Last week, 260 racers lined up to compete in Crested Butte’s inaugural Fat Bike World Championships. The race is a world championship in name only, as it’s not sanctioned by cycling’s international governing body, the UCI, but we don’t care: the photos from the event make it look like about the most fun you can have on two wheels. Like all the very best bike races, this one attracted lots of crushers (including pro roadie Robbie Squire), without taking itself too seriously (note the Fat Bike Worlds branding iron, copious number of kegs, and costumed riders). Professional photographer Eddie Clark went to the comp for us and came back with these 13 shots of fatties in their element.
Photo: Elite men’s racer and Crested Butte local Jordan Williford, from the Brick Oven, laid down the law early, stringing the field out from the starting line.