FAQs

What even is a fat bike?

Fat bikes are an Alaskan tradition. Anchorage is the birthplace of the fat bike - a specially designed bike with wide (3.5in or greater) tires that help the rider float on top of the snow. The Big Fat Ride is a great place to try them out!

 

Where can I get a fat bike?

Anchorage is home to some terrific bike shops. You can rent a fat bike at any one of them!

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommend parking south of 5th Avenue. Even better, get a warm up in and ride to Town Square Park!

 

What's the full schedule again?

Register online today!

Friday

Pick up your Bib on Friday from 11-1 and 4-6 at REI's new location 500 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Saturday

2:45 PM All riders should be in staging in the alley on E Street right off of 4th Avenue. Every rider is required to have their bib visible and must be wearing a bike helmet. Fur Rondy will open the course at F Street and 4th Avenue as soon as the event prior has cleared the course.

3:00 PM ITI riders will lead the way and be announced prior to the official start of the Big Fat Ride.

3:15 PM All riders should be on 4th Avenue.

3:30 PM Big Fat Ride official start.

Riders must be off the trail system by 5:00 PM so that crews can begin clearing the streets.

 

What can I bring into the event?

Bring your friends, your Big Fat Ride Bib, and your helmet. For the safety of all riders and your pets, please leave dogs at home. Thank you!

PLEASE BRING A SIGNED WAIVER FORM FOR EACH RIDER TO BIB PICK UP. IF YOU SIGNED ELECTRONICALLY, WE DON'T NEED A PRINTED COPY.

 

Can I bring my dog?

We love our furry friends, but do to the volume of cyclists on the course, it's not a safe place for dogs. Please leave them at home.

 

Is there any special equipment required?

Helmets are a must! We can't let you ride without one. 

 

Where does the money raised from ticket sales go?

All ticket sales go to cover the expenses associated with putting on the ride, things like blocking the road and printing the bibs. Anything left goes to support Bike Anchorage, your local bike advocacy, education, and encouragement nonprofit!

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email pierce@bikeanchorage.org or call (907) 891-8906. 

You can also visit us in the event room at REI for bib pick up:

2/22  12pm - 2pm

2/22  4pm - 6pm

 

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