Ogden, Utah (January 3, 2017) – Cyclists will return to Ogden to embrace the winter elements at the inaugural Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race presented by Borealis in Eden, Utah on February 4, 2017. This event will take amateurs 12.4 miles around Wolf Creek Resort Golf Course and pro/open riders will compete on over 18 miles of flowy, challenging, spectator friendly terrain.
“Athletes, sponsors, and spectators had so much fun at the USA Fat Bike National Championships at Powder Mountain the last two years that we decided to produce a fat bike race of our own” stated Visit Ogden CEO, Sara Toliver. “The Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race was created out of the requests from past racers to have a fun, affordable and unsanctioned race in the Ogden area.”
Riders will enjoy 360-degree views of the Wasatch Mountain Range, and might even spot the infamous Wasatch Yeti during the race. No previous fat biking experience is needed to compete, just the familiarity of riding a bike and having a good time.
“Biking has quickly grown as an year-round sport and we are thrilled to introduce people to the sport and welcome back fat bike innovators” said Toliver. “We have put a lot of time in developing the ideal course for racers to have a good time while maintaining a competitive edge.”
All races and events are open to the public, with race divisions split into age groups and a select number of pro/open divisions for men and women. The day features pro and amateur races, beer stands, food trucks, live music, a sledding hill and family fun. During the events, spectators can experience the rush of riding a fat bike through free bike demos provided by Borealis and local bike shops. Spectators will also have an opportunity from Rockstar to win a Fat Bike of their own during the event.
In addition to the Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race, those looking to beat the winter doldrums can sign up for a 5k snow run taking place at 1:00 pm at Wolf Creek Resort. Racers are welcome to come with running shoes or snowshoes. Registration for the snow run is $25 for adults, $35 week of event and $10 for kids. Registration will include a commemorative t-shirt and swag from our sponsors.
Those who make their way to Ogden for the race can also look forward to the Wasatch Yeti Bash presented by America First Credit Union taking place on Friday, February 3 at the Ogden City Amphitheater. The Bash will take place from 4-8 p.m. and includes a Winter Arts Market by Nurture the Creative Mind, a Community Bike Ride by the GOAL Foundation, Fat Bike Demos provided by Borealis and local bike shops, Yeti Yoga by AndShesDopeToo, Yeti sightings, live entertainment, s’mores, and costumed fun for all ages.
For more information and to register for the race go to www.SweatyYetiFatBike.com
Fat Bike 101
A Fat Bike, also called fatbike, fat-tire bike, or fattie, is an off-road bike with oversized tires, typically 97mm or larger, and rims 66mm or wider. Their voluminous tires are designed for low ground pressure to allow riding on soft unstable terrain such as snow, sand, bogs and mud. Fat biking is similar to mountain biking and can be ridden in most places year-round.
Event and Registration Information
$40 day before (Yeti Bash) registration
No day-of registration
Pro elite (30K)
$45 day before (Yeti Bash) registration
No day-of registration
Admission to the event is FREE for spectators. Festival activities include a snow sports expo, free fat bike demos, kids zone, sledding hill, beer and food trucks and a DJ. There is plenty of free parking at the venue and a variety of attractions in the Ogden area for those extending their stay.
Schedule of Events
Friday, Feb. 3: Wasatch Yeti Bash: Winter Festival at the Ogden City Amphitheater. Ogden, Utah
4-8 pm | Wasatch Yeti Bash presented by America First Credit Union
4-8 pm | Winter Arts Market by Nurture the Creative Mind and Winter Sports Expo
4-8 pm |Sweaty Yeti Packet Pickup and Registration
5-5:30 pm | Community Fat Bike Ride by The GOAL Foundation, FREE bike demos available
5:30-6 pm | Yeti Yoga by AndShesDopeToo
6-9 pm | First Friday Art Stroll
*Other activates at the Yeti Bash include Yeti Pub Crawl, DJ, live entertainment, s’mores, interactive activities and more.
Saturday, Feb. 4: Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race, Wolf Creek Resort, Eden, Utah
10-2 pm | Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race Presented by Borealis
10-3 pm | Sports Expo, sledding, live music, family activities
1 pm | Kids Run
1:30 pm | Yeti 5K
About Visit Ogden
Ogden, the crossroads of the west, located in Weber County is 35 minutes north of the Salt Lake International Airport. The area inspires visitors with more than 170,000 acres of National Forest, three ski resorts, more than 210 miles of single-track trail for hiking and mountain biking and 13,000 acres of lakes connected by pristine rivers for paddle sports and fishing.
The greater Ogden area has been continually marked as one of Utah’s leading destinations for travel and recreation. Outside and National Geographic Adventure Magazine both declared Ogden as “one of the top ten best places to live.”
For additional information visit www.visitogden.com