12/04/2020

Field Tested Gifts for Cyclists

When it comes to cycling gear and accessories I'm always looking for something new that is functional and improves my ride.  I have field tested a lot of products over the years and found items that worked great and others that didn't.  This post will highlight some products that met or exceeded my expectations and would make great gifts for the cyclist (or yourself) on your holiday shopping list.

Knog Oi Bell


After using other bells in the past on my mountain bikes I wanted one that would fit stealthily on my bars.  The Knog Oi Bell fit the bill perfectly.  I could install it neatly seated between my brake lever and dropper post lever so that it isn't very noticeable, that is until I ring it.  This bell has a loud tone and resonates nicely to alert others of an approach or overtaking.  The Knog Oi Bell comes in two sizes, Small for 22.2mm bars (pictured above) and Large for 23.8 – 31.8mm bars.  Installation is easy and handlebar cables aren't a problem with a built into the mount cable management system.  Knog Oi Bells come in numerous colors, Classic (shown), Luxe and Limited Edition models.  The Classic is available at local bike shops, online retailers and has an MSRP of $19.99.

Revelate Designs Hoppper Frame Bag

When I saw that Revelate Designs had come out with a new frame bag that would fit most bikes and allow me to still have a bottle cage in my main triangle, I had to have one.  Not only does the Hopper Frame Bag fit smaller frames but also many full-suspension frames with a vertically mounted shock.  There are no zippers on this bag but rather an adjustable magnetic closure that can easily be accessed with one hand.  This single compartment, 4 Liter bag is made with Dimension Polyant VX-21 with abrasion resistant finish, 420-denier diamond ripstop lining and closed-cell foam making it very durable and water resistant.  It is a great bag for storing a tool/flat kit and still has plenty of room for snacks and even a windbreaker.  Accessing bag contents while riding is very easy with the large opening flap and closing it securely is even easier.  Visit the Revelate Designs website for a sizing chart and printable full size PDF pattern.  Makes a great gift for any mountain biker or fatbiker.  Available from Revelate Designs and your local bike shop for $79.

Fix It Sticks Ratcheting T-Way Wrench

with Locking Hex Drive

I've always carried a set of the Original Fix It Sticks in my on-bike tool kit and have used them regularly for small jobs working on bikes in my shop.  Since Fix It Sticks came out with the newest version of their Ratcheting T-Way Wrench I've switched over and it's now my compact multi-tool of choice.  The Fix It Sticks Ratcheting T-Way Wrench with Locking Hex Drive accepts any standard 1/4" bit and holds them securely with magnets on all three ends.  The spring loaded magnetic locking collar makes this multi-tool configurable to get into tight places and breaks down for more compact storage on the bike.  The reversible ratchet makes quick work of shop and trailside repairs or adjustments.  Pair it with a Mounting Bracket, T-Way Case or Chain Breaker for a great gift that is sure to get used.  Available from Fix It Sticks for $48. 

EverClear Frame Protector


I have been using EverClear Frame Protector on my bikes for years.  It's the perfect solution to help keep your frame's paint job looking brand new.  EverClear comes in 2″ x 60″ 12M (MicroMeters) thick rolls in Matte or Glossy for $13.99/roll.  The EverClear Frame Protector Sheet works great for larger areas and custom cut pieces and is available for $19.99.  The sheet comes in a 2' x 8" strip that is  8M (MicroMeters) thick.  I've used the sheet for protecting areas bikepacking bags come in contact with my frame and to protect the finish on crank arms.  Never leaves a gluey residue.

Anker PowerCore Essential 

20000mAh Power Bank

For the cyclist on your list that is a long distance rider, bikepacker or commuter, the Anker PowerCore Essential 20000mAh Power Bank has enough energy stored in a cell phone sized package to last you for days.  This ultra-high capacity battery bank has the power to charge an iPhone or Android phone up to five times.  It features twin USB ports so charging a cell phone and cycling computer at the same time won't be a problem.  With a combined output of 15W, this power bank charges devices quickly.  While it doesn't come with a wall charger, I added a 20W USB C Fast Charger ($13.99) and a USB C to USB C Cable, 60W Type-C PD Fast Charging Cord ($7.99) to charge the power bank in half the time (10 hours) as using a 5W wall charger with the included Micro USB cable.  The Anker PowerCore Essential 20000mAh Power Bank is available in black or white from Amazon for $49.99.

