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Global Fatbike Day – Ireland 2017

Global Fatbike Day - Ireland 2017

Global Fatbike Day – Ireland 2017

Saturday 2nd December 2017 – Bike Park Ireland, Fairymount Farm, Ballingarry, Roscrea, County Tipperary

Proudly bought to you by

Bike Park Ireland / Fatbike Adventures / O’Brother Brewing

Calling all fatbikers –  it’s that time of year again and in joining tradition with the fine fellow fat fanatics at Fat-Bike.com we’re proud to bring you our Global Fatbike Day plans for the Emerald Isle.

Check out what we’ve cooked up for your fatbiking pleasure below:

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Fri 1st Dec / Sat 2nd Dec

Arrival – Bike Park Ireland

  • Camping is available at Bike Park Ireland or if camping ain’t your thing then
  • The County Arms Hotel – Birr, County Offaly check out rates below

Sat 2nd Dec

Global Fatbike Day – Ireland

  • 11am – 1pm                     Fatbike Bimble – Some good ol mucking about on fatbikes, join our guided tour through the hills and forests of farm & bogland, great craic altogether.
  • 1pm – 2pm                      Fatbikers’ Brunch – Mucky Boot Café food is just incr-edible! True Story.
  • 2pm – 4:30pm                Bike Park Ireland Uplifts & Trails – Fatties smash these trails like they’re on rails = insane fun!
  • 7pm – 10pm                    Beers & Bike Film – Sure what else would you be doing

Nitty Gritty Info

  • Fatbike Bimble, Burger & Full-Day Trail Pass
    • €10 paid on arrival (incl free bike & body wash)
  • Fatbike Bimble, Burger, Half-Day Uplift (afternoon) & Full-Day Trail Pass
    • €27 online or €30 on arrival,  please book the afternoon  “Half Day Uplift Ticket” online here
  • Camping
    • €7.50 per person per night
  • County Arms Hotel
    • €85 Double room – Bed & Breakfast / €65 Twin room per person sharing. To book call +353(0) 57 912 0791 (be sure to mention reservation number 036864)
  • Fatbike Rental
    • €50 per day (we have kids, adult and electric fatbikes available) price includes 4 awesome O’Brother Brewing beers (The Chancer, The Sinner, The Preacher, The Fixer) please book a half-day tour online here
  • O’Brother Brewing Beers

We areaware that the spirit of the Global Fatbike Day events are not meant to be commercialized please be assured the above prices are purely to cover costs.

We look forward to seeing you all there.  If you haven’t ever tried a fatbike out yourself you might just be ‘fat-curious’… read more about that here.

Read more about our Global Fatbike Day 2016 shenanigans here & the history of Global Fatbike Day here.

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Fatbikes & Farming – Improve Your Fitness at Work

Fatbikes & Farming - Improve Your Fitness at Work

Fatbikes & Farming – Improve Your Fitness at Work – Fatbike Adventures were stoked to be selected to exhibit at the Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena for the National Ploughing Championships  2017.

 Fatbikes & Farming - Improve Your Fitness at Work

We wanted to exhibit at the National Ploughing Champioships because it is the largest outdoor show in Europe with staggering attendances of nearly 300,000 visitors over 3 days, this show has to be seen to be believed.  We were gobsmacked by the sheer scale of it all.

We also decided to go due to recent sales of our Switzz eFatbike 3.0 electric fatbikes all having been to farmers in Wicklow.  These farming customers had chosen to to buy themselves a fatbike to; not only get around their farms, but also to work on their fitness levels.

This practical side to the electric fatbike is in itself innovative and it is also being viewed by many people as a far safer alternative to the quad-bike.  We had to meet more farmers and spread the word, no question.

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There are a whole bunch of other reasons why fatbikes are awesome and if you are reading this, then you are probably ‘Fat Curious’ it’d be worth reading more about those reasons here.

Farms in Ireland tend to get a fair bit of rain, (just ask Ophelia and Brian) generally tend to have alot of soft and boggy ground. All farmers need to get around the farm tending to crops and livestock while going about their day and they need to do this quickly, cheaply and easily. . .

Fatbikes love soft ground, need no tax, no insurance and no NCT and they cost a fraction of the price of a 4×4, a tractor or a quad bike.  Farm safety is a huge issue in Ireland and quad-bike accidents are responsible for many tragic accidents each year. Quad-bikes, tractors and 4×4’s certainly don’t do anything for anyone’s fitness at work.

Fatbikes are not only lighter than quad-bikes, they are also cheaper to run, super environmentally friendly and healthy.

Fatbikes & Farming - Improve Your Fitness at Work

We were invited onto Newstalk FM’s Pat Kenny Show,  you can hear our interview below, we’re after the Bullmatch ‘Tinder for Cows’ slot, both interviews are well worth a listen.

