FAQs

What's the Big Fat Ride schedule?

 

Ticket sales open - Friday February 7, 2020

Register online today!

Friday - February 28, 2020

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

PLEASE BRING A SIGNED WAIVER FORM FOR EACH RIDER TO BIB PICK UP. We will have copies on site if you need one.

Saturday - February 29, 2020

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 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. 

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

What 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 the staging area located on E Street between 4th & 5th Avenue.

Can I bring my dog?

We love our furry friends, but due 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. Every rider must display their Big Fat Ride bib on their bike to enter the course.

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 message us on https://www.facebook.com/bigfatride

 

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