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Niche Bike News – US Open – USA Cycling – Old Man Mountain – Rocky Mtn/RaceFace Enduro Team

Due to the current state of Pandemic and numerous closures and in an abundace of precaution the 2020 race has been cancelled.      We are working on dates for the 2021 event and will make an announcement as soon as we lock it down.  When the date is decided (it is tidal dependant and […]

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Nation’s largest fat bike beach race returns to NC

Bikers line up for elite division race in 2019 – Courtesy Robert B Butler An interview with Shawn Spencer, Race Director WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA – The US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship, the largest beach race in the nation, returns to Wrightsville Beach the weekend of March 27-29, 2020. “The growth of the Fat […]

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The Real Sweaty Yeti – Leap Day 2020 (WI)

Click HERE for more information If you’re looking for an event that has retained it’s ‘old-school’ vibe from the golden age of Wisconsin Fat-Bike Racing, you’ve found your event with the Sweaty Yeti. The lemans start is signaled with a muzzle-loader fired into the air. The local brewery comes out with a keg and Chalet […]

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The Borealis Fat Bike Worlds

Some years back, Dave Ochs, John Norton, and Steve Kaczmarek helped start the Borealis Fatbike World Championships. The race is in its 5th year and over 750 riders participated in the elite division with over 1,400 competitors toeing the line in all of the various races during the four-day celebration. Crested Butte is a gorgeous […]

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Event Spotlight – Fat Bike Blitz – 2/22/20 (MN)

Location : Pebble Creek Golf Club 14000 Clubhouse Lane, Becker MN 55308 Date: February 22nd 2020 Time: Venue opens at 9am Practice Laps : 10am Race Start : 12pm 30 Mike Race covering the Pebble Creek Golf Course Chip Timing from Gopher State Registration $25.00 Registration Link: https://pebblecreekgolf.com/product/becker-fat-bike-blitz/ Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/FatBikeBlitz/ Website : https://fatbikeblitz.com/ Brief Description: Snow or not, […]

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Event Spotlight – Fattitude (WI) 2/22/20

Click the Flyer for more Information Attitude Sports is throwing a fat-bike race that makes me think that “deuces are wild”! (Cuz it’s on 2/22/20) I think it was Al Chervik that said “Golf Courses and Cemeteries are a waste of good real estate” but that’s because Al wasn’t a fat-biker. If you lay down […]

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Event Spotlight – The Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra

MONTANE® Yukon Arctic Ultra Organizers Look Forward to 17th Edition of the World’s Coldest and Toughest Ultra Competitors face fierce wintry conditions along the race’s route Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada — (January 7, 2020) — Since 2003, the MONTANE® Yukon Arctic Ultra (MYAU) has been held every February along the Yukon Quest Trail – the route […]

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The 8th Annual Überwintern Fatbike Festival (VT)

The Stowe Trails Partnership and Mountain Bike Vermont are at it again for 2020! MTBVT has partnered with the Stowe Trails Partnership to offer a day of fatbike revelry on powder packed singletrack. On Saturday January 11th, 2020 we will be gathering at Ranch Camp in Stowe to lead a two-wheeled charge against Old Man […]

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Event Spotlight – Cross River Ripper Fat Bike Event (Mass)

Register here – https://www.bikereg.com/the-sandy-neck-fat-bike-winter-classic#Register $75 gets you a jersey and an after party. It’s gonna be fun! All fund raising goes to: * Barnstable Land Trust  and * MassAudubon Long Pasture Wildlife SanctuaryHere are the event notes…. The Sandy Neck Fat Bike Winter Classic (SNFBWC) – first annual! – is a night time party ride on a […]

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Burning Gnomes on the Spectrum – Shelltrack Race Report (Part 2) plus Shannon Chapwesk from Hugh Jass Race #2

Relay winners  Fat-Bike Radio’s Podcast Week! It’s Part 2 of the Burning Gnomes on the Spectrum coverage of the Shelltrack – Snow Crown Race Series opener from Ryan’s on York in Manitowoc, WI. (L-R) Gomez-Jason-Amanda Spinner & Gomez interview Jason and Amanda Manders from Trail Genius along with Sarah and George Kapitz from the Snow Crown Race Series. […]

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Event Spotlight – Snow Crown Series (WI)

Geo Our long-time amigo George from Broken Spoke Bicycle Studio runs a race series in the Northeast corner of Wisconsin called the Snow Crown that consists of four events that all have a personality of their own. I may be a little biased but my personal favorite is the Shelltrack race! I was at the […]

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Danger Gnome – Hugh Jass – Race No. 1

Fat-Bike Race season has begun and the Danger Gnome Podcast took a field trip out to Lake Geneva to do our best imitation of a bike racer and to record this bit of podcasting. Along the way, we interview Kerry Gonzalez who laid out the course at the Lake Geneva race. We also talk with […]

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Event Spotlight – Atwood Park – Rockford, IL

Click the Flyer for more Information This Saturday there’s a brand new fat-bike race series starting and the series is being held on a brand new trail system down in Rockford, Illinois! This grassroots Fat-Bike race series begins this Saturday! It’s put on by the Rockford Park District. It’s a great way to check out […]

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2019 MTBA Australian Fat Bike National Championships – by Simon Rimmer

Fat Bikes might have been crafted for the snowfields of the northern hemisphere, but they’re as equally at home on loose trails, muddy tracks, and sandy beaches……….and that’s where they’ve captured the attention of Aussie riders ‘cause we’ve got plenty of incredible beaches surrounding our Great Southern Land. Arguably one of our best beaches is […]

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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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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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