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Fat-Tribe Thursday (WI-Italy-MI-India)

Fat-Tribe Thursday is a distant cousin of Throwback Thursday. Back in the day, we used to share photos from fat-bikers from around the world under the byline ‘Fat-Tribe Thursday’. It’s sort of like a modernized version of the “Magic Mirror” bit at the end of Romper Room. I don’t remember why we picked Thursday, but […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Gimmee Shelter

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday was taken by a gentleman named Gomez from Wisconsin during a recent three-day tour that he rode through the Kettle Moraine State Forest. This serene portrait was taken early in the morning stillness after packing all of his gear onto the bike from the night before. This might be called “Saying […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Levis Mound

Took a little trip up to Levis Mound to kick off (meteorological) summer and give these new Surly Sunrise handlebars a try at one of my favorite places to camp and ride. The rain must have scared off a lot of people, because I practically had the place to myself (at night). It was getting […]

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Event Spotlight – Fat Fish 40 (WI)

The race season isn’t over yet. The race season isn’t over until the fat fish sings. That would usually take place at the 2nd edition of the Fat Fish 40 up in Webster Wisconsin. If you’re looking for great grassroots fat-bike racing, you should click this link – https://www.fatfishrace.com/ Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our […]

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Event Spotlight – Rip Zip & Sip – 3/2/19 – Wisconsin

This is how we roll in the Big Whiskey – aka Wisconsin – America’s (freek’n) Dairyland! We ride and then drink a beer(s)! I think they snuck in the zip-lining part of the equation, but check it out…the awards party is at a bowling alley! Click the link for more information – https://lamboriders.org/events/rip-zip-and-sip-1/7880 Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve […]

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Afterglow Lake Resort – Phelps WI – Northwoods Paradise

I was drawn to Afterglow Lake Resort by their incredible social media photo-stream. The intense sunset photography made me think back to shooting Kodachrome slide film and spoke to one of my life-long passions (photography). And it didn’t hurt that their photos feature two Bernese Mountain Dogs along with a Golden Retriever at the lodge to […]

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Upcoming Events – JAN-FEB ’19

  Looks like everyone got the memo to run their Fat-Bike event on February 2nd this winter. I don’t know how things are percolating in your neck of the woods, but here in the big whiskey, we have a nice layer of powdery snow and I’ve been going out to play bikes every freak’n day! Here’s […]

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Event Spotlight – Snow Bully (WI) – Frosty’s Fat-Bike Race Series (UT)

5th Annual Iola Snow Bully Fat Bike Race Our Amigo Scott Cole runs this  night-race up in Iola, Wisconsin. Online Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/2019-iola-snow-bully-fat-bike-race Be part of this fun event that kicks off the Iola Winter Carnival weekend! Event proceeds go towards helping the Iola Winter Sports Club maintain/ purchase grooming equipment for the trails. 6:00pm Race Start […]

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Event Spotlight – December Events in Wisconsin

  Hugh Jass RACE 03: 12/8/18 TREK HEADQUARTERS (WATERLOO, WI)   Big Cheese Fatbike Series – 12/15/18 – Cottage Grove, WI Shelltrack Fat Bike Race – 12/15/18 – Minitowoc, WI Solstice Chase Fatbike Race 12/15/18 – Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin Fatbikes by Candlelight 12/26/18 – Minocqua, Wisconsin Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – America’s Dairyland

  Welcome to the local spooky singletrack. The Jefferson County-Trail Builders have been hard at work building a compact set of twisties just south of the Fat Cave. They just added the feature that Ten Beers is sitting on and the humpty-bump has been there for about a year. They’re currently working on the third loop […]

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Event Spotlight – Wausau 24 – July 28-29, 2018

Here’s an event for our fat-bike readers! The Wausau 24 at Nine Mile County Forest! Check out all of the Fat-Bike Categories!   6 Hour Racing Categories Solo Male Fat Bike Solo Women Fat Bike Solo Female Fat Bike Junior Solo Male Fat Bike Junior 12 Hour Categories Solo Male Fat Bike Solo Women Fat […]

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Fat Fish 40 Race Report

Late last winter, the Fat Fish 40 Race Director, Alan Hane, listed their event on our fat-bike.com event calendar. The first thing that caught my eye was the aquatic name and then the fact that the race venue was in Wisconsin. (I thought to myself) Where the heck is Webster, Wisconsin? I hit up google maps and […]

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Fat Fish 40 – Webster WI – May 5th, 2018

  Rustic ~Authentic ~Scenic ~Breathtaking Simply one of a kind. Visit https://www.fatfishrace.com/ for more information     Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been getting loaded at some of our favorite events and adding them onto our Event Schedule. Everything on our event schedule was hugged onto the interwebs and represents super smurfy good times! […]

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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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Foto Gordo – Fatboy Expert

I shot this yesterday with my little point and shoot camera.This is the bike that I’ve been riding the last few times out. It’s a Specialized Fatboy Expert in flat black carbon and some peacock blue accents. This is a spot about halfway down Richard’s Revenge on the Blue Loop at Kettle. There’s a fox […]

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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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509 Cycles – Green Bay Wisconsin

There’s a fine history of of Independent Bicycle Dealers – aka : ‘Bike Shops’ creating their own fat-bike brands. Both Fatback and 9:Zero:7 were created by two enterprising bike shops in Anchorage Alaska and Bear Claw Bikes is a relatively new brand that is the creation of Einstein Cycles over in Traverse City, Michigan. Today […]

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Foto Gordo – Gnome-Fest Flashback

One of my oldest riding amigos, that I’ve known, all the way back to the 1980’s, sent in this flashback to Gnomefest 9 at Nine Mile County Forest, near Wausau, Wisconsin. Andy gives credit to Marty as the photographer and the rider is his own bad self…..Andy Oleson; aka – Angry Andy. He’s riding his […]

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Tribal Thursday – Reader’s Rigs

The dog days of summer brings the return of Fat-Tribe Thursday. This is where we like to show off some of the photos sent to us by our readers. We’ve been getting so many great photos in from out in the field that we thought we should go ‘old school’ and share a few. Let’s […]

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Fatback Corvus Review

I’ve been riding a Fatback Corvus for the last few months and it’s ‘high time’ for me to put into words, the way I feel about the fourth carbon fat bike that I’ve reviewed over the last couple of years. You can read my initial impressions and review this bike’s impeccable racing pedigree here – https://fat-bike.com/2017/04/product-spotlight-2017-fatback-corvus/ In […]

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Foto Gordo – The Green Tunnel

This week’s desktop wallpaper comes to us directly from my hard drive. You just never know what you’ll find out there in the woods. I’ve been a long time fan of utilizing bicycles for recreational exploration and possess a long time passion for photography that’s almost as old as my passion for bicycles! I used to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Snafu

On my way back from a recent over-night camping trip, I decided to take the scenic route, through the local rail yard, art gallery. They get some incredible artists and it changes all of the time. It seems appropriate, that during the chaos that defines “life in the year 2017” that I found this particular […]

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Event Spotlight – Summer Squatch- July 1st – Neillsville, Wisconsin

Thaw your inner Yeti at the Summer Squatch. non-race weekend! Proceeds to the chalet re-build. Info here:https://summersquatch.blogspot.com/ Summer Squatch UPDATE: The SS category is now changed from race to “Social weekend” Rides, (womens, fast, slow, photo tours, guided, night etc) camping, Sand Creek Brewing Co. Brew, Pints for the first registered, Hanging out in a […]

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