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Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race at Crystal Mountain
Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race at Crystal Mountain

IRONFISH Fat Chance Fat Tire Race!

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.

The race will be held on the Otter Trail loop. The new 90 Minute Category Trail Loop course is 2 miles of high speed wide trail and a tight twisting single track section. The 45 Minute Category Trail Loop will be all wide open beginner friendly trail perfect for the fat bike enthusiast just getting into racing. Each lap in will add its own new fat tire challenges. Helmets are required for rider safety.

All races start at 10am

Races will be started in waves of 10 riders to reduce congestion at the start line. The first two waves will be seeded from the top racers from the 2020 Fat Chance race. Racers will be required to wear a mask at the start line but may remove it after they have begun the race. We ask that spectators to not stand at the start/finish lines to help reduce crowds and instead please spread out along the course to cheer on your racers. Spectators are asked to wear a mask while in attendance.

All registration includes timing by Endurance Evolution, race bib, and a coupon for a post-ride beverage and chili or soup.

Early Bird Registration (December 19-26): $40 per rider. Cost goes up to $50 beginning December 27, 2020. Day-of registration is not available.

Packet pick-up will be held beginning Friday, January 29 at the Crystal Center.

Online registration will close at Noon on Friday, January 29, 2021.

If the race is cancelled for any reasons related to COVID-19 restrictions, your registration fee will be deferred to 2022. No refunds.



A cash prize and medal will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each 90-minute 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, Up Bike TC , KOLO TC and Kona Bikes . Awards, medals and swag can be picked up at the Park at Water's Edge on the day-of the race or will be mailed to racers.

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)
  • Jr Girls (17 and under)
  • Jr Boys (17 and under)


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Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race at Crystal Mountain Saturday January 30, 2021, 10:00 AM

Online registration is closed at this time.

Please direct further questions to the event promoter.
Contact Event Promoter:
Crystal Mountain Resort
(231) 378-2000
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