Lezyne Tubeless Kit

Many mountain/fat bikers are now riding tubeless tires on their bikes for quick sealing of punctures and to run lower tire pressures without the risk of pinch flats common with using tubes.  But not all of them carry a plug kit for larger punctures that sealant can't seal up.  This is why I recommend those running tubeless to always carry a tire plug system.  I've had to use mine several times now and it saved the ride from becoming a long walk of shame back to the start.  After using a couple of different models I settled on the Lezyne Tubeless Kit because of its small size, ease of use and the storage tube that holds the plugs doubles as a handle.  This kit has become a staple in my on-bike tool kit for all of my bikes.  The large sized plugs work best on mountain and fatbike tires so I also purchased some Genuine Innovations Sides of Bacon from my local bike shop so I could use it with my gravel/commuter bike tires.  Available from Lezyne and local bike shops for $19.99. 

GoPro Hero 9 Black

When GoPro released their latest Hero 9 Black Edition with a bunch of new improvements making it their best camera ever, I knew it was time to upgrade.  I have had a couple of months play around with all of the features and WOW, the video and photos are amazing.  New on the Hero 9 is a video front display, pro-quality 20MP photos, up to 5K video resolution, 30% more battery life and GoPro's most advance stabilization ever with HyperSmooth 3.0.  Other features include 8x slo-mo, TimeWarp 3.0, Hindsight to capture footage before you start recording, Live Burst, Scheduled Capture, Duration Capture and HyperSmooth video live streaming.  

If you have a commuter, mountain biker or roadie on your list, they would love to get this feature packed new camera.  The Hero 9 Black Edition is available from GoPro and GoPro retailers for $449.  If you act while GoPro has their Holiday Sale going on you can pick up this camera for $50 off and it includes a 32 GB MicoSD card and Camera Case.  Save $200 with their Holiday Sale Bundle which comes with a Magnetic Swivel Clip, Spare Battery, Floating Hand Grip, 32GB MicoSD Card, Camera Case and a one year subscription to GoPro which includes unlimited cloud storage in full resolution, total camera replacement and up to 50% off of GoPro gear, mounts and accessories.

Central Lakes Trail
The Central Lakes Trail is a 55-mile trail 
that runs through the heart of 
west-central Minnesota 
from Osakis to Fergus Falls

11/12/2020

2020 MN Global Fat Bike Day Events

Image Credit: Design by Chris Daisy Art & Design

Global Fat-Bike Day is a worldwide grassroots campaign that started nine years ago to bring people from the fatbike community together to ride and make new friends.  In honor of Global Fat-Bike Day there are several rides scheduled here in Minnesota and close to the border in Wisconsin on December 5th that you may want to get in on.  I have complied a list of them so you can get your "fat on" and ride with others of the "well-endowed tire crowd".  New events will be added to this post as they become available.

*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic some events may be cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.


Big Ring Flyers are hosting their yearly Global Fat Bike Day ride from UW Wanderoos in Amery, WI at 10:00 am.  This will be a casual 14 mile ride on the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail.

Gather in the UW Wanderoos parking lot for a 10am departure to the Stower Seven Lakes Trail, heading to west end point and back. About 14 miles, SOCIAL ride, not a cardio event. This is NO DROP and open to all. Please invite friends and family. Respect the pace of the group.


Trailhead Cycling in Champlin has changed their Global Fat Bike Day COVID Re Brand ride to be in compliance with the Governor's Covid-19 Executive Order.  See new details below. 

In respectful response to MN's COVID Restrictions we are Re-Branding our Global Fat Bike Day Event from a public group event to a PRIVATE Ride. Use Saturday December 5th as a day to take your fat bike for a solo or small (less than 6) group ride - post pics; share @trailheadbike for all of us to enjoy. 
So to be absolutely clear on this:
NO Large Group Rides. No Meeting at Trailhead Plymouth or Champlin. Do your own thing and know we are thinking of you....Folks, this is just what we have to do. Stay Safe.


Trailhead Cycling in Plymouth has changed their Global Fat Bike Day COVID Re Brand ride to be in compliance with the Governor's Covid-19 Executive Order.  See new details below. 

In respectful response to MN's COVID Restrictions we are Re-Branding our Global Fat Bike Day Event from a public group event to a PRIVATE Ride. Use Saturday December 5th as a day to take your fat bike for a solo or small (less than 6) group ride - post pics; share @trailheadbike for all of us to enjoy.
So to be absolutely clear on this:
NO Large Group Rides. No Meeting at Trailhead Plymouth or Champlin. Do your own thing and know we are thinking of you....Folks, this is just what we have to do. Stay Safe.


