I know what you’re thinking – there was a first annual World Fat Freeride Championship? Yes, there was. And it involved a 2 mile, 3,000 foot vertical descent from Thompson pass in the Chugach mountains near Valdez, Alaska. Apparently, the top speeds from practice were clocked at 44 mph. On a fat bike. Down a snow covered mountain without a real trail. The Chugach Fat Bike Bash also involves a number of fun activities – like jumping a bike into near frozen water. Just like every other bike fest, right? If you want to see the action or compete first hand, the second bash will be taking place from March 1-5, 2017. Head over to Levitation49 for details.