Advantage Forestry
The Farmers Inn Restaurant
Matson Lumber
    Company
The FAT TIRE Challenge celebrated its 8th year in 2013 and continued to grow of the sport of
Mt Biking in Northwestern PA.  We are excited to have a great showing each year !

2013 saw 23 Expert racers and 99 Sport racers challenge themselves with the
FAT TIRE Challenge trail.
We hope you will come out and ride, too.  Check out our videos and pictures to see it for yourself!


Bike-the-Wilds Points Series - SIX races over four months...its a
new must attend series...(
Click for Info)

LiL FAT TIRE - 34 eager participants for the Kids Race continued around the Laurel Fields too..

FAT TIRE MT BIKE ASSOCIATION -
the new 501c4  trail maintenance/advocacy umbrella for the FAT TIRE Challenge.  Are you Interested
in helping with trail maintenance, bike safety classes, or organizing weekly trail rides in the
Sigel/Clear Creek area....
contact us for more info and how to join.

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Sigel Laurel Fields (2.9 miles from RTE 949)
DIRECTIONS:
Exit 78 of I-80, North on Rt. 36 to Sigel - 8 miles. At blinker light, turn right onto Rt. 949. Travel 1.1 miles to Spring Creek Rd on the right.  Turn right, travel 2.9miles to the Laurel Field Entrance on the left.

GPS: 41.17'54.N  79.02'55W

From Pittsburgh:  North on Rt. 28 to Rt. 28/36 in Brookville.  Continue straight onto I-80 overpass and follow previous directions.
Course Map
LOCAL ACCOMODATIONS:
The race start/finish at the Laurel Fields is located close to Clear Creek State Park and Cook Forest State Park.  There are also a number of campsites, cabins, and family-run hotels nearby that are available for those that wish to stay overnight.
Check out these sites for more information:

Clear Creek State Park
Cookforest State Park
Super 8 Motel
OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
Sigel and the surrounding area will be ripe with wildlife and scenic views.  There are many things to do after a day of riding and racing at the Laurel Fields.  Stop in to a nearby restaurant like the
Farmers Inn or perhaps rent a canoe and paddle the Clarion River...the area can entertain you all weekend.  Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Local Activities    Local Calendar of Events    Canoeing
   
Camping                         
EMAIL RACE DIRECTOR:
              Michael White
 
FatTireChallenge@Yahoo.com
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FAT TIRE PHILANTHROPY - a 501c4
Riding Mountain Bikes on the trails is not the only thing that the FAT TIRE Challenge crew does.
  The FAT TIRE  event has spawned a social responsibility to the community to promote safe
bike riding habits, proper trail maintenance, and respect for public and private landowners.

Click below on the activities that the crew was involved in recently.

TRAIL STEWARDSHIP               BIKE SAFETY COURSE
Race Pictures Archive
Course Data
Race Results Archive
Bike-the-Wilds Points Series
Racers Talk
Trail Work
Other Races in this Area
FAT TIRE CARNAGE... pictures of
the 'cost' of riding mt bikes
Video Archive
The official home of the
    FAT TIRE Challenge
This race is held within  the PA WILDS.   Like the serenity of the woods?  We have got places and activities for it all!
Click the Logo for more info!
Registration Forms HERE
Register Here ONLINE
Check Out this FAT TIRE Video created by Mark Dempster .... More pics and Video to come......
Check Out this LiL FAT TIRE video created by Kyle Hetrick

April 7 - Trail Maintenance was performed
the past two days.The trail is open and
rideable...though still wet.  The bridges
are slippery so use caution.  While not marked,
those with a map can follow the trails, which
are now 80% leaf-blown clear. 

Make up for a late start to Spring....Get race
ready on the FTC trail....its only 75 days away!


REGISTRATION FORMS AND THE BIKE REG SITE
IS OPEN....SEE THE LINKS IN
yellow TO THE LEFT.

The 2014 FAT TIRE Challenge race date is JUNE 21. 
Same time-trial start and times as last year:
Kids race at 9:45
Experts at 11:00
Sports at 11:30
MUNI racers at 11:30



Registration  Kids RACE