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Trek Winter Fat Bike Series (AK)

TREK WINTER FAT BIKE SERIES Merry Masher – DEC 28, 2022 Icy River Rampage – FEB 4, 2023 Blue Booty Blitz – MAR 1, 2023 Click the Flyer for more Information Our amigos at the Trek Store of Anchorage and Billy Flamingo Stud Nuggets host a 3 race series in the birthplace of fat bikes, Anchorage, Alaska. I want to send a big shout-out and thanks to our Fatbassador to Alaska, Travis, for giving us the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – The Friendly Arctic

I’ve been lucky enough to get to meet some of the most incredibly talented people in the fat bike world. Two of the most talented are Bjørn Olson and Kim McNett. I met them at the Homer Big Fat Bike Fest in Alaska before big corporate fat bikes started sponsoring their expeditions. I’ve followed them […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Autumn in Valdez Part 3

Today we’re stoked to share the third in a series of four images from Rich Loftin that capture Autumn in Valdez, Alaska. Rich is an incredible photographer! You can look forward to weeks of some of the best Wallpaper images we’ve been fortunate enough to share with all of you! I edit a gnome-ton of photos and […]

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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 – https://valdezadventurealliance.com/

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Shifty Drift Dual Slalom!

Our F(v)T clip this week is from the folks at the Trek Store of Anchorage and it’s a ripper! Hilltop Ski Area built some nice booters for some sweet side-by-side Dual Slalom race’n! Race Director, Bill Fleming shared this about the clip. The 2nd annual Shifty Drift race at Hilltop in Anchorage is a unique event. […]

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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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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 – Fat is Where it’s at!

This is a very nice history of how fat-bikes were born with interviews of the pioneers of the sport we all love. Mark Gronewald, Ray Molina, Greg Matyas, and Eric Parsons all share their first-hand experiences in this week’s Fat (video) Tuesday presentation. Fat is where it’s at! Would you share your Plus or Fat […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – East Peak Resort

Rich Loftin shared his video of a gorgeous day of Snowcat shuttled fat biking from East Peak Resort near Valdez Alaska. Do you feel the need for speed? I was thinking about how this would be if it were all CRUST! Rich is all about inspiring others to get out and enjoy the outdoors. He […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Rick Loftin Series

Pretty stoked about sharing a new photographer, Rich Loftin in a Wallpaper Wednesday Series. Rich’s first Wallpaper Wednesday feature is still up on my desktop as I type this. Valdez Alaska looks like just about the most rad spot on earth to rip around on a fat bike. Enjoy the Stoke Amigos! Got your own […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Valdez Glacier

Rich Loftin took this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday Feature Photo at the Valdez Glacier in Alaska. Rich’s KTM Fatty is surrounded by the surreal light bending glasslike textures of glacial ice in one of the best photos that we’ve had the privilege to share in 2021! It’s on my desktop…what’s on yours? Got your own Wallpaper […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Blue

Today we present a film from the Valdez Adventure Alliance entitled Blue. Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming hard drive. Send your pics and videos to uncle gomez@fat-bike.com and if you include your mailing address, we’ll send you some stickers […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Ruger

Our Amigo and Fatbassador to Alaska and the entire Yukon Territory, Travis Hubbard took this shot of his Labrador retriever named Ruger out on the trails that we rode together this past winter. Cheers Travis! Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! If you’ve got a […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – OG Anchorage Clip

Here’s a blast from the past! This is from a decade ago. March of 2010 to be exact. The video is from tscheezy and I’ve followed his youtube channel since the early days. I got o to ride a bunch of the trails that are in this video last March with Fatbassador Travis. Anchorage in […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Unite

FvT comes to us direct from Anchorage Alaska today. This is Fatbassador Travis’s ride buddy, Al riding his fat uni at Kincaid. Kincaid is a sweet flowy singletrack system in an Anchorage City Park. I got to ride with Al and Travis up in the AK! It was some of the best winter riding that […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday AK Jay – No. 9

