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Yeti-Fest (Two Reports in One)

By Steve Meurett and Evan Larsson The rookie and the race director.  Two essential partners to make any race a success.  You can’t have one without the other. The race boss dictates keeping the ducks in a row, “i’s” dotted and “t’s” crossed while the rookie brings unbounded enthusiasm to a race that could be […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Iditirod Trail

Frank Janssens shot my amigo Morris during the ITI this year, with spectacular results! We kept this week’s image in the original format to preserve the photographer’s vision! Just click on the image above to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We’d like to feature fat-bikes from around the […]

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Duluth Winter Enduro Gets Rad At Spirit Mountain

Duluth is the new epicenter of getting rad in the upper Midwest, and the upper Midwest is the epicenter of progressive fatbike use. So naturally, the first downhill/enduro specifically for fatbikes took place at the city-owned Spirit Mountain, side by side on the ski hill with the regular crowd of knee droppers and knuckle draggers. […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Talkeetna Trio WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Last week was the Pugsley Fat-Bike World Championships, so in the year that we enjoyed two US National Fat-Bike Championships, it only makes perfectly logical sense that we should also enjoy two World Championships! This one is run by our amigos at Speedway Cycles and is Sponsored by Denali Brewing, so get ready for some […]

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Fat Bike Sandy – March 21st, 2015 – East Texas

Our Amigos from Chumba USA are hosting the first fat-bike race Texas has ever seen! Benefiting: Sam Houston Trails Coalition and Erik’s Ride: Racing the Tour Divide for the Gift of Hearing Event details can be found on the Facebook Event Page (facebook.com/events/855121037873871/?fref=ts) or contact us at fatbikesandy@gmail.com for more info. To sign up visit: bikereg.com/the-fatbike-sandy […]

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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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The ITI from Kathi Merchant, race director Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska

Written by Kathi Merchant, Race Director, Iditarod Trail Invitational The Iditarod Trail Invitational race, the qualifiers to get into this by invitation only race and the annual ITI winter training camps in Alaska. When I moved to Alaska in 2002 from Germany  I did not know that a decade later fat biking as well as […]

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USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships – Race Report

    When USA Cycling announced the first sanctioned Fat Bike National Championship, Sven and I decided that we would send someone there to cover the event, because it’s a significant milestone for fat-bike racing. We try to bring the coolest and most interesting fat-bike news, reviews, culture and events to our readers and both […]

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Fat-Bike Birkie – Register Now!

It’s snowing in Hayward, and it’s getting that much closer to the Fat Bike Birkie! The next fee deadline is also coming up on February 1. They’re at just over 600 participants already signed up and with a cap of 750 this year, it looks like it’s going to sell out soon. If you haven’t signed […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Downhill Fast

  The rider is Chaisson Sisson. He’s a 12 year old riding an 11nine DH Hemicyon (150mm travel). Chaisson is an 11nine Factory Rider sponsored by Kali Protectives. He’s racing Sport Beginner in the Downhill Race at the Southridge USA 2015 – KMC Chain Winter Race Series in Fontana, California Photo by Marcelo Riveros – www.stillmrgphotography.com Spread the Stoke! Send us your photos or […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ The Snowball Special

(click the race flyer to go to the event web-page) The first annual Snowball Fat Bike Race on the Sun Valley Nordic Trails! The “Snowball Special” was the name of the Union Pacific Railroad’s ski train which carried skiers from stops in Southern California to beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho, from 1958 to 1972.  Many LA […]

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Fat-Bike Costa Rica!

Pura Vida, Fatties! Costa Rica as a Fat Bike Destination Written by – Will Muecke, Team CoreCo Snow is overrated. – Or, perhaps, because now that I am denied long, lovely winters blanketed in the white stuff I react by hiding my true feelings behind a statement that I know is not true. I love […]

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The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

  Desert Challenge 2014 By – Euan Pennington   “There’s a corrugated highway leading north from Port Augusta lined with battered cars that didn’t rate a tow, Salt plains out of Pimba, and your eyes begin to stream…” The song was circling my head, because we really were north of Port Augusta, heading for the […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Snow Epic Switzerland

  The Snow Epic is Europe’s first winter bike fest, a fat-bike event held in the idyllic town of Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Participants can compete in 5 events over 3 days, each with its own distinct character. visit  http://www.snow-epic.com/ for all the details The Best Fat-Bike Event Calendar on the […]

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Borealis Echo – Battle of Camrock – Race Test

With the success of our 80 mile – 4 person race test of the Borealis Echo, we decided to put out 6th test pilot in the saddle to race the Echo at last week’s WORS Race near Madison, Wisconsin, called the Battle of CamRock. This week’s test pilot is Aristotle Peters….the guy who pulled off […]

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BKB Ti Proto ({[SPY PHOTO!]})

Deep in the bowls of the Bare Knuckle Brigade testing bunker and laboratories – {The BKB Speed Factory}, they’ve been developing a new race bike for Jesse. We have a photo of the v1.0 prototype. This was leaked by sources very close to the LaLonde brothers and their (not so very secret) bike riding squad […]

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UK Fat-Bike Championships Report

