Winter in Austin just doesn’t delight. 50F-70F every day, and usually pretty dry until spring time. In reality, whenever we do get snow here we put our bikes up because we know a thaw is only hours away, and our trails generally can’t be ridden wet. But these days without a cold front? It’s good riding. Even better when you’re on the right equipment, ;). Yeah, it’s January and I’m wearing shorts & sweating...
But this blog isn’t about pleasantries, weather, or how well your kid is doing in kindergarten. This is all about what we’re planning to do this beautiful fat bike season! You know, where Old Person Winter has decided to dump a ton of snow, and where you kind people have groomed some trail for us seekers of fat bike blissful trail riding to enjoy.
All right, let’s get right to it. This is what we’re thinking about as far as events for the next few months:
Crested Butte World Championships
January 24-28 @ Crested Butte, CO
Silverton Whiteout 10-Hour Race
February 3 @ Silverton, CO
USA Cycling Fat Bike Nationals
February 8-11 @ Belmont, MI
Chihuahuan Desert Bike Festival
February 15-17 @ Big Bend, TX
Fat Bike Birkie
March 9-10 @ Cable, WI
US Open Fat Bike Beach Championships
March 17 @ Wrightsville Beach, NC
Dirt Fest PA
May 18-20 @ Raystown Lake, PA
Is there an event that you love that we’ve missed? We’d love to come out, ride your trails, check out your groomer apparatus and have a beer with you. Make sure to let us know!
President of Dirt Components in ATX