BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products is co-sponsoring the third annual Global Fat Bike Summit in Ogden, Utah, next January. The two-day conference brings together dealers, consumers, land managers, fat bike manufacturers and media representatives to discuss the low environmental impact of fat bikes and to seek access to lands off limits to these bikes.
The summit will include seminars, a fat bike expo, a festival and a race. The first day will feature seminars focused on fat bikes’ revenue potential by allowing fat bikes on public lands. Locations for the seminars are yet to be determined. The festival, demo rides and expo will take place on day two along with advanced and beginner fat bike races in the foothills above Ogden on the grounds of the Mount Ogden Golf Course.
In 2013, the Fat Bike Summit was in Island Park, Idaho. Next year it’s moving to Ogden, an outdoor recreational Mecca and home to QBP’s West Coast distribution center. The city of Ogden has been working hard to build its reputation as an accessible, versatile center for cyclists, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The city has concentrated on public land access, trail building and building in-town bicycle-friendly infrastructure. Organizers of the summit are leveraging this success as evidence of the economic viability of allowing greater land access.
The Summit is Jan. 24-25 and is hosted by the Goal Foundation, a local nonprofit, and the city of Ogden.
More information: www.fatbikesummit.com.