Happy New Year everyone! Last year, in the last month of the year, we had over 4000 visitors at RideFatbikes.com. This site has really grown, and I appreciate those of you who are regular readers, regular commenters, and everyone who has helped with the growth and popularity of this site.
In 2012, we hope to continue to serve the fatbike community as a resource for reviews, fatbike photos (at FatbikeGallery.com), fatbike resources (at FatbikeLibrary.com) and cool events (like the Fatbike Frozen Forty coming on February 25 of this year.
Speaking of the Triple F, some cool things are coming together. Platinum sponsor Twenty2 Cycles (from Colorado) has played a major role in planning and coordinating various aspects of this event, and we thank them particularly! Not only have they helped with planning and coordination, but they’ll be coming to MN with a titanium fatbike (their “Bully”) that you can see on the 25th. I was out on the trail at Elm Creek yesterday, and it’s a beautiful ride in a terrific park (Elm Creek is one of the jewels of the Three Rivers Park District).
Sponsors such as Cognition Caps, Bar Mitts and Braaap Bars have all contributed some awesome schwag for prizes and give-aways (all registered riders will be eligible for these prizes). We’ve got other sponsors in the works who may have additional cool things to give away that you won’t want to miss. If you want to register right away, registration is going to go through Prerace.com (view the event registration page here). Note that the fee will go up shortly before the event, so to save a few bucks, sign up early.
This will be a “no profit” event, meaning the hard costs are anticipated to exceed the registration fees. If we have registration fees in excess of hard costs, we will apply those proceeds to the post-race dinner/gathering open to all riders in the afternoon/evening of the 25th. We depend on riders and sponsors to help support the costs of this event.
Plan to spend the day on the 25th, as the ride will begin around 9am, and one category (to determine Champion of the Triple F) will be most miles logged by 3pm (for those who really want an endurance test). After the ride, we’ll have a post ride gathering in or around the Maple Grove/Champlin area. If anyone has contacts at Surly or Summit, maybe they’d even like to contribute a few beers for us to sample? 🙂
Finally, want to show your support and enthusiasm for the Fatbike Frozen Forty? We’ll post the ride flyer here in the next few weeks, and you’re welcome to help by circulating the flyer. In the meantime, maybe you want to wear a New Era baseball cap with Fatbike Frozen Forty custom embroidery? If so, pick one up for less than $25 from LogoSportswear.com, here.
Happy 2012 – and we hope to see more fatbikes on the trails in the year to come. Thanks for spreading the word about RideFatbikes.com!