Maine to Host Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival | Sports Destination Management

Maine to Host Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival

Feb 04, 2016

Building on the success of last year's event, Sugarloaf is hosting the 2nd annual Fat Tire Festival on February 6 and 7, 2016. There will be a three-part on-snow race held on Saturday morning, a dual-slalom race Saturday evening, and a Frozen-Fattie guided group ride on Sunday. There will also be demo bikes and guided rides during the day on Saturday and a Fat Tire Festival party Saturday night at the Widowmaker with prizes, movies and music.

The event is presented by Sugarloaf and supported by Carrabassett Region NEMBA and Maine Huts & Trails

There will be a pre-festival event held on Friday evening at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM so participants can pick up their registration packets. There will be a fire, hot drinks and the trails will be marked for evening/night riding from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM so bring your bikes and headlamps!

Fat Tire Race: The highlight of this Fat Tire event will be a three-part on-snow race that will feature racers riding UP the boardwalk trail and DOWN through the banked-slalom course back to the finish and festival area. The race will then head OVER to the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center for the final leg. The race will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Sugarloaf Ski Resort and will start at 7:00 AM from the resort base area. This is an open age group race limited to 100 riders with awards going to the fastest women and men shortly after the race is complete.

You can register for the Fat Tire Race and the Frozen Fattie Ride by clicking HERE

Men's Division:                                             

  • Top 3 overall times

  • Fastest Climb

  • Fastest Downhill

Women's Division:

  • Top 3 overall times

  • Fastest Climb

  • Fastest Downhill

The entry fee for the race is $50. Register right HERE through You registration will include race entry, course access, a bike demo tag, and goodie bag.

Dual Slalom, Single Elimination Race: After you test your skills in the downhill race, save some energy for the single elimination, dual slalom race. The race will be held Saturday night, on the Birches trail just below the Base Lodge.

  • When: Saturday, February 6 at 6pm

    • Registration: 4:45-5:45pm in the Base Lodge

  • Where: Birches trail

  • How Much: The entry fee for the race is just $5!

Fat Tire Festival Party: Join us at the Widowmaker in the Sugarloaf Base Lodge for the first annual Fat Tire Festival Party. There will be music, videos, prizes and lots of fat bike talk.

Frozen Fattie Adventure Ride: This event will take place Sunday, February 7 and feature a longer ride to one of Maine Huts & Trails huts where a hearty lunch will be served and where riders can rest and warm up before the return trip. This is a guided ride for the fit and hearty. The exact location and route will be determined as snow conditions evolve so check back for updates.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, February 5
Outdoor Center

Saturday, February 6
Sugarloaf Resort & Base Area

Sunday, February 7

5-9pm  Night Riding

7-10am Fat Tire Race

9am-2pm Frozen Fattie Ride

6-8pm - Registration Packet Pickup

10am Award Ceremony


5-9pm Hang by the Fire

9am-3pm Bike Demos



9am-3pm Information & Vendor Booths



6-8pm Dual Slalom Race



9pm Fat Tire Festival Party


Event Contacts

Jen Reese, Sugarloaf Resort, Events Manager: (207) 237-6897;
Dave Hughes; CR NEMBA;

Joe Hines; CR NEMBA;

Cayce Frigon; Maine Huts & Trails;

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