Fat Bike Fest

Riders compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Riders compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Gina Rau (183) and Amber Hatfield (208) both of Sandy, compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Gina Rau (183) and Amber Hatfield (208) both of Sandy, compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Riders compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Riders compete in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Medals await the participants following the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Medals await the participants following the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Greg Roberts of North Ogden, center, falls on a steep descent  as he competes in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Greg Roberts of North Ogden, center, falls on a steep descent as he competes in the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Jeremy Holt and Roger Snow play bicycle jousting during the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

Jeremy Holt and Roger Snow play bicycle jousting during the Inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit at Mt. Ogden Golf Course in Ogden Saturday, Jan 25, 2014.

It was a perfect day for the inaugural Global Fat Bike Summit bike race and snow festival. I don’t think I will be upgrading to a fat bike anytime soon since there are a few other upgrades I am due for that are way more pressing. However, what a great way to keep cyclists on their saddles during the winter time. This sport seems to have exploded out of nowhere!

I produced a video about the event, (watch it here), and Mayor Mike Caldwell said that even the people who work for the manufacturers can’t get their hands on a fat bike frame. It will be interesting to see how this event progresses over the years but the GOAL Foundation, Ogden CVB and Ogden City did a great job hosting this event.

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