Fat Bike World's is making it's very first trip to the Midwest on January 28-30th. Get ready for corn hole, a maple syrup breakfast, and world class fat bike riding in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. Also, find out how how New Richmond, WI was chosen as this year's host in a Q&A with the race coordinators.
The 7th annual Fat Bike World Championships is presented by Borealis Fat Bikes and Pure Fuel January 28-30, 2022 in New Richmond, WI. The race events will take place at New Richmond Golf Course, New Richmond Nature Center, and 45th Parallel Distillery.
Weekend events include the Bourbon, Bikes, and Brews Tailgate on Friday, Championship Race and Fun Race Saturday followed by awards and the Fat Bike Worlds After Party, and a community pancake breakfast on Sunday followed by the circuit race, kid’s race, and Omnium awards.
Yeah, it’s a race, and some serious athletes show up to race for the title of World Champion, but plenty of people wear costumes, shoot whiskey and eat bacon on the course too. Try your hand at riding a fat bike, check out the vendors, enjoy a cold brew or a tasty local cocktail, listen to the band, and watch people slay laps on some killer trails and jumps. It’s for all types of riders and spectators, from the pro racer to the newbie, with categories and laps for each.
More than anything, Fat Bike Worlds is about riding bikes and chilling with a group of awesome people! Bring your family and friends to this three-day festival, tucked into a small town atmosphere. Plan to make some new memories, and get ready for some all-out racing!
Q&A with race coordinators:
1. How did New Richmond, WI get chosen for Fat Bike Worlds this year?
Big Ring Flyers-Apex Cycling has had a number of members participate over the years in Fat Bike Worlds in Crested Butte, CO as well as last year in Pinedale, WY.
Founder Dave Ochs always envisioned the race as a traveling show, and eventually struck up a conversation with multiple time Worlds finisher and BRF-Apex member Chris Stevens.
When Dave approached Chris this spring about hosting in our hometown of New Richmond, we jumped at the chance.
2. Fat Bike Worlds includes an obstacle course, maple syrup breakfast, and corn hole; definitely a unique fat bike race! Why do you put this on and what do you want people to experience?
We really want to get the community involved in the whole weekend of events and expose them to what fun fat biking really is.
BRF-Apex has a strong presence in Western Wisconsin and we want to get as many people on bikes as we can. It's easy, it's fun, and it's good for you!
3. Where else has Fat Bike World's been hosted and what do you love about the fat biking community?
Fat Bike Worlds has been hosted in Crested Butte, CO 5 times, last year in Pinedale, WY, and this year of course it will be in New Richmond.
We love the fat biking community because there's something for everyone - whether you are looking for a casual ride to grab a few craft beers, a serious tool for maintaining your fitness, or a lycra-clad hard-core racer, you belong to this community.
Last Year's 2021 Fat Bike Worlds Video
To learn more about Fat Bike Worlds and for a full schedule of races and spectator activities, head over to their race website.