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Spring Thaw and Mud Season

The transition from winter to spring is underway and our trails will be experiencing freeze-thaw cycles until the frost is out of the ground. This means checking trail conditions will be more important during the transition between frozen and completely thawed. In the big whiskey, we call it mud season and it usually starts in […]

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Chris Klass – Beach Plastic Cape Town

I came across some photos of Chris’s fat bike all loaded up with litter from the beaches of Cape Town. Chris uses his fat bike to remove beach plastic along the West coast beaches of Cape Town, South Africa. I contacted Chris and asked if he would answer a few questions about his endeavors and […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Snowbasin

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is from Dave Pearce out in Utah. The Wasatch Mountains are famous in the ski world for the ‘champagne powder’ light fluffy snow. Here’s what Dave shared about the shot of his Why Cycles, Big Iron. This was shot on a solo ride up above Snowbasin Ski resort in Northern Utah! […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Uncle Rico

The Win/Man Trails by Uncle Rico with a guest cameo from that rascal Scott Peterson. The WinMan trails are known for their winter grooming. It’s like Rico, says in the video “fun and swoopy!” #enjoytheride Sharing is Caring We triple-gnome dare you to email us a photo or video of your majestic (Klunker, Plus, Gravel, […]

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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 – https://www.28below.com/ 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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Wallpaper Wednesday – The Return of the Snake

Jake the Snake is back with a Wallpaper Wednesday for fans of Corvus Cycles and Hed Wheels. The snake even captured the sparkling Aurora Borealis effects on the Onyx Racing Hubs! Here’s what he shared along with his photos. Jake the Snake here. I think it’s time for another one of my bikes on wallpaper […]

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Iron Bull Last Hurrah (WI)

SNOWSHOE OR FAT BIKE Wausau, Wisconsin 6K, 12K, OR 20K ADVENTURE MARCH 6, 2022 https://www.ironbull.org/last-hurrah-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 hugged onto the interwebs and represents, super fun good times! Check out the event schedule for […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat & Free (ride)

Shawn Querry sent us a video that he and a friend put together. Shawn works at a bike shop and juggles college along with shredding the gnar. Shawn is smooth like gnome-butter on a freeride track with big booters. Enjoy dem fat tuesday freeride funskis! SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMONDS We triple-gnome dare you to […]

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Polar Roll Recap by Greg Gentle

The Polar Roll 2022: Year of the Mullet The Polar Roll Fat Bike Race takes place in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every February. It has taken up space on my race calendar for years due in part to my belief in the 906 Adventure Club’s mission, but also for the challenge. My first crack at The […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Rich Loftin Valdez Tres

We’re back with our Rich Loftin mini-series here on Wallpaper Wednesday. Rich didn’t share many words about these glorious portraits of his KTM fat bike at Valdez Glacier in Alaska. So I’ll leave you with somewhat of a riddle. Every time you lose something, you always find it in the very last place you would […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Dueces are WILD!

Stardate: Two, Two, Twenty-Two (2/2/22) – The calendar says that last week was Fat Tuesday. However, today is such a numerological milestone that it feels like we’re celebrating a full week of mardi gras! Since today is all about the number two, let’s share a Fat Bike Worlds double feature, shall we?. Film 1 – […]

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Sweaty Yeti Semi-Virtual (WI)

Sign up for the Sweaty Yeti Semi-Virtual (here: https://www.bikereg.com/sweaty-yeti), then click this link to get webscorer and the live timing. The course will be marked and the race is live between Sat Feb 19th, 5:00am-Sunday Feb 27th, 5:00 pm. You never know who you might run into up there this time of year. I heard that […]

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Neos Navigator Overboots Field Test

Just before the pandemic, I was up in Alaska and I got the opportunity to ride out to the Knick Glacier with Christina Grande from Alaska Bike Adventures. During the ride, Christina wore a pair of Neos overboots with some running shoes inside. It was a cold ride. Cold enough for expedition weight pogies. We […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Rich Loftin & Valdez, Alaska

Rich Loftin lives and rides in Valdez, Alaska. We’ve featured his stunning photography on Wallpaper Wednesday before. We’re featuring a mini-series of Rich’s photos over the next few weeks on Wallpaper Wednesday. We’ll also be putting our Instagram feed in the hands of our Fatbassador to Alaska, Travis Hubbard later this month as the ITI […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Crust Research

Here’s a great film short from Backwoods Bikepacking about a quest for spring crust in the mountains of Norway. There’s even a ‘Wild Kingdom’ moment with a lemming. Crustifarians will love this one, but a word of caution, this video contains a fair amount of hike-a-bike and bike pushing. Would you share your Plus or […]

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Badger State Games Fat Bike Race (WI)

Click the flyer to go to the race guide with maps and a ton of cool information Saturday, February 19th, 2022 The Underdown – Prarie Dells trailhead To all of my race amigos out there that scoffed at the idea of racing their bikes on a golf course, here’s a race held at the Underdown […]

