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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 !



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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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    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

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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...
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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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    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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    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:
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    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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    EDITED 11/6/13 - Check here for final details for the DC/Maryland/Virginia edition:
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    Frederick is fine for me, although my interpretation of GFBD is "the more the merrier", that interpretation could draw newbies that might find Gambrill a little intimidating. Where are people traveling from? How long/far do people want to ride? I like 1.5-2 hours minimum, I am open to a decision based on response or just a simple move the ride to Frederick.

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    Yeah, I discovered today that Schaeffer is closed due to hunting season: Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Maryland Park Service

    So that brings us back to finding an alternative. Last year we had a good ride at Gambrill. Except for 1 person, the rest of us remained unscathed. There was also a nice potluck picnic afterwards on the tables up by the Tea Room.

    Do we want to make it official and move the party up the road to Gambrill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    Anyone in Salt Lake Ut. going to join in? I don't want to be the only one.
    I'm in Cedar City, is it possible to meet at Yuba Lake or something? Or we could go to Sand Hollow in St. George where it'll be warm. Gooseberry mesa above Hurricane is a possibility. I travel to SLC often but not on the weekend, but it might work out that I'm up there late in the week and could stay over until the 7th.

    I could also use an excuse to go to Moab, we're both about 4 hours from there. I bet we could drum up other riders around there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatfendershop View Post
    I'm in Cedar City, is it possible to meet at Yuba Lake or something? Or we could go to Sand Hollow in St. George where it'll be warm. Gooseberry mesa above Hurricane is a possibility. I travel to SLC often but not on the weekend, but it might work out that I'm up there late in the week and could stay over until the 7th.

    I could also use an excuse to go to Moab, we're both about 4 hours from there. I bet we could drum up other riders around there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbeagle View Post
    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.
    That counts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Yeah, I discovered today that Schaeffer is closed due to hunting season: Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Maryland Park Service

    So that brings us back to finding an alternative. Last year we had a good ride at Gambrill. Except for 1 person, the rest of us remained unscathed. There was also a nice potluck picnic afterwards on the tables up by the Tea Room. Shoo also suggested Rockburn/Avalon. Awesome trails there as well, not as rocky, and more doable by more people.

    So whaddya think: Gambrill or Rockburn/Avalon?

    Thanks,
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    I've never ridden Gambrill or Fredrick and Avalon is where I usually go so I can't really vote. But I am down for riding wherever. Just let me know where to be and when to be there

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatfendershop View Post
    I'm in Cedar City, is it possible to meet at Yuba Lake or something? Or we could go to Sand Hollow in St. George where it'll be warm. Gooseberry mesa above Hurricane is a possibility. I travel to SLC often but not on the weekend, but it might work out that I'm up there late in the week and could stay over until the 7th.

    I could also use an excuse to go to Moab, we're both about 4 hours from there. I bet we could drum up other riders around there?
    Moab sounds good. Let me see if I can work it in and get some others to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
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    Yup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatfendershop View Post
    Yup!
    I saw your posts about your new 9Zero7, congrats. It looks like I will no longer be the only one leaving fat tracks on our trails.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    Eastern Iowa/ Western Illinois Edition, hosted by QC Fat Bikers and Friends of Off Road Cycling (FORC)

    Global Fat Bike Day 2013 12/7/2013

    https://www.facebook.com/events/4448...6933/?source=1

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    Anyone organizing in Southern Ontario? Or anyone interested helping organize?
    Turkey Point is supposed to be the fat bike spot all winter

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    Anyone around in the Philadelphia area?

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    Global Fat Bike Day 2013, Maryland/ Tri State area.

    Any more thoughts? Last year we had a great ride in Frederick, I like Frederick.

    Fredericks is very weather friendly in the negative column it is technical and there is limited parking. We overflowed last year and could have twice as many this year.

    Rockburn/Avalon area is a little friendlier and plenty of parking but weather could cause a problem.

    Little Bennett is kinda in between on several levels.

    Any votes? It is coming up quick.

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    Yeah, I discovered today that Schaeffer is closed due to hunting season: Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Maryland Park Service

    So that brings us back to finding an alternative. Last year we had a good ride at Gambrill. Except for 1 person, the rest of us remained unscathed. There was also a nice potluck picnic afterwards on the tables up by the Tea Room. Shoo also suggested Rockburn/Avalon. Awesome trails there as well, not as rocky, and more doable by more people.

    So whaddya think: Gambrill or Rockburn/Avalon?

