Fat Bike Gravity Fest Returns To Mount Kato-CANCELLED
Fat Bike Gravity Fest is coming to Mount Kato in Mankato on Sunday, March 6th. This will be the second year of this event hosted by Nicollet Bike Shop and the Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB). I had a chance to make it to last year's event and had the time of my life. What could be better than riding fatbikes down ski slopes?
This year promises to be even bigger and better than last year with an exclusive chair lift for bikers only, more distance and different trails.
Come early for the open practice/ride time on the fatbike specific trails and hills from 12pm to 3:30pm and race against the clock in the downhill time trial (Super D format) that starts at 3:30pm. After your done, watch your friends try to beat your time during their runs and either cheer them on or throw a few heckles their way.
$30 gets you an unlimited lift ticket for the open practice/ride time and downhill time trial race. A portion of the proceeds go back to the Mankato Area Mountain Bikers for their trail building efforts. Fatbikes with tires 3.8" or wider are required to attend.
This is definitely one fatbike event you're not going to want to miss. It's a rare opportunity to ride on some great downhill runs and put your skills to the test. Last year over 100 riders showed up and this year will bring even more out. Hopefully the success of Fat Bike Gravity Fest will get other ski resorts thinking about hosting events like this one.
If you would like to see all of my pictures and video from the 2015 Nicollet Bike Fat Bike Gravity Fest visit my Flickr album.