Global Fat Bike Day in Duluth

Join the Worldwide Celebration

By Dave Grandmaison – Co-Founder & CEO

Global Fat Bike Day 2017
We’re coming up on one of my favorite celebrations of the year – Global Fat Bike Day. Never heard of it? Well, Global Fat Bike Day is a worldwide celebration that started in 2012 when a couple of riders from the United Kingdom – Si Matthews and Ritchie Salt – decided to organize a ride with their friends. From there, the event grew to the point where folks around the globe – from Great Britain to Australia to (you guessed it) Duluth – are taking the celebration to new heights.

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Celebrate Global Fat Bike Day with your friends. Check out the various events listed below.

In an interview posted on, Matthews explains “Yes, it’s just a silly bike ride on very silly bikes, but to see people around the world from so many different backgrounds enjoying something so simple once a year has to be a beautiful, positive thing.”

Beautiful? I agree. Silly? Well… you be the judge. I can tell you this… winter fat tire biking is one of my favorite ways to explore the Duluth Traverse. Don’t take my word for it though, get out and experience it for yourself!

Here are a couple of great ways to celebrate Global Fat Bike Day in Duluth this Saturday.

COGGS Social Ride
Bring your bikes and ride with the COGGS crew. Depart the Grand Ave. Chalet at 9am and ride as long as you like!
Riverside Grill open for post-ride eats and beverages.
9:00am | Social Ride
Guided Fat Bike Adventure
This fun adventure will introduce you to the exciting sport of winter fat tire biking and the amazing bike trails in Duluth.
Includes transportation, hot cocoa, snacks, bike rental and more!
9:00am-12:00pm | $75/person
Julebyen Fat Bike Demo
Spokengear will have their Salsa Mukluks and some electric assist fat bikes for folks to demo for the Julebyen celebration in Knife River.
Riverside Grill open for post-ride eats and beverages.
9:00am – 5:00pm | Bike Demo
Bike & Brews Night Ride
A unique fat bike adventure for a special night. Hit the trail and then celebrate with a victory pint at Bent Paddle Brewing!
Includes transportation, hot cocoa, snacks, bike rental and victory pint!
5:00pm-9:00pm | $75/person

How do you plan to celebrate Global Fat Bike Day? Let us know in the comments below. Cheers!
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Check out all of the great experiences we have in store for winter by visiting our Duluth Winter Adventures Page… we hope to see you on the trail!

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