Fat-bikes.com has declared tomorrow, December 1st as Global Fat Bike Day. Right here in Colorado Springs, we’re going to have some fat bike fun. Pedal of Littleton is having a fat bike event up there too.
You may not heard of fat bikes but they’re gaining popularity. Fat bikes are mountain bikes with extra wide tires that were created for riding in snow. The tires can be nearly twice as wide as a regular mountain bike tire. They also work well in sand.
Racers for the Iditarod Trail Invitational would weld 2 rims together to get enough flotation in the snow. Then the Surly Pugsley was created and better wheels and tires came along. Now the Salsa Mukluk and Surly Moonlander are popular fat bikes.
Tomorrow’s event here in Colorado Springs is in Sand Creek near Platte Avenue. The Hub bike shop and the Surly rep will be on hand with some demo bikes including Moonlanders. For more details on the fat bike demo, see the event page on Facebook.