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Race Face and SRAM offer raffle prizes to Fat Bike Summit attendees


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Attendees of the Fat Bike Summit and Festival who register at the $35 level will have a chance to win some juicy fat bike product from SRAM and Race Face. SRAM will also be offering a technical clinic on its Guide brakes and Bluto forks as part of the festival on Saturday. The festival is scheduled for January 23-25 at Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyoming.

“We’re really pleased to have both SRAM and Race Face step up to support our event,” said Summit and Festival co-host Gary Sjoquist. “Among other items, the raffle includes a Bluto fork and Guide brakes from SRAM. RaceFace is throwing in Next and Turbine cranksets and handlebars.”

The $35 entry fee for the Summit and Festival includes the following; a discount on ski tickets valid through April 15, 2015, an entry in a fat bike short track race with bermed corners, and a Pub Crawl Saturday night. Plus there’s the potential to win hundreds of dollars worth of high-end fat bike product. Long trail rides on groomed singletrack are also offered.

To qualify for the discounted ski tickets, attendees need to register before midnight December 22, 2014 at www.fatbikesummit.com. Discounted lodging is available at Snow King Resort through December 22. A select 30 folks can also register for an exclusive 2-hour fat bike guided tour into Grand Teton National Park, a ride that promises to showcase the Grand Teton mountain peak as well as wildlife in the park.

Learn more about the Fat Bike Summit and Festival here.

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Registration now open for Global Fat Bike Summit


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For the fourth time, fat bike riders and advocates will meet to discuss land access issues, best practices for the emerging market, and ride some bikes at the Global Fat Bike Summit.

QBP, along with Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Hoback Sports, Wyoming Pathways, and Mountain Bike the Tetons/IMBA are hosting the event January 23-25 at the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There will be product displays, demos, clinics, rides and fat bike races.

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The Friday summit will include training sessions and panel discussions about the rapidly evolving best practices for using fat bikes on public lands. Since big tires can take you places bikes could never go in winter before, new sets of rules, boundaries and expectations need to be hammered out to ensure land access. The questions about usage are similar to what regular mountain bikes faced in their infancy. The interactive training will include representatives from the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service as well as state and local governments.

Then the festivities will kick off Friday night with a banquet and night ride, and will continue all weekend with rides, demos and product clinics.

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While QBP’s brands Salsa, Surly, Whisky Parts, and 45Nrth will be title sponsors, the event will seek additional brand sponsors to allow attendees to try different products and talk with product reps. Trek, Borealis, Paul Components, Race Face and Durango Bike Company are confirmed as sponsors and will be attending.

The Fat Bike Summit and Festival registration will also include discounted lodging options at Snow King Resort in Jackson and special skiing discounts at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Manufacturers or companies wishing for more information about the event should contact Gary Sjoquist at [email protected].

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