On the World Famous Birkie Trail in Cable, Wisconsin!
American Birkebeiner Trailhead Map
The 45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie is the premier on snow bike event in North America. Riders test their skill and endurance on the professionally groomed American Birkebeiner Ski Trail!
Three days of fun! Friday, March 9 – Check out the Fat Bike Birkie EXPO and Fat Bike Demos, and ride the Criterium course! March 10 – Race day, Post-Race Party in the Great Hall, and CAMBA After Party at the Sawmill Saloon in Seeley, WI, with Big Prize Giveaways and a Silent Auction from Fat Bike Birkie Sponsors! March 11 – Guided singletrack ride by CAMBA and fat bike demos at the “OO” Trailhead.
There are no restrictions the specific tire size allowed. The Birkie groomers are some of the best in the world and have the goal of providing a firm surface to ride on for the races. However, we cannot control the weather and the course conditions can vary widely, from hard packed to soft powder. Just like in the Birkie Ski race, Fat Bike Birkie participants are free to choose different equipment based on the conditions of the course. We recommend that participants be prepared to race in any course condition, on a bike equipped with at least 3.5 inch wide tires.
No special equipment classes will be recognized in the Fat Bike Birkie results or awards
|May 1 to September 7||September 8 to December 14||December 15 to February 2||After February 2|
|47 Km or 23 km Race||$65||$75||$85||$95|
All long race participants must be at least 18 years of age on race day. All short race participants must be at least 13 years of age.
This event has a participant cap of 1200.
Get reimbursed up to 100% on your Fat Bike Birkie registration if you can’t compete for a number of reasons including:
Event Registration Protector also comes with Competition Care: a 24 hour assistance hotline that can give you race-day information, locate bicycle repair shops, find nearby equipment stores, and much, much more.
Three Full Days of Fat Bike Birkie!
|Courses Open for Pre-Riding||10:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Expo / Bib Pick-Up / Bike Demos / Birkie Store / Brats + Beer!||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Novice Criterium: 15 minutes + one lap||4:30 PM|
|Kid’s Criterium: 5 laps – ages 10 to 14||5:00 PM|
|Expert Criterium: 25 minutes + one lap||5:30 PM|
|Bib Pick Up - In the Great Hall||7:30 AM to 8:30 AM|
|47 km Fat Bike Birkie - The Big Fat||9:00 AM|
|23 K Fat Bike Birkie - The Chico||9:15 AM|
|Post-Race Party for All Participants--Fajitas! Plus your first beer is Free!|
Spectators and families can purchase meal ticket for $5.00
|11:00 AM to 3:00 PM|
|Bike Demos / Birkie Store / Brats + Beer!||All Day|
|After Party hosted by CAMBA at the Sawmill Saloon,|
Seeley, WI. Raffle prizes and silent auction from Fat Bike
Birkie Sponsors! See more at CAMBA online and at Expo booth.
|4:00 PM to 8:00 PM|
|Bike Demo at the Highway OO Trailhead||9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon|
|CAMBA Guided Singletrack Rides at the Highway OO Trailhead||Starts at 10:00 AM|
Avoid the race morning rush and pick up your bib at the Fat Bike Expo located in the Great Hall at the Birkie Trailhead. Open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Friday, March 10.
Race Day Bib Pick up available on Saturday from 7:30 to 8:30 am.
Check out the Trail Genius coverage of the 2015 FBB below – The 2017 race will feature a slightly different course, however these videos and maps give you a good idea about the trail and terrain.
The “Big Fat” Fat Bike Birkie will feature 4 start gates. Riders will be placed in one of these gates based on their finish time from the long race of the 2016 Fat Bike Birkie. Riders without a previous result will be assigned to Gate 4.
There will not be any gate assignments for the shorter Chico race.
Beginner/Novice: 4:30PM | 15min + 1 lap
Youth Race: 5:00PM | 5 laps | Ages 10-14
Expert/Advanced: 5:30PM | 25min + 1 lap | 3-deep; $150, $75, $50 (Men & Women)
Winners must be present at award ceremony to receive the cash prize.
Age-class Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place riders, male and female, in each age class for the Fat Bike Races.
Want to get involved, see this event up close and personal, and be part of what makes Birkie events great? We’d love to hear from you! Contact the Birkie at 715-634-5025 x:2 or Click HERE for available shifts. There is no obligation—we’re happy to answer your questions. Contact us today!
Please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-634-5025