4 Fat Biking Events for Winter Fun in Wisconsin

By David Spiegelberg
Staff Writer

We have cold, we have snow and we have two-wheeled fat biking fun! Now is the time to get outside, embrace the cold and enjoy the many events taking place around Wisconsin.

Ride to compete, ride to meet other bikers or just ride for fun! Check out these four fun February and March trips, along with dining and some lodging recommendations. 

Bike Across the Bay – Washburn

Are you looking for that “North Pole” atmosphere with ice in every direction? How about a fat bike race with ice caves, a lighthouse and 15 miles of ice on top of the world's largest freshwater lake?

Finish the ride with a microbrew at the South Shore Brewery, and bed down at the classic Hotel Chequamegon for lakefront lodging.  

Powder Keg Snowshoe and Fat Bike Race – Eau Claire

This event takes place on groomed rolling single track through beautiful Lowes Creek County Park.

Check out Eau Claire’s newest brewery – the Lazy Monk – or grab a burger at the Milwaukee Burger Company.   

Sweaty Yeti – Neillsville

How can you resist an event named the “Sweaty Yeti”? The trails at Levis Mound Recreational Area have been recognized as some of the best fat bike trails in the U.S. by a leading mountain bike website.

Attend a pre-race meet and greet at Sand Creek Brewery. Hungry after the ride? Get a true Wisconsin supper club experience at the Stone's Throw Supper Club in nearby Merrillan.

Fat Bike Birkie – Cable

The Fat Bike Birkie is the premier snow bike event in North America. Riders test their skill and endurance on the professionally groomed American Birkebeiner Ski Trail!

The CAMBA trails recently were given a coveted “Ride Center” designation by the International Mountain Bike Association. Enjoy a meal and beer at the Rivers Eatery in Cable – recognized by Outside Magazine as the place to unwind after a long day of riding.

 If you're looking for additional winter fat biking events, consider the Hugh Jass Race Series, with multiple event sites in Wisconsin.

Ready to hit the trails? Learn more about fat biking in Wisconsin with our recommendations for rentals and trails.