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Fatty in the Falls (WI)

I scanned the race flyer from my windshield #oldschool I found a race flyer stuck in my windshield at the Shelltrack Race for the Fatty in the Falls and then the race director, messaged me this morning and asked if we could share the event. Next thing you know, we’ve got opportunities for more fat […]

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Umeå Fatbike Race (Sweden)

Sunday 19 February 2023 Premiere of a new fat bike race in Sweden! Umeå Fatbike Race is run in the outdoor area Hamptjärnsberget, link to map . Hamptjärnsberget is located approx. 7 km from the center of Umeå and is a geographically hilly, scenic area which makes for a fun course. The start and finish take place at Hamptjärnsstugan, which […]

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NEON NIGHTS : glow with the flow (WI)

Our friends from the Metro Mountain Bikers over there in Milwaukee have an event coming up that’s right up my alley. I’ve always thought that bike festivals and group rides are a lot more fun than a bike race. The Neon Nights ride is a big fat light parade at the sweet Minooka Trail system […]

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The Sweaty Yeti at Levis Mound (WI)

I know where I’ll be on March 4th, 2023! The Sweaty Yeti is my favorite race of the winter season! It’s the real deal. Groomed old-school singletrack situated at the mid-point between Milwaukee/Madison and Minneapolis. this could be one hell of an end-of-winter party! JP will be out on the course pulling the Bloody Mary […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Olso Underground

George Trevis is an English bloke living in Oslo Norway that I contacted about this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. I have a lifelong passion for photography and his image really grabbed my attention. Bike in photo: Surly Moonlander with 4.8 Surly Lou 26:4.8 on clown shoe rims. Running low tyre pressure for the deep powdery snow. […]

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Event Spotlight – Snow Ball’s Chance (NY)

StarCrawf Promotions presents Snowball’s Chance in Port Jarvis New York! Here’s a fat bike event that’s been going on for years that raises funds for the Watershed Trails of Port Jarvis New York! We just wanted to send out a reminder to get registered for the SnowBall’s Chance. If you register by January 1st, you […]

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The Moots Forager brings the Bling

I’ve been riding a Size Large Moots Forager for the last seven weeks. Before there were fat bikes, Moots became synonymous with high-quality – made in US Titanium mountain bikes. They’ve stood the test of time and maintained their brand’s integrity. They’re on their third generation of fat bikes and the latest version, the Forager […]

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5th Annual Frosted Fat Tire Fat Bike Relays (MI) Register for the 5th Annual Frosted Fat Tire Fat Bike Relays today. Pick your team – bring your bike or teams can share a bike. Sunday, January 22, 2023 at The Pit Fitness Ranch. This looks like such a great time! Short-track relay racing with three rider teams. That’s how my first fat bike […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Namibia

Louis Reichert sent in this week’s F(v)T. In the grand scheme of things, Namibia pretty much takes the cake when it comes to getting planetary for Global fat Bike Day. I normally try to say something marginally funny like the International House of Fat Bikes in these situations. The Namibian Desert bumps right up next […]

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Bike Across the Bay (WI)

The North Coast Cycling Association invites you to race across Chequamegon Bay. There’s a 10k and 20k route that probably turns into flat-out drag race at the front end and a fun tour for the rest. The course goes out on the windswept ice of Lake Superior! For more information you can visit the North […]

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Danger Gnome Podcast with George Kapitz at the Broken Spoke Crash Course in Green Bay and International Superstar – Hugh Jass!

The Crash Course Coaches at Broken Spoke Bike StudioKelly, Chris, George, David, and Robb. For this episode of the Danger Gnome Podcast Tio Gomez hit the road up to the Green Bay Area to meet up with our old friend George Kapitz and his Broken Spoke Bike Studio crew for a fat bike skills workshop […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – El Duderino

The Dude! aka Mike Ashby – Or maybe El Duderino sent us a gorgeous shot that might be a first for Wallpaper Wednesday. A wallpaper with a fat bike that’s fully cloaked! The Dude describes his portrait as “Couple years back (in) Bend Ore. – Groomers@Wanoga – All thanks to Gary Meyer and the Groom […]

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Lake McBride Fat Tire Classic (IA)