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from AK Jay! Jay Cable grew up in Skagway, Alaska, and learned to love the outdoors by accompanying his dad, a ranger, on the Chilkoot Trail.  For the past twenty-five years he’s lived in Fairbanks.  His hobbies are riding bikes and raising twins. One twin says: “He likes […]

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Danger Gnome Podcast – Travis’s Garage Session(s)

In case you haven’t heard, I boxed up Ten Beers and the podcast gear and flew up to Anchorage Alaska earlier this month and I visited our Fatbassador to Alaska and the Yukon Territories, Travis Hubbard and his wife Lorrie. Travis’s Garage is somewhat legendary. It’s where Travis became a regular call-in guest on the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Campbell Tract – Alaska

A fun cruise around the Campbell Tract in Anchorage last Saturday with our Fatbassador to Alaska, Travis. Travis and I were joined by Ken Best and videographer, Al Heckart along with Ken’s pooch, Violet. It turned out to be a perfect bluebird day with low winds and temps in the twenties. Alaska in March can […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday AK Jay Fairwell Lakes

Jay Cable is back with our series of Wallpapers from Alaska! This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday was shot at the Fairwell Lakes on the Iditarod Trail between Rainy Pass and Nikolai, in the rain (and snow!) with a shadow on the Alaska Range. Jay Cable grew up in Skagway, Alaska, and learned to love the outdoors […]

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2020 – 9:ZERO:7 Lynx Carbon Fatbike News Release

Building on the Original Whiteout Carbon The following is a news release from 9:Zero:7 Bikes… Anchorage, AK. October 30, 2020 At 9:ZERO:7, we take fatbikes very seriously. In 2013, our Carbon Whiteout led the industry in high performance racing fat bikes and we wanted to make sure that our new Lynx was an improvement on […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Jay from AK – Post No. 3

Jay Cable is back with his series of Wallpaper images from Alaska. This week’s portrait is of Tom M, pushing his bike through an old burn on the Moose Creek Trail in the White Mountains National Recreational Area (the home of the White Mountains 100).   #winteriscoming Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – 1000 Miles to Nome!

Check out the trailer and reviews for the upcoming release of “1000 Miles to Nome”. https://youtu.be/AWGyFGrrqk0 The movie documents the legendary 1000 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational and we are excited to be the first to offer it. Pre-order here before the Oct. 1st release date and get Expand Your Possible’s first movie “Reach For the Stars” […]

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Foto Gordo – Full Moon Friday the 13th Edition

Put the lime in the coconut, and you’ll feel better! We’ve already burned through half of September and it’s both the Full Moon and Friday the 13th! It only seems appropriate to celebrate the luckiest day of the year with an Alaskan foto gordo post. Today’s foto comes from Nicole Geils out in Girdwood Alaska! […]

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The Danger Gnome Podcast – Dan from Surly Bikes & Fatbassador to Alaska

Defiance Frameworks No. 4 – photo by Travis Hubbard Get ready for some insights into the vibrant and diverse Alaskan fat-bike culture with our Fatbassador to the entire State of Alaska, Travis. Travis is at the beginning of a Long-Term Review of a custom-built Defiance Frameworks titanium fat-bike built for exploration. Defiance Frameworks – http://www.defianceframeworks.com/ […]

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Fatventures in Alaska and the Chugach Fat Bike Bash

By Betsy Williford Photos by Rich Loftin Alaska, the Last Frontier.  A land so vast, so wild, full of beauty, wildlife, big mountains and impressive glaciers.  One can only fully grasp all of these descriptors by traveling there and experiencing it for yourself.  A few weeks ago I, along with my husband, finally made my […]

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Tuesday Night at the Movies – Blue

The fat bike film, Blue is now available for sharing with friends, family, fellow fat bike enthusiasts, neighbors and all the lovely ladies in your life. The short film was directed by Aly Palmer Nicklas. The film’s sponsors include: Fatback Bikes, Adidas Outdoor USA, City of Valdez, Alaska – Government, PeopleForBikes.org, REI, Ursa Major Distilling, HooDoo Brewing Company Click the […]

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