As told to Scott Downes
On a frigid weekend in late January, fat bikers gathered in Crested Butte for the first ever Fat Bike World Championships, hosted by the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce and sponsored Borealis Fat Bikes. The race headlined a weekend-long festival that drew fat bikers from across the mountain west and beyond, included forums about advocacy and trail usage, and featured Lez Zeppelin – a dope all-female Led Zeppelin cover band.
Colorado-based mountain biker Amy Beisel soloed to victory in the women’s elite race. . .
From Boulder Mountainbike Alliance
Snooze It & Lose It!
We need 200 more comments to add new trails at Heil Valley Ranch!
OK mountain bike friendly folks, Boulder County Parks & Open Space staff need to hear from you now or we lose! Read more
GiddyUP! Film Tour brings bicycle lovers together for a unique social event featuring the best in mountain bike cinema. Each event kicks off an hour or so before show time so you can knock back a cold one, catch up with riding buddies, check out the latest gear and talk about ride plans for the coming season…
Check out the 2016 Film Trailer and screening schedule! Read more
303 Triathlon Ambassador Erin Trail attended the first Rueter-Hess Reservoir Open House at Parker Town Hall on February 17, 2016, with the goal of learning more about recreational opportunities that may be offered. What she learned is very encouraging and exciting for the cycling & multisport community…
From Shoulders of Giants
Whether hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, or any combination – here is a terrific, comprehensive article outlining all the items you should carry, in full technicolor detail. Author Eric Hockman is cycling mechanic in Golden, and has put this list together from first-hand experience.
One of the most important foundational building blocks for winter back-country travel is being prepared with the correct gear and having the knowledge on how to utilize your equipment when it’s needed. . . Read more
Adventurer and Triathlete Erin Trail heads to the snow-packed byways on a demo fat bike and tells us all about it.
“First, I had a bit of panic because I was riding a bike on snow, which felt WRONG. Then, once that feeling subsided, a bunch of happiness hit me because I was riding outside, on a trail, in winter. I haven’t ridden on a trail since October…” Read more
From VeloNews Competitor
The growing tribe of fat bike enthusiasts met in Crested Butte, Colorado on Saturday to crown the discipline’s first-ever unofficial world champions. After nearly two hours of racing, professional road cyclist Robbie Squire and local mountain bike racer Amy Beisel emerged from the snowy race course as elite winners… Read more
Never in my life have I ridden so slow and worked so hard.
I had not been “actively” thinking about racing a fat bike. And by that I mean I had not been my usual self about it; obsessive. And then I was. Brian, co-owner of Boulder Bicycle Works texted on Friday and asked if I was planning to race in Fraser the next day. Before I could respond he texted five magic words; I’ll bring you a bike. A carbon LaMere to be precise. Okay, twist my arm. I’ll do it… Read more
On Sunday, the Colorado high school mountain bike racing season was in full swing. The race was in Granby at the Snow Mountain Ranch and the course was speckled with aspen leaves of awesome vibrant colors. And just like the first race at the Chalk Creek Challenge, the kids continue to prove that they are in it to finish it. Read more