Island Park, Idaho - January 5-7 2020

Camp Registration

Space is Limited
To an Intimate Group of 15 Participants
$ 500
  • Limited to 15 Participants
  • World Class Instructors
  • Yellowstone Country

Fat Pursuit Camp is a 3 Day Camp

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!

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!

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.

A Small Camp
Big On Adventure

Fat Biking in the Yellowstone Region!

What Will Be Provided

  • 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.

What Will Not Be Provided

Bikes and Equipment

  • Bike rentals available
  • 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 other if you have a special diet.

Day 1

  • 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!

Day 2

  • Breakfast and coffee
  • Theory – Food and fueling as wells stove use and different strategies in boiling water (200km and 200 mile 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!

Day 3

  • 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).
  • Ride – Ride the final ~20 miles of the Fat Pursuit course to the Ponds Lodge! (We will sort out car shuttling etc).

Your Guides

Jay Petervary

A professional cyclist filled with bike knowledge. JayP may have the most ultra endurance cycling experience. 25yrs of multi-day racing, 13yrs 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.

Special Guest, Aaron Gardner

Put your antlers up, this fun, fat loving rider was the only finisher and winner of the classic 200 Mile 2017 Fat Pursuit. You may remember that it was 40 below, high winds, and snowing.

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