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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 [email protected]. 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
    Do you have a fat bike now?
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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?

    Thanks,
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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.

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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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    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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    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

    Hi,


    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!
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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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    Damn, Double Damn, Triple Damn....

    I absent mindedly OK'd a trip for a Canadian customer to come down and help work on his track car at my shop this weekend. What a spaz! You all will be out communing - the first ever group Fat ride has congealed right in my back yard, with brothers coming from all over Upstate NY - and I'll be working. God!!.......

    PLEEEEEZ have a great ride everyone. The best I can do is try and get out Sunday. Like licking a telephone pole.....

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    I'll be lucky if I get out at all on Saturday as the high will be -27C and close to -40 with the wind.

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    spozed to be a meet in Ogden UT at rainbow gardens at noon. It is expected to snow and be effin cold. that should bring out the REAL men. I guess that means I'll be stayin' home and watching football.

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    Yay I'm first, GFBD begins in less than 4 hours - Time to clean my precious!

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    It's snowing in Columbus, OH right now. It should be a good day for us ride at Alum Creek Phase 1.

    Go Bucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mactweek View Post
    spozed to be a meet in Ogden UT at rainbow gardens at noon. It is expected to snow and be effin cold. that should bring out the REAL men. I guess that means I'll be stayin' home and watching football.
    I'm not sure I'm a real man, maybe just foolish. I'll see you there though! Green Moto.

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    Utah/ Southern Utah area: UPDATE

    Since its been wet/snowy in St. George and too cold to really dry anything out, I'm concerned about mud on the trail - we're talking about the blue clay that sticks to your tires and turns them into 36" rolling weights in about three revolutions!

    There is a section on the Prospector trail that crosses the clay strata and will not be good to ride through. If we get to the trail head and find that conditions are muddy, we could elect to drive a couple of miles to the Cottonwood trail head. This will shorten the overall ride by a few miles and hopefully keep us in the sandy-er sections of the trail.

    I'm open to other ideas if someone wants to speak up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatfendershop View Post
    Utah/ Southern Utah area: UPDATE

    Since its been wet/snowy in St. George and too cold to really dry anything out, I'm concerned about mud on the trail - we're talking about the blue clay that sticks to your tires and turns them into 36" rolling weights in about three revolutions!

    There is a section on the Prospector trail that crosses the clay strata and will not be good to ride through. If we get to the trail head and find that conditions are muddy, we could elect to drive a couple of miles to the Cottonwood trail head. This will shorten the overall ride by a few miles and hopefully keep us in the sandy-er sections of the trail.

    I'm open to other ideas if someone wants to speak up.
    If we just start at Cottonwood, we can do both directions from there. Between Cottonwood and White Reef there is one section that can be kinda ugly. South of Cottonwood on Prospector and the mud ceases to exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    If we just start at Cottonwood, we can do both directions from there. Between Cottonwood and White Reef there is one section that can be kinda ugly. South of Cottonwood on Prospector and the mud ceases to exist.
    Basically what I was thinking. I just didn't want to not show up at White Reef since that's where I laid out the start point in case someone didn't see the change. Maybe I'll bring a sign to post that redirects the masses (ha!).

    Will you be there?

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    The sun goes down on Global Fat Bike Day Eve. Tomorrow, an adventure!!

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    That bottom pic must be in the southern hemisphere!

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    Not sure why there is an upside down photo. Maybe for those guys down under in Australia?!?!?

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    Right!! See, I knew I wasn't thinking wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatfendershop View Post
    Basically what I was thinking. I just didn't want to not show up at White Reef since that's where I laid out the start point in case someone didn't see the change. Maybe I'll bring a sign to post that redirects the masses (ha!).

    Will you be there?
    I plan to be there.

    You might also update the Fat Bike Utah Facebook post.
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    I plan to do a bit of urban riding on GFBD. Going to start at Heartland Bicycle in Wichita, Ks and visit a couple art statues and then head over to the memorials since this is also a historic day. Shouldn't be out long. Weather should be clear and a cold mid 20's out.

    Got the clothing ready, the Mukluk is ready, so pay tribute to the memorials and see some of down town Wichita.

    See ya,
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    I am still waiting for my Fat Boy so I went out with Crazyjose to celebrate downunder.

    In honour of Fatbikes I had 10psi in my front tyre for the whole 30km ride :-)












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    I plan to be there.

    You might also update the Fat Bike Utah Facebook post.
    Roger that! Done.

