Global Fat Bike Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of December in America and is dedicated to everyone who loves to ride a fat bike. The date is specially marked on a weekend so that the holiday can be properly celebrated! Join now!
Fat Bike not only looks stylish and attracts the eyes of passers-by. It is ideal for any weather and allows you to overcome any obstacles! Thick tires do not spoil the appearance, on the contrary, give it brutality. Information about such a bicycle appeared in 1932 – the picture was printed in an American newspaper. However, readers did not take the bike seriously, thinking it was a joke.
The fat bike was officially created in the 1990s: one craftsman, Mark Grunwald, managed to stretch the tires to the size of the rim. It happened in Alaska: as you know, the winter period in this area is long, you definitely can’t ride classic bikes. And so it turned out a kind of all-terrain vehicle, loved by many! Today it is very popular: many brands produce models, add new components, improve the design.
It is noteworthy that:
- the lack of depreciation is not a problem – solid wheels literally absorb bumps and bumps in the track;
- for a constant speed of 25-30 km / h, efforts are needed – much more seriously than on a regular bike. You need to understand: a fat bike does not work for speed, conditionally it is an SUV!;
- the design seems rough and unwieldy on the surface, but you will realize that this is not the case when you ride it for the first time.
How to celebrate
Ride a bike! It’s great if you have your own fat bike, but it’s always easy to rent one. Get together with friends and create a race, competition, and just a fun walk around the area. Explore different areas in sustainable transportation!
When is Global Fat Bike Day celebrated in 2022?
Global Fat Bike Day is observed on the first Saturday of December each year.