Registration deadline extended to April 15 for weeklong rider, weeklong non-rider, and vehicles passes!

Anyone taking a FAT BIKE across Iowa?

Anyone riding a fat bike for RAGBRAI? I love my road bike, but I love my fat bike too. I figure if someone can survive a unicycle, I can survive some slow rolling…

6 Replies

Geoff Butland, July 15, 2018 at 8:06 pm

There were many fat tire bikes last year. You could here them coming a mile away – I can’t say it looked like a better way to go but they could sure fly on the gravel loop!


jpclark7, July 15, 2018 at 8:17 pm

I don’t have a FAT bike, but I have a Trek 920 (you have to look this bike up…such a blast to ride!). Sure, it’s heavier than a road bike, but I can ZOOM on this baby!


montestaples, July 16, 2018 at 12:14 am

I think I saw my first fat-tire bike on RAGBRAI 3 years ago and then only 1 that I know of. Last year they were common enough that they are no longer unusual. I do not have one but have followed a fat-bike for several miles at a blistering pace. If you have been training on a fat bike go for it.


Tony Schutt, July 16, 2018 at 7:40 am

Rollin fat here. Slick tires, Jones Bar, and a dozen brewery stickers. See you next week!


Chris Harbaugh, July 16, 2018 at 11:27 am

Had intended to ride fat bike but picked up a Surly Cross Check a while back. May take both because love to ride the Farley


Jeremy Hase, July 18, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Thanks for all the replies. After much consideration, debate, test rides, packing configurations, personal reflection, I decided on the Disc Trucker. Not a roadie, but not a fattie. Compromise I guess.


You must be logged in to reply to this topic.





Gatherings & Meetings

Lost and Found


Clubs, Teams & Charters

Friends of RAGBRAI