Big Fat Beach Safari II

Big Fat Beach Safari II

Big Fat Beach Safari II

Deciding to run the Big Fat Beach Safari II during the summer wasn’t a difficult decision for us in all fairness, the first edition back in February could’ve frozen the balls off a brass monkey, so quite a few people were up for hitting this route in the warm summer weather.  One of the features of this event was a test ride on one of the new fangled eFatbikes kindly provided by Greenaer the Haibike distributors for Ireland, there it is right there in the centre of the below picture:

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The weather was brilliant, the company excellent (as always) and the beach sublime.   Our tour kicked off at Wicklow Sailing Club which is located to the viking era Black Castle and then took us past Wicklow’s very own waterborne legend – Sammy the Seal followed by a short blast along the Murrough estuary before an even shorter blast on the beach front outdoor BMX pump track.

The trip from Wicklow Town up to Greystones along with beach with the wind in your favour will take even the slothiest of slothy couch potatoes less than 3 hours.  This tour is so relaxed that it barely feels like exercise.  The only section of the cycle that might cause a little trepidation with people who might be of a slightly nervous disposition is where we have to ride up on some concrete blocks that run alongside the train tracks across from Kilcoole Station Platform.  Timing is of the essence as well as speed (believe it or not) and to keep balanced one must keep moving forward!

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Once that bit’s over the dash to Greystones is a piece of cake and it leads to the best part of the entire stretch, which is of course the bit where we get to quaff quality coffee & graze on freshly handmade sandwiches whilst baking in the sun at the Beach House Pub across from the all new Greystones Marina.

Big Fat Beach Safari II

It is no wonder that the Wicklow Town to Greystones beach route is one of our most popular routes.

This really is the perfect day for a family or group of friends.  Fatbike Adventures have kids bikes suitable for children from the age of 6 and upwards.  Check out all of our pics from the day on our Facebook event page here

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Fatbike Adventures on Air

Are you fat curious

Fatbike Adventures on Air

Time to sit down, grab a cuppa and have a listen to Fatbikes Adventures on air.  This is your chance to be entranced by the sultry tones of the founding member of Fatbike Adventures being interviewed on the radio!!  Yes Fatbike Adventures are stoked to be one of the 10 finalists in ‘Wicklow’s Brightest Startup‘ competition. All 10 finalists get 3 minutes of air time with Aengus Cox of Eastcoast FM in the run up to a final decision.  There are 3 interviews each Saturday morning in June allowing each of the 10 finalists to showcase their company, these interviews ‘could’ be used to help the judges to decide on a winner in the event of a close contest, which, let’s not kid around, it is bound to be!!

So, please have a listen to the Fatbike Adventures slot, we’re up exactly 6 minutes into the clip.

The stakes of this competition are huge, it’s a ‘winner takes all contest’ which means that the winner get to scoop the € 10,000 prize which comprises of € 5,000 in cash as well as another € 5,000’s worth of radio advertising with East Coast FM radio.  The rules are pretty straight forward, all companies must have been in business for less than 6 years and must be operating within the Garden County that is Wicklow.

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The winner is due to be announced at the Wicklow Enterprise Centre 21st birthday bash which is being held at the Wicklow Enterprise Centre premises on the 29th of June 2016.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and would appreciate any comments or suggestions you might have for us.  Do you think Fatbike Adventures deserve to be Wicklow’s Brightest Startup Champions?

Last but by no means least Fatbike Adventures would like to wish all of the finalists the very best of luck.

Fatbike Adventures on air

Fatbike Adventures on Air

Join Global Fatbike Day

Join Global Fatbike Day

This is your chance to join Global Fatbike Day with us.  Never before in the history of cycling has a specific type of bicycle garnered such a unique event, on the same day, globally.  This year sees the second installation of the global cycling phenomenon that is Global Fatbike Day.  December 5th was the date of Global Fatbike Day 2015, a bunch of mad Irish fekkers dedicated to the global fatbike cause made their way North East across to Rossknowlagh Beach in County Sligo where we stayed at the Sandhouse Hotel which is literally situated right on the beach.

Global Fatbike Day in December 2015 was a precursor to the inaugural Fatbike World Championships which where held in January 2016 in Crested Butte, ColoRADo, USA.  This event can ONLY be for fatbikes and looks truly epic, an event that’s found it’s way onto my bucket list for sure, check out some of the pics and results from the event here.

Anyway, I digress, back to the Irish version of Global Fatbike Day.  Surprise surprise the weather was forecast for rain.  North America got snow, South Africa and Australia got sun and the rest of Europe and Asia had the god’s smiling on them, of course, the pictures from around the world, all taken on the same day created another level of coolness altogether.  Sure don’t we just love the Irish weather though, why else would we live here!

However.  We didn’t just get a typical ‘soft’ Irish day folks oh no no no we just so happened to get caught in super storm Storm Desmond.  ‘What exactly is a super storm?’ I hear you ask; well apparently when hurricanes leave the Caribbean they disguise themselves as mere storms in the hope that the Irish won’t see them coming, hilarious – NOT.

Interesting fact of the day – Fatbike tires make excellent sails!  Check out the video clip of our escapades here.

If you fancy a laugh then watch this intrepid new reporter try and give the evening news weather report in the lashing wind and rain brilliant!

The 2016 Global Fatbike Day event planning is in full swing and we hope to bring you a slightly drier edition this year.  West may not be best, not least the East.  Needless to say we should have an idea of our plans within the next week or two and will be sure to publish our intentions on social media and the interweb, so watch this space for details.

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There is cool Global Fatbike Day design contest on at the moment with some sweet prizes up for grabs read more on this here.

The dates 26th – 29th of January have recently been announced for the 2017 Fatbike World Championships, check out the details here.

Bike Hire Wexford

Bike Hire Wexford

Fatbiking in Wexford with Fatbike Adventures & the Fatbike Ireland group was a tremendous experience, great fun was had by all.  Suffice to say the ‘Sunny Southeast’ didn’t let us down.  Fatbikers travelled in their droves from all over the Emerald Isle to check out one of the jewels on Ireland’s East Coast interesting fact of the day – Morriscastle Beach is in fact one of the longest beaches in Europe. Bike Hire Wexford

Sand dunes, windmills, idyllic beach front cafe with top notch coffee & pizza and of course miles upon miles of white smooth sandy beach running 10km’s in each direction from our start point = sheer fatbiking bliss!

Bike Hire Wexford

You should also check out our tours in Waterford and Wicklow