Our friends at Levitation 49 brought together this awesome event to bring a true epic adventure to Alaska. Synonymous with extreme, Valdez, Alaska is known for its heliskiing and hosts the World Extreme Skiing Championships. Why not take some fat bikes up on this terrain?!
The Chugach Bike Bash brings a Fat Bike Summit hosted by QBP as well as racing, demos, party’s and the Fat Freeride World’s.
From Levitation 49:
The Inaugural Chugach Bike Bash will be held March 18 – 20, offering a wide spectrum of all things fat. The event opens with a Fat Bike Summit on March 18, co-hosted by the nation’s leading fat bike advocacy brand Quality Bike Parts. The Valdez event is one of just four regional summits QBP will host hoping to create more locally relevant conservations about the fastest growing segment in the bike industry. Other regional Fat Bike Summits in 2016 will be held in Crested Butte, CO, Marquette, MI and Ogden, UT. Other bike manufacturers, retailers, public land managers, parks and recreation directors, trail advocates and riders are invited to the event.
While the Summit will appeal to the core fat bike industry and advocates, the Vertical World Championships will have broad spectator appeal beyond fat bike enthusiasts. The first of its kind event is scheduled to be held on Thompson pass on March 20. Levitation 49 leaders hope the event puts Valdez on the map for fat biking in much the same way the World Extreme Skiing Championships did for Valdez in the 90’s.
Other events during the Chugach Bike Bash include a Northern Lights Criterium, a night event that follows the conclusion of the Summit. Saturday will feature a cross country race in the morning followed by the family and spectator-friendly Fat Bike Rodeo on the harbor in the afternoon.
About Levitation 49: Levitation 49 is a non-profit sports commission dedicated to economic diversification through the development and promotion of events and projects that support the mountain sports lifestyle. For further information about the Chugach Bike Bash and other Levitation 49 events and projects, visit Levitation 49