Canceled

Micheal's Cycles hosts their yearly Global Fatbike Day Ride! out of their Chaska shop from 9:00 am to noon for a ride through Louisville Swamp.

Free donuts and coffee + playing bikes in the snow = one rad global fatbike day. 

Meet at Michael's Cycles in Chaska at 9 am. We'll provide breakfast and then our ambassadors will lead rides through the Louisville Swamp. We'll have multiple routes of up to 20 miles, so choose your own adventure. Feet cold? Warm up by the BONFIRE we'll have. 

All are welcome. We love seeing new riders. Please sign the online waiver before the ride, under "Events" at www.https://www.michaelscycles-mn.com/.


Postponed

Gear West celebrates Global Fat Bike Day with their International Fat Bike Day Ride at Lake Rebecca Singletrack in Rockford at 9:00 am. 

Come Celebrate International Fat Bike Day with Gear West! 

Free Group Ride! 
Free Donuts!  
Free Coffee! 
Register for a chance to win a Give Away! 

When - Saturday December 5th @ 9am 
Where - Lake Rebecca Singletrack Trail  
Why - It's International Fat Bike Day, and there's free coffee and donuts.
Who - Gear West and all others welcome! 
How - sign up at gearwest.com/international-fat-bike-day/ so we can keep track of everyone who is coming and get you register for a sweet giveaway! 
What - Free Fat Bike Ride!

10/12/2020

2021 Minnesota Bike Tours, Rides, Races & Events Schedule



The 2021 bike season is filling up fast with all sorts of events, rides, tours, races and festivals.  I have compiled a chronological list of events with links to more information and some with online registration.  Earlier is better when planning which events you are going to participate in as some have a cap on the number of participants or registration deadlines. Use this event listing to save the date for the ones you want to participate in.

This post is a work in progress, so bookmark it and check back often for new event listings.  If you are an event organizer and would like to have your event listed in this post, send me an email (or visit my contact page) with the information and available links.

*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic some events may be cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.

January

Casperson Boat Launch-77 Bridge
Eagan, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Father Hennepin Park
Minneapolis, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-January 4, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Laurentian Divide Superior National Forest Historical Marker
Virginia, MN

Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-January 7, 2021
Online

Fat Bike Rennet-January 9, 2021 Canceled
Highland Park Reserve
Bloomington, MN
25k, 10k
Online Registration (Opens 10/1/20)

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

City of Lakes Pre-Loppet-January 10, 2021
The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
17, 8 km

Monday MTB Group Rides-January 11, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-January 14, 2021
Online

45th Parallel Spirits
New Richmond, WI

St. Croix 40 Winter Ultra-January 16-17, 2021 Canceled
St. Croix State Park
Hinckley, MN
40 miles

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
17 km

Monday MTB Group Rides-January 18, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Bloomington Ferry Unit Parking Lot
Bloomington, MN

Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-January 21, 2021
Online

Fatbike Frozen Forty-January 23, 2021
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN
40, 30, 20, 10 miles

Norpine Fat Bike Classic-January 23-31, 2021
Cascade Lodge and Restaurant
Lutsen, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Stillwater Fat Bike Rally-January 23-24, 2021
Brown's Creek State Trailhead
Stillwater, MN
10 miles

Great Bear Ski Valley
Sioux Falls, SD

FAT Ride-January 24, 2021
Tioga Recreation Area
Cohasset, MN

Arrowhead 135-January 25-27, 2021 Canceled
International Falls, MN
135 miles
Registration (Opens 10/10/20)

Monday MTB Group Rides-January 25, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Fat Tuesday Fat Bike Ride-January 26, 2021
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN

Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-January 28, 2021
Online

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Isles Bun & Coffee
Minneapolis, MN

Bde Maka Ska North Beach
Minneapolis, MN
37 km

Bde Maka Ska North Beach
Minneapolis, MN
20 km

Bde Maka Ska North Beach
Minneapolis, MN

February

Monday MTB Group Rides-February 1, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Bloomington Ferry Unit Parking Lot
Bloomington, MN

Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-February 4, 2021
Online

Cuyuna Country Recreation Area
Ironton, MN
30k, 15k

Freewheel Fat Tire Sprints-February 5, 2021 Canceled
The Trailhead
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN

FatBikeFest 12-February 6, 2021
Montiview Mountain Bike Challenge Course
Monticello, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Great Bear Ski Valley
Sioux Falls, SD

