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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series #3 – 2018 Simpson Desert Challenge Announcement

  Here’s why we deemed March as Fat-Bike Beach Month…Mud. Spring thaw renders most of the trails in our home region unridable in March, because the spring thaw makes our trails suceptable to damage. Different regions and countries have differing rules and customs that off-road cyclists follow to protect the local trails. It’s up to […]

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Event Spotlight – Big Fat Bike Festival – Homer AK

  March is Fat-Bike Beach Month and our amigos up in Homer Alaska have an event that every fat-biker should put on their bucket list. I went a couple of years back and I really cannot wait till I get a chance to return to this grassroots, kick-ass fat-bike party! Visit for all of […]

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Event Spotlight – The Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series

There are  3 races to go in the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series and the Mineral Belt Mayhem is this weekend. Get ready for FUN at the highest fat-bike race series in Colorado! Visit and tell’em that tio gomez sent’chew. Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our […]

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906 POLAR ROLL RACE REPORT – by Leia Schneeberger

The 906 Polar Roll is the final race of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series.  It’s advertised as a 35 Mile race (Actually 41, Thanks Todd) which starts on the main street of Marquette Michigan.  This has taken the top spot for my all time favorite fat bike race.  I was nervous about this one as I’ve never been on […]

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CABDA – Fat & Plus Report

    CABDA is a show held by the Chicago Area Bicycle Dealer Association where vendors and distributors show Independent Bicycle Dealers what they have available to offer their customers for the coming season. It’s a show that has a rich history and has changed quite a bit over the last few decades. This year’s […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships

This week’s video comes to us from the talented specialists at Superior Social Mgmt. The clip really captures a truly great day of racing. The video combines scenes and interviews from the USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships at the Cannonsburg Ski Area just outside of Grand Rapids Michigan. Management and Distribution: Austen Reno Video […]

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2018 Fat-Bike National Championships – Race Report

I spent the weekend over in Michigan at the USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships at the Cannonsburg Ski Hill near Grand Rapids. The race was run by our long-time amigo and all-around cool cat, Nate Phelps with the help of the Westen Michigan Sports Commision. The Cannonsburg Venue was quite a nice upgrade from last […]

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House & Greaser Winners at 2018 USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships

Breaking news from the Men’s and Women’s Pro Podiums for this years USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships at Cannonsburg Ski Area near Grand Rapids Michigan. (L-R) – AMI STUART (4th) ASHLEY CARELOCK (2nd) JENA GREASER (National Champion) SUSAN VIGLAND (3rd) JENNY ACKER (5th) (L-R) – RICK WETHERALD -(4th) WILL ROSS (2nd) COLE HOUSE (National Champion) COREY STELLJES (3rd) ELKIN DAVID ARTEAGA (5th) […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat – January 26th, 2018

  I’m headed to the Arrowhead 135 to take in all of the pageantry of ultra-fat-bike racing up in International Falls. You can follow the action on our Instagram @fatbikedotcom for live updates from the race and Surly Checkpoint 3. You can also follow the race leaders right from your cubicle here – I wonder how […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Crested Butte Fat Bike Worlds

Crested Butte Colorado is throwing their version of the Fat-Bike Whirrled Champ-peen-ships this weekend and it’s an event like no other fat-bike event (at least that I’ve ever been to) Crested Butte is a Colorado mountain town that supports a thriving winter tourism economy and for one weekend a year they focus all of that sweet […]

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The Dose of Fat Podcast Show #132 – USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Champion, AMY STUART & the Surly Llama shares meditations on the Surly Masher

On this episode of the Dose of Fat, Leia Spinner, and Gomez attempt to balance Racing, Beer, and Fun. The show was recorded at the Midwest Family Marketing Radio Studio in Madison Wisconsin. Here’s what’s on the show! We Start the show with the seventh reincarnation of the Surly Llama Mr. Dan Rasmussen – He’s […]

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Event Spotlight Badger State Games (WI) 1/20/18

Wausau Wisconsin hosts the 2018 Badger State Games and the Fat-Bike Race in on January 20th. Details on how to get registered are up on the event webpage. Central Wisconsin has great fat-bike riding opportunities at several trail systems, in Wausau and the surrounding area. The Badger State Games hold competitions in dozens of categories, […]

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Global Fat-Bike Day 2017

December 2nd, is the date of this year’s – GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! Some of you are probably wondering… why are we telling you about an event so far in advance? Well it’s because you are all part of the planning process! It takes time to get all of your ducks in a row, and gather your […]

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The Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series – Starts October 7th!

I know the frost is barely on the pumpkin, but that isn’t putting a dent is the enthusiasm for fat-bike racing here in America’s Dairyland. Our friends over at Wheel and Sprocket just announced their 2017/18 schedule for the the Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race Seiries. The First race is on October 7th, 2017 and […]

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Event Spotlight – Summer Squatch- July 1st – Neillsville, Wisconsin

Thaw your inner Yeti at the Summer Squatch. non-race weekend! Proceeds to the chalet re-build. Info here: Summer Squatch UPDATE: The SS category is now changed from race to “Social weekend” Rides, (womens, fast, slow, photo tours, guided, night etc) camping, Sand Creek Brewing Co. Brew, Pints for the first registered, Hanging out in a […]

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2017 Sea Otter Classic Report – Part 1

  With the near death of Interbike, the Sea Otter Classic has become the pinnacle of the bicycle industry ‘show & tell’ in these United States of America. In addition to every kind of bike racing known to mankind, the Sea Otter presents an exposition area that features every cool bicycle company that you’ve ever […]

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2017 US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship Report

Every March we say that we’d really like to go down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina to attend 2017 US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship, but it seems like it’s always in conflict with both NAHBS and the Fat Bike Birkie. So this year we contacted the race director, Shawn Spencer and asked […]

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Event Spotlight – St Fattys Day – March 18-20

Today Sherman, we set the way-back machine to: March 17th of Two Thousand and Twelve – Destination: Gaylord Michigan! Yes – St Fattys Day returns to the fat-bike event radar screen to punctuate the end of the winter (that wasn’t) of sixteen/seventeen.   Coming Next Week – It’s Spring!  

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Utah Sweaty Yeti 2017

Longtime Fat-biker and Ogden, Utah resident, Mark Peterson sent us this report on the 2017 Utah Sweaty Yeti! Fat-biking has grown dramatically in Utah over the past 5 years. There have been many individuals and organizations that have helped the growth of the local Fat-biking scene. The most important factor, for me personally, has been […]

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Event Spotlight – Hinton Growler – Alberta 2-26-17

  Hinton is a town in west-central Alberta, Canada and they’re hosting the  first annual Hinton Growler Fat Bike Endurance Race is presented by the Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  It is a family friendly event that is held during Hinton’s Winter Magic Festival. THREE ADULT CATEGORIES (AGES 13+, MIXED) : Growler (Expert Class): 3 hours to […]

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