Fat Bike World Champs: Winners Crowned, Advocacy Discussed

Photo Credit: Fred Dreier
Photo Credit: Fred Dreier

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.

Held by the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Borealis Fat Bikes, the world championship event marked the cornerstone of a five-day fat biking festival, which included two other races as well as a daylong conference on fat biking advocacy. Similar to first-generation mountain bikers, who regularly struggled with trail access problems, fat biking riders also struggle to find suitable places to ride.

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