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    The DC/MD/VA edition of Global Fat-Bike Day will happen at Gambrill State park in Frederick, Maryland on Saturday December 7. Meetup around 10, a few group pics, then try to get a 10:30am roll out. All are welcome, but the theme is fat mountain bike tires (3"+), so bring your Surly Pugsleys, Krampuses, 907s, Fatbacks, or whatever else floats your boat on the trails. If you don't have one, you can always check out the others that are bringing 'em.

    This will be a party-pace ride. That means not too fast, not too slow, and everybody will have fun. There will undoubtedly be sessioning, do-overs, and photos happening throughout the ride, so if you're coming to set a blazing speed record, well, you'll be at the wrong party. The goal is to share trails, break bread, and swap stories with other fatties.

    This will be a potluck, so bring something to share. We'll take care of utensils.

    Questions? Post 'em up. Hope to see you there on your fatty mcfatimuses.

    DATE & TIME:
    Saturday, December 7, 2013. Meet at 10am, rollout at 10:30am.

    LOCATION:
    The location has been changed to Gambrill State Park due to the expected inclement weather the next few days.

    FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/6242...1428476896088/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    The DC/MD/VA edition of Global Fat-Bike Day will happen at Rockburn/Avalon on Saturday December 7. There is a picnic shelter that we will converge upon in the morning at around 10, then try to get a 10:30am roll out. All are welcome, but the theme is fat mountain bike tires (3"+), so bring your Surly Pugsleys, Krampuses, 907s, Fatbacks, or whatever else floats your boat on the trails. If you don't have one, you can always check out the others that are bringing 'em.

    This will be a party-pace ride. That means not too fast, not too slow, and everybody will have fun. There will undoubtedly be sessioning, do-overs, and photos happening throughout the ride, so if you're coming to set a blazing speed record, well, you'll be at the wrong party. The goal is to share trails, break bread, and swap stories with other fatties.

    This will be a potluck, so bring something to share. We'll take care of utensils.

    Questions? Post 'em up. Hope to see you there on your fatty mcfatimuses.

    DATE & TIME:
    Saturday, December 7, 2013. Meet at 10am, rollout at 10:30am.

    LOCATION:
    It's easiest to just Google Map 6145 Montgomery Rd, Elkridge, MD. When you get onto Rockburn Branch Park Rd, go north almost all the way to the end of the road. Take the last left, and go to the end of the cul-de-sac. There is a shelter there where we will set up. It's unreservable in December, so we'll see if we can commandeer it
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    FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/6242...1428476896088/

    Rain contingency plan: If the trails are soggy, or there is threat of rain, we'll move the party to Gambrill. If that looks to be the case, we'll get back to you with more details.
    Sounds good to me. I'll be there. Thanks for taking care of the organization.

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    Fatbike Chicago is doing a fat bike ride at Palos the Sunday before. Dec 1st. It's hard to get people together on a Saturday here, myself included. But I am going to try and get the 7th off of work anyways. If nothing is going on locally, I may consider traveling to somewhere a couple hours away to join in other festivities. Places or ideas are definitely welcome.

    Also, if anyone has any other Chicagoland ideas, let's hear 'em! We have several areas worth riding in the burbs, but maybe something in the city? Not that I like the idea of trying to lock a fattie up anywhere in as fast as bikes get stolen here. Anyways...

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    We have our 7th Annual Round Rangihoua Four Hour Race on the 7th so I'm sure there will be some pics!

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    Global Fat Bike Day 2013-dscn4244.jpgGlobal Fat Bike Day 2013-dscn4243.jpgWell, we road the ride, and came up with 19 miles. Early photo,

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    Anyone in the western Maine/eastern NH here?

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    COLORADO

    Hey yo! This is the first year that I have owned a fat bike and was a bit grumpy that no one (that I could find) was putting on a Global Fat Bike Day group ride in Colorado. So I figured that I better put up or shut up and try to "organize" one myself.

    I have never even been on an organized group ride before, so this may REALLY suck, but I am going to give it a try. Worst case I get to pedal around with some like minded individuals and spread some Fat-Love.

    Here is a link to the ride's event page on Facebook. Please post any questions or comments there. I am pretty swamped at work and will probably not check back in to this posting. Hope to see you all there!

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    I'm going pure 80's retro...to the Kinkos to print these flyers...and I need to get the old staple gun out of mothballs! Analog lives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grubyuppie View Post
    I'm going pure 80's retro...to the Kinkos to print these flyers...and I need to get the old staple gun out of mothballs! Analog lives!
    +1 for analog. I work as an interactive creative director every day. But at night...the analog tools come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testmule View Post
    Anyone organizing in Southern Ontario? Or anyone interested helping organize?
    Turkey Point is supposed to be the fat bike spot all winter
    Check out the ride at 1100 hours at the Durham Forest. A groups of fatties are meeting at the main parking lot. It should be a good turnout.
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    If any fatties are organizing the ride in New Mexico please let me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grubyuppie View Post
    If any fatties are organizing the ride in New Mexico please let me know!
    I've got one going down south - White Sands National Monument.

