2021 World Fat Bike Championships Jan. 15-17
In Pinedale and Bondurant (note location change)
by Pinedale Online!
January 12, 2021
The 2021 World Fat Bike Championships, sponsored by Borealis Fat Bikes, will be held in Sublette County Friday through Sunday, January 15-17th.
The most important news to get out is that the location has changed for this race. Earlier advertising and newspaper articles had it taking place at the Twin Eagle Ranch/Green River Guest Ranch in the Upper Green. The race location has been changed to the Jackson Fork Ranch in Bondurant. All times on the posted schedules are the same.
The event is usually held in Colorado, but recent COVID-19 health restrictions made it not possible to hold the event there this year. As they scrambled to find a new location and posted their predicament on Facebook, it caught the attention of Sublette County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Darren Hull. He reached out to the World Fat Bike Championship board and suggested Sublette County as an alternative location for the event.
The races will take place on an eight-mile groomed loop course on the Jackson Fork Ranch in Bondurant on Saturday, January 16th. There will be a pre-ride on Friday morning at 10AM at the Jackson Fork Ranch. Registration is from Noon to 5PM on Friday at the Sublette County Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce, 19 E Pine Street in Pinedale. There will be a kick-off celebration at 6PM in Pinedale. The kick-off party will start at 6:30PM Friday evening with a Fat Bike Cornhole at Wind River Brewery in Pinedale which goes until 9PM.
Saturday is race day. Check-in at 9AM at the Jackson Fork Ranch in Bondurant. There is a mandatory pre-race meeting at 9:30AM. Spectators are welcome – dress warm! Vendors open at 10AM. The Jackson Fork Ranch has a very unique "Ice Bar" that open for service.
The Fat Bike World Championship Race, 24 miles, runs from 10AM to 4PM. Athletes in different divisions compete in a 24-mile race involving three laps around the course. There is also a sport class race at 16 miles and a beginner category of one 8-mile lap. High school students can enter a 16-mile race division. Costumes are encouraged on the shorter races. Cut-off time is 2:30PM for the Championship race. The Awards Ceremony will be at 4:00PM.
The races are open to the public and food vendors will be available.
On Sunday, there will be a fun group ride in the Wind River Mountains led by Geared Up bike shop in Pinedale from 10AM to 2PM.
For more information, go to www.fatbikepinedale.com or call the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center at 307-367-2242.