Hudson Bandshell
Hudson, WI

Father Hennepin Park
Minneapolis, MN

Pre-Game Fat Bike Ride-February 7, 2021
Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub
Long Lake, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-February 8, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Thursday Night Gravel Rides-February 11, 2021
Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-February 11, 2021
Online

45NRTH Whiteout-Virtual Event-February 12-14, 2021
Cuyuna Country Recreation Area
Ironton, MN
30k, 15k

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Tuthill Park
Sioux Falls, SD

Fat Bike Vasaloppet-February 14, 2021
Lake Mora
Mora, MN
30, 15 km

Monday MTB Group Rides-February 15, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

WOW (Women on Wheels) Ride-February 17, 2021
Bloomington Ferry Unit Parking Lot
Bloomington, MN

Thursday Night Gravel Rides-February 18, 2021
Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-February 18, 2021
Online

Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
24 miles

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-February 22, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Thursday Night Gravel Rides-February 25, 2021
Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-February 25, 2021
Online

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Tuthill Park
Sioux Falls, SD

March

Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Bloomington Ferry Unit Parking Lot
Bloomington, MN

Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-March 4, 2021
Online

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Superior Municipal Forest
Superior, WI
5 km run, 5 km bike, 5 km ski

Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-March 11, 2021
Online

24 Hours of Wirth: Winter-March 13-14, 2021
The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN

Pine Valley Park
Cloquet, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-March 15, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-March 18, 2021
Online

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-March 22, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-March 25, 2021
Online

Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall E
Minneapolis, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-March 29, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

April

30 Days of Biking-April 1-30, 2021
Worldwide

Michael's Cycles-Prior Lake
Prior Lake, MN
25-35 miles

Weekly Zwift Ride-April 1, 2021
Online

Ragnarök 105-April 10, 2021
Mississippi National Golf Course
Red Wing, MN
Postcard Registration open November 27-December 31, 2020
150 racer cap
Facebook Page

Escape to Wisconsin-April 24, 2021
Stillwater HS
Stillwater, MN
119 km

May

City Slickers-May 1, 2021
Dunn Bros.
Minneapolis, MN
200 km

Fulton Gran Fondo-May 8, 2021
Fulton Beer
Minneapolis, MN
104, 50, 19 miles

Dakota County Technical College
Rosemount, MN

Caribou Coffee
Apple Valley, MN
200 km

Caribou Coffee
Apple Valley, MN
300 km

The Heywood-May 15, 2021
Northfield, MN
380, 170, 110, 50 miles

Houston, MN
6.8 mile canoe, 7.9 mile bike, 3 mile run

Long Lake Park
New Brighton, MN

Fleche Team Ride-May 21, 2021
Anywhere
360 km

Le Grand Du Nord-May 29, 2021
Grand Marais, MN
110, 54, 20 miles

West Union, IA
200-600 km

June

Caribou Coffee
Apple Valley, MN
200 km

Caribou Coffee
Apple Valley, MN
300 km

Caribou Coffee
Apple Valley, MN
400 km

Jackson County Central Senior High
Jackson, MN
Beginner Course: 150m pool swim, 9 mile bike, 2 mile run
Sprint Course: 300m pool swim, 12.3 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

Tour of the Driftless-June 11-13, 2021
Richland Center, WI
1000 km

Caramel Roll Ride -June 12, 2021
Lake Wobegon Trail
Albany, MN

Maple Grove Venues
West Salem, WI
Online Registration

Bergsteiger Century-June 13, 2021
Maple Grove Venues
West Salem, WI
101, 55, 38 miles

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Crosby, MN
3 mile paddle, 8.5 mile mountain bike, 2.5-mile trail run

Tour of Minnesota-June 18-25, 2021
Hastings, Lake City, Winona, Wabasha, Red Wing and back
Hastings, MN

Sanford Event Center
Bemidji, MN
17 miles

Lake Wobegon Trail
Avon, MN

Excelsior Commons
Minnetonka, MN
.5 mile swim, 15 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run

Huber Park
Shakopee, MN
100, 65, 37, 5 miles

Adams City Park
LeRoy, MN
70, 55, 40, 20, 4 miles

Railroad Park
White Bear Lake, MN
1,200 miles
Online Registration (Opens 12/6/20)

Apple Valley Classic-June 26, 2021
Caribou Coffee
Apple Valley, MN
600 km

Lutsen 99'er-June 26, 2021
Lutsen Mountains
Lutsen, MN
99, 69, 39, 19 miles
Online Registration opens January 2, 2021

