Top

Archive | Races

2017 US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship1 (3)

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 […]

Continue Reading 0
hintongrowler_julietempclip_color

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 […]

Continue Reading
yetislider

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 […]

Continue Reading
usa-cycling-fat-bike-national-championships-2017-1-of-1

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

Continue Reading
15871668_1244705975575401_6489418005359454786_n11

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 […]

Continue Reading
2017winterseries-slider

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 […]

Continue Reading
29571

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 […]

Continue Reading
p9290175

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 […]

Continue Reading
nick.gap

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 […]

Continue Reading
325551_10150628071562482_207206011_o

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 […]

Continue Reading
birkie

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 […]

Continue Reading
pic 1

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 […]

Continue Reading
12745718_985066544904167_3557949674576011422_n

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 […]

Continue Reading
IMG_4838

2015 Simpson Desert Bike Challenge Report

  By :  Euan Pennington “It’s the French Line.” Four words, but as Hipsters might say, it could get Cray Cray.  Last year I ran support for a rider on the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, I was undecided if I would indulge again this year, then the email arrived.  The French Line.  Mad not to. […]

Continue Reading
P1160510

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 […]

Continue Reading
menspropodium

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 […]

Continue Reading
sugarcayne slider

Event Spotlight – Sugar Cayne Bike Fest 5/30/15

Another Sugar Cayne Bike Fest is going down this weekend and this year it’ll be up at Billerica BMX Track, in Massachusettes! The fest will host competitions for BMX, MTB, Cyclocross, Fat-Bikes, Strider/Balance Bikes (my favorite) for all ages and skill levels. The Billerica BMX Track is newly designed with fresh new features. Registration is from 9-11am. SCBF competitions start at […]

Continue Reading
BJS_3767_sweaty_yeti_fatbikedotcom_5

Yeti-Fest (Two Reports in One)

By Steve Meurett and Evan Larsson The rookie and the race director.  Two essential partners to make any race a success.  You can’t have one without the other. The race boss dictates keeping the ducks in a row, “i’s” dotted and “t’s” crossed while the rookie brings unbounded enthusiasm to a race that could be […]

Continue Reading
11025260_237951629708428_321993540561890562_o

2015 Fat Bike Birkie Video by Fresh Sights Digital Media

My old gnome-fest cousins Joe and Renee from Fresh Sights Digital Media were up at the Birkie National Championships with their drones and cameras and captured this grand and sweeping view of the largest fat-bike race that we know of….dare we say the largest fat-bike race in the world? Thanks for sharing this with us Joe & […]

Continue Reading
10422229_630046313763198_6136983751601863145_n

Duluth Winter Enduro Gets Rad At Spirit Mountain

Duluth is the new epicenter of getting rad in the upper Midwest, and the upper Midwest is the epicenter of progressive fatbike use. So naturally, the first downhill/enduro specifically for fatbikes took place at the city-owned Spirit Mountain, side by side on the ski hill with the regular crowd of knee droppers and knuckle draggers. […]

Continue Reading
TrioFlyer2015-540x700.jpgslider

Event Spotlight ♦ Talkeetna Trio WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Last week was the Pugsley Fat-Bike World Championships, so in the year that we enjoyed two US National Fat-Bike Championships, it only makes perfectly logical sense that we should also enjoy two World Championships! This one is run by our amigos at Speedway Cycles and is Sponsored by Denali Brewing, so get ready for some […]

Continue Reading
fatsandy slider

Fat Bike Sandy – March 21st, 2015 – East Texas

Our Amigos from Chumba USA are hosting the first fat-bike race Texas has ever seen! Benefiting: Sam Houston Trails Coalition and Erik’s Ride: Racing the Tour Divide for the Gift of Hearing Event details can be found on the Facebook Event Page (facebook.com/events/855121037873871/?fref=ts) or contact us at fatbikesandy@gmail.com for more info. To sign up visit: bikereg.com/the-fatbike-sandy […]

Continue Reading
pwcslider

Event Spotlight ♦ Pugsley World Championships

  Wanna know where Sven and I might rather be this weekend? PWC in Decorah is where all the action is… Click the flyer to find out all of the details that can be explained and then get ready for some old school, fat-bike FUN! Send us a race Flyer! Register your Race. Festival, Demo or Group […]

Continue Reading
A couple of legends from Durango!

USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships – Race Report

    When USA Cycling announced the first sanctioned Fat Bike National Championship, Sven and I decided that we would send someone there to cover the event, because it’s a significant milestone for fat-bike racing. We try to bring the coolest and most interesting fat-bike news, reviews, culture and events to our readers and both […]

Continue Reading
yetislider

Event Spotlight ♦ Yeti-Fest ♦ 2/28/15

  One of our favorite trail systems in Wisconsin is hosting one of our favorite events! Long time amigo and Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Steve Meurett, is your host for all things fat-bike fun at Yeti-Fest – February 28th, 2015. You can get more information by clicking on the race flyer or visit www.yeti-fest.com! Send us […]

Continue Reading
FBB slider

Fat-Bike Birkie – Register Now!

It’s snowing in Hayward, and it’s getting that much closer to the Fat Bike Birkie! The next fee deadline is also coming up on February 1. They’re at just over 600 participants already signed up and with a cap of 750 this year, it looks like it’s going to sell out soon. If you haven’t signed […]

Continue Reading