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Event Spotlight – 28 Below (SD)

The winter wonderland of Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills of South Dakota is the backdrop for 28 Below. A 50k ride, race, and tour, which is a pretty great way to describe a fat bike event. Check out the video above and click the links to visit their page. This is an event that […]

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Hugh Jass Grande Finale at Blackhawk (WI)

The Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race Series wraps up its season at Blackhawk Ski Area near Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday 2/25/23. The trails at Blackhawk are a nice mix of XC and machine-built flow trails. Hugh Jassers have had some pretty astonishing luck with snow conditions this year. It’s been a real roller coaster of […]

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Ontario Fat Bike Festival p/b Fat Bikes CA

What to Expect There will be lots of amazing groomed singletrack, some double track (we need to leave a little space for passing and chilling out!), and a few new trails with some fun additions you haven’t seen before. A big thank-you to the gang at Mansfield Outdoor Centre, who have been crushing it with […]

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The Trio World Championships (AK)

Groovy Race Poster by STEW I can’t say enough about the Trio World Championships in Talkeetna, Alaska. Our Amigo Travis will be there and he’ll hopefully give us a report. The race is run by the legendary godfather of modern fat bikes, Greg Matyas! You should have the Trio near the top of your bucket […]

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Saratoga Fat Bike Rally 2023 (NY)

Our long-time friend and contributor, Bob Raineville generously shared the Saratoga Fat Bike Rally with us in 2018, 19, & 20! Bob’s photos capture megatons of joy that happens at this soirée! The Saratoga Fat Bike Rally returns for its 8th year of awesomeness on Saturday, February 11. Join the Common Roots Foundation and Common […]

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2023 Fat Bike Worlds Race Report

The first race in the Fat Bike Triple Crown just went off like a shot that was heard around the world! With excellent snow conditions and single-digit temps the Borealis Fat Bike World Championships presented by Pure Fuel was quite a show! There’s a great history to this race. Born in Crested Butte Colorado, moved […]

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Arctic Alta (NORWAY)

The largest fat bike race in Norway is the Arctic Alta (also a ski race). Check out the video for the split-screen bike/ski action and I think that you’ll get fired up for this one! Check out their website for more information or follow them @articalta on the gram. Artic Alta – February 26th, 2023 […]

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Winter Wooly DH Race (NH)

LIFT-ACCESS FAT BIKING February 4th, 2023 – Northfield, New Hampshire a day of lift-accessed fat biking and classic Highland Family Fun. Enjoy miles of groomed downhill and XC trails, a DH fat bike race, plenty of good food and beer, and a hearty helping of hijinks. Register Here Check out last year’s recap video below […]

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The 9th Annual Frosty Hog (WI)

For more race information click the hog in this flyer South Shore Cyclery has been hosting this Milwaukee area race for years and somehow, I’ve never been able to make it out there. The 2023 version looks like a real hoot! Check out all the details below. Race Information & RulesMore at www.frostyhog.comRide Solo or Team […]

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Fatty in the Falls (WI)

I scanned the race flyer from my windshield #oldschool I found a race flyer stuck in my windshield at the Shelltrack Race for the Fatty in the Falls and then the race director, messaged me this morning and asked if we could share the event. Next thing you know, we’ve got opportunities for more fat […]

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Umeå Fatbike Race (Sweden)

Sunday 19 February 2023 Premiere of a new fat bike race in Sweden! Umeå Fatbike Race is run in the outdoor area Hamptjärnsberget, link to map . Hamptjärnsberget is located approx. 7 km from the center of Umeå and is a geographically hilly, scenic area which makes for a fun course. The start and finish take place at Hamptjärnsstugan, which […]

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The Sweaty Yeti at Levis Mound (WI)

I know where I’ll be on March 4th, 2023! The Sweaty Yeti is my favorite race of the winter season! It’s the real deal. Groomed old-school singletrack situated at the mid-point between Milwaukee/Madison and Minneapolis. this could be one hell of an end-of-winter party! JP will be out on the course pulling the Bloody Mary […]

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Event Spotlight – Snow Ball’s Chance (NY)

StarCrawf Promotions presents Snowball’s Chance in Port Jarvis New York! Here’s a fat bike event that’s been going on for years that raises funds for the Watershed Trails of Port Jarvis New York! We just wanted to send out a reminder to get registered for the SnowBall’s Chance. If you register by January 1st, you […]

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5th Annual Frosted Fat Tire Fat Bike Relays (MI) Register for the 5th Annual Frosted Fat Tire Fat Bike Relays today. Pick your team – bring your bike or teams can share a bike. Sunday, January 22, 2023 at The Pit Fitness Ranch. This looks like such a great time! Short-track relay racing with three rider teams. That’s how my first fat bike […]

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Bike Across the Bay (WI)

The North Coast Cycling Association invites you to race across Chequamegon Bay. There’s a 10k and 20k route that probably turns into flat-out drag race at the front end and a fun tour for the rest. The course goes out on the windswept ice of Lake Superior! For more information you can visit the North […]

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Danger Gnome Podcast with George Kapitz at the Broken Spoke Crash Course in Green Bay and International Superstar – Hugh Jass!

