WINTER BIKING

"Fat Camp"

© Photo credit Jamye Chrisman

LEARN HOW TO

HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE

   Our training camp is designed for the first time winter rider as well as for the more experienced winter traveler.  This camp will further your knowledge and education about winter bikepacking and survival in the variable conditions one might encounter during a winter bike adventure.

Whether you are preparing for an upcoming multi-day winter bike race or looking to enjoy a day ride, you are certain to take away several new tricks and tips by attending our camp.

This camp is an immersive winter experience with expert winter fat bikers. Learn the gear, techniques, and safety of riding a fat bike and camping on snow trails.

   We will share our experience, gear knowledge and techniques of riding a fat bike and camping on snow trails.   Along the way, we will also share with you how to manage and stay comfortable in a range of temperatures, including -40F.  Having the right gear that works for you and knowing how to use it, is essential. All the little tricks which we have acquired by trial and error through thousands of miles of winter riding and camping will be of benefit to you. It may save your fingers, nose, toes or possibly your life one day.

This is not a physical training camp, although we will be riding and spending most of our time outside.

CAMP
REGISTRATION
January 26-29, 2023

$1200

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.

Winter Supported Tour

World-Class Instructors

Yellowstone Country

50% deposit required at booking

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FAT Camp is an Iditarod Trail Invitational qualifier.

WHAT WILL

BE PROVIDED

WHAT WILL

BE PROVIDED

THEORY AND PRACTICE ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

  • Equipment selection: bike, clothing, and gear

  • Packing: in-depth strategies for efficiently packing gear on your bike and your body

  • Winter bike maintenance (preventative and emergency)- ie. changing a flat on the trail (ever do it in while snowing in freezing temperatures?) TP has a good story

  • Layering strategies & body maintenance – how to keep warm and stay dry!

  • Setting up a Winter bivy/sleeping system

  • Cooking: using stoves for meal preparation and snow melting for hydration

  • Nutrition: tips on how to stay hydrated and fueled in the cold

  • Snow riding (or possibly pushing) tips and techniques: what to look for, reading snow, when to push, what types of air pressure, etc.

1 LUNCH & 3 DINNERS

  • You will have the opportunity to resupply from headquarters daily.

GOODIE BAG FROM OUR SPONSORS

 

This is a qualifier to enter the Iditarod Trail Invitational race in Alaska 

WHAT WILL NOT

BE PROVIDED

Bikes and Equipment

  • A suggested gear list will be provided upon receiving a deposit but also make your own decisions on what you want to bring. We will discuss equipment/clothing/gear as part of an exercise on Day 2.

Lodging Before and After

  • During the camp, you will be sleeping outside with knowing the comfort of warmth is nearby in case of an emergency. Remember the purpose of the camp is to learn at and possibly do things for the first time. 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 a cup of coffee.

  • We will also stop each day during our riding and have lunch. Up to you if you want it hot or cold. I might suggest hot or at least make a hot chocolate.

YOUR GUIDES

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Jay Petervary

A professional cyclist filled with bike knowledge. JayP may have the most ultra endurance cycling experience, with 25 years of multi-day racing, 15 years of winter fat biking, and a race resume too long to list. Jay has competed 13 times on the Iditarod trail.

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Tracey Petervary

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

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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. 

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Kevin Emery

GET MORE DETAILS

We know our camp is going to be an unforgettable experience and we sincerely don’t want you to miss out  on the opportunity!  If you have any reservations or questions you’d like to ask please fill out the form and we’ll get back to you with more details.

Jay Petervary

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