8/25/2018

Winter '18-'19 MN Fatbike Events


Fatbikes are more popular than ever and Minnesota has become famous for an ever increasing number of races and events.  This Winter is bound to bring on more events than ever for the fat tire enthusiast.  Start planning your calendar and check back often as this list will continue to grow.


This season's calendar will include all types of  Winter fatbike events from festivals and races to demos and group rides.  Below is a list in chronological order.  Race and event organizers, if you would like your event listed, please send me an e-mail (or visit my contact page).  I will continue to update and add events to this post as they become available.

Superfat Crit-November 3, 2018
Freewheel Bike
Eden Prairie, MN

Winterbike Expo-November 3-4, 2018
Freewheel Bike
Eden Prairie, MN
Facebook Event Page

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-November 15, 2018
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Wild Turkey Fat Bike Ride-November 17, 2018
Brainerd, MN
13 miles

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-November 22, 2018
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Turkey Day Ride!-November 22, 2018
The Fix Studio & Cafe
Minneapolis, MN

The "Pie Burner" Thanksgiving Weekend FatBike Ride-November 24, 2018
Palmers Tavern
Hibbing, MN
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-November 28, 2018
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-November 29, 2018
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Faturday-Global Fat Bike Day-December 1, 2018
MN River Bottoms
Eagan, MN

Global Fat-Bike Day-December 1, 2018
Worldwide

Global Fat Bike Day-December 1, 2018
Trailhead Cycling
Champlin, MN

Global Fat Bike Day-December 1, 2018
Iwen Park
Fargo, ND

Global Fat Bike Day-December 1, 2018
Rice Lake Elementary School
Circle Pines, MN

Global Fat Bike Day-December 1, 2018
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
Rockford, MN

Global Fat Bike Day 2018!-December 1, 2018
Nicollet Bike Shop
Mankato, MN

Global Fat Bike Day 2018-December 1, 2018
Tonka Cycle & Ski
Minnetonka, MN

Global Fat Bike Day Poker Ride-December 1, 2018
Beaver Island Paved Bike Trail - Plum Creek Trail Pavilion
St. Cloud, MN
Facebook Event Page

Global Fat-Bike Day Pot-Luck and Group Ride-December 1, 2018
Two Harbors, MN

Global Fatbike Day Social Ride-December 1, 2018
Gamehaven Reservoir Park
Rochester, MN

Global Fat Bike Day with Downtown Bicycles-December 1, 2018
Downtown Bicycles
Northfield, MN

Levis Mound Global Fatbike Day-December 1, 2018
Levis Mound Trail
Neillsville, WI
Online Registration

Local Global Fat Bike Day-December 1, 2018
Touright Bicycle Shop
Little Falls, MN

Major Taylor Birthday Ride and Tribute on Global Fat Bike Day-December 1, 2018
Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis, MN

Penn Cycle Celebrates Global Fat Bike Day-December 1, 2018
Penn Cycle Eagan
Eagan, MN

Saturday Morn Bikes and Coffee!-December 1, 2018
Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Woolly Global Fat Bike Day 2018-December 1, 2018
Howlin' Wolf Creek Bar
St. Croix Falls, WI

South Metro Single Track Night Rides-December 3, 2018
Minnesota River Bottoms
Bloomington, MN

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-December 5, 2018
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-December 6, 2018
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race-December 8, 2018
Murphy-Hanrehan Singletrack
Savage, MN
Online Registration

Sat Morn Bikes and Coffee-December 9, 2018
Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

South Metro Single Track Night Rides-December 10, 2018
Murphy-Hanrehan Singletrack
Savage, MN

GRiT MN Meet & Greet-December 12, 2018
Lunds & Byerlys Northeast Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-December 12, 2018
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-December 13, 2018
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Winter Riding Happy Hour-December 13, 2018
Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop and Coffee Bar
Minneapolis, MN

Faturday-December 15, 2018
Bloomington Ferry Trail Access
Bloomington, MN

Solstice Chase-December 15, 2018
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
Big Rock Creek
St. Croix Falls, WI
20, 10 miles
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration (Opens October 21, 2018)

Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race-December 17, 2018
Elm Creek Singletrack
Champlin, MN
Online Registration

South Metro Single Track Night Rides-December 17, 2018
West Lake Marion Mountain Bike Trail
Lakeville, MN

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-December 19, 2018
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-December 20, 2018
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-December 26, 2018
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-December 27, 2018
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

6th Annual New Year's Day Frozen Nose & Toes Fat Bike Ride-January 1, 2019
Bowlus Trailhead
Bowlus, MN

New Year's Day Ride / Potluck-January 1, 2019
Twin Ports Cyclery
Duluth, MN

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-January 2, 2018
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-January 3, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Norpine Fat Bike Classic-January 5, 2019
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
Lutsen Resort
Lutsen, MN
24, 16 miles
200 racer cap
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page
Online Registration

