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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:https://summersquatch.blogspot.com/ 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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Event Spotlight – Sweaty Yeti

  Race the best groomed fat-bike trails in Wisconsin, Levis Mounds! According to the race flyer, this is the Premier Midwest Fatbike Race (even though they misspelled Fat-Bike). You can click the race flyer to go to the event web page or visit Bike Reg to go directly to register for the event and, possibly, star in […]

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Stuart & House Win at Fat Bike Nats

Congratulations to all of the new Fat-Bike National Champions! Both the men’s and women’s Pro/Elite Champions, Amy Stuart and Cole House will be guests on Fat-Bike Radio and….you can check out all of the results and all of the new National Champions here – https://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?year=2017&id=3

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Event Spotlight – Big Fat Race – 1/22/17

  Up North in the Chequamegon National Forest, there’s a race coming up that sez it’s a different kind of race. You can click the race flyer to go to the event web page or click HERE to go directly to register for the event. If you go, let us know what was different and stuff. The Event Calendar […]

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Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series

This is the longest running and highest (elevation) Fat-Bike Race series in this great land! Just click on the flyer (above) and you’ll be transferred to the Cloud City Wheelers web page, where you can track down all the essential information to attend one of these fine races. You may even run into samsquantch! The […]

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Event Spotlight – The Farmhand Fat Bike Race

The Farmhand Fat Bike Race is one of the original events that goes way back to the beginning of “fat bike racing” in Michigan! The FFBR is the third event in the, self proclaimed, ‘Largest Fat Bike Racing Series in these United States of America’ the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series. For more info about […]

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South Shore Cyclery’s Frosty Hog

South Shore Cyclery in Milwaukee is a putting on another Frosty Hog in 2017 as a fundraiser to benefit the Cudahy Community Education and Recreation Department in Southeast Wisconsin. The race is held in Milwaukee’s Sheridan Park on the bluffs above Lake Michigan. Awesome views, spectator friendly, short track fat-bike racing at it’s best! Race […]

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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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Fat Bike Birkie Report and Gallery of Photos

This year the 4th running of the Fat Bike Birkie, officially tagged The 45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie, presented by Freewheel Bike, was raced on Saturday March 4th. With 1000 riders registered and a few more on comped entries this was, by far, the largest field in the 4-year history of the Fat Bike Birkie and, […]

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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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Event Spotlight ♦ Big Fat Bike Festival ♦ Homer AK

The Big Fat Bike Festival is a low-pressure fundraiser for the Homer Cycling Club, 2016 will be the 5th annual BFBF! Highlights include a 16 mile beach ride and transportation, obstacle course, t-shirt, good food and brew, raffle and silent auction, bon fires and good time. The ride for the 2016 Big Fat Bike Festival is on Saturday […]

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