2019 Vasa Fat Bike Races

There will be two fat bike race distances, the 42km Grand Fat, and the 18km Short's-N-Fat. The courses will highlight the beauty of the Vasa Pathway, Riley's loop, Timber Ridge and the new Winter Sports Single Track.   Helmets are required.  Tires must be a minimum of 3.7 inches wide.

The 42K (26.1Miles) Short’s Grand Fat will be a fun fast course again this year.  Riders will find a few new sections of singletrack throughout the course.  Riders will still encounter old favorites such as Loggers' Run, the Vasa Trail, and the Hills of Riley’s Loop combined with sections of the Winter Sports Singletrack. A race course with this much variety is uncommon. The partnership of the North American Vasa, Traverse Area Recreational Trails (TART) and Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association trails bring together an unbeatable trail network groomed to perfection. Racers will be hard pressed to find a better fat bike race course in lower Michigan.

The new 18K (11.1 miles) Short’s-n-Fat will be one lap of the popular 42K course with a shortcut to bring it down to a manageable distance for most mortals. With plenty of singletrack and wide open trails for passing, this will be one fun course for racers or those just wanting to tour the best of Traverse City's fat bike trails. 

Total entries for both races are capped at 250.

Don’t miss out by signing up early at vasa.org/register/