    If you're north, you should pick a ride and post flyers at the LBS's. Just use Gomez' art in the first post, add text, print.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester View Post
    I've got one going down south - White Sands National Monument.
    We might make it to White Sands. Where are you starting from and what time?

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    Our ride in Iowa/Illinois (Quad Cities) has 55 people coming on FB and another, I'd guess, 25 that aren't on FB that will be coming. I have no idea how I'm going to herd all those cats!

    We also have 5 tires donated from the LBSs for raffle, proceeds going to our local MTB Club.

    I'm frickin' stoked.

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    Utah/ Southern Utah area:

    Here's my attempt to organize a ride for the day. I like the sun and sand so we'll head to the Red Cliffs Natural Conservation Area just outside of St. George, UT and ride the Prospector trail from east to west and back (unless you want to arrange a shuttle) - this is an easy to moderate terrain ride that covers about 14 miles. The plan is to pace this to fit the needs of the group, but I'm sort of slow and like to eat snacks and pop wheelies along the way. Ride with me or leave me in your dust, I don't really care. The bottom line is - this ain't no race day! LETS MEET AT THE WHITE REEF TRAIL HEAD at 10:00 AM. Bring your bike and your smile

    I'll be driving down from Cedar City with an extra spot in the truck if someone wants to ride. PM me.


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    Prospector Trail
    Recommended Trail Users: Mountain Bikers, Hikers, Horses
    Length: 6.85 miles
    Difficulty: Easy/More Difficult (IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System)
    Special Area: Red Cliffs National Conservation Area
    Sub Area: Red Cliffs
    Zone: Lowland
    Managing Agency: BLM/SITLA
    Access: The Prospector Trail is located in the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area and runs parallel to I-15. Start this trail from the Grapevine, Cottonwood, or White Reef Trailheads North of I-15.

    Description: Popular with horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers, the Prospector Trail combines single-track and dirt road sections, and is a ride beginner and intermediate bikers can both enjoy. Just keep a look out for the big four legged types that have the right of way!

    From the Grapevine Trailhead at the western terminus, start with a good warm up on the Grapevine Trail. Note that the Grapevine Trail is used by government vehicles to service the wells in the area. Follow the road uphill to the junction with the single track Prospector Trail on the right. From here to the Cottonwood Trailhead the terrain is diverse and varies from packed, non-technical trail, to more challenging deep sandy washes, a few steep rocky hills, and bit of slick rock.

    From the Cottonwood Trailhead, you can continue on the northeastern most section of trail to the White Reef Trailhead. This section is the easiest, with mostly packed trail, a few sandy sections and hills.

    If beginning at the new White Reef Trailhead, trail users will have to follow the Red Cliffs Road going North to reach the Prospector Trail. In Spring 2011, new trails will connect this trailhead to the existing step-over for the Prospector Trail.

    Views of the Pine Valley Mountains and the red sandstone cliffs of Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness grace the whole extent of this area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grubyuppie View Post
    We might make it to White Sands. Where are you starting from and what time?
    The plan is 10am, meet inside the park at the intersection of the dune drive/loop - just before Primrose picnic area, which doesn't show on the WSNM map but basically at the backcountry hiking trail.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester View Post
    The plan is 10am, meet inside the park at the intersection of the dune drive/loop - just before Primrose picnic area, which doesn't show on the WSNM map but basically at the backcountry hiking trail.
    That sounds awesome! Hope to see you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridebikeme View Post
    Anyone in the western Maine/eastern NH here?
    Yep, Raymond, Maine that is.

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    Manistee, Michigan

    Starts downtown, corner of river st and maple. Ride the beach south 10 miles, then into the woods for some federal forest two tracks and gravel. Starts at 9am, done around noon. 20 mile and 30 mile option.

    At 5:30, fatties have been accepted into the victorian sleighbell parade. Meeting at the post office around 5:15

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~ View Post
    There's been talk of a SE Wisconsin version for sure.
    Heres The Skinny on Global Fat Bike Day Southern Wisconsin December 7th, 2013

    Our own regional gathering of Wisconsin Fat-Bikers will take place at 11:00 am at the Nordic Shelter, across the street from the John Muir Trailhead! We have a nice fire pit and a huge grill for an after ride celebration of all things fat! We’ll supply charcoal, and you should bring something to throw on the grill, beverages, a dish to pass (if you like) and an (optional) donation for the National Mountain Bike Patrol of Wisconsin. (They may save your butt one day!)

