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Big Fat Ride – February 24, 2018 

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Big Fat Ride Stage in Town Square Park 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Gather in Town Square Park prior to the ride. All registered riders will proceed from the staging area in Town Square to the Big Fat Ride course via F Street between 5th and 4th Avenue. The Anchorage Police Department will be assisting riders to cross under the sky bridge at F St and 5th Ave. Fur Rondy officials will open the fencing at F St and 4th Ave to access the route. Please avoid riding on the pedestrian sidewalks and always use the crosswalks to cross 5th Avenue safely and legally.

Big Fat Ride 3:30 PM

Access the Big Fat Ride route at 5th St and 4th Avenue. The official start will take place at 4th and D Street, following the Fur Rondy Sled Dog competition. We’ll follow the route of the Fur Rondy Sled Dogs until connecting to the Chester Creek Trail where the route heads west toward Westchester Lagoon and merges on to the Coastal Trail for the final leg which ends at 2nd Ave and Christensen.  All riders must start at 3:30 PM Start with a goal to finish by 5:00 PM End. The course must be cleared for snow removal at 5:00 PM.

All riders must wear a helmet and display their bib and reflective sticker when participating in the Big Fat Ride. 

After the Big Fat Ride: 

Head to 49th State Brewing Company, located at 3rd Avenue and G Street, after the ride to share tips and tricks from the trails around Anchorage. Bike Anchorage will draw winners from the raffle tickets at 6:00 pm. A bike check for registered riders will be available from 4pm  6pm.

Thank you for helping us keep this event running smoothly. For additional tips, review Fat Bike Etiquette before you ride.

All riders must wear a helmet and display their bib and reflective sticker when participating in the Big Fat Ride. For the safety of all riders and your pets, we request that dogs are not brought on the route during the Big Fat Ride. Thank you!