Sandpoint, Idaho

Fat bikers from around the region are still planning to gather outdoors in North Idaho for two events this winter as long as pandemic safety guidelines allow it.

Fatty Flurry Fest

In its 7th year, the annual Fatty Flurry Fest held at Round Lake State Park usually includes casual group rides on groomed trails and bonfire revelry. Event organizers at Greasy Fingers Bikes N’ Repair in Sandpoint recommend following the event on Facebook to get the latest information on what this year’s event will look like, scheduled for Jan. 30.

Fatsquatch

New this year, Fatsquatch, the region’s first-ever endurance fat bike race, is set for February 21 on the groomed trails of Pine Street Woods in Sandpoint (Pine Street Woods community Facebook page). According to the event website, the race will run from noon to 6 p.m., with lights required for the last 90 minutes of the race. The rider or team who completes the most laps from each race category wins. Each lap runs 2.6 miles along the perimeter of the Pine Street Woods trail network and includes around 400 feet of elevation gain and loss.

Racers must be completely self-supported and e-bikes and bikes with tire width under 3.8” are not allowed. Space is limited, so register early at Pendoreillepedalers.org/fatsquatch.

Fat biking in Idaho. // Photo: Greasy Fingers Bikes N’ Repair

Learn about regional groomed fat-biking trails.

Originally published as “Fat Bikers Rally in North Idaho” in the January-February 2021 issue.