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2023 Fat Bike Worlds Race Report

The first race in the Fat Bike Triple Crown just went off like a shot that was heard around the world! With excellent snow conditions and single-digit temps the Borealis Fat Bike World Championships presented by Pure Fuel was quite a show! There’s a great history to this race. Born in Crested Butte Colorado, moved […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Shelltrack Centerfold

I shot this photo of a Rocky Mountain Blizzard C50 before the Shelltrack race up on the beach in Manitowoc. That’s Greg Hahn over on the other side of Silver Creek providing some grit and perspective on his Pugsley. We both took to the beach between races like a couple of seagulls! Feel free to […]

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The 9th Annual Frosty Hog (WI)

For more race information click the hog in this flyer South Shore Cyclery has been hosting this Milwaukee area race for years and somehow, I’ve never been able to make it out there. The 2023 version looks like a real hoot! Check out all the details below. Race Information & RulesMore at www.frostyhog.comRide Solo or Team […]

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Fatty in the Falls (WI)

I scanned the race flyer from my windshield #oldschool I found a race flyer stuck in my windshield at the Shelltrack Race for the Fatty in the Falls and then the race director, messaged me this morning and asked if we could share the event. Next thing you know, we’ve got opportunities for more fat […]

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NEON NIGHTS : glow with the flow (WI)

Our friends from the Metro Mountain Bikers over there in Milwaukee have an event coming up that’s right up my alley. I’ve always thought that bike festivals and group rides are a lot more fun than a bike race. The Neon Nights ride is a big fat light parade at the sweet Minooka Trail system […]

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The Sweaty Yeti at Levis Mound (WI)

I know where I’ll be on March 4th, 2023! The Sweaty Yeti is my favorite race of the winter season! It’s the real deal. Groomed old-school singletrack situated at the mid-point between Milwaukee/Madison and Minneapolis. this could be one hell of an end-of-winter party! JP will be out on the course pulling the Bloody Mary […]

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Bike Across the Bay (WI)

The North Coast Cycling Association invites you to race across Chequamegon Bay. There’s a 10k and 20k route that probably turns into flat-out drag race at the front end and a fun tour for the rest. The course goes out on the windswept ice of Lake Superior! For more information you can visit the North […]

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Danger Gnome Podcast with George Kapitz at the Broken Spoke Crash Course in Green Bay and International Superstar – Hugh Jass!

The Crash Course Coaches at Broken Spoke Bike StudioKelly, Chris, George, David, and Robb. For this episode of the Danger Gnome Podcast Tio Gomez hit the road up to the Green Bay Area to meet up with our old friend George Kapitz and his Broken Spoke Bike Studio crew for a fat bike skills workshop […]

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Foto Gordo – Porky Point

We managed to make it through another week of product testing and writing stories about fat bikes. The photo above was taken at Levis Mounds on the Porky Point Trail. For some reason, I don’t ride Porky Point very often. It’s really close to the trailhead and gives you the feel of being all the […]

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8th Annual Snow Bully Night Race (WI)

***Friday night February 3rd, 2023***All Races start at 6pm! The 8th Annual Snow Bully Fat Bike Race is hosted by the great members of the Iola Winter Sports Club. The Club invites everyone to be a part of this fun event that kicks off the Iola Winter Carnival weekend! Event proceeds go towards helping the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Switchback

Today’s subject for Wallpaper Wednesday is from, well…me. The picture was taken maybe halfway up and down Switchback at Levis. That sweet sliver of watermelon sugar is a Rocky Mountain Blizzard C50 rocking a Wren Sports inverted suspension fork. If you look closely, you’ll spy the ‘sex-mullet’ wheel setup. The deep-v Borealis Carbondale rim is […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Sylvan Park

Here’s a video produced by the City of Wausau, Wisconsin about their Sylvan Park pump track and trail cluster. People ask me what the hell progressive geometry means and this clip made me think about the symmetry between advanced trails and the aptly named, ‘progressive geometry. It all sort of revolves around the fact that […]

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Event Spotlight – Fat Dog Bike Rally at the Dogtown Cluster (WI)

The Webb Lake Men’s Club and the Backcountry Bike Club present the Fat Dog Rally at the Dogtown Cluster on October 10th, 2020. Fat dogs love the sand and this part of Wisconsin is a fat bike paradise! For more information or to register visit – Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been […]

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Event Spotlight – Fall Color Fest

