TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Squaw Valley welcomes the return of the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival, a mountain bike celebration complete with races, rides, trail work, clinics, films, music, kidsand#8217; events, beer gardens and more. Originally founded in the 1980s, this festival was a premier mountain bike event for nearly two decades. Thanks to the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association and the Truckee Trails Foundation, the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival is back after a long hiatus and is jam-packed with three days of events taking place at Squaw Valley, Sept. 20-23.
The festival includes five race events: cross country, short track, downhill, hill climb, and super D. There is also a mountain bike stage race which includes participation in all five race events. A kidsand#8217; race, guided trail rides, skills clinics, trail care classes, a film festival presented by Yelo Velo, music and plenty of beer provided by New Belgium Beer Company are also on tap for the weekendand#8217;s festivities. For more details visit squaw.com or http://tahoefattirefestival.org/schedule/.
For spectators, festival passes are $40 for ages 21 and older (includes beer/wine coupons and pint glass) and $30 for ages 21 and under (beer/wine coupons and pint class not included). Those looking to register to compete in the bike events can sign up at http://tahoefattirefestival.eventbrite.com/.
Festival pass includes: tram access to Squawand#8217;s High Camp; two beer/wine coupons; raffle ticket for product raffles held after the race, awards on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Tahoe Fat Tire Festival T-shirt; Tahoe Fat Tire Festival pint glass; discounted shuttles with TMG for off-site festival rides (based on space availability); participation in the festival group rides; attendance at the skill clinics (based on space availability); Tahoe Fat Tire Festival cowbell (while supplies last); donation to Truckee Trails and TAMBA.
For more information visit Squaw.com or Tahoefattirefestival.org.