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Fat Bike Birkie Race

Fat Bike Birkie Race 

The Fat Bike Birkie provides a one-day-a-year chance to ride your fat bike on the groomed, snow-covered American Birkebeiner Ski Trail! Fat bikes and mountain bikes are otherwise not allowed on the snow covered, groomed trail system because our priority is giving skiers the best possible experience all winter. This event is a one-day exception to this rule and is for fat bikes only. No mountain bikes are permitted.

 

What is Fat Bike? A new cycling category since 2012, a bike with wide rims & extra-large tires

What is the appeal? From improved traction on dirt to flotation when riding through snow, the obese tires let a bike roll where it has not rolled before. The wide rubber — some fatty tires are 4+ inches across, or twice as wide as most mountain-bike tire tread — adds notable grip on the ground, and the extra surface area does not allow the wheel to sink as much into soft surfaces like snow or sand.

 

View Highlights from Fat Bike Birkie 2014 

2014 Fat Bike Birkie from James Netz Photography LLC on Vimeo.

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