Winter Bike Camps


2 exciting winter fat bike camps for 2020 in Island Park, Idaho near Yellowstone National Park.

Fat Pursuit Camp

January 5-7, 2020

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 to the Fat Pursuit itself and ride some of the course!

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 ones 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!

  • Swag bag
  • Professional instruction from accomplished winter cycling guides
  • 2 dinners and 2 lunches
  • Base Camp house 

Fat Camp

January 17- 21, 2020

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 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 and 4 Dinners
  • You will have the opportunity to resupply from headquarters daily.