For 2016, QBP will be supporting the following Regional Fat Bike Summits in conjunction with races and festivals the same weekends:
- Crested Butte Regional Fat Bike Summit Friday, Jan. 28, in conjunction with the Fat Bike Worlds, Crested Butte, Colo., that weekend.
- Fat Bike Summit of the North Friday, Feb. 19, Marquette, Mich., includes 906 Polar Roll Fat Bike race on Saturday, Feb. 20, and shuttle rides Sunday, Feb. 21.
- Ogden Regional Fat Bike Summit Friday, Feb. 26 in conjunction with USA Cycling Fat Bike Nationals at Powder Mountain in Ogden, Utah, Saturday, Feb. 27.
- Chugach Fat Bike Summit Friday, March 18 in conjunction with the Inaugural Chugach Fat Bike Bash and Gravity Worlds, Valdez. Alaska, March 18 – 20
Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday to the Fat Bike Summit Expo and Races! More than 100 fat bike racers participated in the races and turnout was solid for the Expo activities. It was a great day and a great event! We apologize for any lingering discrepancies in the results but hope you had fun no matter where you finished. At the end of the day, that’s what Fat Bikes are all about – having fun. Thanks again and see you next year!
2014 Race Results
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.