2014 Fat Bike Summit Expands Pursuit of Access and Economic Development

The 3rd Annual Global Fat Bike Summit will take place over 2 days in Ogden, UT. The event brings together dealers, consumers, land managers, fat bike manufacturers and media representatives to promote fat bikes’ low environmental impact, seek access to lands currently off limits to bikes, and explores the potential for local economic growth opportunity such access can bring.

The two-day event, co-sponsored by Quality Bicycle Products and Ogden City, combines educational seminars, a fat bike expo, a festival, and a race. The first day will consist of educational seminars focused on fat bikes’ uniquely low environmental impact and the revenue potential generated by allowing fat bikes access to public lands. Day two presents the festival and expo, with hands-on opportunities for guests to learn more about the bikes by riding them and talking with representatives from various fat bike brands. Races for both advanced and beginner fat bike riders will be included.

Previously hosted in Island Park, ID, the Fat Bike Summit moves this year to Ogden, UT, an outdoor recreation mecca and home of QBP’s west coast distribution center. In recent years, the city of Ogden has been building a reputation as an accessible, versatile center for cyclists, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. The city has concentrated on public land access, trail building, and building in-town bicycle-friendly infrastructure. These investments are reaping rewards, and organizers of the Summit are leveraging this success as evidence of the economic viability of allowing greater land access.

The 2014 Fat Bikes Summit takes place January 24th and 25th, 2014. The expo, demo rides, and races will be held in the foothills above the city on the grounds of the Mount Ogden Golf Course and will be hosted by the GOAL Foundation and Ogden City. The GOAL Foundation is a local non-profit that encourages people to “Get Out And Live”® through participation and volunteerism at local events.

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5 thoughts on “2014 Fat Bike Summit Expands Pursuit of Access and Economic Development

  1. hi, is attendance open, is there a cost? we are continuing build of community bike park in Morgan, UT, just up Weber Canyon from Ogden. We will include a perimeter loop system that may be very suited to snow bike riding and racing. What is best for me to do, other than just attend this event?

  2. Hello Jason,
    The Global Fat Bike Summit is open to the public. We would encourage you to attend Friday’s Land Managers Seminars, which does require registration. There is a $25 fee but that includes lunch. That can be done here. Saturday’s Expo is open to all and demo bikes will be provided and it’s another opportunity to speak with industry insiders on fat biking.
    If you have any additional questions, please send us an email via the registration form.

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