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Bike Across The Bay (WI)

Click the Flyer for more information Sunday February 20th, 2022 Washburn, WI Check out a race held on the frozen surface of Lake Superior. You can choose between 10k or 20k distance. The course takes place the morning after the Book Across the Bay course. An on-land alternative is in place in the event of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Guidance Counselor(s)

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Jeff Davis and it makes me wonder. Why can fat bikes ride on nordic ski trails west of the Missouri River yet are restricted from riding on most xc ski trails in the Great Lakes? #publicland This week’s post also comes with a request for help with […]

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SLiP N RiDE Relay (WI)

Click the demonic snowman for more information Silver Lake County Park is near my old stomping grounds down in Willinois. I remember riding deer paths through an old abandoned campground back in the day and now Silver Lake has a sweet groomed singletrack system. This is one of those races that does a pretty good […]

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Fat Bike Worlds – Wisconsin Recap

Colorado came to visit Wisconsin this past weekend. Colorado-based Borealis Fat Bikes and event founder Dave Ochs were front and center at the New Richmond Golf Club. The Coloradan that we haven’t mentioned yet is Josiah Middaugh. He’s a multiple FBW Men’s Champion from Vail and (spoiler alert) he won again! He’s won in three […]

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Dose of Fat – Prime Winter Race Season – 2022!

Here we are in Prime-Time Winter Race Season 2022 (the year of the Double Duece. It’s the final weekend of January and Fat Bike Worlds starts today in New Richmond Wisconsin. I’ll be headed out there to see what it’s all about! February is chocked full of interesting and exciting events. You can check out […]

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Disc Brake Flip Flop

In the early days of fat bike development, complete bikes came spec’d with mechanical disc brakes. It was my understanding that the story behind that was hydraulic disc brakes were unreliable at arctic temperatures. I rarely get the opportunity to ride in true arctic temperatures, so when I built my Corvus, I chose a pair […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Forest Service Fatty

I thought that we might all benefit from a little glimpse of Spring Flowers since we’re currently locked into the best part of Winter. Late January bluebird skies and below zero temps turn Wisconsin into a frozen planet. So here’s a breath of fresh spring air from Vermonter, Matt Boulanger. Matt shared a few features […]

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The Punksutawley Peddler (IA)

The Mitchell County Mountain Goats and Limestone Brewers are hosting the Punksutawney Peddler a few days after the official burrowing rodent winter weather forecast that you might know as “groundhog day”. It’s rumored that Punksutawney Phil impersonators all over the country go on huge binges after Groundhog Day. There are a million groundhog stories in […]

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Adam Blake’s Pnue Podcast with Karl from Cedaero

Happy New Year everyone!  The Pnue Podcast is back and new with someone who has become a good friend during the last few years where I learned all about his craftsmanship making bike bags. My guest is the Manager of Cedaero bags in Two Harbors MN, Karl Mesedahl.  Karl and I chat about functions of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Section 16

Jason Memmer took this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. Here’s a bit about the photo from Jason, his own bad self. You can check out more of Jason’s photography at https://www.facebook.com/jasonmemmerphotography/ This was just before sunset New Years Day 2022 after climbing 1100 feet to this point. From here, it’s about 1.5 miles down one of the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Ed’s Trail Radio Remix

Illya Rudkin is a grizzled veteran of our Fat Video Tuesday presentations. I wonder if he thinks fat bikes are dead like many of our fatbassadors from the UK have stated? We don’t worry if the mule is blind. We just load the wagon. In other words, we don’t let popularity get in the way […]

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Winter’s Fat Classic (SD)

Dirty Chain Co. hosts The Winter’s Fat Classic bringing night racing to Deadwood South Dakota! Registration – https://dirtychain.co/registration/Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/581820259427945/Host – http://dirtychain.co/ 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 hugged onto the interwebs and represents, super fun good […]

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US Fat Bike Open (WI)

The Snow Crown Fat Bike Race Series updated the name and the venue for stop number two of their Nord East Sconnie Tour de Fat. The US Fat Bike Open is next weekend at the Green Bay Country Club. Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1063014021210306/ Series Website – https://snowcrownseries.com/ Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Mosquito Creek Freshies

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Derek McClain. Derek’s a veteran of the WW photo feature bag. The picture, taken by a gnome, shows Derek shredding some powder and packing the line at Mosquito Creek Trails in Muskegon, Michigan after a fresh dump of snow early January 2022. #giddyup Feel free to download this image and use […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Atwood Park

Our amigo Rrrrrico Suave or you might know him as MTB Trail Sherpa is back with the next episode of a featured mini-series about life down in the fat-bike paradise known to our friendly Illinois brothers and sisters as merely Rockford. This is Rico’s race report from an early December event that’s part of the […]

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