Normally we feature the bike of one of our readers in a Reader’s Ride(s) column, but today we’re taking a look at a ride that Mark “Jake the Snake” Jacobson took last month that is visually stunning. We had featured Jake on Wallpaper Wednesday, and today he’s taking us for a ride in the High […]
The Danger Gnome Podcast welcomes Geo Kapitz and Jason Lowetz to the program to talk about the Snow Crown Race Series and the Bearclaw Bicycle Co. Tomak
We share reader’s photos from New Mexico, Minnesota, Belgium, Canada, Alaska and Idaho!
Three generations of Bluetooth Speakers – L-R Boombotix OG, Noxgear 39g & Boombotix Mini Hi, my nombre esta es Gomez and I’m a gadgetaholic. I’m especially addicted to gadgets that play music. I remember all the way back to the 1960’s, when I was just a kid, we would listen to WLS (a Chicago top […]
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 […]
It’s August amigos! It’s almost time for the great gnome migration to begin and we’re smack dab, in the middle of them ‘dog days of summer’. Check out the Cedaero Dog Days of Summer Contest and you might win some cool stuff. We’ve got some photos from our readers to share today for your perusal. […]
Shortly after launching the #fattestdayride celebration, I started to think about what I should do to celebrate the Solstice. I thought that a pagan weekend of bike chicanery at Levis sounded like a good plan for what mi amigo, Erv Spanks reminded me is the third fat-bike holiday on the calendar. I somehow managed to […]
Cast in the mold of Global Fat-Bike Day the Fattest Day of the Year – aka the Summer Solstice has always been a great target for getting out and enjoying the very first moments of Summer (or Winter if you live in the Southern Hemisphere). In the past few decades, mi amigos and I usually […]
Fat Bike Fun From Around the Globe!
Video Interviews with Charlie Hobbs, Jeff Price, John Climber, and the Coast Kid, Bruce Mathieson about the UK Fat-Bike Scene, Packrafting, and more.
Fat-Tribe Friday is back with a coast to coast – North, East, South & West – all across the US representation of fun on bikes! Bob Bernoth is a fan of our Podcasts from New Hampshire. Dudley also hails from the Granite State and he sent us some pretty hilarious stuff along with this shot […]
Ritchey Outback V2 Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) per year, and most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, and it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes. Updated for 2020, the […]
Fresh Gallery with photos from our amigos con el Tribe de Fat!
Adam interviews the man behind Stillwater Oklahoma’s District Cycles and the Mid South Gravel Race, Bobby Wintle! Links District CyclesThe Mid South Gravel Race Come see Adam at World of Bikes
We’ve been fans of Old Man Fat Bike (Jens) for a long time now and we’ve featured a couple of his videos on FvT. After watching his newest release we talked and today we’re proud to Announce that Old Man Fat Bike is our official Fatbassador to the Ozarks! So you can look forward to […]
A couple of fun facts came to light in the interview with Heather and Corey Stelljes for the Danger Gnome Podcast Birkie Special. For instance, if you’d like to know about Corey’s bike set-up for his back to back wins at the Fat Bike Birkie or listen to what Heather thought about a full season […]
Bags…Bags…get ya bags here. I have fallen in love with bags on my bikes. What used to be a simple “under the saddle” bag with a tube, tire lever, multi-tool and maybe some CO2, has evolved into carrying keys, phones, pumps, snacks and oh, maybe, just possibly, a few adult beverages for the mid-ride social […]
News Release – April 1, 2020 – Rensselaer, Indiana Pelebong Bikes is proud to announce the first Pedal Assist All-Terrain Exercise System that combines cycling, legal marijuana, and video entertainment!- Now you can hit the trails and the bong harder than you’ve ever done before. All while staring at your strava, streaming humorous cat videos […]
Due to the current state of Pandemic and numerous closures and in an abundace of precaution the 2020 race has been cancelled. We are working on dates for the 2021 event and will make an announcement as soon as we lock it down. When the date is decided (it is tidal dependant and […]
Editor’s Note – Garret Olson gets the Artist Profile treatment today from Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot – JP Syverud. Garret is no stranger to the Fat-Bike department of stickers and decals. Before we take a look at JP’s artistic experiment, let’s visit some of Garret’s talented artistic expressions that we’ve turned into stickers. Toast […]
2020 Saratoga Fat Bike Rally Feb 8, 2020, Saratoga Spa State Park, The Warming Hut Since 2015, humans of the Fat Bike tribe have descended upon a small state park in Saratoga every February for the mandatory fun and camaraderie known as the Saratoga Fat Bike Rally. The 6th version of the Rally saw more […]
Dr. John – Iko Iko – spurred a thought in my imagination that could possibly address the rumblings that folks from around the interwebs share with us about the timing of Global Fat Bike Day and the dicey conditions that early December can sometimes present. Fat Tuesday is the perfect new International Fat-Bike Holiday! Two […]
Join the Homer Cycling Club at the Big Fat Bike Festival and make it Epic!
