The Fat Bike Birkie provides a one-day-a-year chance to ride your fat bike on the groomed, snow-covered American Birkebeiner Ski Trail! Fat bikes and mountain bikes are otherwise not allowed on the snow covered, groomed trail system because our priority is giving skiers the best possible experience all winter. This event is a one day exception to this rule and is for fat bikes only. This is new unique event in Hayward Lakes Area of Northern Wisconsin brought 500 fat bike riders and supporters to Hayward/Cable in early March 2014.
A 500-rider field participated in the Fat Bike Birkie, which was held on the northern halves of the American Birkebeiner Classic and Skate Trails and the Kortelopet Trail. The race started next to Telemark Lodge and finished at Telemark Stadium.