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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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Valdez Fat Bike Bash – April 5th – 7th – (AK)

Valdez Alaska hosts a parade, rodeo, cross-country and downhill events all in one action-packed weekend! The pictures from this event are incredible! This one is on my bucket list. Check out these images courtesy of the Chugach Fat Bike Bash. Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. […]

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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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Event Spotlight – Fat Fish 40 (WI)

The race season isn’t over yet. The race season isn’t over until the fat fish sings. That would usually take place at the 2nd edition of the Fat Fish 40 up in Webster Wisconsin. If you’re looking for great grassroots fat-bike racing, you should click this link – https://www.fatfishrace.com/ Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our […]

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Event Spotlight – Grizzly Fat Bike Marathon – 3/10/19 – Alberta

The 4th annual Grizzly Fat Bike Marathon returns to the Canmore Nordic Centre on March 10th, 2019. 36km Solo or Two Person Relay categories are available. Fat-Bike Racing on Groomed XC Ski Trail. Check out all the details here: http://www.grizzlyevents.ca/ Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. Everything […]

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Event Spotlight – The Drift 100 – 3/9/19 – Wyoming

The Wind River Mountain Festival presents the inaugural Drift 100. The race takes place in Wyoming, at the northern base of the Wind River Range. Participants (“Drifters”) may run, bike, or ski. This year’s event is coming up on March 9. For more information visit www.thedrift100.com . Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of […]

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Event Spotlight – Rip Zip & Sip – 3/2/19 – Wisconsin

This is how we roll in the Big Whiskey – aka Wisconsin – America’s (freek’n) Dairyland! We ride and then drink a beer(s)! I think they snuck in the zip-lining part of the equation, but check it out…the awards party is at a bowling alley! Click the link for more information – https://lamboriders.org/events/rip-zip-and-sip-1/7880 Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve […]

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Upcoming Events – JAN-FEB ’19

  Looks like everyone got the memo to run their Fat-Bike event on February 2nd this winter. I don’t know how things are percolating in your neck of the woods, but here in the big whiskey, we have a nice layer of powdery snow and I’ve been going out to play bikes every freak’n day! Here’s […]

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Norpine Fat Bike Classic, Lutsen, MN January 5th, 2019

Norpine Fat Bike Classic, Lutsen, MN The storied home of Paul Bunyan…Minnesota’s Northshore in January is the perfect setting for a fat-bike race. Part of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. Every event was hugged onto the interwebs for super fun […]

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Event Spotlight – Snow Bully (WI) – Frosty’s Fat-Bike Race Series (UT)

5th Annual Iola Snow Bully Fat Bike Race Our Amigo Scott Cole runs this  night-race up in Iola, Wisconsin. Online Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/2019-iola-snow-bully-fat-bike-race Be part of this fun event that kicks off the Iola Winter Carnival weekend! Event proceeds go towards helping the Iola Winter Sports Club maintain/ purchase grooming equipment for the trails. 6:00pm Race Start […]

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Event Spotlight – December Events in Wisconsin

  Hugh Jass RACE 03: 12/8/18 TREK HEADQUARTERS (WATERLOO, WI)   Big Cheese Fatbike Series – 12/15/18 – Cottage Grove, WI Shelltrack Fat Bike Race – 12/15/18 – Minitowoc, WI Solstice Chase Fatbike Race 12/15/18 – Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin Fatbikes by Candlelight 12/26/18 – Minocqua, Wisconsin Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading […]

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Event Spotlight – Erie MTB Fest – October 14, 2018

It’s time to crank up the old fat-bike event calendar, so here’s an event that sounds like a blast and it’s coming up this weekend. Click the flyer and may the Schwartz be with you! Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. Everything on our […]

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Event Spotlight – Wausau 24 – July 28-29, 2018

Here’s an event for our fat-bike readers! The Wausau 24 at Nine Mile County Forest! Check out all of the Fat-Bike Categories!   6 Hour Racing Categories Solo Male Fat Bike Solo Women Fat Bike Solo Female Fat Bike Junior Solo Male Fat Bike Junior 12 Hour Categories Solo Male Fat Bike Solo Women Fat […]

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Fat Fish 40 Race Report

Late last winter, the Fat Fish 40 Race Director, Alan Hane, listed their event on our fat-bike.com event calendar. The first thing that caught my eye was the aquatic name and then the fact that the race venue was in Wisconsin. (I thought to myself) Where the heck is Webster, Wisconsin? I hit up google maps and […]

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2018 Australian Fat-Bike National Championships 5/11/2018

  Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Karunjie Event Management is pleased to present the inaugural Fat Bike National Championships to be held at Cable Beach, near Broom, Western Australia. Fat-Bike beach racing is coming to Western Australia next Saturday! You can register for the race here and you can visit the event page here. […]

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Fat Fish 40 – Webster WI – May 5th, 2018

  Rustic ~Authentic ~Scenic ~Breathtaking Simply one of a kind. Visit https://www.fatfishrace.com/ for more information     Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been getting loaded at some of our favorite events and adding them onto our Event Schedule. Everything on our event schedule was hugged onto the interwebs and represents super smurfy good times! […]

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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 www.homercyclingclub.org/bigfatbikefestival/ 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 www.cloudcitywheelers.com 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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