FAT TIRE FEST 2017
October 20-22, 2017, Ozark, Illinois, Camp Ondessonk
Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival (FTF) is back for the 13th year in a row! Again sponsored by Bike Surgeon, New Belgium Brewing, Red Bull and Camp Ondessonk, the event will happen October 20-22, 2016. As always we will have miles and miles of great riding through the beautiful Shawnee National Forest, the best food in all of Ozark, IL, a plethora of free beverages, and mountains of schwag and prizes to give away. We are also continuing the CampO traditions started a few years back; live music, climbing wall, vendor expo, bike demo’s, trail runs, hikes, zip lines and the totally rustic CampO cabins.
Friday starts off with ride options for all, both professionally guided and self led on the CampO trail network (over 35 miles of single track awesomeness). Guided hikes will be available for those that don't want to ride and this gives everyone a great chance to explore the amazing Shawnee wilderness that surrounds CampO. The Fat Tire Challenge will go down on Friday night, and is sure to include the Huffy Toss, Keg Pull and who knows what else; loads of FUN for sure with the party being led from the RedBull Fire Truck.
Saturday will be full of riding with guided options for ALL from 3 miles of gravel to 50+ miles of epic MTB adventure and everything in between, demo bikes from some of the best in the business and riding for the whole family from 16" training bike to enduro stud. We will also have tons of other fun including trail runs, hikes, climbing, paddling, and more for those looking for something other than a sweet MTB ride. We will cap Saturday evening with an awesome LIVE concert in the CampO Grotto by the Rat Rod Kings an amazing rockabilly honkytonk band.
Sunday morning we will kick off the third annual O’Face Adventure Race just after breakfast. An awesome way to cap off the weekend; every FTF participant gets a free entry into this FUN, challenging and exciting adventure race held on the CampO grounds.
Camp Ondessonk, in the heart of the Shawnee National Forrest, will once again play host to the Fat Tire Fest. Fall colors will be in full swing in the Shawnee and the weather that time of year is perfect for riding in the woods. We will again have the rustic one star luxury of the CampO tree houses for our overnight accommodations. These kick ass tree houses give you the outdoor experience without the hassles of packing all your camping gear. Think open air sleeping with a roof over your head, no doors or screens to interrupt your enjoyment of all things outdoors. A sleeping bag, some clothes, your bike and riding gear are all you need to bring. If you still want to drag along the tent and sleep on the ground we can accommodate you too, and this year there are a very limited number of RV sites for self-supported rigs, just hit us up on email to get the details and/or reserve a spot for your RV.
Each FTF registrant receives:
The FTF includes riding options for ALL SKILL LEVELS, from the gnarliest mountain biking anywhere with slick rock and creek crossings to gently rolling fire roads; you’ll have a great weekend of riding and FUN no matter your skill level. And if you want to tune up your skills we will have Roots Mountain Biking on hand teaching skills courses. Both Level 1 and Level 2 will be available this weekend, and class sizes are limited so make sure to register when you sign up for FTF now.
Early Bird registration is available NOW through April 30th, only $180 for adults and $120 for kids and under 5 are FREE! Regular registration for 2017 is $225 for adults and $175 for kids and available through 10/7/17; NO EVENTBRITE FEES this year, we are taking care of them!!! Last Minute Registrations will be available through 10/19/17 for $295, with kid registrations still available too! Sign up ASAP for the best deal!
QUICK GLANCE SCHEDULE
Friday, October 20th
Saturday, October 21st
Sunday, October 22nd