West Fork Phat-MTB Trail Fundraiser-January 5, 2019
Ezekiel's Wheel Bicycle Shop
Jackson, MN
15, 5 miles

Framed Bikes Pre-Loppet-January 6, 2019
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
17k, 8k
Online Registration

Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race-January 7, 2019
Lake Rebecca Singletrack
Rockford, MN
Online Registration

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-January 9, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-January 9, 2019
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-January 10, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Freezer Burn Fatbike Race-January 12, 2019
Springvale County Park
Cambridge, MN
18, 12, 6 miles
Online Registration

Frozen Gnome 2019 Fatbike Challenge-January 12, 2019
Barley John's Brewing Company
New Richmond, WI

St. Croix 40 Winter Ultra-January 12-13, 2019
St. Croix State Park
Hinckley, MN
40 miles
Facebook Page
Online Registration

Snow Crush Fat Bike Race-January 12, 2019
River Bend Nature Center
Faribault, MN
16, 12, 8 miles
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Fat Bike Rides / Chili Feeds are Back!-January 13, 2019
Sibley Historic Site
Mendota, MN

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-January 16, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-January 16, 2019
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-January 17, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Arctic Fat Fever-January 19, 2019
Excelsior Brewing Company
Excelsior, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Fat Full Moon Ride-January 19, 2019
Waite Park, MN

Get Phat With Pat Race #1-January 19, 2019
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN

QBP Fat Bike Rennet-January 19, 2019
Highland Park Reserve
Bloomington, MN
39k, 13k
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Cold Catfish Cup-January 20, 2019
Carver Lake Park
Woodbury, MN
Online Registration

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-January 23, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-January 23, 2019
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-January 24, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Get Phat With Pat Race #2-January 26, 2019
River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail
Bloomington, MN

B-B-Brrr Winter Classic-January 27, 2019
Wildflower Grove Park
Fargo, ND
Facebook Event Page

Arrowhead 135-January 28-30, 2019
International Falls, MN
135 miles
Online Registration

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-January 30, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-January 30, 2019
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-January 31, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

45NRTH Whiteout-February 2, 2019
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
Cuyuna Country Recreation Area
Ironton, MN
30k, 20k, 10k
Online Registration

Fired Up Fat Bike Tour-February 2, 2019
The Jewel Golf Club
Lake City, MN
Facebook Event Page

Spokengear Winter Sub 24-February 2-3, 2019
Spokengear
Two Harbors, MN

UHCCF Frosty Fat Tire Festival-February 2, 2019
The Lafayette Club
Minnetonka Beach, MN
75 rider cap
Online Registration

Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet-February 3, 2019
Uptown
Minneapolis, MN
35k
Facebook Event Page

Penn Cycle Puoli Fat Tire Loppet-February 3, 2019
Uptown
Minneapolis, MN
21k
Facebook Event Page

Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race-February 4, 2019
Murphy-Hanrehan Singletrack
Savage, MN
Online Registration

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-February 6, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Wednesday Night Fat Bike Ride Series-February 6, 2019
Penn Cycle Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-February 7, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Big Island & Back Winter Event-February 9, 2019
Excelsior Brewing Company
Excelsior, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Fatbike Frozen 40-February 9, 2019
Great Lakes Fat Bike Series
Elm Creek Singletrack
Champlin, MN
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page

Ham Lake Snow Bowl-February 9, 2019
Ham Lake Park
Ham Lake, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration opens November 26, 2018

Snow Bomb Fat Bike Race/Ride-February 9, 2019
Holzinger Lodge
Winona, MN

Fat Bike Rides / Chili Feeds are Back!-February 10, 2019
Sibley Historic Site
Mendota, MN

Fat Bike Vasaloppet-February 10, 2019
Lake Mora
Mora, MN
38k Race, 10k Tour
Facebook Event Page
Registration Form

Lax-Fat: Fight the Fat Man-February 10, 2019
Myrick Park
La Crosse, WI

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-February 13, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-February 14, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Ely Skinny-Fat-February 16, 2019
Hidden Valley Recreation Area
Ely, MN
20k, 10k
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Fat Bike Fun Race-February 16, 2019
Cleary Lake Regional Park
Prior Lake, MN
10k, 5k
Online Registration

Fat Forest Fourteen-February 16, 2019
Forest History Center
Grand Rapids, MN
14 miles
Facebook Event Page

Scout's Guide to the Snowpocalpyse-February 17, 2019
Gamehaven Scout Reservation
Rochester, MN
30 to 5 mile options
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page
Online Registration

