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   Fat Pursuit Camp is meant to give participants taking part in the Fat Pursuit, but not limited to those participants, 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!

   Considering this is a 3-day camp and prior to the Fat Pursuit, we will be concentrating on “setting yourself up for success” when it comes to an event. We will touch base on many winter expedition traveling aspects but spend most of our time discussing, practicing and learning things we feel are most important to get to the finish line of an event where efficient travel and taking care of yourself becomes most important for one’s success.

This is an incredible way to boost your confidence and give yourself a "shake down" before the Fat Pursuit if you are participating in it!



Jan.2-4, 2022


Space is limited to an intimate group of 15 participants

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

Limited to 15 Participants

World-Class Instructors

Yellowstone Country


Fat Biking in the Yellowstone Region!





  • 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. It will be a heated facility with a bathroom, kitchen and beds). 

Feel free to bring extra gear and try different things.

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




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

There are many places to stay in Island Park now a days. Lots of new cabins and VRBO's.

  • 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.


  • 9AM-10AM Arrive @ base camp. Meet and greet.

  • 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)

  • Theory - Stove(s) use tips, tricks, and strategies in boiling water (200km Fat Pursuit participants must boil water during the event)

  • Sleep under the stars!


  • Breakfast and coffee

  • Theory - Bike set-up tips, tricks, and strategies. We will be going through each campers kit and giving you feedback on your set-up and chosen equipment/clothing.

  • 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 – Event and Riding Strategy

  • Wrap up with a Q & A 

  • Ride – 

  • Depart base camp by early afternoon.

**The actual riding will depend on grooming schedule, weather and snowfall.

**This is a general itinerary and things will more then likely get shifted a bit due to the nature of going with the flow and answering questions. There is a more detailed schedule and itinerary with other useful information that we hand out at camp that you can add notes to.


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 12 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. 


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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