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    Global Fat Bike Day 2013



    A date has been set, now share your plans. Are you arranging a group ride or heading out solo? Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, make sure that you ride your fat bike! Take pictures and share them with us!

    We also need to spread the word to our fat riding friends around the world. You know how it works by now, you know the date and time, all it needs now are people. As many people as possible. Go out and spread the word !



    Feel free to use these banners for your local and regional GFBD events. Banner designed by Dylan Menges
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    hell yeah, fat bike day on my birthday, sounds like fun to me
    Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't

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    You can count on the fat squad from M.A.R.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitanofChaos View Post
    hell yeah, fat bike day on my birthday, sounds like fun to me
    That would be...'D' Day then...right?

    Mine is five days before...not the year...the day.

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    Re: Global Fat Bike Day 2013

    I'm guessing Minneapolis will have a good ride again this year. Maybe I can actually make it this time and join in the fat day drinking festivities.
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    Hoping this ends up just as big as last year. Sure was a great feeling to take part in. Spread the love brothers and sisters!
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    A day that will live in fame, not infamy, like Dec 7, 1941?

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    Yeah, we flooded the Minnesota River Bottoms last year. So many fatties it was unreal.

    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    I'm guessing Minneapolis will have a good ride again this year. Maybe I can actually make it this time and join in the fat day drinking festivities.

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    Fatbikemammoth.com is working on a ride!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitanofChaos View Post
    hell yeah, fat bike day on my birthday, sounds like fun to me
    Sweet! It was on my birthday last year. Best birthday ever, I was sang Happy Birthday to whilst standing ankle deep in freezing creek water from 30+ people on fatties. Enjoy!

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    Sounds cool. I'll try and get something going around my area. Beers n fat bikes. :-)


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    About a year, ago a couple of very clever Brits came up with an idea for a grass roots – worldwide – fat-bike holiday, that would bring the fat-bike community together, like nothing we’ve ever seen before or since! That, of course, is until, December 7th, which will be this year’s – GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! Some of you are probably wondering… why are we telling you about an event so far in advance? Well it’s because you are all part of the planning process! It takes time to get all of your ducks in a row, and gather your regional fat-tribe for some world-wide group-fun. So consider this your early reminder, to mark your calendars and get that process started. This event is purely a grass-roots, community based dealio. no sponsors, no entry fees, and no worries…..just, one of the best times, you’ve ever had on a fat-bike! There are threads about GFBD at both the UK Fat-Bike Forum and the MTBR Fat-Bike Forum. Everyone is invited to get together and join in the fun!

    In case you haven’t heard, Fat-Bikes are currently, what you might call, Mui Caliente! I like to believe that we’re in the midst of a fat-bike renaissance and we should all gather together to revel in this time of abundance! On December 7th, 2013, people from all over the globe, will get out for a ride on their fat-bikes! They’ll go for a solo cruise or maybe make plans to gather their fat-bike amigos, for a group ride! Don’t forget your camera, because part of the Global Fat-Bike Day celebration will include sharing your experience, through photos and video! The world fat-bike community is ready to learn more about this year’s GFBD so regional ride organizers, please share your plans for the event! Drop us a note at info@fat-bike.com. Or post rides where ever you like. We’ll post links to regional GFBD rides in our Weekly Dose of Fat reports on Fridays leading up to the date of the event.

    With all of the new hardware that’s coming down the pike, think about how exciting its going to be, when we all come together in groups and get the opportunity to take some of these new bikes for a quick spin. Or imagine how cool it’s going to be for new members of the fat-bike community to show off their new school rides to the long beards and early adopters in the group. The idea behind GFBD is for the entire fat-bike community to go for a ride together and then….maybe derby it up!

    Global Fat-Bike Day is going to be INSANE!
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    Only Two Months away......anyone planning a GFBD Celebration......across the Nation? or Globe/Planet?
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    Are there any plans for a group ride in the SE Wisconsin area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marathon marke View Post
    Are there any plans for a group ride in the SE Wisconsin area?
    There's been talk of a SE Wisconsin version for sure.
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    The Quad Cities (Davenport, IA) will be hosting one for Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois contingency. We have a tentative plan in place that should be worth the trip and then some! Details forthcoming, I will get information to Gomez as soon as I get some details figured out.

    Hoping for 50+ fat bikes!

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    Anyone from around Pittsburgh or south planning anything?
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    I'm thinking about riding at the White Sands National Monument (again) for GFBD. In case anyone wants to meet me there.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Is there any interest in a Southern California event for this? I have some suggestions:

    - We could do a beach ride. Problem is tides for Dec 7 are bad. The Saturday before or after are very good. We could observe the event here in So Cal on those dates.

    - We could meet on that day for a regular mtb ride. Say, meet at Cook's Corner and do a loop in the cleveland national forest

    - We could play it by ear and go to the Big Bear/Snow Summit area if conditions are good. Holcomb Valley or a climb to the top of the lifts, etc.

    - If we are really lucky (like one day out of the year lucky) there will be snow on SART

    Are people flexible, interested, have a preference, etc?
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    Waiting to see if and where we get snow before finalizing a plan. If no snow, planning to ride inland dunes at either Moses Lake, Beverly or Frenchman Coulee (We went to Frenchman Coulee last year). Any NW fat bikers welcome to join me.

