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 […]


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 […]


ZEAL Pro Bag Review By JP Syverud

The fine folks from ZEAL Pro sent the Secret Underground Lair of a beautiful new Zeal Pro fat bike cover kit for some testing. The kit we received contained the bike protector cover, a […]


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 […]

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Dose of Fat – March ’22

The calendar says that it’s Spring but Winter isn’t over until the fat-bike sings. The Dose of Fat is back with a look at what’s going on in the test bunker and what our […]

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Chasing the Last Snow

For the last dozen, or so, years, my wife, Bethany, and I, have been blessed to live with Bodhi, Cecil & Cowboy. Bodhi and Cecil are both gone now but Cowboy is still around. All […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 had to cross a small stream a mile into the ten-mile out and back route and the Neos took it all in stride. I learned a long time ago to try to wear what the guide wears so this winter, I decided to give a pair of Neos Navigator insulated overboots a try. […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 This was just before sunset New […]


Winter’s Fat Classic (SD)

Dirty Chain Co. hosts The Winter’s Fat Classic bringing night racing to Deadwood South Dakota! Registration – Facebook – Host – Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of […]

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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! For more information visit – – Check Out the Fat-Bike Event […]


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 […]

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Fatties by Candlelight (WI)

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 […]