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Check out the calendar of 2015-2016 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!

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December 2015

Date Name Location Distance Fees
Dec 4 Fat Friday Trailhead Cycling

Champlin, MN

?? $5 per-drink donation
Dec 4-6 Global Fat Bike Weekend Fundraiser for Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew – CANCELLED Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails

Crosby/Ironton, MN

varies $9-$99 per family
Dec 5 Faturday Global Fat Bike Day Ride – Minnesota River Bottoms – CANCELLED Russel A. Sorensen Landing

Bloomington, MN

20 mi Free
Dec 5 Global Fat Bike Day Ride – Northfield Downtown Bicycles

Northfield, MN

?? Free
Dec 5 Global Fat Bike Day Ride – Rochester, MN Rochester Cycling

Rochester, MN

?? Free
Dec 5 Nicollet Global Fat Bike Day Ride Nicollet Bike Shop

Mankato, MN

?? Free
Dec 5 Superfat Crit Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis, MN
?? Free, but bring food or beverages to share
Dec 6 Charlie’s Phat Fundays Charlie’s Tangletown Bike Shop

Minneapolis, MN

15 mi Free


January 2016


Date Name Location Distance Fees
Jan 16 Arctic Fat Fever Fatbike Race and Demo Excelsior Brewing Company

Excelsior, MN

15 mi $5
Jan 16 Brookview Meltdown Fat Bike Snow Race Brookview Golf Course
Golden Valley, MN
3.5, 7, and 10.5 mi $15 pre-register
$18 day-of
Jan 16 Freezer Burn Fat Bike Race Springvale County Park

Cambridge, MN

5, 10, and 15 mi $25
Jan 17 The FatWac Fatbike Race Waconia Brewing Company
Waconia, MN
15 and 30 mi $10
Jan 24 Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup Carver Lake Mountain Bike Trailhead

Woodbury, MN

?? $20
Jan 24-26 Arrowhead 135 International Falls, MN 135 mi  $215
Jan 31 King Boreas Winter Triathlon Phalen Golf Course

St. Paul, MN

5k run, 17k bike, 7.5k ski $70-$90 individual

$110-$150 relay


February 2016


Date Name Location Distance Fees
Feb 5-6 Cuyuna Whiteout Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails

Crosby/Riverton, MN

10k, 20k, 30k $20-$55
(varies by race/registration)
Feb 6 Penn Ice-Cycle Loppet Lake Calhoun

Minneapolis, MN

?? $13-$30
(varies by race/registration)
Feb 7 Penn Cycle Fat Tire Loppet Lake Calhoun

Minneapolis, MN

35k $50-$85
(varies by race/registration)
Feb 7 Penn Cycle Puoli Fat Tire Loppet Lake Calhoun

Minneapolis, MN

21k $50-$85
(varies by race/registration)
Feb 13 Fatbike Frozen 40 Elm Creek Park Reserve

Champlin, MN

20 mi, 40 mi $45-$140
(varies by race/registration)
Feb 14 Frozen Gopher Fat Bike Race University of Minnesota Nordic Center

St Paul, MN

?? ??
Feb 14 Vasaloppet Sunday Fat Tire Race Lake Mora

Mora, MN

10k, 38k $15-$60
(varies by race/registration)
Feb 20 Fat Bike Fun Race Cleary Lake Regional Park

Prior Lake, MN

5k, 10k $12 pre-register
$15 day-of
Feb 20 WAMB Snow Bomb Fat Bike Race & Chili Cook-Off Holzinger Lodge

Winona, MN

1- and 2-hour races $25 pre-register
$30 day-of
Feb 21 Bikecicle Fat Fifteen Grand Forks, ND
15-20 mi $30-$40
(varies by registration date)


March 2016


Mar 5 Northland Fat Bike Rally Lake Bemidji State Park

Bemidji, MN

10k, 28k Free
Mar 12 Fat Forest Fourteen Forest History Center

Grand Rapids, MN

details forthcoming details forthcoming


Events with Multiple Dates

Frozen Frolic Fat Bike Race Series

Cost Per Race: $12 pre-registration, $15 day of

Locations and Dates:

Elm Creek Park Reserve (10.5 mi)

  • Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • Saturday, January 30, 206

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve (10.5 mi)

  • Saturday, January 16, 2016
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016


Fat Wednesday Fat Bike Race Series

Cost per Race: $20

Locations and Dates: 

Keller Golf Course, Maplewood, MN

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2016
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 3


Bi-Weekly Winter Fatbike Ride

Cost per ride: Free

Locations and Dates: 

The Hub Bike Co-op, Minneapolis, MN

  • Starting Saturday, December 19, 2015


Get Phat With Pat Races

Price per Race: $15

Locations and Dates

Minnesota River Bottoms Mountain Bike Trail

  • Saturday, January 23, 2016
  • Saturday, January 30, 2016
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