Fat Bike Festival Coming to Ogden in February 2016

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After successfully hosting the first two years of the USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships, athletes, spectators and vendors begged the Ogden area to continue to host its own championship-caliber fat bike event. Between the beauty of the course, the tremendous volunteer support and the community enthusiasm, everyone involved wanted to return. The result is the inaugural Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race as part of the Wasatch Yeti Bash weekend, February 3-4, 2017.

National Championship athletes loved the epic views from atop Powder Mountain ski resort, but afternoon gusts, high elevation and a particularly brutal course had many asking for a lower elevation course with a bit less climbing and a bit less exposure. Spectators wanted to be able to see more of the race and enjoy additional activities as well. As a result, organizers have created a course downslope from Powder Mountain at Wolf Creek Resort.

The course for February 4th will be comprised of multiple 5k loops on and around groomed trails on the championship-level golf course. Each lap will pass through a rocking festival atmosphere at the clubhouse where there will be a kids zone, sledding, ice skating, product demos, live music and food and beverage offerings, including a beer garden.

Packet pick-up for the Sweaty Yeti race will occur the night before in downtown Ogden at the Wasatch Yeti Bash on Historic 25th Street where athletes, spectators and volunteers will enjoy an outdoor art market, Yeti Yoga, s’mores cooked over open fires, a community bike ride, product demos, vendors, food trucks, a beer garden and thumping music from a DJ.

“Yeti Bash weekend is Ogden’s way of recharging our love of winter after the buzz of the holidays has passed,” said organizer, Sydnie Furton. “It’s more or less the winter version Ogden’s iconic street festivals that occur in the spring, summer and fall.”

Registration for the Sweaty Yeti opens on November 9th and additional details about the weekend’s festivities can be found at yetibash.com.

 

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