Fat Pursuit Workshop


   The Fat Pursuit Workshop is an opportunity to test gear, acclimate to the environment and elevation and learn additional winter travel cycling tips and tricks. We will also give you a little more insight into the Fat Pursuit itself and ride some of the course!

   From the first-time winter traveler to the experienced fat-bikepacker, everyone will take away useful information from this three-day workshop. We will touch base on many winter expedition traveling aspects and discuss, practice, and synthesize the essential elements of safe, efficient travel over snow. 


March 25-27, 2021


Space is limited to an intimate group of 10 participants

A minimum of five participants is necessary in order to hold camp. It will be canceled a month in advance if that minimum is not met.

Unique Learning Experience

World-Class Instructors

Yellowstone Country





  • Swag Bag

  • Professional instruction from accomplished winter cycling guides

  • 2 dinners and 2 lunches (we will have coffee and drinks with some snacks around but please bring other food, snacks, and breakfast for yourselves.  Add water style breakfast is recommended as we will encourage you to boil water with your stove when you wake up).

  • Base Camp (You will be able to park your car and store things at base camp).

Feel free to bring extra gear and try different things.

The structure of the camp is to sleep outside both nights but the house is available as a safety net if something was to go wrong or if you’re just not comfortable for one reason or another.



Bikes and Equipment

  • A suggested gear list will be provided upon registration but also make your own decisions on what you want to bring. We will be discussing clothing during theory session on Day 1. Equipment and gear discussion comes up naturally throughout the camp. 

Lodging Before and After

  • During the camp you will be sleeping outside with knowing the comfort of warmth is near by in case of an emergency. Remember the purpose of the camp is to learn at, possibly do things for the first time and hopefully get you comfortable for your upcoming Fat Pursuit! With that said we may challenge you in some cases but here to help and guide you.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Trail Snacks​

  • Using your stove and boiling water is a priceless winter discipline. We expect you to do this each morning and is a great way to start your day, making your breakfast and/or cup of coffee.

  • We will stop and take a break each day to have lunch that we provide.

  • Bring trail snacks and others if you have a

    special diet.


  • 10AM meet @ base camp

  • Theory – Getting Dressed and moisture management. Learn how to dress, manage and protect yourself in a range of temperatures from +40 to -40.

  • Lunch (included)

  • Ride – Tips and tricks of riding on snow ie. air pressure, technique.

  • Dinner (included)

  • Sleep under the stars!


  • Breakfast and coffee

  • Theory - Food and Fuel as well as stove use and different strategies in boiling water (200km Fat Pursuit participants must boil water during the event)

  • Lunch (included)

  • Ride – Tips and tricks of riding (maybe even pushing) on snow ie. air pressure, technique…and a stop to boil water!

  • Dinner (included) @ base camp

  • Short night ride with theory and practice on using lights.

  • Sleep under the stars!


  • Breakfast and coffee

  • Theory – Bike set-up and gear placement (A guide will go over a personal bike set-up and strategy in packing but we will not do a full gear breakdown and bike set-up of each individual as we do in our FAT Camp, as that in itself takes up a full day, but we will help and give you suggestions as it happens by nature of conversation and doing things throughout the days together).

  • Wrap up with a Q & A 

  • Ride – 

  • Depart base camp by early afternoon.



Jay Petervary

A professional cyclist filled with bike knowledge. JayP may have the most ultra endurance cycling experience. 25yrs of multi-day racing, 15yrs of winter fat biking, and a race resume too long to list.

Jay has competed 11 times on the

Iditarod trail.

Tracey Petervary

Tracey's 20 years of ultra racing experience includes 10yrs of winter ultra cycling. Having done the Iditarod Trail Invitational 5 times (North and South routes to Nome - 1000 miles), Fat Pursuit and Arrrowhead. Learn how far a positive attitude takes you.

Kevin Emery

Special Guest

Kevin is a guide, groomer, and all around good guy with decades of experience in all kinds of outdoor education. When he's not teaching others, he likes to ride long distances and create memorable routes in the region.