Powder Mountain hosted the inaugural USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships on Valentine's day. Passion was in the air and people traded in their roses and boxes of chocolates for fat tires and single speeds. Utah has been in a warm spell for some time now and this weekend was no different. Clouds and cool winds kept the snow cold to start out, but as the day went on, jackets came off and sunblock came out. It was the perfect day to hold the Fat Bike Championships. It seems like fat bikes have been around for a while, but today marked a beginning of a new era for fat bikes. Racers of all ages showed up. From age 15 to 70+ racers came to share their passion for racing bikes and shredding in snow. Snow cats had groomed a trail through the rolling hills adjacent to the ski resort. The trail length was 6.1 miles and had multiple berm and jump features. Although the heat turned up mid way through the day, it seemed that the course held up well and riders were stoked.
The Bikes of Fat Bike Nationals
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