Fat bike nationals return to Ogden
January 8, 2016
Ogden is thrilled to welcome back the second annual USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships. Slated for Feb. 27, this event will take amateurs 12 miles across Powder Mountain’s Hidden Lake terrain while pro and open class riders will compete on over 18 miles of challenging terrain.
"It was such an honor to host the inaugural USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships and we are pleased to bring the event back to Ogden for a second year," said Visit Ogden CEO Sara Toliver. "This sport has been growing locally as well as nationally [and] it’s exciting to welcome athletes from all over the United States to Powder Mountain. We continue to appreciate our partnership with USA Cycling and our local venues to produce these world-class events."
Fat bikes have gained attention as the fastest growing segment of the bicycle industry. These bikes have a "go-anywhere" capacity and are capable of extreme all-terrain conquests through the harshest elements all year. During the championships, spectators can experience the rush of riding a fat bike through free bike demos provided by Borealis and local bike shops. Spectators will also have an opportunity from Rockstar to win a Fat Bike of their own during the event.
Those who make their way to Ogden during the Fat Bike Championships can also look forward to the US National Snowshoe Championships, which will be held at Powder Mountain and Snowbasin Resort Feb. 27-28. Junior athletes will compete on a five-kilometer course while those 20 and older will race on a 10K course at Powder Mountain on Feb. 27. A citizens 5K race will also take place on Saturday. Racers of all ages can register as late as the day of the event. On Feb. 28 a half and full marathon and 10K team relay for qualifying athletes will take place at Snowbasin Resort.
Additionally, the Wasatch Yeti Bash will take place Feb. 22-28. During this week, some of Ogden’s most eclectic shops and galleries will have extended hours, restaurants will have taste bud-tingling specials and bars will be thumping with live music. There will be meet-ups put on by AndShesDopeToo, an InstaMeet and Shop Hop by Historic 25th Street, a Winter Art Festival by Nurture the Creative Mind, a Fat Bike Expo by Visit Ogden and more. Details can be found at http://www.SkiOgden.com.
For more information about the USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships or to register for the race visit http://www.usacycling.org . To learn more about the United State Snowshoe Association or to find a qualifying race go to http://www.snowshoeracing.com .