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Polartec announces Polartec FattyFest, a daylong celebration of fat bikes, Saturday March 11 at the Adventure Center at Waterville Valley Resort

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Polartec Announces FattyFest, Releases Video Explaining Fatbiking

(Andover, Mass.) - February 16, 2017 - Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces Polartec FattyFest, a daylong celebration of fat bikes, Saturday, March 11 at the Adventure Center at Waterville Valley Resort.

Fat bikes are bicycles with extra fat tires that allow you to ride on snow. Polartec FattyFest will offer first-timers and experts alike the opportunity to demo fat bikes on a casual test ride, and even participate in an organized race.

To explain and demonstrate fatbiking in anticipation of Polartec FattyFest, Polartec releases a video featuring professional cyclist and Polartec ambassador Dylan McNicholas.

“What materials like carbon fiber and titanium have done for hardware innovation in cycling, Polartec has done for cycling apparel through fabric innovation,” says Gary Smith, Polartec CEO. “The combination of Polartec fabric science and fat bikes allow people to get out and ride comfortably year round without worrying about their gear.”

“With FattyFest we have a perfect showcase for emerging fat bike culture,” adds Arlon Chaffee, organizer of FattyFest. “Demo bikes, equipment and gear will all be displayed in a gorgeous setting. Plus, this winter has delivered plenty of snow to ride upon. It’s going to be a great day.”


Saturday, March 11

8:30-10:45am - registered rider check-in and day-of registration (if space is still available)

9:00am - festival vendors open (demo bikes available)

9:30am - guided tour (2-3 miles, all levels)

10:00am - guided tour (2-3 miles, all levels)

10:30am - race course access closed

10:45am - race registration closed and racers meeting

11:00am - race start (all classes)

11am-4pm - beer garden and lunch for registered participants

1:00pm - race course re-opens for self-guided tours

1:30pm - guided tour (2-3 miles, all levels)

4pm - all trails close

Polartec will be on site to explain its fabric technologies, and the event will include giveaways from Polartec customers Velocio and Louis Garneau. For more information and to register, please visit

About Polartec

Polartec is the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions. Since inventing modern technical fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec continue to advance the science of fabric, creating fabric technologies that solve problems and improve the way products are designed and used. Polartec products range from lightweight wicking and cooling fabrics, to insulation and weather protection textiles, and are utilized by leading consumer brands, the U.S. Military and other global militaries, flame resistance, workwear, and contract upholstery markets. For more information, please visit and follow Polartec on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.