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Event Spotlight – Big Fat Bike Festival – Homer AK

  March is Fat-Bike Beach Month and our amigos up in Homer Alaska have an event that every fat-biker should put on their bucket list. I went a couple of years back and I really cannot wait till I get a chance to return to this grassroots, kick-ass fat-bike party! Visit for all of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series Premier – Featuring Eckart Altenkamp

  We’re stoked to introduce a new monthly series that will feature photos from the 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. So once a month, we’ll flip your wigs with some incredibly beautiful images from Austrailia! This is what Eckart shared about this photo. I took this photo on a training ride for the Simpson […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Babyhead Beach

  I spied this shot and really loved the baby heads. It really brought back memories of the trip that James Healy and I took across the top of Michigan’s Upper Penninsula and exemplifies the sort of terrain for which fat-bikes transcend every other form of bicycle. This week’s photo was taken in the UK […]

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Foto Gordo – Tasmania

  This week’s wallpaper comes from our long time amigo and photo contributor, Ross Cairns! The photo was taken near Latta on the North Coast of Tasmania on a bikepacking trip that Ross wrote about at his blog The Unknown Rider. We’re coming up on the sixth anniversary of Wallpaper Wednesdays, here at fat dash […]

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Origin8 Supercell Tire 26 x 4.0 Review

The one and only, Pistil Pete asked about this tire and after our editorial staff took a look at them on the interwebz, we decided to pull the trigger and bought a set for $49 each. We wanted to see if we might shed some light on how these babies, would do on the beach, […]

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509 Cycles – Green Bay Wisconsin

There’s a fine history of of Independent Bicycle Dealers – aka : ‘Bike Shops’ creating their own fat-bike brands. Both Fatback and 9:Zero:7 were created by two enterprising bike shops in Anchorage Alaska and Bear Claw Bikes is a relatively new brand that is the creation of Einstein Cycles over in Traverse City, Michigan. Today […]

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Foto Gordo – An Trá is Faide

Our new desktop image for this week came to us from Chris Heyworth. This is what Chris had to say about his portrait. Taken on the longest stretch of sand in Europe – Morriscastle beach in County Wexford, Ireland Where’s the Longest Beach on your continent? Send us your fat or plus bike photos or […]

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RSD Ti Mayor Mid Term Review

People love to complain about the weather and the last couple of winter’s around the midsection of the Great Lakes have been pretty shy on sustainable snow-pack. As I write this (Late February) , my local temperature is forecast to be nearly 70 degrees and we’ve completely lost our base down to the bare dirt. […]

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Beach Ride – Rainbows & Mirrored Pill Boxes

Cédric sent us some photos from a beach ride on the coast of Belgium and Northern France. The route started at Depanne Beach in Belgium and ended in Leffrinckoucke in France. In addition to the seascape and the dunes, the shores are littered with bunkers from the second world war. An unknown artist, covered one of them with mirrors and mother […]

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Vee Tire Co. Apache Fatty Slick Ridden

  From the moment that I got my first glimpse of the Apache Fatty Slick from Vee Tire, it grabbed my attention as something that might work well for beach riding. Some of my Pac/West amigos have been experimenting with tire shaving on everything from Endomorphs to Snowshow 2XL’s to create the ultimate tire for beach […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Sandwood Bay

  Last month we introduced you to Illya Rudkin and his wife, Vida and they’re back with a film about a trip to Sandwood bay near Durness in Scotland. We very pleased to announce that we’ll be featuring Illya and Vida’s adventures in a series of Fat (video) Tuesday posts over the next few months. Here’s Illya’s […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – August Beach Bivy

  John Moore has been a contributor, all the way back to the beginning of our little internet experiment in fat-bikes. John’s first contributions were beautiful still photographs and today include videography. There are times in this video, when John is riding and flying his drone at the same time. I don’t think I could do that […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ It’s raining Fat-Bikes