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    We were supposed to get 2-4" but it looks more like a dusting. Oh well, I will be riding regardless. Hope everyone has a great time!
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    we had about 90 people do minneapolis last year. it was also like 45 degrees. considering the influx of cheaper fat options i would think we would have more tomorrow. the high is -2, i expect most to ***** out. I for one will be riding out to the meeting spot and having some fun, like a real fat biker.

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    Hello from New Zealand!!

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    My son and I had a great ride this morning on Great Lake Trail, Taupo, New Zealand.
    Happy Fat Bike Day everybody!!!

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    Bro didn't you get the memo NZ's fleet of 7 fatbikes were required here... WMTBC 7th Round Rangihoua Challenge

    Here's the kids line up

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    A 4yo on a balance bike shows up and smashes everyone, right before the gun, ****ing boss!

    And my last exit from the Chicken Run before the race re-route (too slippery for them skinny's HHEEEHHEHEHHHEHHHEHHHEHHEEEEE)

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    For the DC, Maryland, and Virginia edition at Gambrill State park in Frederick, MD, I am postponing it until tomorrow (Sunday, December 8) due to the expected muddy and mucky conditions. It's supposed to be freezing cold tonight up there, so conditions should be more ideal tomorrow (fingers crossed).

    Sorry if you can't make it tomorrow, but hope to see some of you up there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    For the DC, Maryland, and Virginia edition at Gambrill State park in Frederick, MD, I am postponing it until tomorrow (Sunday, December 8) due to the expected muddy and mucky conditions. It's supposed to be freezing cold tonight up there, so conditions should be more ideal tomorrow (fingers crossed).

    Sorry if you can't make it tomorrow, but hope to see some of you up there!

    All the details remain the same except for the date.
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    Today is Global Fatbike day for me, they are calling for frozen mix precip tomorrow and my Van doesn't like those conditions, I'm headed to Hamburg rd right now and will be coming into Gambrill from the top side,hope to see some fellow Fatties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocksmith View Post
    Today is Global Fatbike day for me, they are calling for frozen mix precip tomorrow and my Van doesn't like those conditions, I'm headed to Hamburg rd right now and will be coming into Gambrill from the top side,hope to see some fellow Fatties.
    Cool man. If you feel like it, say hi if you see anyone, and sorry about postponing. Let 'em know we're still doing a shindig tomorrow as well.
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    Re: Global Fat Bike Day 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    For the DC, Maryland, and Virginia edition at Gambrill State park in Frederick, MD, I am postponing it until tomorrow (Sunday, December 8) due to the expected muddy and mucky conditions. It's supposed to be freezing cold tonight up there, so conditions should be more ideal tomorrow (fingers crossed).

    Sorry if you can't make it tomorrow, but hope to see some of you up there!

    All the details remain the same except for the date.
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    Don't sweat it Ricky, it is the right move to make. I can't make it tomorrow but hope there is a good turn out. Maybe some day I'll be able to join the group.

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    Re: Global Fat Bike Day 2013

    Since our ride in the DC area has been delayed until tomorrow I took a quick ride to McDonald's on my fatty. Keepin' it healthy

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    -45 C here with the wind chill the last few days. Yesterday's bike commute was a tad frosty.

    -30 C is usually my cutoff for "fun" riding. I'll take the bike for a spin around the basement and call it a happy Global Fatbike Day!

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    We had a nice group this morning in Burlington, VT. No snow yet so we kept to the trail and the Lake Champlain beach front.

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    Cold grey day here on the south coast of the UK, briefly the cloud split and sun broke through. Always great to be out on the fat bike.



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    Fatty and Moonie meet up for UK Merseyside sand dune single track playing on Global Fat Bike Day.


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    Global Fatbike Day in Belgium





    One guy slipped and fell from the top where the two persons with the yellow orange shirts are standing. Big drop !!














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    Another update from NZ. Took my son for his first ride. He fell asleep so must have enjoyed it.
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    GLOBAL solo FAT BIKE DAY in Gorliz, Biscay Coast, Basque Country...









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    I went for a ride at Silver Springs, this fine morning. Temp's weren't too cold (+8) and I only did 15 miles however, it's supposed to snow tomorrow.

    Go figure...

