What's the Big Fat Ride schedule?


Ticket sales open - Friday February 3, 2022

Register online today!

Friday - February 25, 2022

Pick up your Bib on Friday from 4-6p at AK Cycle Chic, 908 W 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 26, 2022

2:45 PM riders should be gathering in staging area on 4th ave and D st. Every rider is required to have their bib visible and must be wearing a bike helmet. Fur Rondy will open the course as soon as the event prior has cleared the course.

3:00 PM All riders should be on 4th Avenue.

3:15 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. 

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. Also remember Anchorage People Mover buses can carry 2 Fat Bikes and the Central Station is just south of the race start! 

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 [email protected] or call (510) 478-4279. 

You can also message us on https://www.facebook.com/bigfatride