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    Any Iowa representation here?

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    Anyone planning a ride or meet-up in the MD area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaghamVidar View Post
    Any Iowa representation here?
    I'm sure the peeps at FORC in the Quad Cities and Fat Bike Iowa will have something going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arock View Post
    Anyone planning a ride or meet-up in the MD area?
    Yeah, we need to do a DC/MD/VA area one. Last year's was at Gambrill, in Frederick, Maryland. I picked there because it could hold up to bad weather conditions in case it rained, plus, I love that park

    I'm wondering if that is a good place to do the ride again, unless anyone has other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Yeah, we need to do a DC/MD/VA area one. Last year's was at Gambrill, in Frederick, Maryland. I picked there because it could hold up to bad weather conditions in case it rained, plus, I love that park

    I'm wondering if that is a good place to do the ride again, unless anyone has other suggestions?

    -rickyd
    I am not very familiar with most of the trail systems in MD so I cant really suggest anywhere. Patapsco and Rosaryville are the only 2 places I generally ride but I am def open to riding wherever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Yeah, we need to do a DC/MD/VA area one.
    Sometime after noon would be best for me.
    I've never ridden Gambrill so that's fine.

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    Boise is down for Global Fat-Bike Day - December 7th, 2013

    Boise is down for Global Fat-Bike Day - December 7th, 2013

    Global Fat-Bike Day Boise 2013
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    Fat bike day, I love it. I will be riding my Borealis Yampa somewhere between Hercules Inlet and the South Pole on that day. I guess that counts as participating in the GLOBAL fat bike day.

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    Hoping to ride one of mine to work that day, just for the WTF factor 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    too bad it's a bar crawl. last year rocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbykr©™ View Post
    too bad it's a bar crawl. last year rocked.
    Their is talk on the Facebook Event page of a morning ride at the River Bottoms. See the second post down:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1717...ilter=upcoming

    I'm not a big bar-crawl guy so I'm sure hoping the River Bottoms ride becomes reality.

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    we'll end up do both. i just
    1- don't want to do the same thing all the time
    2- don't want to interfere with freewheel's bike expo
    3- don't have a third point.

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    Here in the Fargo area, we'll be finding some sort of mayhem to get into. Slow speed riverbank cruising, followed by some beer/burgers somewhere, then more mayhem. If you're in this neck of the woods, finds us on "Fargo Fatbikes" on Facebook.
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    Nothing to see here...
    Last edited by SocratesDiedTrolling; 10-25-2013 at 03:36 AM. Reason: No longer interested in GFBD

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    Looking forward to seeing the pics.....huge amount of new fatbikes on the scene since we done this last year!

    Get out and ride, alone or with pals, take a pic and share.....doesn't matter how far or uninteresting it may seem, it's all about enjoying our bikes and the great outdoors.
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    EDITED 11/6/13 - Check here for final details for the DC/Maryland/Virginia edition:
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    Last edited by Drevil; 11-06-2013 at 09:49 AM.
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    Ill be out at Merrill trail in michigan.

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    Alaska will have something going on. Check out the Alaska Sub Forum for details.

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    In Hawaii is it a fat bike ride around Pearl Harbor?

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    anybody in Portland OR area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTSHANK View Post
    anybody in Portland OR area?
    Might try here if your on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Casca...13141362113183

    Otherwise, your welcome to drive north and join me/us...

    Here's the link to the NW Fatbike page too, some Portland/Vancouver area folks visit it too: https://www.facebook.com/northwestfatbike

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    We are working on a 20 mile ride from Black Run @ 9am. Unlike the Wharton 40, this should be fun.

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    Still hoping to hear more about a Milwaukee area event...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Yeah, we need to do a DC/MD/VA area one. Last year's was at Gambrill, in Frederick, Maryland. I picked there because it could hold up to bad weather conditions in case it rained, plus, I love that park

    I'm wondering if that is a good place to do the ride again, unless anyone has other suggestions?

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    Gambrill or Watershed for sure! Im picking up a Necromancer today!!!
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    Anyone in Salt Lake Ut. going to join in? I don't want to be the only one.

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    Any groups in Colorado or Wyoming?

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    Re: Global Fat Bike Day 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Shoo, GIS Dork, and I banged our heads together and came up with a plan for the DC Area Global Fat-Bike Day.

    We think that having it at Schaeffer Farm will be ideal due to its location, options of trails (Schaeffer, Seneca Ridge, Hoyles Mill, Pump Track, etc.), accessibility, and picnic area for a potluck shindig immediately afterwards.

    As a backup plan in case the weather doesn't work or other issues preventing us from riding at Schaeffer Farm, we'll do Gambrill.

    Start at 10.

    For those of you on FaceBook, click here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/624257180946551/

    For those of you not, just keep your ears perked and we'll post up any more details as they come.
    Are you sure the gates will be open that late in the year? Kind of hit or miss, no?

    Edit: just occurred to me, is this hunting season? Having trouble deciphering the info but the firearm season appears to run 11/30 to 12/14 and for most other parks it definitely includes saturdays.

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