Final report: Fat Bike Summit and Festival 2013

2013 Fat Bike Summit and Festival Final Report

The 2013 Fat Bike Summit and Festival Final Report (11-page PDF) is now available.


Our sponsors: helping make the Fat Bike Summit and Festival happen

Sponsors pageI started adding some sponsor logos to the right sidebar yesterday.  And the Sponsors page is now up. We’re thrilled, of course, because this event wouldn’t happen without their support.

Some of the sponsorship levels include the benefit of having sponsor-related info posted here on the blog, to our Twitter feed, and to our Facebook Wall.  We’ll be the ones doing the posting and we’ll make an effort to make it interesting.

Location, sketchy schedule now known

Sawtelle Mountain ResortI’ve put up a new Location page with some details on the event headquarters for the 2013 Fat Bike Summit and Festival: the Sawtelle Mountain Resort in Island Park, Idaho.

There’s a new Schedule page up with some detail.  Friday January 25th is the day for the Summit, devoted to the issues.  Saturday and Sunday are Festival days with fat bike group rides, an industry expo, demos, races, and of course, a party on Saturday night.

Sawtelle Mountain ResortOver the weeks to come, we’ll be adding more details for all three days, so be sure to subscribe to this blog to get the updates.  You can subscribe now via email or RSS (see the right sidebar).  I’ll soon put up a Twitter feed and Facebook page and we’ll post updates to both of those, too.

We know the dates but not much else

The first Fat Bike Summit (January 2012) gathered land-use planners, rangers, and representatives from the bike industry to discuss fat bikes, and assess their potential impact on public lands and local economy. Educating attendees about the importance of planning for fat bike use on public lands was a key focus of the Summit.

For 2013, we’re adding a festival and making a weekend of it. The 2nd Annual Fat Bike Summit and Festival is scheduled for January 25-27, 2013 in Island Park, Idaho in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Region. It will be the premiere fat bike gathering in the western U.S. for both land managers and fat bike enthusiasts.

Fitzgerald's BicyclesFitzgerald’s Bicycles, a local bike shop with a long history of sharing, promoting and selling fat bikes, is co-hosting the event along with Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), an industry leader in fat bikes.

Details forthcoming, but for now, reserve the dates: January 25-27th, 2013, in Island Park, Idaho.