Click the photo for more information 6th Annual Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Saturday, February 11th, 2023 – Solon, Iowa The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic is a Fat Bike race like no other. Presented by Sugar Bottom Bikes and The Solon Centennial Lions Club, the race will take you around scenic Lake Macbride on […]

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Trek Winter Fat Bike Series (AK)

TREK WINTER FAT BIKE SERIES Merry Masher – DEC 28, 2022 Icy River Rampage – FEB 4, 2023 Blue Booty Blitz – MAR 1, 2023 Click the Flyer for more Information Our amigos at the Trek Store of Anchorage and Billy Flamingo Stud Nuggets host a 3 race series in the birthplace of fat bikes, Anchorage, Alaska. I want to send a big shout-out and thanks to our Fatbassador to Alaska, Travis, for giving us the […]

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Trailyard Valparaiso (IN) Winter Race Series

The Hoosier State has a really cool fat bike race series run by a coffee shop/restaurant & bar/outpost called Trailyard located just outside of Valparaiso, Indiana. Trailyard is located next to a 14-mile groomed set of trails called the Creekside Trails. Their race series features 4 races. Click the photo for more information about the […]

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Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series (CO)

Click the Flyer for more Information The highest fat bike race series in the gnation is hosted by the Cloud City Wheelers in Leadville, Colorado. The series features five races that have to be on every fat biker’s bucket list. Mark your calendars and start sewing your costume! Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve […]

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Short’s Brewing Fat Bike Series (MI)

Back for another winter, the Short’s Brewing Fat Bike Series offers some of the best fat bike races in Michigan! The mission of SBFBS is to highlight groomed fat bike trails in Northern Michigan and to get more people outside when the snow flies. Fat bike racing is laid back, friendly and fun. Few types […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – NoDak

Our long-time amigo Jason Durick sent in a painted sky portrait of his fatty from NoDak. Jason shared, “Here’s a shot of my Borealis taken today at Wildwood Park which is located near Columbus, ND.” That’s all it takes to be featured on Wallpaper Wednesday. A little bike porn for your computer screen back home […]

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2022 Fat Biker’s Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the Holiday Gift Guide with something for everyone that has a fat bike enthusiast on their holiday shopping list. This year, we surveyed our Bike Black Ribbon Society brain-trust for what they’d like to see under the tree and researched diverse and creative gifting solutions for months on end. We started working on […]

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JayP’s Backyard Fat Pursuit 2023 (ID)

January 6-8, 2023 – 60K or 200K | Bike, Ski, Run – Island Park, Idaho The world record holder for the Iditarod Trail Invitational and the 2012 Tour Divide champ –  would like to invite you to come and do a race in his backyard. Of course, we’re talking about the one and only-  Jay Petervary […]

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Pie Burner – Toy4Tots Ride – Nov. 26th (MN)

Click Here for more Information! Get your holidays started out on the right foot at the Pie Burner Fat Bike Ride and Toys for Tots (toy drive) up in the Iron Range in Minnesota. Just go ahead and click on the flyer to visit the event page for all of the details on how you […]

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Framed Minnesota gets a Makeover

Back in the winter of 2014 Framed bikes released its first fat bike and it had a significant impact on the fat bike market to this day. The Framed Minnesota was the first thousand-dollar fatty and that affected the price points of the other few bike companies that were producing fat bikes back then. The […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Eleven Year Anniversary

It’s the eleventh anniversary of our Wallpaper Wednesday Column! To celebrate, we’ve gathered the wallpaper images that we’ve shared over the years on or around the middle of November of each year along the way. 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Today’s Wallpaper comes to us from Jim Fisher […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – The Friendly Arctic

I’ve been lucky enough to get to meet some of the most incredibly talented people in the fat bike world. Two of the most talented are Bjørn Olson and Kim McNett. I met them at the Homer Big Fat Bike Fest in Alaska before big corporate fat bikes started sponsoring their expeditions. I’ve followed them […]

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NEW! Esker Cycles Introduces the Walden Ti

Esker Cycles introduces the Walden Ti fat bike.  Following their entry into Titanium with the popular Japhy Ti and Hayduke Ti models, Esker is bringing out the Walden fat bike in the wonder metal, with the Portage Dropout, refined geometry, and excellent ride quality that all Esker models are known for.  “At Esker, we strive […]

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