We were also interviewed by the guys from Midlands 103 radio and can listen to this here:

Fatbiking – Beaches – Beer – Burgers – What’s Missing?

fatbiking in wexford with fatbike adventures & friends

Fatbiking – Beaches – Beer – Burgers – What’s Missing?

Fatbiking – Beaches – Beer – Burgers – What’s Missing? Did we leave anything out? Where’s the flaw in that almost sacred sentence?  Well, if you’ve read any of our other blog posts you’ll  know that we’re pretty good at asking stupid questions, stupid as in the answer is pretty bloody obvious. . . One might mistakenly think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that sentence, but then one would be not entirely correct.  I’ll give you a hint and then challenge you to have a 2nd swipe; the word I’m thinking of begins with ‘F’ and ends with ‘S’. . .  Get your filthy mind outta the gutter and think a little buddy.  The word I’m thinking of has seven letters. . . Wait, it couldn’t be you and your mates could it?  Think ‘Most popular sitcom of the nineties’ think Ross and Rachel, Joey, Monica and Chandler and tadaaaaa you have the answer.  Yes indeed the only thing wrong with the aforementioned sentence and the title of this waste of time blog is

FRIENDS – Because who would you rather be on a beach with whilst drinking beer and riding bikes and eating burgers??

That fantastic ‘friend’ word dear reader is the equilibrium to a balanced, well rounded and totally awesome day out.  True story.

Earlier this week Outsider Magazine were kind enough to feature Fatbike Adventures in their regular Tuesday slot on Today FM with Matt Cooper for St Valentines Day. Give the podcast a listen here.

You and your friends simply need to decide on a day to take yourselves to a beach, add some fatbikes, give yourselves a little challenge to cover some distance and earn a well deserved reward, simples.

That reward is a Phil Healys Pub gourmet burger with an ice cold craft Franciscan Well beer and voila! Skadoooooosh!  You have a finely tuned mathematically sound, completely perfect day out with your mates.

We say why limit yourself to Valentines Day or any day for that matter, ANY DAY IS A GOOD DAY TO RIDE BIKES AND DRINK BEER PEOPLE!

That said any day is a good day to be romantic too.  Peace!

 

Fatbiking - Beaches - Beer - Burgers - What's Missing

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Weekend outdoor adventure break Ireland

Weekend outdoor adventure break Ireland

Weekend outdoor adventure break Ireland

Are you looking for a truly unique outdoor adventure experience in Ireland, if you are then you’ve clicked into the right place. Weekend outdoor adventure break Ireland

Fatbike Adventures, O’Brother Brewing & Tipi Adventures are proud to offer a truly unique backwoods experience on any dates of your choosing for large or small groups, all just a stones throw from Dublin in the Wicklow mountains. Weekends or weekdays, summer/winter, rain or snow this really is a unique outdoor getaway experience that has something special for everyone. Weekend outdoor adventure break Ireland

Day 1

Weekend outdoor adventure break Ireland

Fatbike Adventures will take you & your group for a guided leisurely scenic fatbike tour on a beach / forest / mountain trail followed by a hearty beef & Guinness stew* whilst seated around a campfire. All washed down with some of the finest multi award winning O’Brother Brewing craft beer that Wicklow has to offer.

The Tipi Adventures campsite is situated on the banks of the Avonmore River, is completely private with secure parking and onsite toilet & washroom facilities.

Tipi Adventures provide and erect their quality tipi tents, equipped with groundsheets, sleeping mats and lighting.

– For the ultimate in backwoods comfort you can also hire top quality all-weather sleeping bags from us (extra €10 per person) as well as the option of a wood burning stove (extra €5 per person).

– For smaller groups of less than 6 people we can also offer hammock accommodation with our weatherproof hammocks.

 

Day 2

Birdsong, bubbling streams and hot breakfast around a campfire followed by part two of your fatbiking experience with Fatbike Adventures, we can take you back along the previous days’ route or another trail of your choice.

The Cost

Package Price €160 per person for groups of 6 or more people. (normal price is €180 per person)

Package Price €175 per person for groups of less than 6 people. (normal price is €195 per person)

Book Your Place Here

Additional Info

Venue Knockrath Woods Rathdrum, County Wicklow (Belmont Estate, Kilruddery, Bray if wind is too severe).

Price includes four O’Brother Craft Beers per person.

Weekend outdoor adventure break Ireland

Fatbike Tours to select from are The Murrough, Wicklow Beach / Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Trail / Carrick Woods Mountain Bike Trail / Avonmore Way please check out the details of these trails here

Fatbike Tours are limited to a maximum of 10 people.

Tipi accommodation minimum 6 and maximum 10 people per tipi.

*(vegetarian alternative available on request)