I made a trip to what I like to call the belly of the beast, Schaumburg, Illinois, yesterday to browse groovy cycling wares at the CABDA Midwest Expo. CABDA has been around for a long, long time. Way back in the last century, the shop that I worked at (ABC Cyclery) used to prep and […]
Editor’s Note – we should probably try to set some parameters for what we’re referring to when we talk about a ‘legacy fat-bike’. Legacy fat-bikes usually have a drive train with more than one front chainring. They generally have quick-release skewers instead of thru-axles. They might have a fork with front axle spacing that is […]
I’ve been looking for a way to express my thoughts about how popular culture looks at people with a BMI of 30 or more. I’ve always thought that we should look at the heavier cyclist the same way that we look at singlespeeders. So I’d just like to take this opportunity to say to everyone […]
John ‘Climber’, one of Fat-bike,com’s friends decided it would be a great idea to get people who are packraft curious together in North Wales, UK. Luckily for me the venue was just a 1 hour drive away which was on the shores of Bala lake. However the attraction of trying out packrafts attracted people from […]
Let’s kick it up a few notches… Summer, this time of year is when I start thinking of shorter days and colder temps and with that brings Global Fat Bike Day. This year the date falls on December 7th for peeps from all around our universe to get out on their own or with a […]
Fat-Tribe Thursday is a distant cousin of Throwback Thursday. Back in the day, we used to share photos from fat-bikers from around the world under the byline ‘Fat-Tribe Thursday’. It’s sort of like a modernized version of the “Magic Mirror” bit at the end of Romper Room. I don’t remember why we picked Thursday, but […]
Today’s video has the International House of Fat-Bikes seal of Approval! Tres amigos in matching green shirts chronicle their trip to Western Australia and the good times roll! This is Episode one, so follow FatTraction on YouTube to see more from these cats. Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your […]
When I was a kid my older brother and I used to reenact the great battles on All-Star Wrestling in the living room of our house. Before Hulk Hogan and the WWF, All-Star Wrestling reigned supreme in the 1970s and early 80s. The back of the sofa would served as the top rope as my […]
509 Jabit III 27.5+ at Hartmans Creek State Park (WI) Photo by Kurt Geiger Welcome to Summer 2019! We thought that it would be nice to celebrate the first day of Summer with an old school WDoF post like we used to do before we started the podcast with the same name. I’m headed to […]
Our friends at ZuZu Pedals worked with David Schulta on this video that captures a pretty freak’n good afternoon of bike fun! Check out more about the day at – The First Funduro Thanks again to everyone that made the day possible!
Before we get into our May Foto Gordo Contest, let’s award some prizes to some folks that attended our ultra smurfy beach bike rodeo from last weekend! Best Jello Mold Morpheus Mash-up goes to – Erv Sparks! Steve Pirelli – Puff the Magic Dragon Wins Best Costume Best Crash goes to Greg Hahn with an […]
photo by Chris Zito I’m sitting at my desk feeling exponentially luckier than I usually feel, which is saying something because I consider myself to be one of the luckiest humans on earth. The reason that I’m filled with an extra dose of gratitude is probably, in large part, enhanced by the feeling you get […]
I was drawn to Afterglow Lake Resort by their incredible social media photo-stream. The intense sunset photography made me think back to shooting Kodachrome slide film and spoke to one of my life-long passions (photography). And it didn’t hurt that their photos feature two Bernese Mountain Dogs along with a Golden Retriever at the lodge to […]
Leia, Spinner & Tio Gomez are joined in the studio by Patricia, the Race Director of the Up to Snow Good Dual Slalom Race to be held at Tyrol Basin Ski Area in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin on February 9th, 2019. For more info visit – http://www.uptosnowgood.com/ We close the show with a segment recorded in […]
2019 LEADVILLE WINTER MTB SERIES TENNESSEE PASS NIGHT JAM JAN 19TH REG. AT 4 PM RACE STARTS at 6 PM $25 / $20 for CCW Members 12 MILE COURSE THROUGH THE TREES WITH A MIX OF NORDIC TRAILS AND A SWEET DH SINGLETRACK FINISH TENNESSEE PASS NORDIC CENTER @ SKI COOPER WINTERBIKE @ COPPER MTN […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is from one of our long-time amigos, Tom McDonald. I found this shot in my Wallpaper Folder from last year’s images, yet I knew we had never published this particular image. We’ve shared quite a few of Tom’s photographs over the years and Tom won a photo contest that we ran […]
Kirsten Scully promised that she’d send us a new video of her beautiful backcountry fat-bike tours in western Mongolia and this week’s Fat Tuesday feature is a compilation of Roundsquare Adventures’ 2018 summer trips. They guided three fatbike trips in Mongolia last year and also took a group of pro bikers from SEAT cars to make a promo […]
Just Send It! The first of its kind in Wisconsin, Up To Snow Good dual slalom is an intense, heart-pounding and spectator friendly bike race. There will be costumes, music, rowdy crowds, klunkers and epic wipe-outs because this race is on snow! What is Dual Slalom? The format is simple: in less than 60 […]
I just returned from attending the first ever Birkie Ladies Fat Bike Getaway. With so many women starting to fat-bike, I thought that I would attend and write about the experience. The weekend event took place up in the Hayward-Seeley-Cable area of northern Wisconsin. I have skied the Kortelopet once and felt kind of apprehensive […]
How can you go wrong with free beer, tacos & vodka drinks? Michael’s Cycles in Prior Lake Minnesota is having a Fat Bike Swap Meet this weekend. Buy/Sell/Ride? Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. Everything on our event schedule was hugged onto the interwebs […]
This episode of the Dose of Fat Podcast was recorded at the Midwest Family Broadcasting Studios in Madison Wisconsin. Leia, Spinner, and uncle Gomez talk about USADA drug testing in the first half of the show and then we welcome special guest Amelia Kegel to talk about the Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race Series! […]