Battle on the Beach/UK Fat Bike Championships by Patrick Joscelyne Congratulations to George Budd and Fiona Wilson for winning the inaugural Surly UK Fat Bike Championships at the Battle on the Beach. George Budd (#28) leading the pack across the sand. Surly and their UK Distributor, Ison sponsored the UK Fat Bike Championships and reported to […]

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US Fat-Bike Nationals – Up Close & Personal

Last weekend’s US Fat-Bike Championships at the Fat Bike Birkie was the ‘Woodstock’ of fat-biking. Carlos Santana jammed with Hendrix and the Jefferson Airplane played a 2 hour set! The Fat-Bike Birkie had it all! Mountain Bike legends like Travis Brown and Ned Overend raced the very best of the rising stars of fat-bike racing. […]

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Yeti-Fest 2014

Visiting Levis-Trow felt like a homecoming or sorts for my wife and I last weekend. We left our pack of wild dogs at home and traveled northwest to attend the third running of Yeti-Fest (formerly called the Sweaty Yeti). We were joined by several of our old ride tribe from our days serving time down […]

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Fatbike Frozen Forty recap

By – Michael McColgan   This past Valentine’s weekend, 200 fatbikers showed their love for snowy singletrack by converging on Elm Creek Park’s flowy trails for the Fatbike Frozen Forty, the sixth race in the eight race Great Lakes Fatbike Series. The faithful followers of this site have seen the articles on various trail groomers, […]

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Fat-Bike Nationals After Party and Sunday Group Ride

The Fat-Bike Nationals After Party Cable Wisconsin – March 8th – 7:00 pm The line-up of sponsors for the Fat-Bike.com, US National Fat-Bike Championship – (Fat-Bike Birkie) After Party is Specialized, 9 :Zero:7, Fatback, Borealis Fat Bikes, Boo Bicycles, 45NRTH, 1 Up USA racks, Paul Components, Twin Six and Angry Minnow Brewing. They have all joined fat-bike dot com and the Rivers Eatery in a celebration that will help raise funds […]

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Surly Pugsley Race @ Frostbike

Saturday night at Frostbike (FB), means one thing….The Surly Pug Race! This year featuring the 45NRTH snow lounge. Q somehow sculpted a danish modern living room, conversation pit, lounge, complete with sofas, tables and drink holders and then covered them with white shaggy upholstery….add in two raging pallet fires and twenty cases of beer and […]

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Event Spotlight – Winterbike (VT)

The Kingdom Trails, Mountain Bike Vermont and Le Grand Fat Tour have teamed up for a third annual celebration of fat-bike revelry. Winterbike is the grand finale of the five part Le Grand Fat Tour and will be the largest fat bike festival the Northeast has ever seen! This year the hot toddies will be hotter, the […]

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Fat Video Friday – Capitol City Rockers

We’re shaking up Friday afternoon’s photo feature with a video from our amigos más cercanos, Low Pressure Productions, from up in Ottawa, Ontario. If I remember my Canadian geography correctly, I believe that would make it the capitol of the entire nation of Canada. They run a bandito race series up there on the banks of […]

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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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Event Spotlight – Sweaty Yeti Fatbike Race

Sweaty Yeti = Old School By Steve Meurette “Old School” : Anything that is from an earlier era and looked upon with high regard or respect. 2014 signals the maturing and legitimizing of the fatbike phenomenon.  What?  Well, when the bike world mega companies like Trek and Specialized finally give in, one knows this isn’t […]

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Great Lakes Fat Bike Series Champion – Jorden Wakeley’s 616 Race Bike

Jorden Wakeley won the GreatLakes Fat Bike Race Series last year and looks like a favorite to repeat. On his way to the Series Championship, Jorden won the coveted Noquemanon race in Marquette, MI that is the ‘self proclaimed’ World Fat-Bike Championship. In just a few days he’ll defend that ‘World Championship’ on a new steel, Six-1-Six […]

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Alaska – Episode 1 – The Frosty Bottom

I spent the first full week of 2014 in Alaska with the goal of learning about the fat-bike culture of Anchorage. Anchorage is the home of two well respected fat-bike companies (9:Zero:7 & Fatback) as well as a premier frame bag manufacturer (Revelate Designs). I was fortunate enough to spend time with the folks behind […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Badger State Games (WI)

    Here’s a race for all of our readers that are also fans of TPB. The CWOCC just built 7 miles of fat-bike specific trail at “Sunnyvale” Park, in Wausau, for the historic first fat-bike race of the Badger State Games! Wausau is a hot-bed for fat-biking in the state of Wisconsin. Bob Dunnahe […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Bicycles on Snow – Iditabike 1988

Here’s a blast from the past! Mark Forman contacted us about a television segment that he produced for the Discovery Channel about fat-biking before there were fat-bikes! We asked Mark to share some insights into this historic clip and here’s what he had to say. Original Budget was $55K Money got back on the project […]

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Event Spotlight – Shell Track (WI)

(click the flyer to go to the event web-page) Get ready for the fastest and most fun fat-bike race of the season! The course is situated in one of the coolest little gems of a venue that I’ve ever seen. The Shell Track manages to squeeze in single track, double track, and beach all in […]

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