The first weekend in March, I was lucky enough to spend some time up in Valdez, Alaska with some fatbike and freeride enthusiasts for the 2nd annual Chugach Fat Bike Bash. Despite some cold and windy weather, there was a lot of fun to be had on the snow, on fat bikes!!!! I learned a lot this weekend. Alaskans are hearty people! They don’t complain about the weather, and they are crazy. They also know how to throw a party.
If you are going to ride a fat bike, you should ride one in Alaska, hands down. The landscape and scenery are so amazing. Everything in Alaska is huge, so you need huge tires to ride it! Valdez was the location for Levitation 49’s Fat Bike Bash and it did not disappoint. Tough to get to? Yes! Scary ice-covered passes to drive? Of course! A rental car with studded tires was required and proved to be among some of the most fun driving the sheets of ice they called roads in town.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here they are with captions for easy reading. Enjoy!
With over 25 years of experience as a physical therapist Coach Tricia, DPT is over the revolving door of injuries and illnesses that could be prevented with the appropriate techniques. Through her work, she realizes that bodies do not come with an instruction manual and it is not common for clients to see why one of their parts is not functioning well. Tricia also owns Killercoach Academy and is inspired to lead the revolution of health engineering by teaching people how to prevent injury and illness NOW! Tricia is well-armed and inspired to keep athletes pushing their boundaries without unnecessary setbacks.
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