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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series #3 – 2018 Simpson Desert Challenge Announcement

  Here’s why we deemed March as Fat-Bike Beach Month…Mud. Spring thaw renders most of the trails in our home region unridable in March, because the spring thaw makes our trails suceptable to damage. Different regions and countries have differing rules and customs that off-road cyclists follow to protect the local trails. It’s up to […]

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Event Spotlight – The Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series

There are  3 races to go in the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series and the Mineral Belt Mayhem is this weekend. Get ready for FUN at the highest fat-bike race series in Colorado! Visit and tell’em that tio gomez sent’chew. Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our […]

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906 POLAR ROLL RACE REPORT – by Leia Schneeberger

The 906 Polar Roll is the final race of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series.  It’s advertised as a 35 Mile race (Actually 41, Thanks Todd) which starts on the main street of Marquette Michigan.  This has taken the top spot for my all time favorite fat bike race.  I was nervous about this one as I’ve never been on […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships

This week’s video comes to us from the talented specialists at Superior Social Mgmt. The clip really captures a truly great day of racing. The video combines scenes and interviews from the USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships at the Cannonsburg Ski Area just outside of Grand Rapids Michigan. Management and Distribution: Austen Reno Video […]

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2018 Fat-Bike National Championships – Race Report

I spent the weekend over in Michigan at the USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships at the Cannonsburg Ski Hill near Grand Rapids. The race was run by our long-time amigo and all-around cool cat, Nate Phelps with the help of the Westen Michigan Sports Commision. The Cannonsburg Venue was quite a nice upgrade from last […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Crested Butte Fat Bike Worlds

Crested Butte Colorado is throwing their version of the Fat-Bike Whirrled Champ-peen-ships this weekend and it’s an event like no other fat-bike event (at least that I’ve ever been to) Crested Butte is a Colorado mountain town that supports a thriving winter tourism economy and for one weekend a year they focus all of that sweet […]

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Event Spotlight Badger State Games (WI) 1/20/18

Wausau Wisconsin hosts the 2018 Badger State Games and the Fat-Bike Race in on January 20th. Details on how to get registered are up on the event webpage. Central Wisconsin has great fat-bike riding opportunities at several trail systems, in Wausau and the surrounding area. The Badger State Games hold competitions in dozens of categories, […]

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Fat Video Tuesday 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge!

  Eckart Altenkamp is the winner of this year’s edition of the 2017 Simpson Desert Bike Challenge and he sent us an update on this year’s event. Echart shared “We only had 12 participants in 2017… and I think that’s is a shame. It is such an amazing event… and the volunteers running it deserve […]

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The Dose of Fat Podcast – Show #129

Show #129! The new crew, Leia,Gomez & Spinner, are back in the posh Midwest Family Marketing Studios in beautiful Madison Wisconsin, for about an hour of conversation that revolves around plus and fat-bike happenings from racing to shenanigans and everything inbetween. I think we’ve worked out Spinner’s audio for this show, so crack a beer […]

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The Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series – Starts October 7th!

I know the frost is barely on the pumpkin, but that isn’t putting a dent is the enthusiasm for fat-bike racing here in America’s Dairyland. Our friends over at Wheel and Sprocket just announced their 2017/18 schedule for the the Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race Seiries. The First race is on October 7th, 2017 and […]

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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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2017 US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship Report

Every March we say that we’d really like to go down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina to attend 2017 US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship, but it seems like it’s always in conflict with both NAHBS and the Fat Bike Birkie. So this year we contacted the race director, Shawn Spencer and asked […]

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Event Spotlight – St Fattys Day – March 18-20

Today Sherman, we set the way-back machine to: March 17th of Two Thousand and Twelve – Destination: Gaylord Michigan! Yes – St Fattys Day returns to the fat-bike event radar screen to punctuate the end of the winter (that wasn’t) of sixteen/seventeen.   Coming Next Week – It’s Spring!  

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Event Spotlight – Hinton Growler – Alberta 2-26-17

  Hinton is a town in west-central Alberta, Canada and they’re hosting the  first annual Hinton Growler Fat Bike Endurance Race is presented by the Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  It is a family friendly event that is held during Hinton’s Winter Magic Festival. THREE ADULT CATEGORIES (AGES 13+, MIXED) : Growler (Expert Class): 3 hours to […]

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Event Spotlight – Sweaty Yeti

  Race the best groomed fat-bike trails in Wisconsin, Levis Mounds! According to the race flyer, this is the Premier Midwest Fatbike Race (even though they misspelled Fat-Bike). You can click the race flyer to go to the event web page or visit Bike Reg to go directly to register for the event and, possibly, star in […]

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Stuart & House Win at Fat Bike Nats

Congratulations to all of the new Fat-Bike National Champions! Both the men’s and women’s Pro/Elite Champions, Amy Stuart and Cole House will be guests on Fat-Bike Radio and….you can check out all of the results and all of the new National Champions here –

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Event Spotlight – Big Fat Race – 1/22/17

  Up North in the Chequamegon National Forest, there’s a race coming up that sez it’s a different kind of race. You can click the race flyer to go to the event web page or click HERE to go directly to register for the event. If you go, let us know what was different and stuff. The Event Calendar […]

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Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series

This is the longest running and highest (elevation) Fat-Bike Race series in this great land! Just click on the flyer (above) and you’ll be transferred to the Cloud City Wheelers web page, where you can track down all the essential information to attend one of these fine races. You may even run into samsquantch! The […]

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Video Race Report – 2016 Simpson Desert Bike Challenge – by Martin Solms

There are not many fat bike races in the world that involve complicated logistics, dedicated support crews, 3000miles of driving, and a whopping 300 miles of multi-day, one-way stage racing.  But if this type of event takes your fancy, then welcome to the Australian Simpson Desert Bike Challenge.   Following on, from our race reports published […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ 500 MPH*

Our Fatbassador to the Alaskan Wilderness and Anchorage, Mr Travis (T-bone) Hubbard recommends this clip, for your viewing pleasure. This is some footage from the 2016 Merry Marmot downhill race, from the Arctic Valley Ski Resort. Leave your featherweight carbon sled in the shed and grab the old trusty…..then Slip on your body armour and a full […]

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Chugach Fat Bike Bash Report – By Lee Hart

Mother Nature did not play fair with the inaugural edition of the Chugach Fat Bike Bash March 18 – 20 in Valdez, AK. Here’s a couple videos from the crit and the finale of the rodeo, the Big Air, Big Splash. We had a great time during the Ursa Major Northern Lights Criterium that kicked […]

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Event Spotlight – White Mountains 100 – By Matias Saari

The White Mountains 100 starts Sunday north of Fairbanks and boasts perhaps the strongest field in its six-year history. “The competitiveness is incredible in almost all categories this year,” race director Joel Homan said in an email. “Of the three categories (ski, bike and run) for both male and female racers, all but one winner from last […]

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Iditarod Trail Guide by Kevin Breitenbach

The Iditarod Trail Invitational is coming up at the end of February. With options of 130 miles to Finger Lake, 350 miles to McGrath, or 1000 miles to Nome. I was lucky enough to ride to McGrath the past three years. Since im not racing it this year, I thought I’d write up a little […]

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