Fat Bikers Return to Ogden, Utah for Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race

November 28 2017

Ogden, Utah (November 2017) – Registration for the 2018 Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race is now open! The second annual race will be held at Wolf Creek Resort Golf Course in Eden, Utah on February 3, 2018. This event will take youth, beginners, and amateurs between 10 – 20 kilometers around Wolf Creek Resort Golf Course and pro/open riders will compete on 30 kilometers of flowy, challenging, spectator friendly terrain. 

“We are excited to welcome cyclists of all age and riding capabilities to the second annual Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race,” stated Visit Ogden CEO, Sara Toliver. “We created a race for everyone from the hard-core athlete to those who just want to get out and play in the snow with this 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 a 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, amateur, beginner, and youth races, food trucks, beer stands, 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 also look forward to the Wasatch Yeti Bash at the Ogden Union Station. The Bash will take place Friday, February 2 from 4-8 p.m. and includes a winter arts market and interactive art by Nurture the Creative Mind, fat bike demos provided by local bike shops, yeti yoga by AndShesDopeToo, yeti sightings, live entertainment, s’mores, beard competitions and costumed fun for all ages.

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

Beginner Yeti (10K)
$30 early bird registration (before January 1st)
$35 January 1-31st
$40 after January 31
No day of registration

Young Yeti (Junior) (10K) 
$15 early bird registration (before January 1st)
$20 January 1-31st
$25 after January 31
No day of registration

Amateur Yeti (20K)
$30 early bird registration (before January 1st)
$35 January 1-31st
$40 after January 31
No day of registration

High School Yeti (20K) 
$20 early bird registration (before January 1st)
$25 January 1-31st
$30 after January 31
No day of registration

Pro Yeti (30K) 
$35 early bird registration (before January 1st)
$40 January 1-31st
$45 after January 31
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. 2: Wasatch Yeti Bash: Winter Festival at the Ogden Union Station, Ogden, Utah

4-8 pm | Wasatch Yeti Bash

4-8 pm | Winter Arts Market by Nurture the Creative Mind and Winter Sports Expo

4-8 pm |Sweaty Yeti Packet Pickup and Registration

5:30-6pm | Yeti Yoga by AndShesDopeToo

6 pm | Yeti Beard Competition

6-9pm | First Friday Art Stroll

*Other activates at the Yeti Bash include free fat bike demos, beer garden, DJ, live entertainment, s’mores, interactive art activities and more. 

Saturday, Feb. 3: Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race, Wolf Creek Resort, Eden, Utah

8 am – 30 minutes prior to race start | Packet Pickup

9 am-2 pm | Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race | Wolf Creek Resort (3900 North Wolf Creek Drive, Eden, UT 84310) | FREE to Spectate
9 am-2 pm | Sports Expo, Sledding, Music, Snowshoe & Fat Bike Demos, Family Activities and more!
9:30 am | Beginner & Junior Yeti (10K = 1 lap)
10:30 AM | Amateur & High School Yeti (20k = 2 laps)

11:30 am | Pro Yeti (30k = 3 laps)

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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

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