Fat Chance Tire Bike Race


January 20


08:00 am - 01:00 pm


Crystal Mountain Resort

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive

Thompsonville, MI, United States, 49683

Fat Chance is the staple of fat biking in Northern Michigan, and is back again for another legendary race at Crystal Mountain with new and familiar faces. We are excited to announce that the Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race is the first race in the 2019 Short’s Brewing Fat Bike Race Series.

The race will be held on the Otter Trail loop. The new Otter Trail course is 2 miles of speed, twisting sections and minimal elevation. Each lap in will add it’s own new fat tire challenges. All races start at 10am. Helmets are required for rider safety.

Cost: $50 per rider. Includes timing by Endurance Evolution, race bib, a brew ticket and post race chili bar.
Day of Registration: $60 per rider, if available.

Packet pick-up will be held Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 8 – 9:30am inside Kinlochen.

Click here to Register

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category. The top 3 finishers from each category of the 90-minute race will win a cash prize! Plus there will be plenty of swag from Crystal Mountain, Iron fish, Einstein Cycles, Bearclaw Bicycle Co., Up Bike TC, KOLO TC and Kona Bikes. Awards ceremony will be held in the Crystal Center starting at 12pm including post-race food and celebrations.

90-minute categories:

Men’s Open
Women’s Open
Men’s Master (45+)
Women’s Master (45+)
45-minute categories:

Men’s Race (All Ages)
Women’s Race (All Ages)
Don’t miss the Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Pre-Ride on Sunday, January 13! Join us for biking, snacks, drinks and fun! We’ll meet at Iron Fish Distillery at 11am and ride to Crystal Mountain to complete a few laps on the Fat Chance race course. After, we’ll ride back to Iron Fish Distillery for food and drink specials!