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USA Cycling to hold second annual fat bike championships in Ogden, Utah

Published January 4, 2016
Meanwhile, Crested Butte, Colorado, will hold an un-official fat bike world championships.

OGDEN, Utah (BRAIN) — USA Cycling will hold its second-ever national championships for fat biking later on Feb. 27 in this town north of Salt Lake City. Ogden hosted the first national championships for the fast-growing activity last year. 

Amateurs will 12 miles across Powder Mountain's Hidden Lake terrain while pro and open class riders will compete on an 18-mile course of challenging terrain. 

"It was such an honor to host the inaugural USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships and we are pleased to bring the event back to Ogden for a second year," said Visit Ogden CEO Sara Toliver. "This sport has been growing locally as well as nationally, it's exciting to welcome athletes from all over the United States to Powder Mountain. We continue to appreciate our partnership with USA Cycling and our local venues to produce these world-class events."

Ogden will host the U.S. National Snow Shoeing Championships the same weekend. 

Meanwhile, Crested Butte, Colorado, is planning the self-declared first world championships for fat biking this month. The Colorado event is not sanctioned by USA Cycling or the UCI. 

The Ogden and Crested Butte events will each include regional fat bike advocacy summits sponsored by QBP.

More information on the USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships at usacycling.org. Information on the Crested Butte event at cbchamber.com/events/fat-bike.

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