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24 Global Fat Bike Day Events to Crash in MN, WI, and the U.P.

Global Fat Bike Day is coming up on Saturday, December 2. Around the world it's a day to celebrate the beginning of the winter riding months (norther hemisphere) in snowy regions that are great for fat biking. We rounded up all of the Global Fat Bike Day events that are on our radar for you to find an event to join in on this year.


Minneapolis, MN [Adventure Coffee]

Join us for adventure coffee on Global Fat Bike Day. Minneapolis Bike Parks, Angry Catfish, and Bone Saw Cycling Collective will have a fire, donuts, hot chocolate and coffee from Northern Coffeeworks on the banks of the Minnesota River. We will be posted up at the old overturned car between the Sibley House and the 494 bridge, you won't miss us. It's 2 miles from the Sibley House or 5 miles from the Old Cedar Bridge. Hit us up at the start of your ride or the end of your ride or anywhere in between, it doesn’t matter when you get there (but the goods will go fast), we just want to provide you with one more reason to get out and ride.We will have a limited number of disposable cups, so please bring your own cup. LEARN MORE.

Duluth, MN [Winter Trails Season Kick Off Party]

In celebration of Global Fatbike Day, Coggs and our trail partners are kicking off the winter trail season at Hartley Nature Center! Join us for a morning of group rides, Festivities, and more! LEARN MORE.

Cuyuna Lakes, MN

Group ride, swap meet, and sunset ride to Cuyuna Christmas. LEARN MORE.

St. Cloud, MN

Come join us for Global Fat Bike Day Ride and the MMCC Annual Meeting! More details to come, so check back! LEARN MORE.

Prior Lake, MN [Michael's Cycles]

Shop opens at 8:30 with free coffee and small pastries. The long and fast ride leaves at 9. The middle distance and pace ride leaves at 9:30. The short and sweet ride leaves at 10. The distances are 22, 13 and 5 miles (approx. and dependent on conditions). All 3 rides are NO drop. Free pancake breakfast starts at 11.. post ride. The free swag raffle starts during breakfast. The $10 raffle starts directly after. Fat bike rentals available - call shop. 20% OFF everything in store! LEARN MORE.

St. Paul, MN

Celebrate Global Fat Bike day with a group ride from Crosby Farm to Hidden Falls Demo loop and back. Hangout and enjoy a fire, food and drinks afterwards. BYOB. More Details coming soon. LEARN MORE.

Two Harbors, MN

Check the Facebook event for details. LEARN MORE.

Whitebear Lake, MN

Join ROAM Bike Shop, Rocket Racing, White Bear Lake Adventure Cycling Club and Trailbot for an all-levels fat bike ride. Any bike that can handle various terrain/conditions are welcome. Short (10-15 miles) and long (~25 miles) routes at a casual party pace. Depart from ROAM Bike Shop at 9:30am, shop opens at 9am to gear up and grab a cup of coffee and a pastry. LEARN MORE.

Moorhead, MN

Global Fat Bike day is a day for getting out on our fat bikes and celebrating both winter and how awesome our local trails are. Save the date for December 2nd. More information to come. LEARN MORE.

Circle Pines, MN

Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Singletrack (MORC) crew are hosting a Global Fat Bike Day ride, partnering with NOW Bikes, with hot drinks and group rides to see the two (!) different official Singletracks and other user-created trails within this system. Something for everyone, from gentle flat riding on paved surfaces to sporty machine-built singletracks. Rides roll out at 9AM! If there's snow, we will have groomed trails to ride on. 3 or wider tires recommended: it's more fun to float over the snow! NOW Bikes will be grilling at their Arden Hills store after the ride. LEARN MORE.

Rochester, MN

Come celebrate the made up holiday Global Fat Bike Day. It's really just an excuse for fat bike riders to kick of the winter season and enjoy each other's company. We'll meet at the Douglas Trail Head behind IBM and ride the snowmobile trail (or paved if you would really rather) as far as your heart is content. Maybe you can make it to Douglas, maybe you'll turn around at the shelter just a few miles North. Let's fill the parking lot and trail with fat bikes!!! Old Abe's Coffee Shop will be providing coffee and a donuts and is an amazing place to eat in general. On another note, this event is hosted by the fine folks at My Bike Guy and Bicycle Sports, proving that the Rochester cycling community is bigger than a single bike shop. All are welcome! LEARN MORE.

Tioga Recreation Area in Cohasset, MN

Warm Up with some Hot Apple Cider or Hot Chocolate before a group night ride through the Tioga Rec. Area. After the ride, we will be gather around the fire for will some food as well as that Hot Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate. Note* This event is the Monday after Global Fat Bike Day on Dec 4. LEARN MORE.

