Iditarod Trail Invitational training camp Norway
Feb01

Iditarod Trail Invitational training camp Norway

For our first ITI winter training camp in Europe we had 12 participants from 9 different countries in Geilo Norway. We offer these camps to prepare winter fat bikers for the race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska where fat bikers have been racing in long distance events on snow since the mid 90’s and where fat bikes were developed around the same time. As part of this prep camp participants bivvi outside 4 nights in a row, make their...

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Fatbike History
May17

Fatbike History

by Kathi Merchant (Fatbiker & Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI) race director, Alaska) Where did fat bikes come from? Who invented them? Does Iditabike still exist? Were they invented to ride in the sand or in the snow or both? When I first moved to Alaska in 2002 from Germany, I started racing and riding in the Iditarod Trail Invitational race, training and riding in the snow. One of my favorite places has always been riding to...

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