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-February 20, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-February 21, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Fat Bike Blitz-February 23, 2019
Pebble Creek Golf Club
Becker, MN
Facebook Page
30 miles

Iron Challenge-February 23, 2019
Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch
Stewartville, MN
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration

Sweaty Yeti-February 23, 2019
Levis Mound Trail
Neillsville, WI
Online Registration

Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Races-February 27, 2019
Keller Lake Park
Maplewood, MN
Facebook Event Page
Facebook Page

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-February 28, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-March 7, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Rich & Ambrose Rollin' Fatties-March 14, 2019
Now Bikes-St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Balsam Basher Fat Tire Bike Race-March 16, 2019
Korkki Nordic Ski Center
Duluth, MN
20k
Online Registration

Loppet Winter Triathlon-March 17, 2019
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
6k ski, 18k bike, 5k run
Facebook Page
Online Registration

8/13/2018

Sponsor Highlight: MilesWide Industries


I first met Miles Schwartz, founder of MilesWide Industries at Interbike in Las Vegas back in 2015.  His unique product offerings were what caught my attention among the thousands of bike accessories at the show. He proceeded to show me his wares and I was intrigued.  Miles is an avid cyclist that took common problems he experienced while riding and came up with a line of products that addressed them.  It wasn't long after that MilesWide Industries became a sponsor of MN Bike Trail Navigator and I have been using the following products ever since.

Sticky Pod
$14.99-$19.99

The Sticky Pod was one of the first MilesWide products I tried out.  I needed a practical way to pack my tools, CO2 cartridges/inflator and anything else I needed to get me rolling again in the event of a mishap. The Sticky Pod worked perfectly, it was small and very lightweight but big enough to hold what I needed.  I could place it in a jersey/jacket pocket and the grippy surface on the back kept it in place or tuck it away in my frame bag or seat bag without the contents shifting and bouncing around.  For cyclists that like to travel light, this is the perfect utility pack.  Available in Mini Blue Camo or Tropical Camo (4.75"x3.75", $14.99), Small Beige Camo (6"x4", $14.99), Small Black (7.5:x4.25", $16.99) and Large Black (10"x4.25", $19.99).

Sticky Fingers
$6.99

Sticky Fingers brake grips are perfect for the year round cyclist.  Not only do they act as an insulator from the cold during winter riding, they even stay sticky in wet weather as well as protecting the lever from scratches and from scratching other bikes.  Pictured above is the latest generation of Sticky Fingers that were redesigned in 2017.  I have been using both the first and second generations over the past three years and I love them.  They really work great for keeping fingers, even in gloves, from slipping off the brake levers.  They are made of silicon rubber and can be cut to fit just about any brake lever.  Available in Black, Blue, Clear, Grey, Neon Green, Orange, Pink and Red to match your ride.

Fork Cork
$29.99

The Fork Cork is a relatively new item from Miles-Wide Industries that is designed to fit in the hole at the bottom of a tapered steerer tube creating a secret storage spot. With the Fork Cork in place it will create a water tight seal for storing items like money, gps bike theft tracker, a multi-tool, matches/lighter and many other small items. It will also keep mud and dirt from collecting inside the steerer tube.

Installation or removal is quick and easy and doesn't require any tools due to its turn knob.  The neoprene washer expands with each turn of the knob to fit the inner diameter of the steerer tube keeping it in place during the roughest of rides.  Wrap stowed items with paper towels or fabric to keep them from rattling around.

EverClear Protector
$13.99-$19.99

EverClear Protector is a high quality frame protection film that is easy to install and remove.  It's a product I have used on 4 different bikes over the past few years and it really does the job.  I always hated having brake/shifter cables or bag straps wearing away the clear coat or paint from my bike frame.  This problem is solved by installing EverClear Protector at those rub points on the bike.  It also can be used for downtubes, chainstays and crank arms.  Simply trace and cut the desired pattern, clean the surface area and apply.  Available in 8 mil Sheets (14"x8", $19.99), 12 mil Clear Roll (2.4"x60", $13.99) and 12 mil Matte Roll (2.4"x60", $13.99).

Bottle Pod
$24.99

The Bottle Pod is a great solution for the roadie or mountain biker that wants to carry needed items such as CO2 cartridges/inflator, tubes, tire levers and a multi-tool and leave the saddle bag or backpack at home.  The Bottle Pod fits into any standard water bottle cage, zippers all the way open to access items and is water resistant.  Inside is a long vertical zipper pocket, an open mesh pocket and two center elastic loops for CO2 cartridges or a mini pump.  It also can be used to stash snacks, money, keys and ID/credit cards.  Measures 8.5"x3". 

I would like to extend a big "Thank you" to Miles for his support of MN Bike Trail Navigator for nearly the past three years and I look forward to the new products he will be coming up with in the future.
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