    Well, this is the only bike I own, so I guess, everyday is GFBD for me. LOL










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    Solo Ride at Gambrill Park in Frederick MD was awesome today! perfect Weather, perfect Trail conditions! for those going tomorrow enjoy the Snow and Sleet
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    Global FatBike Day Helsinki, Finland

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    One guy slipped and fell from the top where the two persons with the yellow orange shirts are standing. Big drop !!

    what °o° ?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocksmith View Post
    Solo Ride at Gambrill Park in Frederick MD was awesome today! perfect Weather, perfect Trail conditions! for those going tomorrow enjoy the Snow and Sleet
    Yeah, it doesn't look bad at all. Some days you win, some you lose. We'll be out there tomorrow
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    Great picture the guy holding up the bike is so funny.

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    i was riding alone...liek almost every time... it started snowing but than turned to rain... ... but it was a "special"-ride... because i knew all over the world a lot of fatbikers where out in the elements too... so greatings from east germany..

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    Prévost, QC North of Montreal. Group of six, 8 miles of singletracks.

    Much fun was had.

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    that was alot of work

    but good to get out for a few hours
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    GFBD Winterpeg (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    Today's challenge in Winterpeg (sometimes called Winnipeg) is that the name often comes true. A couple of days ago, 17cm(6+ inches) of snow fell, with the temperature plummeting a day later. On the drive to the start of the GFBD ride, temperatures were -27C ( -17 F) with wind chill pushing things down to -35C, (it warmed to a balmy -24 at the end). A surprise for all of us at this time of year. While many chose to snuggle with their significant others, a few brave soles started the ride at 6 a.m. About 55kms later, laden with tons of frost and food, we ended at the Forks in Winnipeg, home of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the finish line for the upcoming Actif Epica event in February. A few months earlier, in the middle of another 55km ride across Lake Winnipeg (that big blue body of water in the middle of the continent) found us admiring the curve of the globe.

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    It was snowing & cold in Ogden, Utah!
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    Quad City Fat Bikers...represent!





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    Cheers to a great day with great friends at 10 degrees!

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    Happy Global Fatbike Day!

    I don't own a fatbike (yet) but I rode with you guys in spirit.

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    Central Oregon Global Fatbike Ride

    13 riders, sunny, calm, 2 degrees at Tumalo Falls, outside of Bend Oregon. Hope every one had as much fun as we did?!
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    I went for a short solo ride this morning, I didn't have a whole lot of time. Still had a blast!

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    S.E. Wyoming also rocked it today.
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    The weather sucked today. Biting cold, blowing snow, cloudy...

    Perfect for a fat bike ride!!!

    I would have expected more folks out on our local trails today since the LBS sold over 40 fat bikes last winter. Strangely, my wife and I were the only ones in the parking lot and the only fresh tracks on the trail. We were psyched to get out, and so were the dogs.


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    Spokane, WA, Checking In

    No snow (looks to be coming this week). 2 degrees F overnight, warming up to 15 at mid-day. 8 fats and 3 skinnies (we're constantly recruiting!)

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    No snow (looks to be coming this week). 2 degrees F overnight, warming up to 15 at mid-day. 8 fats and 3 skinnies (we're constantly recruiting!)

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    Awesome Spovegas! Some familiar and new face's there. My friend Stan, our new friend Mark and our old friend Shiggy showed up at Frenchman Coulee. Little warmer... 14* and though we did have some stiff breeze's once in a while, the high gusts never materialized. So pretty pleasant "balaclava & Mitten" riding. Other stuff going on tonight so have to postpone pic's and vid 'till tomorrow. Didn't mess around with the camera a whole lot, having to much fun playing around! lots of laughs!! Planning to go back there for a weekend in the Spring and explore the area more.

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    Solo ride today. 40 miles, temps low to mid 20's F. The longest ride I ever done on this bike, almost the longest ride I've done ever, only short a few miles. Crashed once, hit a patch of ice and the front tire slipped right out from under me. Pic was taken at the Gorge at Whetstone Gulf State Park, up in the Tug Hill region of NY. Arrived at my destination at Highmarket Inn and Sports in Constableville, had some beers and some lunch and rode back home. Great day :-) By the looks of things, looks like everybody else did too!

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    Pedal Bike Shop in Littleton, CO organized a ride. It was cold, but awesome!

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    Springfield Missouri GFBD 2013 Ride

    It's somewhat unusual to have this much snow on the ground at this time of year in the Ozarks, but it made for a great ride on Global Fat Bike Day! We even had a couple of 29er's join in the fun. Here are a couple of pics from our ride at Sac River:

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    it was bitter cold in minneapolis this year. last year we had close to 90 folks come out. We rolled out with a group of 20 and only made it about 12 miles, last year the majority of us did at least 30. had another gruop of around 8 leave from a different spot. -8f for most of the ride.

