Have you ever wanted to part take in some serious hardcore adventure? Ever thought about getting yourself some true back country wilderness experience on your fatbike piled high with all the challenges that go with it? Well that’s a stupid question bro – EVERY fatbike owner in MUST have contemplated this at SOME point. How about some fatbike snow racing in the far North. . . in . . . Norway? This could be an ideal opportunity to experience the thrill of completing something as epic as the Fatback Bikes – Iditarod Invitational (a.k.a. THE granddaddy of all fatbike Ultra Endurance events) without having to trek halfway around the world to do it.
So, if like me you’re not a ‘Super human Über athlete’ unlike those brave (quite possibly mentally challenged) souls who attempt the Iditarod but want a taste of the experience then the Fat-Viking is definitely worth up there AND, it also just so happens to be a qualifying event for Iditarod. Bonus!
Fat-Viking Race Nitty Gritty
Check out more pictures the Fat-Viking Facebook page here.
Please note: Pictures are taken in March, in January the sun doesn’t climb that high
Dates: 21st & 22nd January 2017
Venue: Vestlia Resort – Geilo, Norway
- Hardcore Distance – 150km long (be warned there’s loads of climbing!)
- Mediumcore Distance – 60km (non-qualifying)
- Softcore Distance – 30km (non-qualifying)
Please don’t think of the shorter options as a cop-out think of them instead as an introduction to the madness that is winter ultra racing!
Our good friend and fellow fatbiking compadre Nina is the event organiser she’ll be out there racing with the rest of us. Shoot her an email here.
Here’s hoping we get to see some crazy Irish fekkers on the snows of frosty Norway.