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UP Field Trip – Bearclaw Bikes TŌWMAK

The second leg of my recent trip to the Upper Penninsula of Michigan took me to the east side and the tiny hamlet of Moran, home of Bearclaw Bikes. Moran is near the gateway to the Eastern UP not too far from Mackinac Island Ferry but far enough away to fly completely under the radar […]

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Spring Bike Safari – Made U.P. Lake Ehfect

I’ve had a plan to get up to the UP to ride for at least a couple of years. Ever since Jason at Bearclaw Bikes announced their drop-bar fatty called the TOWMAK I dreamt about returning to the vast Huron National Forest and its hundreds of miles of rustic roads, trails, and beaches. So when […]

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2022 Sea Otter Classic Bike Expo (Part 1)

The 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental was last week. Racers, fans, and our favorite brands gathered at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California! I walked the aisles of the expo to bring you the latest and greatest products coming to the US market from all of the best companies. It […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat – Black Fly-Day 2021

Let’s just jump right in with Nick Barbetta’s Krampus on the north rim of grand canyon! #visualslpendor Newness Leialoha Concetta Sousa-Sommo Fat Biking in Alaska Terrene released their new tweener 27.5 x 4.3 Yippy Ky Yay fat bike tire this week. It’s sort of a goldilocks fat knobby varietal for the ‘one tire does it […]

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Da Crusher 40 EX Race Report – by JP Syverud

Todd Poquette is at it again. He loves creating super hard races in the most secluded spots in the UP of Michigan, changing the course every year. This year he outdid himself. His goal, for participants of the 40-mile event, was to experience Mosquito Gulch. Mosquito Gulch is a long stretch of nasty boulders. There […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – A Trail for Everyone

Downieville, CA – Feb 23rd, 2021: Home to hundreds of miles of maintained multi-use trail, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) is creating a Trails Master Plan, laying out a world-class multiple-use trail system, providing an economic recreation asset for severely disadvantaged communities across Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties in the Lost Sierra region of […]

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Fat-Tribe Funskis

We’re back with another Faturday morning post featuring photos from our readers from all over the place. Let’s get right to it! My friend, David Tinnes, suggested I submit some pics to your site. Yesterday’s ride was quite glorious. After work, I went for a solo ride through two local parks. I expected to only […]

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Fattest Day Ride – Pagan Bike Chicanery at Levis

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 […]

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UK Packrafting Meet Up

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 […]

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2019 MTBA Australian Fat Bike National Championships – by Simon Rimmer

Fat Bikes might have been crafted for the snowfields of the northern hemisphere, but they’re as equally at home on loose trails, muddy tracks, and sandy beaches……….and that’s where they’ve captured the attention of Aussie riders ‘cause we’ve got plenty of incredible beaches surrounding our Great Southern Land. Arguably one of our best beaches is […]

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Fatventures in Alaska and the Chugach Fat Bike Bash

By Betsy Williford Photos by Rich Loftin Alaska, the Last Frontier.  A land so vast, so wild, full of beauty, wildlife, big mountains and impressive glaciers.  One can only fully grasp all of these descriptors by traveling there and experiencing it for yourself.  A few weeks ago I, along with my husband, finally made my […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Morocco

It looks like fat-bike tourism has taken off in Northern Africa. Fat-Bike Poland and United Cyclists sent us this video clip that’s narrated in Polish with English subtitles. You can read more about their time touring in the Sahara Desert on their blog – https://www.fat-bike-sahara.pl/english-info. Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your […]

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Raid Trans-Mauritania

Philippe Berruyer was part of the very first edition of Raid Trans-Mauritania (RTM) run last month (February 2019). He sent us some striking photos that sent me down the wormhole of discovering more about the East African Nation of Mauritania and the RTM. Mauritania is on the east coast of Africa and right next to […]

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