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    Southwest Utah Checking In

    Crashtestdummy and I rode near St. George today - this amount of snow is definitely odd for the area. We had a good ride and the dogs had a good run. Even included changing a flat in the snow just for fun! Crash's tubeless set-up proved to be the ticket, Stans sealed up a hole right away. My tubes were another story. Somewhere around 12 miles for the day.

    Sorry about the inverted image - can't get it to edit right side up even though it shows in the preview as being correct. Crash took a couple of pics, maybe he'll post. It was snowing so hard all day, we didn't take the cameras out much. Barely took time for a snack.

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    The Pinelands of New Jersey

    It started to rain Thursday eve.,and all day Friday. Saturday was clear. 7 fat bikes, and 2 non-fats road for 20 miles.
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    Solo ride on Vancouver Island today. I rode up to a viewpoint where I could see the mainland around the city of Vancouver and even down into the USA from a few points on the climb. I can see as far as Mt Baker on clear days like today. I was following what I believe to be cougar tracks for most of the climb but I never saw the cat.
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    GFBD - Aussie style

    Well, a little belated ride report from the land Down Under...

    GFBD was celebrated here in South Australia with a lazy 30k ride from a sleepy little beachside town called Goolwa to the mighty Murray River mouth.

    Plans for the ride were a bit on-off-on, but come Saturday a great turnout of 8 fatbikes made it... This I thought was a pretty good turnout considering the relatively "new" idea of fatbiking here in SA.

    Ride started with a meet and greet of fellow Fatties at the local brewery before heading off toward the beach. The weather gods turned out to witness the event as well with a glorious 28C and clear skies.

    Was a pretty croozy ride with a lot of chit chat and mucking around in the dunes before heading back to the brewery for a couple of cold ones in the shade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatfendershop View Post
    Crashtestdummy and I rode near St. George today - this amount of snow is definitely odd for the area. We had a good ride and the dogs had a good run. Even included changing a flat in the snow just for fun! Crash's tubeless set-up proved to be the ticket, Stans sealed up a hole right away. My tubes were another story. Somewhere around 12 miles for the day.

    Sorry about the inverted image - can't get it to edit right side up even though it shows in the preview as being correct. Crash took a couple of pics, maybe he'll post. It was snowing so hard all day, we didn't take the cameras out much. Barely took time for a snack.
    I was feeling a little guilty about abandoning our local snow (12" on Tuesday/Wednesday) and going for a ride down south in the sunny desert. The guilt was very short lived. The snow we got was amazing, probably 5" over the ride. Meanwhile, 3000' higher at home, we got a trace.

    Here is flatfendershop living up to the first third of his name. I was very happy with my first run on ghetto tubeless.



    The stunning red rocks of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.





    The bikes towards the end.



    We either blindly rode past this on the way in, or someone made it while we were riding. I saw no tracks in the snow, so I'm thinking blindly rode past.

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    GFBD Hudson Valley NY

    Starting from and ending at Keegan Ales. 7 riders average temp mid 30's. Mix of snow, mud, and slush. 23.5 miles. Good times

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    A-Town* Representing!

    (* Aurora, CO)

    Small turnout. Big fun.

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    What reservoir is that?

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    Shiggy getting air

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    Another vid of the global fat bike day......

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    I celebrated Global Fatbike Day by building my wife's small Pug Ops. Weather delayed the expected arrival on Friday, but FedEx happened to show up at the shop on Saturday anyway.

    With temps below 0*F and fading light, we took a quick ride to ride the snow covered sand (snaw?) at the public beach.
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    Here's a couple of shots from Mpls. The bar crawl didn't happen. People got too drunk at the Winter Bike Expo and I lost a mitten and couldn't leave the house. Have no fear, I have NEW mittens AND pogies.

    By the time the ride ended I think we got up to 2 degrees F. Start was around -3. Would have had more people if not for the Expo and some CX race. No one fell in the water this year either, which was a good thing.

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    Had to ride for my own because of no meeting nearby. Global Fat Bike Day 2013-global-fat-bike-day-2013.jpg

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    We had a meetup at Alum Creek SP, just north of Columbus, Ohio. I'm not really a fatbiker, but I was there to demo one of these:



    I put some details in my blog here.

