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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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2022 Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series (CO)

The Cloud City Wheelers from Leadville Colorado hosts a fat-bike race series that starts in January and goes all the way into April! http://www.cloudcitywheelers.com/race For more information visit – – http://www.cloudcitywheelers.com/race 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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Fat (video) Tuesday – Levis Mound Fat Tire Fest

I can’t remember Rico, aka MTB Trail Sherpa from way back in the day, when riding with some of the locals at Rock Cut State Park but I bet he was there. We’ve got a bunch of friends in common and he attended the Levis Mound Fat Tire Festival last September. He recently told me […]

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4th Annual Fatathlon Fat Bike/Cornhole Biathlon (WI)

Saturday, January 15, 2022 This truly is a one-of-a-kind event, the 4th annual Fat Bike and Cornhole Biathlon. Ride 2 laps of the new and improved, well-groomed Shannon Lake Trail as fast as you can. Then, see if you can improve that record time through the cornhole toss! Every hit improves your time. What a […]

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Best of Wallpaper Wednesday 2021

Let’s take a look back to the best Wallpaper Wednesday posts of 2021 January Joe Kisley – North Central Iowa February Joel Dohm – Cape May, New Jersey. March Rich Loftin – Valdez Glacier in Alaska April John Climber – UK May Erik Steele – Jackson Hole Wyoming June Gomez Alejandro Sanatana DeLago – The […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Looking back at 2021

Our long-time amigo, Jeff Price stitched together a 2021 compilation, shot through the eyes of his menagerie of lenses with the Welsh landscape and his bikes playing leading roles in the series of films that document his missions. Jeff has had his own byline here on the site for many years and he recently related […]

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Triple D (IA)

Join the circus! January 15th, 2022 You have to love an event that calls itself a three-ring circus! Triple D has a long history and a unique culture. Some years back, the race was sold to a new group and I lost touch with how that worked out. The new race promoters contacted us with […]

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The Dose of Fat Holiday Ten Year Special?

What’s a Holiday Special without some rock&roll from the Suffragettes to set the mood? Let’s take a little scroll downward together, along with the ghost of Christmas-Past for a curated collection of holiday cheer from the fat dash bike dot com archives! 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Dress up like […]

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2022 Kona Unit Exposed

Most people think of me as the fat-bike guy. When I run into people out in public and I’m not riding a fat bike, the really ‘clever’ ones usually poke me with something like “where’s your fat bike Mr. Fat Bike dot Com?”. My answer is, and always will be, I ride whatever bike that […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Lake Michigan Sunset

Our final Wallpaper Wednesday of 2021 comes to us from Derek McClain. Derek hails from Muskegon on the shores of Lake Michigan. He shot this December Sunset at the Old Sand Docks on the beach and added…”Shredding Fat Down by da beach Mon!” #yesyes Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos […]

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2022 Powder Keg Snowshoe & Bike & Ski Race (WI)

Have you always dreamed of being a fat-bike triathlete? This is your chance to make that happen. Snowshoes, Fat-Bikes, and Nordic Skiis raced separately or all together in a virtual and in-person format make the Powder Keg an event that’s truly special. My idea of a Triathalon would include fat-bikes, photography, and coffee outside. I […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Wildwood

Joel Dohm sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday from Wildwood, New Jersey. Wildwood is a resort city on the Atlantic coast. It sits on a barrier island known for its wide, sandy beaches. The Wildwood Boardwalk is packed with eateries, shops, waterparks, and thrill rides. It looks like Joel brought his own version of a […]

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Fatties by Candlelight (WI)

Click the Flyer for more information December 29th, 2021 This looks like a great event up in the Northwoods. There are far too few events like this for folks that don’t enjoy racing. Group rides are all about fun and riding with your friends. This one looks like a real good time. What could be […]

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Short’s Brewing Fat Bike Series (MI)

http://www.sbfbs.com/ The Shorts Brewing Fat Bike Series has been around since day one up in the Northern Mitten of Michigan. How can you go wrong with races that rock names like ‘Fat & Fluroius’, ‘Dogman’, or my favorite, ‘Huma Loopa Licious’? Way back in the day, Dave Lunz and I took second place (also DFL) […]

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How To: Winterize your Bike Helmet

We’re right in the transition period between late autumn and early winter, so I found myself seeking the best way to keep my head warm and still continue to wear a helmet. It seems a pretty simple thing to do, however, I’ve found it difficult to find a helmet/hat combination that can perform as well […]

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