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It’s fat biking season again!  Check out the calendar of 2016-2017 fat bike races and events in Minnesota.  If you know of a race or event that’s not on this list, let us know by leaving a comment below or emailing us using the contact form at the bottom of this page.  Thanks for helping us keep our calendar up-to-date!

December 2016

Date Name Location Distance Fees
Dec 3 Global Fat Bike Day 2016 Day rides in various cities including Duluth, Mankato, Coon Rapids, Minnetonka, Little Falls, and Northfield varies Free
Dec 3 Superfat Crit Freewheel Midtown Bike Center

Minneapolis, MN

?? Free, but bring food or beverages to share
Dec 3-4 Winter Bike Expo Freewheel Midtown Bike Center

Minneapolis, MN


January 2017

Date Name Location Distance Fees
Jan 1 New Year’s Day Frozen Nose & Toes Fat Bike Ride Royalton, MN 10-20 mi Free
Jan 7 Introduction to Fat Biking Cleary Lake Regional Park

Prior Lake, MN

N/A $35
Jan 14 Arctic Fat Fever Fatbike Race and Demo  

Lake Minnetonka

15 mi $10
Jan 14 Freezer Burn Fat Bike Race Springvale County Park

Cambridge, MN

?? $25
Jan 21 QBP Fat Bike Rennet (new for 2017) Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Bloomington, MN


39k night race (illuminated)

$30-$65 (varies by race/registration)
Jan 22 Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup Carver Lake Mountain Bike Trailhead

Woodbury, MN

?? $20
Jan 28 Fat Bike Fun Race Cleary Lake

Prior Lake, MN



$12 pre-registration

$15 day of

Jan 28 Iceman Fat Tire Bike Race Granite City Speedway

Sauk Rapids, MN

12 mi

24 mi

$25-$30 solo

$45-$55 duo

Jan 29 King Boreas Winter Triathlon Phalen Golf Course

St. Paul, MN

5k run, 17k bike, 7.5k ski $70-$100 individual

$120-$180 relay

Jan 30-Feb 1 Arrowhead 135 (no longer accepting applications for 2017) International Falls, MN 135 mi $215

February 2017

Date Name Location Distance Fees
Feb 3-4 Cuyuna Whiteout Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails

Crosby/Riverton, MN

10k, 20k, 30k $75-$100
Feb 4 Ely Winter Festival Fat Bike Ride White Side Park

Ely, MN

TBD Free
Feb 7 Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet Lake Calhoun

Minneapolis, MN

35k $50-$85
Feb 7 Penn Cycle Puoli Fat Tire Loppet Lake Calhoun

Minneapolis, MN

21k $50-$85
Feb 11 Fatbike Frozen 40 Elm Creek Park Reserve

Champlin, MN

20 mi (sold out)

40 mi

Feb 11 Snow Bomb Fat Bike Race Winona, MN $25 pre-register

$35 day-of

Feb 12 Fat Bike Vasaloppet Lake Mora

Mora, MN

10k, 38k $25-$60
Feb 18 Fat Frozen Fun Team Relay Race Elm Creek Park

Champlin, MN

4 hr, 1 hr (relay)

2-lap solo

$25 relays

$10 2-lap solo

March 2017

Mar 12 Bikecicle Fat Fifteen Grand Forks, ND 15-20 mi $30-$40
Mar 4 Northland Fat Bike Rally Lake Bemidji State Park

Bemidji, MN

Details forthcoming Details forthcoming

Events with Multiple Dates

Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race Series

Cost Per Race: $15 pre-registration, $20 day-of ($5o to register for all 4 races)

Locations and Dates:

Elm Creek Park Reserve

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Get Phat With Pat Races

Price per Race: $10 + $5 donation to MORC

Locations and Dates

Minnesota River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail, Bloomington, MN

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017 
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Hi I'm Santi, and I'm a content marketing manager in the tech industry by day and grad student and writing instructor by night. I’ve always loved biking, ever since I got my first bike on my fourth birthday. As a kid, my siblings and I would go on biking “adventures” around the neighborhood, pedaling our way to nearby schools and lakes. Naturally, those adventures have only increased over the years! In addition to biking, I also love telling stories and traveling around the US. I write about our biking adventures and about fat bikes for women and kids.
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