    Summary: I liked it. A lot. Anyone want to buy a Niner SIR9 and help my Krampus fund?
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    Global Fat-Bike Day

    Touring Chenango Valley State Park in upstate NY. 30 degrees F, and light snow. Good time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by volsung View Post
    here's a couple of shots from mpls. The bar crawl didn't happen. People got too drunk at the winter bike expo and i lost a mitten and couldn't leave the house.
    lolz

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtuck1 View Post
    Touring Chenango Valley State Park in upstate NY. 30 degrees F, and light snow. Good time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
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    That's what happens when you work on the weekend!!! lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
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    DC/Maryland/Virginia @ Gambrill State Park

    Yep, we were a day late due to what I expected would be crappy trail conditions on Saturday (but was proven wrong), and unfortunately lost some folks. However, nine full fatties converged along with a few half-fats and no-fats, to take on Gambrill State Park in Frederick, Maryland, just like last year. This year differed in that the ground was covered in white stuff, and it never stopped falling throughout the ride. Without the snow, the place is challenging. With it, quadruply so. There was a bit of hoofin', but spirits were up. Some found their way to the brew pub afterwards, but the roads were treacherous, so going straight home afterwards was just as good - if not better - an idea.


    Six in the early group pic, but more showed up later by bundokbiker, on Flickr


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Yep, we were a day late due to what I expected would be crappy trail conditions on Saturday (but was proven wrong), and unfortunately lost some folks. However, nine full fatties converged along with a few half-fats and no-fats, to take on Gambrill State Park in Frederick, Maryland, just like last year. This year differed in that the ground was covered in white stuff, and it never stopped falling throughout the ride. Without the snow, the place is challenging. With it, quadruply so. There was a bit of hoofin', but spirits were up. Some found their way to the brew pub afterwards, but the roads were treacherous, so going straight home afterwards was just as good - if not better - an idea.
    It was fun ride. A little less snow would have been nice but I'm not complaining. Heres a few pics that I snapped with my phone on the ride.

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    [QUOTE=Drevil;10862743]Yep, we were a day late due to what I expected would be crappy trail conditions on Saturday (but was proven wrong), and unfortunately lost some folks. However, nine full fatties converged along with a few half-fats and no-fats, to take on Gambrill State Park in Frederick, Maryland, just like last year. This year differed in that the ground was covered in white stuff, and it never stopped falling throughout the ride. Without the snow, the place is challenging. With it, quadruply so. There was a bit of hoofin', but spirits were up. Some found their way to the brew pub afterwards, but the roads were treacherous, so going straight home afterwards was just as good - if not better - an idea.

    Hardcore! glad your group made it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arock View Post
    It was fun ride. A little less snow would have been nice but I'm not complaining. Heres a few pics that I snapped with my phone on the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Okay. That's a proper Global Fatbike Ride!
    Thanks! It was cool (literally and figuratively) to ride in the snow. We don't get it too often in our parts.


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    More from Central Washington... Can be summed up in four words: FAT BIKES ARE FUN!

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    Good job! GFBD in Wichita, Ks

    My short ride for GFBD went good. Started out at Heartland Bicycle and headed west on Douglas to Broadway and visited the laege chrome horse, then crossed the street and ordered up a drink at the bronze bar, then went and payed tribute to the various memorials in the Vetrans Park. Total about 4 miles. Nice day, temps in mid teens, clear skies. Lots more to ride to around downtown.
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    Anchorage, Alaska version: Day turned to night, its dark by 4 here. I'm thinking at least 45 folks showed up, most of us did a 24 mile loop mixed of MUP and singletrack, all on ice, 32 degrees. Burn barrel fired up pre and post, beers flowing, good times had be all!

    My poor stitch job, hard to get a good pic at night!

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    Wow, Anchorage representing GFBD! I had to solo-ride here, but two people did ask me if those were my tracks they saw.
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    From Sleepy Hollow State Park in Michigan, pic(s) by Owosso Bob that I stitched together for the group shot:

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    Greetings from Belgium

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    I don't want to bring anyone down here, I just want to share. I had looked forward to doing something for Global Fatbike Day, and I did: I celebrated my Dad's life with friends and family. I know he would want me to enjoy both events, so I will officially observe Fatbike Day this Saturday, Dec 14. instead.

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    Family first! Somehow I think you will enjoy your ride even more now.

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