Race Details:

Presented By: Trail Labs


RACE ADDRESS: (Canaan Valley Resort State Park) - Golf Pro Shop - 230 Main Park Road, Davis, WV 26260




The first snow has fallen and we are fired up for a hopefully frigid and frozen fat bike season in 2023 You'll see some changes from 2022, so take a peak and dig in. We've got more bikes, more trails, and more opportunities to ride than ever before.  This is about pumping up fat biking and not just about racing, so come visit us and take advantage of riding on groomed trails when its fast and firm. For more detailed information visit www.trail-labs.com/wvfatbiking 


Season Schedule: 

December 10, 2022 - Clinic Weekend and Demo Day @ Trail Labs in Canaan Valley

January 28, 2023 - Canaan Valley Fat 50k @ Canaan Valley Resort State Park

March 5, 2023 - Mountain State Fat Bike Champs @ WhiteGrass Ski Touring Center



Weekend 1 (Clinics) - 465 Cortland Road, Davis, WV 26260

Weekend 2 (Canaan Valley Resort State Park) - Golf Pro Shop - 230 Main Park Road, Davis, WV 26260

Weekend 3 (WhiteGrass Ski Touring Center) - White Grass Ski Day Lodge, 643 Weiss Knob Ski Rd, Davis, WV 26260

Fat Bike Rentals available from Trail Labs

A taste of what our original fat bike race is like: 


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You ought to know by now that mother nature beats the the sound of her own drum. We have no control over snow. We do know that we will run these things come hell or high water (despite what happened the other year) and will have fun doing it. If you are a condition dependent type of rider......well, you might consider just riding the trainer instead. We've raced in blizzards, sub zero temps, warm temps, and soft snow. Thats just how it goes. We make no claims or garuntees on snow conditions, and or trail conditions that are a direct result of snow temps. 


The first time I borrowed a fat bike and rode it down double trouble (a local trail), I was sold on why fat bikes are here to stay. I bought one the next day. We put on this race as a central way to pump up fat bike stoke around these parts.



We are not a non-profit, but race proceeds will go towards keeping up with grooming some of our local trails. Check out the Locations that we are grooming for the 2022/2023 season.


Common Questions:

What kind of bike do I need to participate?? You must ride a fat bike at this event – 3.8" or bigger tires. ·

What if I don’t own a fat bike? Trail Labs will be offering their rental fleets to reserve all winter: visit, email, or call for rental options.

Is it timed? The races are indeed timed and results will be posted. Awards (no prizes, no cash) will be classy and cheap.

What is the race length?   We are calling this one a 50k. No, it won't be exactly 50k, but it will be in the ballpark. It will be a lap race with approximately 3-4 laps and feature promised land trail predominantly. Also, the exact course and the length of time you can expect to be out racing or riding will be based on conditions and weather on race week and race day.  

What if I am not the “racer” type? Not a problem – feel free to enter anyway. Think of it as a chance to ride kick ass groomed trails with new friends! ·

What about the weather? The Whitegrass race is a snow only event, but the rest are all weather. Chances are good for these dates, but if there is no snow we may adjust courses as necessary. We are hardy West Virginians and will ride no matter the condition...unless it's just stupid out. Stay tuned to your email and social media as the event approaches. 

So how do I stay warm? Dress appropriately in layers, ready for temps that can be well below zero. Watch the weather. If your feet get too cold, walk. Walk to the side of the groomed trails. If you walk on the trails it screws up the surface, so be respectful and walk off the edge! . Be prepared, I don't suffer fools. ·Need more info? Come to our clinic weekend, its free so there's no excuses. 

What if I register but can’t ride?? We will miss you but, sorry, Registration fees are non-refundable. Registration can be transferred through your bikereg profile. If we cancel the event, your entry will be refunded. 


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