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Danger Gnome Podcast – How to Summerize your Fat Bike

Tio Gomez talks with a few of the crew that contributes to the site. We ask them (and anybody else that would listen), “What Modifications do you make to your fat bike for summer?” The options discussed go beyond wheels and tires. The good thing here is that there’s no wrong answer. Sometimes it pays […]

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2022 Australian Fat Bike National Championships – Race Report by Simon Rimmer

Fat Bikes might have been crafted for the snowfields of the northern hemisphere, but they’re as equally at home on loose trails, muddy tracks and sandy beaches……….and that’s where they’ve captured the attention of Aussie riders because we’ve got plenty of incredible beaches surrounding our Great Southern Land. Arguable one of our best beaches is […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – NiteRider

Trevor Sowers is the man behind the lens for today’s Wallpaper Wednesday feature photograph. Trevor is based on the North Coast of British Columbia. If you’d like to see more of his photography check out his – Flickr Page. Feel free to download this image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – CoastKid Plus Bike Backpack

We go back to back weeks to celebrate our long-time hero and friend, Brice Mathieson for this week’s Fat Plus Bike Video feature. Bruce is the God Father of fat bike beach riding. Check out our interview with Bruce from 2014 on the Weekly Dose of Fat Podcast No. 27. Bruce was also part of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Winter Park

Mike Tey sent in some pictures of his Mukluk in Winter Park, Colorado and we sent him some sweet stickers! It’s what we’ve coined the sticker boondoggle. All part of the fat bike love here at the home of fat-bike-fun! Feel free to download this image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on […]

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UP Field Trip – Bearclaw Bikes TŌWMAK

The second leg of my recent trip to the Upper Penninsula of Michigan took me to the east side and the tiny hamlet of Moran, home of Bearclaw Bikes. Moran is near the gateway to the Eastern UP not too far from Mackinac Island Ferry but far enough away to fly completely under the radar […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Stormy Skies

Jake Meadley sent us a shot from Western Australia for today’s Wallpaper Wednesday. This week is the Australian Fat Bike National Championships in Broome. Good luck to all of our amigos toeing the line! Here;’s what Jake shared about his photo. This is my Salted Sandfly. Out for a ride on a stormy day along […]

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Out and about…

After being out and about on the bike last weekend I spotted a track about 3 miles away on a hillside and thought “I’ve gotta give that a try”. There’s a track in the distance going between them two hills So 7 days later I headed out to southern Snowdonia in Wales for a bit […]

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Gorewear Trail Collection Lupra Jacket

March in Wisconsin is not for the meek. Is seems as though thirty-eight degrees and snaining with fifteen mile an hour winds (gusting to forty) is on the menu most of the time. Spring usually teases us with a few sunny days where the mercury may get above sixty but it snows just about every […]

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Spring Bike Safari – Made U.P. Lake Ehfect

I’ve had a plan to get up to the UP to ride for at least a couple of years. Ever since Jason at Bearclaw Bikes announced their drop-bar fatty called the TOWMAK I dreamt about returning to the vast Huron National Forest and its hundreds of miles of rustic roads, trails, and beaches. So when […]

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Foto Gordo – Arbor Day

Happy Arbor Day amigos! I’m back at the test bunker after a few days in da’UP and I thought that I’d take a peek at some of the pixels that I collected. This one seemed to jump off the camera!

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Snow Fat Happens in AZ 

Mark Gullo sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday with the message ‘snow fat happens in AZ’. Mark caught his amigo, Luke Mulligan (aka Irishman in the Desert!) with a big ole fat bike grin out on the Blizzard Trail at Arizona Nordic Village. Mark has groomed the cross country and snowshoe/snow bike and XC ski […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Hartman Rocks

Andrew Meyer answered the call and sent us eleven point two smurfy megabytes with reflections of fat bikes frolicking in the great outdoors. The gnomes down in the mailroom sent him some stickers (I hope). In this case, (above) it’s Andrew’s Salsa at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, Colorado that is cast in the starring role […]

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Mackinac Island Ice Bridge by Dan Fedewa

Dan Fedewa sent in this shot, which piqued my curiosity, so I asked him if he could tell us a little bit more about his photo. This is what Dan shared. Sure….crossing the “ice bridge” from St. Ignace Michigan to Mackinac island (British Landing) on February 5th 2022. We rode around the island. The picture […]

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MOOTS’ New Forager Fat Bike

Ready for All Seasons and All Terrain If you’re not hanging up your wheels when the snow flies and you love the solitude of quiet winter adventures. This Overlanding machine is built for you.  Moots’ 20+ year history of building fat bikes all comes together in a modern take in the Forager. The Forager is […]

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2022 UK Fat Bike Championships

BACK FOR 2022 !! – Saturday 14th May, 2022 The 2022 UK Fat Bike Championships will be on Sat 14th May at Minley Manor, Hants GU17 9UF.It will be a 6-hour race starting at 3 pm (you must finish your last lap by 9 pm). Around the course there are numerous areas of woodland, heathland, […]

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2022 Sea Otter Bike Expo (Part 2)

We’re back with part 2 of our coverage of the 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental. Let’s get right back to the parade of cool bike schwag. Our friends from Corvus Cycles made the trip down the coast to Sea Otter to show their wares. I got to ride the new Ti […]

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2022 AusCycling Fat Bike MTB National Championships – Broome

Friday May 13, 2022 Cable Beach is world famous and for good reason. It boasts white sands, massive 10 metre tides, red pindan cliffs, warm waters, killer sunsets, iconic camel rides and even dinosaur prints. Now it hosts Australia’s only beach cycling event – the AusCycling Fat Bike National Championships. If you’re rolling larger than 3.8″ […]

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2022 Sea Otter Classic Bike Expo (Part 1)

The 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental was last week. Racers, fans, and our favorite brands gathered at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California! I walked the aisles of the expo to bring you the latest and greatest products coming to the US market from all of the best companies. It […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – New Richmond

New Richmond….why does that sound familiar? New Richmond is where the 2022 and 2023 Borealis Fat Bike Worlds are held. Nate Riemenschneider sent us a cool shot that he took on the Fat Bike Worlds trail in New Richmond. It must be nice to live close by and be able to ride the course that […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Extrawheeling

Today we’ve got a feature-length foreign film about a solo winter bikepacking trip in Finland. The film features the Extrawheel Mate trailer and Extrawheel’s excellent waterproof bags. I’ve had the pleasure of doing some Exrtrawheel enhanced overnighters so I put this one up on the big screen at home and loved it. Check out more […]

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Made U.P. Lake Ehfect

You all should be familiar with the name Todd Poquette. He’s the cat behind the 906 Adventure Team and the race director of the Polar Roll, The Marji Gesick, and the Crusher bike races. He’s kind of a big deal. Well now, Todd is also the man behind something called Made UP. As far as […]

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Customized Sunspeed Spark in India

A stock Sunspeed Spark Sunspeed Bicycles are sold in India and they make a fat bike called the Spark. Sarthak Narayan Rastogi sent us some photos of his Spark updated with drop bars. He also shared a few insights into Indian fat bike culture. Fat biking is a global phenomenon. It doesn’t just happen in […]

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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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