Freedhem Store
Little Falls, MN
76, 46 miles

July

Lakefront Park
Prior Lake, MN
50, 25 miles

Tour D'Amico-July 4, 2021
D'Amico & Sons
Golden Valley, MN
62, 41, 29, 21 miles

ACP-July 10, 2021
TBD
200 km

ACP-July 10, 2021
TBD
200 km

ACP-July 10, 2021
Sugar Lake Lodge
Cohasset, MN
Super Sprint: 264 yards/.15 mile swim, 5.5 mile bike 1.5 mile run
Sprint: 587 yards/ 1/3 mile swim, 11 mile bike, 3 mile run
International: 1760 yards/1 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6 mile run

Habitat 500-July 11-17, 2021
TBD, MN
500 miles, 500 km, 200, 100, 79 miles

Tour of Saints-July 11, 2021
College of Saint Benedict
Saint Joseph, MN
50, 35, 18 miles

Heck Epic-July 16-18, 2021
Donald Ferguson Demonstration Forest Area
Two Harbors, MN
336 miles

Tour de Meeker-July 17, 2021
Meeker Memorial Hospital
Litchfield, MN
62.2, 50, 25, 15, 5 miles

Golden Pancake-July 24, 2021
Speedway
Brooklyn Center, MN
200 km

Memorial Park Stadium
Montgomery, MN
50, 35, 15 miles

Paradise Park
Chisago City, MN
Sprint: 1/4 mile swim, 22 mile bike, 3 mile run
Half: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13 mile run
Half Aqua Bike: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike

August

Mesabi Trail
Northern MN
Routes TBD

Rail Trails 100-August 7, 2021
Fergus Falls, MN
100 miles

Gary, SD to Hager City, WI
240 miles
Online Registration opens January 2nd at 8am CST

Maple Grove Triathlon-August 20-21, 2021
Weaver Lake Park
Maple Grove, MN
International: .93 mile swim, 23 mile bike, 6.2mile run
Sprint: .47 mile swim, 11 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Super Sprint: .25 mile swim, 5 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Duathlon: 3.1 mile run, 11 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

Minnesota Red Ribbon Ride-August 20-22, 2021
Minneapolis, MN
200 miles

Bluff Land Tri-August 21, 2021
Creekside Park
Rushford, MN
3.1 mile run, 15.5 mile bike, 2.1 mile hike

Gooseberry Falls State Park
Two Harbors, MN
55, 34, 28, 8 miles

Mn Rando 600k-August 21, 2021
TBD

Menomonie, WI
100 mile, 100 km, 60 km
September

Hopkins Royal Triathlon-September 4, 2021
Shady Oak Beach
Minnetonka, MN
Sprint Course: 750 yd swim, 13 mile bike, 5k run
Mini-Sprint Course: 100 yd swim, 4.5 mile bike, 1.75 mile run

ACP 100th Anniversary Brevet-September 11, 2021
TBD

Caramel Apple Ride-September 11, 2021
Lake Wobegon Trail
Sauk Centre, MN

RideMN1-September 12-18, 2021
East Grand Forks, MN
343 miles
Online Registration open February 1-May 31, 2021

North Star Bicycle Race-September 15, 2021
US Bicycle Route 41
St. Paul, MN
630 miles

Ride the Ridges-September 18, 2021
Winona Middle School
Winona, MN
107, 106, 65, 43, 18 miles

Heck of the North-September 25, 2021
Two Harbors, MN
100, 55, 20 miles

2021 Gravel Grovel!-September 26, 2021
Jack Ruhr Field
Miesville, MN
85 miles

October

The Filthy 50-October 9, 2021
Lanesboro, MN
50, 24 miles

November

The "Pie Burner" Thanksgiving Weekend FatBike Ride-November 27, 2021
Palmers Tavern
Hibbing, MN

December


Central Lakes Trail
The Central Lakes Trail is a 55-mile trail 
that runs through the heart of 
west-central Minnesota 
from Osakis to Fergus Falls

10/01/2020

Winter '20-'21 MN Fatbike Events

Winter fatbiking in Minnesota has grown immensely in popularity over the past five years.  With new events popping up as well as the seasonal favorites, there's plenty of races and rides for those that love getting out on the bike in the snow and cold.  Start planning your calendar now and check back often for updates.