    RIDE NOTE : You'll need a WI-DNR trail pass to ride at Kettle - Each car will need a parking sticker or pass - Both available on-site - WEAR BLAZE ORANGE - deer gun season will be going on at the time of the ride - you can pick up a cheap blaze orange vest at any big box hunting store - none of this applies to the beach if the kettle trails are closed.

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    GFBD in Winterpeg 2014

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    attached is the "event bible" for GFBD in Winterpeg (sometimes called Winnipeg in the hot season), Manitoba, Canada.

    ....also home of the World Winter Cycling Congress in February 2014 Winter Cycling Congress Winnipeg 2014

    ....and the incredible winter challenge of Actif Epica About | Actif Epica

    Stay warm; ride more!

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    my global fat bike day starts in ann arbor, mi at olson park at 10 am

    https://www.facebook.com/events/585153144884541/?ref=22

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    East Lothian, SE Scotland UK

    Were riding from North Berwick Seaside town along the coast west to Gullane village, then return for Fish & Chips

    The same ride as we did on the Saturday of Forth Fat last April,
    Meet to leave from the Celtic Cross 10am

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    North Dakota/West Central Minnesota Global Fat Bike Day will be held in Fargo-Moorhead. Meeting at the Gooseberry Park shelter, in Moorhead, at 1pm. We'll ride the trail loop once before a group photo, then we'll ride to Paramount Sports in Fargo to warm up. Chili and hot/cold drinks provided! From there we'll head back to Gooseberry Park. The forecast suggest there will be snow on the ground by then, as well as some negative temps. Dress accordingly! For more information, check Fargo Fatbikes and/or Paramount Sports on Facebook.
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    I think to start off Global Fat Bike Day I'd like to mount the Neck Romancer outside the house in the nude and just watch the sun come up over Sandia with a cup of Yorkshire Gold and then later after the ride watch Fargo.

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    Up in the Mat Su Valley, AK, I'll be heading up to the Moose Range to ride on the snowmachine trails after cheering my daughter on to XCSki victory at Government Peak. Going to be a blast!

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    What's Vermont doing? If you are in Burlington, come ride with us in the morning! If not, let us know where your ride takes you!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/6658...y_type=regular

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    And getting some fresh snow in Tahoe, It's gonna be AWESOME!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    The DC/MD/VA edition of Global Fat-Bike Day will happen at Rockburn/Avalon on Saturday December 7.
    Rain contingency plan: If the trails are soggy, or there is threat of rain, we'll move the party to Gambrill. If that looks to be the case, we'll get back to you with more details.
    I rode Rockburn last weekend with the sMORE's and the trails were a mess. We bailed after less than 2 miles, most of which were park road, path or gravel service road. Mud was caking up real bad all over everyone when in the woods and the sandy trail areas through the disc golf course were throwing lots of wet sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    I rode Rockburn last weekend with the sMORE's and the trails were a mess. We bailed after less than 2 miles, most of which were park road, path or gravel service road. Mud was caking up real bad all over everyone when in the woods and the sandy trail areas through the disc golf course were throwing lots of wet sand.
    Sounds like perfect conditions to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    I rode Rockburn last weekend with the sMORE's and the trails were a mess. We bailed after less than 2 miles, most of which were park road, path or gravel service road. Mud was caking up real bad all over everyone when in the woods and the sandy trail areas through the disc golf course were throwing lots of wet sand.
    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Sounds like perfect conditions to me
    Ha, not in our area.

    So the start location has been changed to Gambrill State Park in Frederick, Maryland because the weather is predicted to be wet the next few days, and the trails at Avalon will undoubtedly end up mushy.

    This is just a heads up if you've never been there, but Gambrill is very rocky and technical. However, it stands up to inclement weather better than most other trails in the area and the main reason we're switching to this venue. Just be prepared for what could be a tricky ride if things are a little wet or snowy.

    The start point is at the upper left parking lot before the Tea Room. Space is limited there, so carpool if you can. You can also park in the lower lot (on the right) then ride up if space has run out.

    Here is a link to Google Maps with the parking & starting point:
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    We are riding at the Black Run, Marlton NJ, 9am start. 10 riders may show up. A mix between Fat, and non fat. There will be sand.

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    Miami / South Florida

    Not sure what anyone else around Miami or South Florida in general will be up to, but I plan to ride from Haulover up through Hollywood to John U Lloyd. Should be about 13 miles of beach, I'll probably try to start when the tide is halfway out. . . no idea when that is right now though.

    Definitely open to other ideas if anyone else is in the area though.

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