  Our old friend Deo is back with some rainy beach riding from the Canadian Atlantic Coastline! The beach is often best served, off season and stormy! It’s gonna be ninety plus degrees later this week and I think I’ll take Otis for a swim in Lake Michigan, along with some beach riding. Pro-Tip #72 […]

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NRS Workboot Wetshoe

  Sven and I have had a long running search for the ultimate shoe for riding on the beach. Once the weather gets above freezing and we enter the spring beach season, getting your feet wet, is an inevitable part of almost every beach ride. Swollen creeks and blustery waves will eventually  submerge your boots or […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – from Good Friday

Frequent site visitor, Gomez, took this shot last week after a spring snow storm flocked the local landscape in a thin layer of snow. This is what g-mez shared about his picture postcard. The snow that fell, was predicted to have a very short shelf-life, so for a few hours on Good Friday morning, Otis and I, celebrated […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Big Fat Bike Festival ♦ Homer AK

The Big Fat Bike Festival is a low-pressure fundraiser for the Homer Cycling Club, 2016 will be the 5th annual BFBF! Highlights include a 16 mile beach ride and transportation, obstacle course, t-shirt, good food and brew, raffle and silent auction, bon fires and good time. The ride for the 2016 Big Fat Bike Festival is on Saturday […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fatbike vs New Brunswick

Our man Deo is back with his unique perspective on fat-bike fun from the Coastal Atlantic Province of New Brunswick, Canada! El Niño has opened up spring beach riding a little early on Lake Michigan, in our region and we’d love to see how folks around this shiny blue marble celebrate fat-bike fun, as the […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Winter Beach Ride by Deo

Our Atlantic Fatbassador du Canada, Deo, plugs us into the wicked hot-lantic Canadian, fat-bike scene with a little beach ride with some of his amigos! The video was shot, on location, at Cavendish Beach on Prince Edward Island. VOTE for the BEST FAT-BIKE STUFF of 2015 Call 818-918-2453 and leave us a message, to cast your vote for the […]

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2015 Simpson Desert Bike Challenge Report

  By :  Euan Pennington “It’s the French Line.” Four words, but as Hipsters might say, it could get Cray Cray.  Last year I ran support for a rider on the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, I was undecided if I would indulge again this year, then the email arrived.  The French Line.  Mad not to. […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – DEO Returns

  Our amigo from the Atlantic, Deo, is back with a video that starts out nice and slow, but totally kicks into gear, right along with the soundtrack! We like to say, “Fat-Bikes and Lighthouses are like peas and carrots.” Get ready for two helpings of both! Join the Global Fat-Bike Revolution! Send us some rad […]

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Fat (vídeo) Terça-feira – Brasil!

FatBike in Floripa, Brazil: Sand’n’Fatty by Jonatha Jünge – Six months ago, after a meeting on trails maintenance with local bikers, Normando Pereira took the floor to address the group. I am not sure if the high consumption of the local Ales made by the bike shop owner influenced the emotional tone of his […]

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Hills and Beaches

By Jeff Price My local favourite loop this one. There’s nothing better than leaving the house in the early evening, riding some of the hills and dropping down onto the beach for the last few miles home. This ride takes me along the causeway to the medieval town of Conwy and up into the hills […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Video Flashback

A little over five years ago, Mike Curiak joined Eric Parsons, Dylan Kentch, Doom Fishfinder, and Roman Dial for a tour of SE Alaska. They rode the beach out of Yakutat and traveled along Alaska’s outer coast, via fat-bike and packraft to Glacier Bay. Five years ago, most of us were just trying to figure out how to put […]

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Fat-Bike Beach and Dune Rides in South Africa!

Dave Caravias contacted us about his guided fat-bike adventures in South Africa. In addition to fat-bike beach riding that rivals anything that we’ve seen, the area also boasts, world class, whale watching and great white shark, cage dives! I’m going to let Dave describe his South African, beach ride, slice of heaven! Our area is extremely special with […]

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