The Short’s Brewing Fat Bike Series is a five-race series of fun, tough and frozen racing in Northern Michigan. Sponsored by Short’s Brewing Company and TREK Bicycles, the laid-back-but-fast atmosphere of SBFBS is sure to keep winter HOT for riders of all skill levels.
What’s New with the SBFBS?
This year, kolo t.c. is helping fun the Series! $5 of every Series registration goes straight to Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association’s general fund.
Every Series registrant who starts at least 1 race will also be eligible to win a Trek Farley 5! Must be 18 to win.
Short’s Brewing Fat Bike Series Schedule
This year’s five-race series sees a new event cap off the Series and bring fat bike racing to Cadillac for the first time!
Fat & Flurrious – January 14
The Fat & Flurrious Fat Bike Race kicks things off in Boyne City. Choose from one or two laps for the Short’s or Long categories and pocked points early in the Series.
Fat Chance at Crystal Mountain Resort – January 21
Celebrating ten years of Fat Chance!, the second race of the SBFBS hits Crystal Mountain on January 21. This circuit-race style event is perfect for spectators and one of the most exciting races of the season.
North American Vasa – February 11
The North American Vasa Fat Bike Race is the de facto Fat Bike World Championship! Enjoy pristine NMMBA groomed trails and the lively atmosphere of NAV and Timber Ridge. With the new SBFBS points structure, this could be a vital day on the bike for Series contenders.
Dog Man Challenge – February 18
As things tighten up, the Series heads north to Mt. McSauba for another showdown. Known as one of the most competitive and fun races of the year, this will set up the final fight of the year and an important points haul.
Fatty Caddy – February 25
Brand new in 2023, the SBFBS wraps up on the Cadillac Pathway. This race is especially important after the Bear Claw Epic has died off; it’s the first chance to race at and support the Pathway in winter, too!
This event is also worth 1.5x points, which could prove crucial to those seeking a Series win!