Fat bikes on ski slopes are a sight to see and Hunt Hollow Ski Club in Naples is the place to catch a glimpse of the latest extreme sport trend. Park Ave Bike Shop owner Andy August has organized a series of nighttime races and the third and final race is set for Thursday night, Feb. 11 beginning at 6 p.m.
Fat bikes feature special frames and special tires at least 3.5 inches wide. The bikes were born out of a need to improve riding in the snowy climes of Alaska, but now the fattie phenomenon is a mainstream activity for thrill seekers everywhere.
So who races?
“Around here right now it’s mostly middle-age men in it for the thrill and the fun,” said August, who runs the races to raise money for the Hunt Hollow Race Team, of which he is a sitting board member. “These are men and women who love to be competitive and love to be outside.”
For more information go to www.bikereg.com.