Fat Bike Events: Build Community / Advance Advocacy

We take it for granted sometimes.  You get on your Mountain Bike and go for a ride.  Simple.  Well it wasn’t always that way.  In the late 80′s / early 90′s Mountain Bikers gathered for grass routes events that brought the tribe together and showed land managers that this new user group was important and needed to be recognized.  Over time the sport grew and these “races” lost their vibe and became athletic hammer fest events.  Old school MTBers look back longingly at those early days and say… man, those were the days!

Well here we are again, a new sport, a new set of access issues, same great vibe!  Fat biking has emerged from obscurity and is now being paid attention to by the population at large.  But access issues persist and the need for community building, grass routes events is greater than ever.  Over the next two weekends the Greater Teton Region will be hosting two amazing examples of events created for the rider. not the event promoter.  No matter if you are a racer or not, an advanced rider or a someone new to Fat Biking, come out and show your support for cycling, for community building, and for the Fat tire revolution!

Below are the event details and please email back directly if you have any questions at all.


JayP’s Fat Pursuit

Togwotee Winter Classic


Fitzy’s Bike Team News: Bergy Down, But Not Out

Bergy Tears ACL, Down But Not Out


Well I don’t have a race report, but rather a DIY project that I thought you’d might enjoy. This project is how I’ve attached my ipad for optimal viewing for trainer workouts. Yes, I’ve been riding my trainer already…..in preparation for the 2014 season. Unfortunately, this summer I blew out my acl, and I’ve been race sidelined for the rest of this year.  This cross season I’ll be the drunk obnoxious cheerleader yelling at you holding out dollar bills, or probably in reality I’ll be more like the mechanic bike pit guy who sips on a warm beer throughout the race.


Pivot Mach 6: Best Bike Ever?

Hard to believe but, the Pivot Mach 6 looks ever prettier in person. Come see her for yourself!

So…here’s the story.  I asked Fitzy just what all the rage was about the Mach 6. I had ridden our demo Mach 429 earlier this summer and LOVED it. But, I hadn’t ridden the Mach 6.  (With broken ribs, I couldn’t ride until the beginning of Sept.) Fitzy, J9 and Billy rode it at Dealer Camp in July and their collective opinion of it was, “It’s the best bike, ever!”  Hmm…really?  Ever?  It’s a 650b-er (27.5″ wheels) and has all the according bells and whistles of an Enduro-racing bike:

  • the next generation of Pivot’s dw-link design
  • 6.1″ of travel
  • stiff and responsive carbon frame
  • lower BB
  • longer top tubes
  • and on and on and on and on and on…

While all this seems great, it reads like a foreign language.  So, I pushed for more insider info.  Turns out, our two highly esteemed mechanics at the shop, Michael and Lloyd, apparently rode the Mach 6 at the 2013 WYDAHO Rendezvous Mountain Bike Fest over Labor Day Weekend.  They, too, raved about the bike. (I reasoned that it’s always good when your mechanic likes your bike.)  Scott then raced it in the Super D at WYDAHO.  I haven’t checked the results to see how he did, but I’m assuming he finished the race, at least?  Anyway, Pivot pushes the bike as an enduro-race machine, but Scott calls it the “Ultimate Teton Mountain Bike.”  ”The Best” and “The Ultimate.”  That means I’m definitely going to have to check this bike out for myself.  Steer clear, I’m back in the saddle!

See our homepage at Fitzgerald’s Bicycles to learn more about the gorgeous and high-performing Pivot Mach 6.

Teton Valley Bike Week: June 10-15

Teton Valley Bike Week

Teton Valley Bike Week

Teton Valley Bike Week is coming up from June 10th to June 15th.  Sponsored by Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Habitat and Peaked Sports, there are tons of cycling events happening all week. (more…)

Eco Fair 2013

Lloyd at EcoFair

Lloyd at EcoFair

Our new Events Coordinator, Kathleen Crowley, spent last Saturday at Jackson’s Eco Fair.  And she shared her report with us.  Thanks Kathleen & welcome aboard!

It has been a couple years since I last attended the Spring Eco-Fair in Jackson. I have a vague memory of a bunch of well-meaning tree huggers (like me) crammed into the park across from Pizza Hut.   A few bands played, we laughed, we cried and went home with a reusable bag of some sort.   It was definitely a good time, but it wasn’t the make or break social event of the off season by any means. (more…)

Work Begins on Highway 22 Project

Highway 22 Bridge

We wanted to share with you an update on the Highway 22 Project. (more…)

St. Patrick’s Day Sale

Happy St. patrick's Day Banner

Not only are we celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a kick-ass party at the Wildwood Room, but we are having a store wide sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Listen to Our St. Patrick’s Day Radio Ad Here

Here’s the Low Down on Just some of the Sales:

  • Amazing Close-Out Prices on all 2012 Bikes
  • 15% off Parts and Accessories
  • 10% off 2013 Bikes
  • 30% Off Mont-Bell Parkas
  • 40% off Sidi Shoes
  • 25% off Shimano Shoes

So Stop By This Weekend for Great Deals Throughout The Store!

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