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Event Spotlight – Fatober-fest

Our amigos from the Mitchel County Mountain Goats are hosting a weekend of bike fun out in Osage, Iowa. This is an event run by the same folks that brought you the Mayday Mayhem Klunker event that shone so bright earlier this year so it stands to reason that the Fatober-Fest should be one hell […]

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2023 Mayday Mayhem Sit:Rep

A few years back, some of our northern Iowa gnome fest cousins started a klunker race, called the Mayday Mayhem. For one reason or another, I hadn’t been able to attend. In the meantime, I urged pretty much anybody that would listen to go in my stead, because, in addition to my obvious fat bike […]

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Lake McBride Fat Tire Classic (IA)

Click the photo for more information 6th Annual Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Saturday, February 11th, 2023 – Solon, Iowa The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic is a Fat Bike race like no other. Presented by Sugar Bottom Bikes and The Solon Centennial Lions Club, the race will take you around scenic Lake Macbride on […]

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Triple D Winter Endurance Race (Iowa)

Join the circus! January 14th, 2023 A true one-of-a-kind original! This is the first winter race where I saw riders use aero bars on their fat bikes! It’s a crazy course full of surprises and sprinkled with country stores and saloons! The course takes riders and runners From Dubuque (Iowa) to Dyersville and Durango back […]

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Event Spotlight – Fatober-Fest (IA)

Our amigos from the Mitchell County Mountain Goats are throwing a fat bike party on October 1st and 2nd! They’ve got a plan for folks to ride fat bikes on singletrack. It’s a novel concept almost completely lost on the cycling industry, but something that we embrace here at the fat dash bike dot com […]

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Singlespeed USA 2022

One of the reoccurring waves of enthusiasm for two-wheeled fun that I’ve enjoyed over the years has been driven by singlespeed bicycles. It probably was heavily influenced by growing up near Chicago and the Schwinn Bicycle Company. I grew up riding steel singlespeeds. Somewhere in my twenties, I started mountain biking on a steel Rockhopper […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Mitchell County Singletrack

My gnome cousin, Joe (from Iowa) shared some pixels of #bikefun con bicis gordas en Mitchell County with us in a sterling display of #fourseasonfatbikes and #fatbikefunskis. It’s Fat Tuesday here in America’s Dairyland and I hear the singletrack sizzling in the summer heat, so till, well probably tomorrow…¡buenos gnomos amigos! – Oh and here’s […]

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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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Event Spotlight – Fatober Zombie Ride (IA)

Click here for more information The 4th Annual Fatober Fat & Mountain Bike Ride! The Fatober Zombie Ride will start & end at Limestone Brewers (518 Main St, Osage, Iowa). Prizes for the best Zombie Costume! Limestone pizza & beer or food truck specials from Stampedes-on-Wheels after the ride along with music from Ruthless Ruth! […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Junkyard Goat

Our gnome cousin, Joe (from Iowa) shared some pixels of #bikefun con bicis gordas en Mitchell County with us for this splendid display of #fourseasonfatbikes and #fatbikefunskis. It’s Fat Tuesday here in America’s Dairyland and I hear the singletrack calling, so till, well probably tomorrow…¡buenos gnomos amigos! Would you share your Klunk, Plus or Fat […]

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Pugsley World Championships Race Report – by Chewey

The 2017 Pugsley World Championship :aka PWC, went off without a hitch once again this year. unfortunately we can’t say the same for the recap ! I was sure I had sent this to Gomez weeks ago only to get it returned several weeks later.  So with all of the excuses out of the way, […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Pugsley World Championships

  Wanna know where Sven and I might rather be this weekend? PWC in Decorah is where all the action is… Click the flyer to find out all of the details that can be explained and then get ready for some old school, fat-bike FUN! Send us a race Flyer! Register your Race. Festival, Demo or Group […]

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Event Spotlight – Frozen Fat Fondo – Quad Cities – 2/7/2015

Share your Cool Local Fat-Bike Event! You can list your event on our calendar by clicking right here! If you’d like to see your race or festival featured in an Event Spotlight, list the event on our calendar and then send a race flyer and links to the event page to uncle gomez@fat-bike.com. May the fat be with you!….(always)

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Revelry, Feats of Strength and the Awarding of the PWC Axe

  Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post about the Pugsley Worlds Championships, this really seems like a multi-day event. On the main PWC event day, Saturday, there are two distinct flavors to the day. Some folks participate in the race, some participate in the party and “Feats of Strength” and a few stalwart folks go […]