Champlin, MN

Global Fat Bike Day 2023! Meet up at Trailhead Champlin for a 10 am roll out. Dress for the weather. Helmets required. This year we'll roll south and ride thru the new Rice Creek Trail tunnel, go up and over 169 then south again towards Dunkin Donuts and Omni Brewing in MG. after a brief reprieve we'll head into the Elm Creek Park, hoping to catch some snow at the Chalet. From there is a sweet ride back to Trailhead. All n all 15 miles round trip. Back in time to tackle your saturday honey-do list! LEARN MORE.

Hopkins, MN

Please join us for GFBD 2023 on Dec. 2nd. We will have a couple of different rides which we will plan out with ride leads and sweeps. There will be fire pits plus food and drinks to follow. Will post more once details are fully planned. Please join Tonka Cycle & Ski at our new location 416 11th Ave S in Hopkins off of Excelsior. LEARN MORE.

Northfield, MN [Sunday, Dec 3]

Global Fat Bike day is coming! We’ll do one here in Northfield on Sunday December 3 at 11:00 am. Meet at Central Park. Bring snacks and libations. There will probably be a fire, there might be some snow(fingers crossed, during the ride!). We’ll for sure ride bikes. LEARN MORE.


Seeley, WI

Join us to kick off the winter fat bike season! We’ll have guided rides for all levels. Following the ride, enjoy a light lunch with gourmet soup and refreshments. Receive a pair of wool CAMBA winter-design socks. DISCOUNT for CAMBA members! Location: OO Trailhead, SC Johnson Outdoor Center. LEARN MORE.

Two Rivers, WI

Join us for Global Fat Bike Day 2023 in Two Rivers, WI! We’ll have two rides planned for the day. Ride one starting at 7:00am and ride two starting at 12:30pm. Both rides start and finish at Port Sandy Bay. Need a rental bike? Broken Spoke will have rentals available! Please call the downtown shop to reserve yours at 920-634-2040. A limited supply of bikes are available. Fat bikes can be picked up Friday or Saturday morning from the downtown shop and returned Saturday afternoon at the event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase after the ride at Port Sandy Bay. LEARN MORE.

Eau Claire, WI

Join us to celebrate riding phat in the Chippewa Valley! 🍩 ☕️ 😊 Donuts, coffee, and warm smiles! LEARN MORE.

Amery, WI

9 years of fat fun, who would have guessed?? Can you slow your roll and ride for fun with some fab folks? Smile watts count! Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your crazy neighbor lady, tell the kid down the street! ALL WELCOME! Pace will be easy/friendly, so respect the ride. Dress for the weather of the day and 70-90 minutes pedaling. We will meet up in the UW Wanderoos west overflow parking lot and depart at 10am. Heading west on the Stower Trail to its end past Nye, then turn around and head back. Round trip back to the UW is 14 miles. Some may continue east to Amery and back for 28 total. Most will gather in the UW after 14 miles for lunch, snacks, Bloody Mary’s, higher education or whatever you like. The trail is a rail trail (flat) gravel so we'll ride no matter the trail conditions. It is a state trail and I advise a day pass, available online or at one of the State Parks. Contact Brian Headlee via messenger with any questions. PS: if you don’t know who the crazy neighbor lady is….it’s probably you. LEARN MORE.

Rhinelander, WI

Join us in celebration of Global Fat Bike Day, the beginning of the Fat Biking season and our local trails! Group ride begins at 3:00pm, potluck around the campfire to follow. Bring a dish to share. All are welcome! Whether you are an experienced rider, new to the sport or merely considering buying your first bike, come meet others who like to ride and learn about the trails in the area. Free event; donations to help groom and maintain trails are welcome. Donate online: **Spoiler Alert** We will be announcing and celebrating the addition of several miles of groomed trail at Washburn this winter! Learn More.

River Falls, WI

Fattie Ride and Party. LEARN MORE.

Steven's Point, WI

Where: BOORC (lodge) at the Standing Rocks Trail Head 7690 Standing Rocks Rd, Stevens Point. Come out and ride fat bikes on the mountain bike trails at Standing Rocks Park (hopefully snow covered and groomed). Everyone is invited to get together and join in the fun! LEARN MORE.

Neilsville, WI

It's that time of year folks! Dec. 2nd. Tentatively set for 10:00am meet and greet and "stuff" drop-off for shuttle (to THE site), GFBD fire commences at noon at said site, BYO snacks to share, comradery and rides, wrap up at 2:00-3:00ish. Any volunteers for food distribution welcomed. Good will offerings accepted for the trail! Anyone know a good taco soup recipe???? LEARN MORE.

Upper Peninsula

Ironwood, MI

Global Fat Bike Day is the first Saturday in December. Join us at Miners Park to celebrate with a group fat bike ride on our groomed fat bike trails. Later in the day is Ironwood's annual Jack Frost Parade where you are also welcome to join us in the parade to ride your bike adorned in lights! LEARN MORE.




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