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 add events to this post as they become available
.
November

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Palmers Tavern
Hibbing, MN
Facebook Page

Sunday Morning Fat Ride-November 29, 2020
Location TBD
Twin Cities, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-November 30, 2020
Mcknight Park
Chaska, MN

December

First Friday Fat Tire Mountian Bike Ride-December 4, 2020
Sioux Falls Bicycle Company
Sioux Falls, SD

Global Fat Bike Day-December 5, 2020
Worldwide

Global Fat Bike Day-December 5, 2020
UW Wanderoos
Amery, WI

Trailhead Cycling-Champlin
Champlin, MN

Luce Line Brewing
Plymouth, MN

Global Fatbike Day Ride!-December 5, 2020 Canceled
Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

International Fat Bike Day Ride-December 5, 2020 Postponed
Lake Rebecca Singletrack
Rockford, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Sunday Morning Fat Ride-December 6, 2020
Location TBD
Twin Cities, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-December 7, 2020
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Woodtick Trail
Hackensack, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Sunday Morning Fat Ride-December 13, 2020
Location TBD
Twin Cities, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-December 14, 2020
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-December 21, 2020
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-December 28, 2020
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

January

Casperson Boat Launch-77 Bridge
Eagan, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-January 4, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Laurentian Divide Superior National Forest Historical Marker
Virginia, MN

Fat Bike Rennet-January 9, 2021 Canceled
Highland Park Reserve
Bloomington, MN
25k, 10k
Online Registration (Opens 10/1/20)

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

City of Lakes Pre-Loppet-January 10, 2021
The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
17, 8 km

Monday MTB Group Rides-January 11, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

45th Parallel Spirits
New Richmond, WI

St. Croix 40 Winter Ultra-January 16-17, 2021 Canceled
St. Croix State Park
Hinckley, MN
40 miles

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN
17 km

Monday MTB Group Rides-January 18, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Bloomington Ferry Unit Parking Lot
Bloomington, MN

Fatbike Frozen Forty-January 23, 2021
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Champlin, MN
40, 30, 20, 10 miles

Norpine Fat Bike Classic-January 23-31, 2021
Cascade Lodge and Restaurant
Lutsen, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Stillwater Fat Bike Rally-January 23-24, 2021
Brown's Creek State Trailhead
Stillwater, MN
10 miles

Great Bear Ski Valley
Sioux Falls, SD

FAT Ride-January 24, 2021
Tioga Recreation Area
Cohasset, MN

Arrowhead 135-January 25-27, 2021 Canceled
International Falls, MN
135 miles
Registration (Opens 10/10/20)

Monday MTB Group Rides-January 25, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Fat Tuesday Fat Bike Ride-January 26, 2021
Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails
Ironton, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Isles Bun & Coffee
Minneapolis, MN

Bde Maka Ska North Beach
Minneapolis, MN
37 km

Bde Maka Ska North Beach
Minneapolis, MN
20 km

Bde Maka Ska North Beach
Minneapolis, MN

February

Monday MTB Group Rides-February 1, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Bloomington Ferry Unit Parking Lot
Bloomington, MN

Cuyuna Country Recreation Area
Ironton, MN
30k, 15k

Freewheel Fat Tire Sprints-February 5, 2021 Canceled
The Trailhead
Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN

FatBikeFest 12-February 6, 2021
Montiview Mountain Bike Challenge Course
Monticello, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Great Bear Ski Valley
Sioux Falls, SD

Hudson Bandshell
Hudson, WI

Pre-Game Fat Bike Ride-February 7, 2021
Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub
Long Lake, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-February 8, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

45NRTH Whiteout-Virtual Event-February 12-14, 2021
Cuyuna Country Recreation Area
Ironton, MN
30k, 15k

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Tuthill Park
Sioux Falls, SD

Fat Bike Vasaloppet-February 14, 2021
Lake Mora
Mora, MN
30, 15 km

Monday MTB Group Rides-February 15, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

WOW (Women on Wheels) Ride-February 17, 2021
Bloomington Ferry Unit Parking Lot
Bloomington, MN

Dunn Brothers Coffee
Hugo, MN
24 miles

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-February 22, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Tuthill Park
Sioux Falls, SD

March

Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Bloomington Ferry Unit Parking Lot
Bloomington, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Superior Municipal Forest
Superior, WI
5 km run, 5 km bike, 5 km ski

Various Locations
Chaska, MN

24 Hours of Wirth: Winter-March 13-14, 2021
The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park
Minneapolis, MN

Pine Valley Park
Cloquet, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-March 15, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-March 22, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN

Michael's Cycles-Chaska
Chaska, MN

Monday MTB Group Rides-March 29, 2021
Various Locations
Chaska, MN
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