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Fat Bike Rennet

The 2022 Fat Bike Rennet offers a unique opportunity for fat bikers to ride on world-class cross-country ski trails. Two distances offer options for the most experienced riders and those who are new to fat bike racing!  


In partnership with the Three Rivers Park District Foundation, 10 percent of every race registration supports cross-country ski scholarships for youth in the Twin Cities. Make an additional donation when you register to make an even larger impact.

Fat bike riders compete in a race on a snowy trail through the woods.

race details

Choose from two distances!*

  • 10K Fat Bike
  • 25K Illuminated Fat Bike

*Distances are subject to snow conditions and may change.

race fees

 July-Nov. 7Nov. 7-Jan. 16Jan. 16-27Race Day
25K Illuminated$25$30$40$50

A $20 transfer fee will be applied for race changes made after December 31. 

swag and awards


All registrants receive a custom Rennet beanie. All finishers receive a hand-crafted wooden medal and custom Rennet ski ties.


  • 10K — Top three male and female
  • 25K — Top three male and female

schedule of events

7:30 AM: Racer village, registration and packet pick-up open
8:30 AM: Gear West 26K Freestyle start
8:30 AM: Gear West 26K Frestyle start
9:15 AM: Pioneer Midwest 26K Classic start
11 AM: Finn Sisu 12K Classic start
11:15 AM: Pioneer Midwest 12K Freestyle start
12 PM: Gear West 5K Fun Ski start
12:50 PM: 2K Para Nordic Cup start
1 PM: Finn Sisu Youth Rennet start
2 PM: 10K Skijor start
2:30 PM: 3K Skijor start
4 PM: 10K Fat Bike start
5 PM: 25K Illuminated Fat Bike start

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

course information

The 10K and 25K races are held on the 5K manufactured snow loop. The 10K is two laps and the 25K is five laps. Each rider is responsible for counting their own laps.


2022 course maps are coming soon!


  • All cyclists are required to wear a helmet.
  • Tires must be at least 3.5 inches wide and will be checked.
  • All 25K riders are required to have a mounted bike or helmet light. Sunset on January 29 is 5:18 PM, and nautical twilight is 6:24 PM. 10K racers may want to come prepared with lights. Remember to check your batteries!


The Fat Bike Rennet is going cupless on the course! The course will have one water stop with foot pedal-operated, touchless filling stations.  All riders must bring and carry their own vessel for water while on the course.

packet pick-up

When registering, choose one of three store locations to pick up your race packets before race day. The registration deadline for choose a location for pre-race packet pickup is Sunday, January 16. Packets for those who register after January 16 will be picked up on race day in the Registration Tent in Race Village. Out-of-town registrants can choose a store location and have a friend or family member pick up their race packet, or pick up their packet on race day.

Finn Sisu
2436 Larpenteur Ave W
Lauderdale, MN 55113

Gear West
1786 Wayzata Blvd
Long Lake, MN 55356

Pioneer Midwest
415 County Rd 81
Osseo, MN 55369

lodging, directions & parking


The Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel is the official hotel of Ski and Fat Bike Rennet. Special group booking rates are available January 28–30 for Rennet participants and their families. Check availability and book your room by January 14!


Information will be available closer to race day and will also be included in the pre-race email sent approximately one week before race day.

race village

Enjoy music, beverages, food (including warm broth) and fun in the Ski and Fat Bike Rennet Race Village! More details coming soon.


Jan 29 2022


All Day

Event Registration

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