Northwest Fat Bike Meetup, Methow Valley (January 14-15)
A weekend of informal group rides (Pearrygin Lake State Park Saturday and the Methow Trails system Sunday), fat bike demos and social opportunities that attracted over 100 fat bike riders last year. Reserve a rental bike early if you need one (try Methow Cycle & Sport), and check the group’s Facebook page for details.
3rd Annual Fatty Flurry Fest, Sandpoint (January 28)
Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair is hosting its popular Fatty Flurry Fest at Round Lake State Park near Sandpoint again this year, with free fat bike demos (Salsa Beargrease bikes from 10-12:30) and group rides for all levels starting at 1 p.m. If you have always wanted to try fat biking in a friendly, fun environment, this is your chance. Rentals are available, but call Greasy Fingers in advance to make a reservation (208-255-4496). If you are a veteran fat biker, bring your own wheels (only fat bikes with 3.8” or wider tires on group rides) and come pedal the groomed trails with other riders. Hot drinks and refreshments will be provided after the ride. A state park pass is required and can be purchased on site. Greasyfingersbikes.com.
RED Mountain Resort Fat Bike Enduro & Demo Day (January 29)
Check out the fat biking scene in Rossland, B.C., the weekend of January 29. RED Mountain Resort will host a Fat Bike Enduro Race that Sunday, along with a fat bike demo. Bike rentals are also available at Revolution Cycles downtown Rossland if you don’t own your own fatty and want to try out the network of trails around town while you’re up there.
Women’s Yoga & Fat Biking Retreat, Whitefish, MT (February 3-5)
Join Ammi Midstokke and Yogi Jennings Waterhouse for “Eat. Ride. Breathe.” This women’s-only yoga and fat biking retreat will include a weekend of yoga, nutrition education, cooking classes, and snow adventures. Hosted at Whitefish Bike Retreat near Whitefish, Montana, the event will focus on developing balance in life and on your bike. Twobirdsnutrition.com.
Silver Mountain Snow Bike Races (February 4-5)
Silver is giving you a couple of good reasons to bring your bike up to the mountain. A cross-country snow bike race will be held on Saturday, with a dual slalom head-to-head snow bike race on Sunday (fat bike and mountain bike categories). More details available soon at Silvermt.com.
Lookout Pass Up, Down, Round & Round Race (February 26)
For the second year, Lookout is hosting the Up, Down, Round & Round annual race for fat bikes and skiers and snowboarders with backcountry touring gear. Fat bike riders will complete two laps on a course that includes heading up Grubstake to Huckleberry, over to Whitetail, and then down to Quicksilver and the lodge. More info at Skilookout.com. //