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PSA ♦ Kids, Teach your Parents to Derby

I’ve been noticing lately that when I attend local fat-bike gatherings, there are either very few participants or (gasp!) no derby, called – or celebrated. A fat-bike group ride without a derby or three, is the slippery slope to the dark side of the force – the tiny leak that eventually let’s the all the […]

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Ogden Fat Bike Summit Registration is Now Open – Presented by QBP

QBP is again hosting Fat-bike Summits! This year the focus takes on a more regional approach with the recent Fat-bike World Championships having just hosted one in Crested Butte. Now, we have more information on the upcoming Ogden Regional Fat Bike Summit that will take place on February 26th, 2016. Registration for the Summit is Free […]

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VMBA – Krampus Raffle

    The Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) has partnered with Surly and The Old Spokes Home, to put on a bike raffle to raise money for trail grants and advocacy in Vermont.  VMBA is working hard at expanding FAT bike access on state and federal land and this raffle is key to that effort. “Donate 5 […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat & Gallery 3/21/14 = SPRING!

Spring has Sprung…or at least that’s what is sez on the calendar. Spring means different things to different climates and regions. Spring means mud season in Wisconsin and that means that most established and monitored mountain bike trail systems are closed until the frost comes out of the ground. The gelatinous mud stew that accumulates […]

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Puck riding the narrow, groomed single track at Sunny Vale in Wausa, WI. Usable trail width is 20" to 24" or so.

What is Good Fat-Bike Trail Grooming?

Ed: One of the main topics at the Global Fatbike Summit happening in Ogden, Utah this weekend, as well as the just concluded Midwest Fatbike Summit in Cable, WI, is the topic of Grooming Trails for Fatbikes. We are fortunate to have Ken Blakey-Shell’s experience grooming snow trails for various uses to give us a primer. […]

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Trail Grooming Series Introduction

Have you recently experienced the “wobble, wobble, stop?” Have you been having difficulty getting riding again out on the trail? How about extended periods of hike-a-bike? Are you getting tired of riding the “inverted balance beam?” Maybe you have just been feeling a vague longing for speed or a general lack of flow in your […]

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Event Spotlight – Fat Bike Summit & Festival – Ogden Utah

The 3rd Annual Global Fat Bike Summit will take place over 2 days in Ogden, UT on January 24th and 25th, 2014. The event brings together dealers, consumers, land managers, fat bike manufacturers and media representatives to promote fat bikes’ low environmental impact, seek access to lands currently off limits to bikes, and explores the potential for […]

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Fat Bike Summit – Good News for Fat-Bikes

Fat Bike Summit Wins New Allies for Recreational Access IMBA Lends Support for Advocacy Efforts Last weekend, more than 100 fat bike enthusiasts, bike and outdoor industry professionals, land managers, and congressional staff braved whiteout conditions to attend the 2nd Annual Fatbike Summit and Festival at Sawtelle Mountain Resort in Island Park, Idaho. Gathered to […]

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Editorial – Can Fat Bikes and Ski Areas Play Together?

By: Steve Meurett Should the riding of fat bikes at established cross country ski areas be allowed? Is it opening a can of worms or providing another recreational opportunity for people who love the outdoors? It’s no secret that Wisconsin winters have been pretty lackluster in recent years, making for very short ski seasons or […]

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2nd Annual Fat Bike Summit a Huge Success

Nearly 40 people attended the 2nd annual Fat Bike Summit on Friday, Jan. 25th at the Sawtelle Mountain Resort in Island Park, ID. The Summit, co-hosted by Quality Bicycle Products and Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, brought land managers, tourism professionals, folks from Chambers of Commerce, non-profit trail organizations, fat bike riders, and members of the bicycle industry […]

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