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I am FAT Two race report

By – Michael McColgan Sunday January 12th was the second running of the I AM FAT, TWO Fatbike Enduro. From the amount of fun had the first two years I thinks it’s safe to say it’s gonna keep on keeping on and if you missed it, start thinking about next year. This is a seriously […]

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Fat-Foto-Friday ♦ Stomp’n

(click to enlarge) Steve Fuller took this shot of what our Amigos from either side of the mighty Mississippi River call Stomp’n. The dry creek beds of the Shimek State Forest are a perfect example of the new and varied terrain that fat-bikes open up for fun and adventure! The rider all the way to the […]

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Fattie Approved ♦ Tots

This week’s Fattie Approved item: TATER TOTS! Alright, if you missed the first go round: this isn’t just about bikes; or even things related to bikes. I am also a big fan of food. I think food and cycling go hand-in-hand in so many different cases. Our Friday F’n Fat ride started with the intent […]

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Pugsley World Championships – 2013

I attended the first two PWCs in my favorite biking town in the Midwest, Decorah, IA. Alas, fate would have me miss the 2013 edition but we tapped into event organizer Spinner Ryerson for this report along with photos from Spinner, Dave Lunz and McColgan Photography as well as an Audio Interview from 2012 PWC Colin Ford […]

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The Triple D – Race Report

I started hearing about Triple D three years ago, when I made the mistake of scheduling a race the same weekend. Things were way different back then. There weren’t all of the race opportunities for fat-bikes, like there are now. I started to become further acquainted with some of the characters that live and breath Triple D, […]

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(I AM FAT) Race~Recap by Fattie Lumpkin

Iowa’s Annual Majestic Fat-ride Around Trueblood (I AM FAT) was the first fat-bike enduro event in Iowa, following the lead of other states in the Midwest. Under the three hour format, teams of three as well as solo riders tackled a course that mimicked many of the different conditions you might see out on a […]

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Event Spotlight – I am Fat

Click the Flyer to be conveyed to the event facebook event-page. Mis amigos del Iowa City, Iowa are holding an Enduro… and that can only mean one thing… FUN!!! For more races, demos and festivals, visit our Event Calendar sponsored by 45NRTH for more Fat-Bike Fun!

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Event Spotlight – Triple-D

Click the Flyer to be conveyed to the event web-page.  The Triple D Winter race is a winter endurance trail event that traverses Dubuque County Iowa in the dead of winter by bike, ski or foot. This is a race that pre-dates most of the other fat-bike races that have popped up in the last […]

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Spinner’s Interview with Sov from SURLY

  Spinner hooked us up with this PRIMO interview as he sat down with Sov, well, actually he sat down with a High Life in front of a computer, and pulled questions outta his bike seat rester regarding what he thinks is  one of the coolest and most popular fat bikes around – The Pugsley. […]

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PWC – Event Report – 2012

Our entire den of pug-scouts from troop 666 in Milwaukee converged on Decorah, Iowa for the PWC (Pugsley World Championships). For the readers that might not know…….Decorah is a hidden gem of mountain biking located in the driftless region of Northwestern Iowa. Several of our Gnomefest cousins hail from Decorah along with Sov and some […]

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2012 Pugsley World Championships

2012 Pugsley World Championships February 25, 2012 The Ax is Back Registration will be Day of the race at Cooper’s Pub in Decorah, IA 1101 Highway 9 W Decorah, IA 52101-2409 8:00 to 10:00 Registration Race starts at 10:30 There is no Pre-Registration, however please select the Attending option in the Facebook event The course […]

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Triple D Race Recap (PART 2)

Exiting Chad’s pizza and getting back on the bike alerted me that there were a lot of people who were going to AT LEAST make it to the halfway point. In a previous year this was enough to win the race, and for some had been unattainable in numerous attempts. I was happy to see […]

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Triple D Race Recap (PART 1)

Triple D (Dubuque-Dyersville-Durango), is a run/ski/bike race (individual sports not tri-style) held in Dubuque, Iowa. In its fifth year, the race has become notable for its abominable conditions and the sheer lack of finishers. Focusing on the bike race specifically, the number of people who finished are as follows: 4, 0, 8, 23 (of 25 […]

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NYD Ride – Decorah, IA

The Decorah NYD ride is a 13 miles gravel route to the Blue Collar Friendly Randy’s Bluffton Store. Temps in the 20 Degree range.  55 to 60 MPH head wind on the way out. 25 to 30 riders. 3 Moonlanders. 2 Pugsleys. ? Barley pops and a jug of Home-made Apple Pie Moonshine. This was […]

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