SUN VALLEY, ID – Fat bike racing returns to Sun Valley on Saturday, February 25, with the 3rd Annual Snowball Special Fat Bike race. This year, the race is a part of the Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series. All categories will race at 9:00 a.m. for either one loop (10.5 miles) or two loops (21 miles). Packet pickup and registration is Friday, Feb. 24 from 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. at Sawtooth Brewery. Participants may enter online for $40 until midnight. The entry fee increases to $50 on race day.
While many of us take to skis and snowboards in the winter months, the time between our chairlift seasons can seem like an eternity. Most bike parks are buried, and even for those of us who love playing in powder, months without riding two wheels can be torture. Slow, painful torture. Sure, some of us are lucky enough to live in sunny climes and ride year-round, or we get breaks in the weather to sneak in some shuttle runs and pedal some laps, but many resorts are giving riders winter options. Here's a list of upcoming winter bike events going on at bike parks around North America to keep you shredding until the snow melts.
VERNON, BC – Silver Star Bike Park has announced its second annual Frosty Fox Fat Bike Festival on Saturday, February 25. The festival will include access to cross-country fat bike trails as well as a downhill challenge course, exclusive to Frosty Fox participants and. of course, racing. There will be Beginner, Amateur and Pro Categories and additional prizes for best costume.
GREER, AZ –Sunrise Park Resort has anounced it will hold its first Snow Course Mountain Bike Challenge on Saturday, February 25. The race will be held no a half-mile snow covered course featuring berms and jumps with a cash prize of a yet undisclosed amount. Best of all? It's free.
MARSHALL, NC – North Carolina's year-round Bailey Mountain Bike Park has announced 'Gravity Academy,' a series of downhill skills clinics, with coach Chuck Pitts. Pitts, a professional downhill racer with more than three decades of experience, will guide riders through courses ranging from the DH 101 for beginners to Intro to Racing for those looking to take their riding to the competitive level.
VALDEZ, AK – The Second Annual Chugach Fatbike Bash returns to Valdez March 1 through 5, 2017, and will mark the debut of the World Fat Freeride Championship. You heard that right—freeriding fat bikes in Alaska. The event will also feature a fat bike 'rodeo,' cross-country race and a 'Big Air, Big Splash' event sending riders hurtling into the frigid waters of the Prince William Sound.
DULUTH, MN – Spirit Mountain has announced its second annual winter downhill fat bike race, the 'Frosted Fatty,' will return to the mountain March 4 and 5, 2017. The two-day winter bike festival will include demos, live music and even a cross-country race in addition to the downhill race and offer more than $5,000 in cash and prizes.
MASCOTA, MEX. — The North American Enduro Tour recently wrapped up South of the Border with the Big Mountain Enduro Sierra Madre, dawing riders from Canada, the U.S., Mexico and as far away as Scotland to Mascota for two days of climbing the rolling countryside and dropping into technical, rocky descents and small Mexican towns.
VIRGIN, UT – An event as iconic as Red Bull Rampage is awe-inspiring for just about anyone, regardless of age or riding ability. The two wheeled spectacle that takes place each October atop the razor-like ridgelines of the Utah desert is perhaps as close to superhuman as exists in the "real world." So, what's it all like through the eyes of a young, uninitiated 13-year-old fan? Jessica Sykes checks in from her first Red Bull Rampage.