:9 Jabbit at Powell Butte near Portland with Mount Hood in the background.

Alan Young shared this shot of Joe Purves-Smith at Burke Mountain in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

Gabe Kutcher sent in a shot of his Advocate Watchman in Alaska!

Would you like to see your Fat-Bike in our Next Fat-Tribe Friday Post?

Send your pics and videos to uncle and if you include your mailing address, we’ll send you some stickers (see below). Even if you live in a faraway, distant fat-bike paradise. Some of you might even receive a gnome when you least expect it….that’s the way of the gnome.


6 Responses to Fat Tribe Friday – GFBD 2020 – Positive Vibrations

  1. thub September 19, 2020 at 5:07 pm #

    Let’s all wear balaclavas, ride and party.

  2. jeff September 22, 2020 at 10:58 am #

    we will likely plan a route and a sign on poster and let people do the course over an 8hour period rather than a grand sendoff

  3. Allroy September 22, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

    This will definitely be one to remember. We may just have to give a good deal more space between riders. I for one am really looking forward to GFBD. ????

  4. Bret September 23, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

    Wait a minute. Is Gomez from the South? I didn’t know people from the North used the term ‘pert near’.

    • Gomez September 24, 2020 at 7:52 am #

      I’m pretty sure that I’m not even from this planet.

  5. Byrone October 18, 2020 at 6:39 am #

    We’ll just be ridin’ along like we have all year. Keepin’ It small and keepin’ our distance and not sharin’ trail treats.