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Event Spotlight – The Big Fat Bike Festival – Homer Alaska

Big Fat Bike Festival 2017 Registration is Open! The 6th annual Big Fat Bike Festival hosted by the Homer Cycling Club will take place on the weekend of March 17th-19th. Get more details and register at www.HomerCyclingClub.org Ed~ This is an event that I was lucky enough to attend two years ago. Unbelievable beach riding and the […]

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Interbike Outdoor Demo – Day 2

  Day Two – Outdoor Interbike in the Dirt – Today I rode a bunch’a bikes, but I primarily focused on the Plus side of the force. However there was one exception, in the form of the Otso Voytek. Yesterday, I crowned this bike the belle of this here Interbike Ball, so I felt like I […]

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GnomeFest to help rebuild Levis Chalet

Probably the most misunderstood aspect of this mountain bike festival, with the curious name, is its charitable nature. Behind all of the fun, this event and their counter-culture group of cyclists have helped support trail systems, all over Wisconsin. Over the past dozen years GnomeFest has channeled all of the proceeds from the event, directly to the various […]

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Video Race Report – 2016 Simpson Desert Bike Challenge – by Martin Solms

There are not many fat bike races in the world that involve complicated logistics, dedicated support crews, 3000miles of driving, and a whopping 300 miles of multi-day, one-way stage racing.  But if this type of event takes your fancy, then welcome to the Australian Simpson Desert Bike Challenge.   Following on, from our race reports published […]

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Chugach Fat Bike Bash Report – By Lee Hart

Mother Nature did not play fair with the inaugural edition of the Chugach Fat Bike Bash March 18 – 20 in Valdez, AK. Here’s a couple videos from the crit and the finale of the rodeo, the Big Air, Big Splash. We had a great time during the Ursa Major Northern Lights Criterium that kicked […]

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Event Spotlight – White Mountains 100 – By Matias Saari

The White Mountains 100 starts Sunday north of Fairbanks and boasts perhaps the strongest field in its six-year history. “The competitiveness is incredible in almost all categories this year,” race director Joel Homan said in an email. “Of the three categories (ski, bike and run) for both male and female racers, all but one winner from last […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Fat Tom K’s Birkie Vid

Fat Tom K, from Manitoba, captured this year’s Fat Bike Birkie in four minutes! Tom also shared some thoughts about this year’s race. Could this year’s race be BIGGER and BETTER?! Well, the 2016 version was all that and more than the great race I have enjoyed the last two years! It wasn’t just that it has […]

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NAHBS Fatness Report by Thad Carson

  In an attempt to be in 4 places on the same weekend, Fat-Bike.com Central Command, engaged operation ‘Black Magic’, with the assistance of two Bike Black Ribbon sleeper cells, housed deep underground in decommisioned government missile silo’s, across the great plains of these United States of America. Our agents are genetically predisposed to bicycles and bicycle by-products like beer, surprise and […]

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Fat Bike Birkie – Quick Report

Will Ross repeated as the 47K Fat Bike Birkie winner for 2016! Brad Bingham was a close second. Jenna Rinehart was the first in the Women’s 47K again this year with April Morgan coming in second! Meanwhile, Matt Acker edged Jeff Hall at the line and that should give Matt the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series […]

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Fat Bike Birkie After Party – FATurday Night FEVER!!!

It says on the Fat Bike Birkie website that we’re sponsoring the Fat Bike Birkie Post Race Party. It’s gonna be all…FATurday Night Fever with live Gnomes and a Whiskey Sponsor. So, after the race on Saturday, venture over to the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley for an evening of fun, music, gnomes and prizes! The party rages from […]

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Iditarod Trail Guide by Kevin Breitenbach

The Iditarod Trail Invitational is coming up at the end of February. With options of 130 miles to Finger Lake, 350 miles to McGrath, or 1000 miles to Nome. I was lucky enough to ride to McGrath the past three years. Since im not racing it this year, I thought I’d write up a little […]

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2016 ROVANIEMI ARCTIC WINTER RACE VIDEO

The Rovanemi 150 Arctic Winter Race is Europe’s ITI Qualifier and is in it’s fifth year! Check out the action from this year’s competition in this video that the event shared today. More than 100 racers signed up this year. There are three different distances (66k, 150k and 300k) and three different categories (on foot, by fatbike or […]

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US Open Fat-bike Beach Championships Are Returning to Wrightsville Beach, NC in 2016

Ben Brown, 2015 Expert Division Champion, will defend his Championship at this year’s US Open Fat-bike Beach Championships photo by Bill Baggett Making it’s 2nd appearance on Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina event chair Shawn Spencer is finalizing details on The 2nd Annual US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship, scheduled March 11-13, 2016, in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. “Fat-biking  is […]

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Ogden Fat Bike Summit Registration is Now Open – Presented by QBP

QBP is again hosting Fat-bike Summits! This year the focus takes on a more regional approach with the recent Fat-bike World Championships having just hosted one in Crested Butte. Now, we have more information on the upcoming Ogden Regional Fat Bike Summit that will take place on February 26th, 2016. Registration for the Summit is Free […]

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Patrick’s Report From the Snow Bike Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland

Our man in Gstaad, Patrick J. Sweeney, sent us this report form the recent Snow Bike Festival held there. The Snow Bike Festival is a stage race in true European style with 4 stages over three days. Thanks, Patrick, for the report from Gstaad! Check out www.YouTube.com/PJSweeneyAdventures for more on Patrick’s adventures. The Author outsprints the third place finisher […]

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Freewheel’s Winter Bike Expo Sit/Rep by Deathrider

The Freewheel Winter Bike Expo, located on the Midtown Greenway in the heart of Minneapolis recently concluded. The Expo, in it’s fifth year had something to offer every winter cyclist. While the bike shop itself appeared to be, business as usual, with a bustling crowd of cyclist ordering and enjoying coffee and snacks, the real […]

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Fat & Single – The Fat-Bikes of SSUSA

Last weekend, I sidled my way into an invitation to this year’s edition of Singlespeed USA (SSUSA) up at one of my favorite trail systems, Levis-Trow. It wasn’t too hard to do, since our amigos and gnome-fest cousins, Brett, Spinner & Chewey were running the show. It was a perfect opportunity to hang out with […]

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Saddle Drive 2015 – Part Deux

It was another picture perfect day here in the ‘tah of Ute’ for Saddledrive 2015! You can parlay a gander at the pixels that I herded onto the site, yesterday, in a post called ‘Saddle Drive 2015 – Part One‘. All you have to do is click here. So here we are in Part Deux of our […]

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Saddle Drive 2015 – Part 1

Our amigos at QBP hold a show out west near their Ogden, Utah distribution center called SaddleDrive every summer. This is a show for bike dealers and is not open to the public, so we made the trip out here to share all of the new hardwear with our faithful readers. The show is held […]

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USA Cycling Makes Fat-Bike Nationals Announcement

 The following is a news release from USA Clycling Fat Bike Nationals return to Ogden in 2016; Move to Grand Rapids for 2017-2018 Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 14, 2015) – USA Cycling is pleased to name Ogden, Utah and Grand Rapids, Mich. as the host cities for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Fat Bike National […]

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