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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 & […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The ITI from Kathi Merchant, race director Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska

Written by Kathi Merchant, Race Director, Iditarod Trail Invitational The Iditarod Trail Invitational race, the qualifiers to get into this by invitation only race and the annual ITI winter training camps in Alaska. When I moved to Alaska in 2002 from Germany  I did not know that a decade later fat biking as well as […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ The Snowball Special

(click the race flyer to go to the event web-page) The first annual Snowball Fat Bike Race on the Sun Valley Nordic Trails! The “Snowball Special” was the name of the Union Pacific Railroad’s ski train which carried skiers from stops in Southern California to beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho, from 1958 to 1972.  Many LA […]

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The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

  Desert Challenge 2014 By – Euan Pennington   “There’s a corrugated highway leading north from Port Augusta lined with battered cars that didn’t rate a tow, Salt plains out of Pimba, and your eyes begin to stream…” The song was circling my head, because we really were north of Port Augusta, heading for the […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Snow Epic Switzerland

  The Snow Epic is Europe’s first winter bike fest, a fat-bike event held in the idyllic town of Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Participants can compete in 5 events over 3 days, each with its own distinct character. visit  http://www.snow-epic.com/ for all the details The Best Fat-Bike Event Calendar on the […]

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BKB Ti Proto ({[SPY PHOTO!]})

Deep in the bowls of the Bare Knuckle Brigade testing bunker and laboratories – {The BKB Speed Factory}, they’ve been developing a new race bike for Jesse. We have a photo of the v1.0 prototype. This was leaked by sources very close to the LaLonde brothers and their (not so very secret) bike riding squad […]

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UK Fat-Bike Championships Report

Battle on the Beach/UK Fat Bike Championships by Patrick Joscelyne Congratulations to George Budd and Fiona Wilson for winning the inaugural Surly UK Fat Bike Championships at the Battle on the Beach. George Budd (#28) leading the pack across the sand. Surly and their UK Distributor, Ison sponsored the UK Fat Bike Championships and reported to […]

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US Fat-Bike Nationals – Up Close & Personal

Last weekend’s US Fat-Bike Championships at the Fat Bike Birkie was the ‘Woodstock’ of fat-biking. Carlos Santana jammed with Hendrix and the Jefferson Airplane played a 2 hour set! The Fat-Bike Birkie had it all! Mountain Bike legends like Travis Brown and Ned Overend raced the very best of the rising stars of fat-bike racing. […]

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Yeti-Fest 2014

Visiting Levis-Trow felt like a homecoming or sorts for my wife and I last weekend. We left our pack of wild dogs at home and traveled northwest to attend the third running of Yeti-Fest (formerly called the Sweaty Yeti). We were joined by several of our old ride tribe from our days serving time down […]

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Fatbike Frozen Forty recap

By – Michael McColgan   This past Valentine’s weekend, 200 fatbikers showed their love for snowy singletrack by converging on Elm Creek Park’s flowy trails for the Fatbike Frozen Forty, the sixth race in the eight race Great Lakes Fatbike Series. The faithful followers of this site have seen the articles on various trail groomers, […]

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