One of the longest-running mountain bike races in our backyard is the Fall Color Festival at Kettle Moraine State Forest in South East Wisconsin and this year they’ve added a 22-mile fat bike category. The fat bike course consists of a brown loop and two blue loops at the John Muir trail cluster. You have […]

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Summer Squatch Event Update

Levis / Trow Mounds Trail Summer Squatch 2022- Labor Day weekend Have you been looking at photos from Levis Mound and telling yourself, I wish I knew where some of those wonderful overlooks and rock formations were? If you come to Summer Squatch, you’ll get a guided tour to the best of three different mounds! […]

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Event Spotlight – Pre-Fat Bike Race (WI)

The 26th Seely Lions Club Pre-Fat Race is coming up on August 20th! They’ve listed a fat bike race that looks like it would be a hoot! And hellz-bells brothers and sisters…you get a brat and bevvy as part of your entry. This is a grassroots community event that’s sure to please lovers of the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Long Island

I took this shot of the Fezzari King’s Peak demo that I’ve been rolling around on lately. I’ve been completely immersing my saddle time into the last couple of test bikes. Ten Beers hasn’t gotten ridden all Spring or yet this Summer. The shot was taken up on the beach along Lake Superior. There’s a […]

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Summer Squatch – Labor Day Weekend – Levis Mound (WI)

The Summer Squatch is back! With DNA from former events like Pedro’s Fest, Gnome Fest, and Levis Mound Fest with a ride-centric attitude this time. Camping Fri, Saturday & Sunday nights at the trailhead or remote sites.-Meet and Greet at Sand Creek Brewery Friday night!-Night Rides-Derby-Guided tours & group rides-Bikepack overnight to Wildcat Mound-Beer pool-Shennanigans […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Snow Fat Happens in AZ 

Mark Gullo sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday with the message ‘snow fat happens in AZ’. Mark caught his amigo, Luke Mulligan (aka Irishman in the Desert!) with a big ole fat bike grin out on the Blizzard Trail at Arizona Nordic Village. Mark has groomed the cross country and snowshoe/snow bike and XC ski […]

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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 trail in New Richmond. It must be nice to live close by and be able to ride the course that […]

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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 Sharing is Caring We triple-gnome dare you to email us a photo or video of your majestic (Klunker, Plus, Gravel, […]

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Sweaty Yeti ’22 Recap

photo by Dustin Marsh JP sent me a text a few weeks back. It said that he had a new bloody mary bar set up that he planned to ride during the Sweaty Yeti at Levis. The Yeti had adopted a semi-virtual format this year and the course was open for ten days for anyone […]

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Iron Bull Last Hurrah (WI)

SNOWSHOE OR FAT BIKE Wausau, Wisconsin 6K, 12K, OR 20K ADVENTURE MARCH 6, 2022 Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. Everything on our event schedule was hugged onto the interwebs and represents, super fun good times! Check out the event schedule for […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Dueces are WILD!

Stardate: Two, Two, Twenty-Two (2/2/22) – The calendar says that last week was Fat Tuesday. However, today is such a numerological milestone that it feels like we’re celebrating a full week of mardi gras! Since today is all about the number two, let’s share a Fat Bike Worlds double feature, shall we?. Film 1 – […]

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Sweaty Yeti Semi-Virtual (WI)

Sign up for the Sweaty Yeti Semi-Virtual (here:, then click this link to get webscorer and the live timing. The course will be marked and the race is live between Sat Feb 19th, 5:00am-Sunday Feb 27th, 5:00 pm. You never know who you might run into up there this time of year. I heard that […]

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2022 Badger State Fat Bike Guide

Badger State Games Fat Bike Race (WI)

Click the flyer to go to the race guide with maps and a ton of cool information Saturday, February 19th, 2022 The Underdown – Prarie Dells trailhead To all of my race amigos out there that scoffed at the idea of racing their bikes on a golf course, here’s a race held at the Underdown […]

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Bike Across The Bay (WI)

Click the Flyer for more information Sunday February 20th, 2022 Washburn, WI Check out a race held on the frozen surface of Lake Superior. You can choose between 10k or 20k distance. The course takes place the morning after the Book Across the Bay course. An on-land alternative is in place in the event of […]

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SLiP N RiDE Relay (WI)

Click the demonic snowman for more information Silver Lake County Park is near my old stomping grounds down in Willinois. I remember riding deer paths through an old abandoned campground back in the day and now Silver Lake has a sweet groomed singletrack system. This is one of those races that does a pretty good […]

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