The Crash Course Coaches at Broken Spoke Bike StudioKelly, Chris, George, David, and Robb. For this episode of the Danger Gnome Podcast Tio Gomez hit the road up to the Green Bay Area to meet up with our old friend George Kapitz and his Broken Spoke Bike Studio crew for a fat bike skills workshop […]

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Lake McBride Fat Tire Classic (IA)

Click the photo for more information 6th Annual Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Saturday, February 11th, 2023 – Solon, Iowa The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic is a Fat Bike race like no other. Presented by Sugar Bottom Bikes and The Solon Centennial Lions Club, the race will take you around scenic Lake Macbride on […]

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Trailyard Valparaiso (IN) Winter Race Series

The Hoosier State has a really cool fat bike race series run by a coffee shop/restaurant & bar/outpost called Trailyard located just outside of Valparaiso, Indiana. Trailyard is located next to a 14-mile groomed set of trails called the Creekside Trails. Their race series features 4 races. Click the photo for more information about the […]

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Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series (CO)

Click the Flyer for more Information The highest fat bike race series in the gnation is hosted by the Cloud City Wheelers in Leadville, Colorado. The series features five races that have to be on every fat biker’s bucket list. Mark your calendars and start sewing your costume! Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve […]

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Short’s Brewing Fat Bike Series (MI)

Back for another winter, the Short’s Brewing Fat Bike Series offers some of the best fat bike races in Michigan! The mission of SBFBS is to highlight groomed fat bike trails in Northern Michigan and to get more people outside when the snow flies. Fat bike racing is laid back, friendly and fun. Few types […]

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JayP’s Backyard Fat Pursuit 2023 (ID)

January 6-8, 2023 – 60K or 200K | Bike, Ski, Run – Island Park, Idaho The world record holder for the Iditarod Trail Invitational and the 2012 Tour Divide champ –  would like to invite you to come and do a race in his backyard. Of course, we’re talking about the one and only-  Jay Petervary […]

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Triple D Winter Endurance Race (Iowa)

Join the circus! January 14th, 2023 A true one-of-a-kind original! This is the first winter race where I saw riders use aero bars on their fat bikes! It’s a crazy course full of surprises and sprinkled with country stores and saloons! The course takes riders and runners From Dubuque (Iowa) to Dyersville and Durango back […]

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8th Annual Snow Bully Night Race (WI)

***Friday night February 3rd, 2023***All Races start at 6pm! The 8th Annual Snow Bully Fat Bike Race is hosted by the great members of the Iola Winter Sports Club. The Club invites everyone to be a part of this fun event that kicks off the Iola Winter Carnival weekend! Event proceeds go towards helping the […]

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Event Spotlight – Fall Color Fest

One of the longest-running mountain bike races in our backyard is the Fall Color Festival at Kettle Moraine State Forest in South East Wisconsin and this year they’ve added a 22-mile fat bike category. The fat bike course consists of a brown loop and two blue loops at the John Muir trail cluster. You have […]

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Singlespeed USA 2022

One of the reoccurring waves of enthusiasm for two-wheeled fun that I’ve enjoyed over the years has been driven by singlespeed bicycles. It probably was heavily influenced by growing up near Chicago and the Schwinn Bicycle Company. I grew up riding steel singlespeeds. Somewhere in my twenties, I started mountain biking on a steel Rockhopper […]

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Event Spotlight – Pre-Fat Bike Race (WI)

The 26th Seely Lions Club Pre-Fat Race is coming up on August 20th! They’ve listed a fat bike race that looks like it would be a hoot! And hellz-bells brothers and sisters…you get a brat and bevvy as part of your entry. This is a grassroots community event that’s sure to please lovers of the […]

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2022 Australian Fat Bike National Championships – Race Report 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 because we’ve got plenty of incredible beaches surrounding our Great Southern Land. Arguable one of our best beaches is […]

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Dose of Fat – May 2022

Is everybody ready for Summer? Unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, Summer is here starting this weekend! There are a ton of things going on as far as field test updates from the Colonel Steve Austin underground test bunker get ready to receive your Dose of Fat for the Month of May 2022! May might […]

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2022 UK Fat Bike Championships

BACK FOR 2022 !! – Saturday 14th May, 2022 The 2022 UK Fat Bike Championships will be on Sat 14th May at Minley Manor, Hants GU17 9UF.It will be a 6-hour race starting at 3 pm (you must finish your last lap by 9 pm). Around the course there are numerous areas of woodland, heathland, […]

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2022 AusCycling Fat Bike MTB National Championships – Broome

Friday May 13, 2022 Cable Beach is world famous and for good reason. It boasts white sands, massive 10 metre tides, red pindan cliffs, warm waters, killer sunsets, iconic camel rides and even dinosaur prints. Now it hosts Australia’s only beach cycling event – the AusCycling Fat Bike National Championships. If you’re rolling larger than 3.8″ […]

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Valdez Fat Bike Bash (AK)

Valdez, Alaska – April 1-3, 2022 Valdez Alaska looks like a fat bike paradise in the photos and videos that I’ve seen! The Fat Bike Bash is right around the corner and they’re rolling out the red carpet with an XC Race on Saturday and a Downhill Race on Sunday! To register visit –

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28 Below Fat Tire Race (SD)

Celebrate the Last Weekend of Winter with theBlack Hills Premier Fatbike Race/Ride/Tour! Spearfish Canyon /Black Hills, SD March 12th 2022 – 50K Ride/Race/Tour Check out all of the details – Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. Everything on our event schedule was […]

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Sweaty Yeti ’22 Recap

photo by Dustin Marsh JP sent me a text a few weeks back. It said that he had a new bloody mary bar set up that he planned to ride during the Sweaty Yeti at Levis. The Yeti had adopted a semi-virtual format this year and the course was open for ten days for anyone […]

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