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Fat Tire Festival 2019
October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
At Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival (FTF) we are celebrating 15 years of one of the best MTB events in the entire MidWest! This year’s event goes down October 18-20, 2019 at Camp Ondessonk located in Ozark, Illinois right in the middle of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest. We will have miles and miles of great riding with over 60 miles of trail this year with the latest addition a brand new fun and fast lake loop trail at CampO! Tons of fun riding all weekend long with both professionally guided and self-led adventures rolling out all day Friday and Saturday. Demo Trucks from Specialized and Niner, an expo area with tons of cool products and brands, awesome food, great drinks form New Belgium Brewing and Excel Bottling, tons of prizes and an awesome fall weekend outside with friends!
We also make sure to cater to those looking for a little added adventure over the weekend. This list grows each year and is part of what makes Fat Tire Fest such a fun event for EVERYONE. Here are just a few of the other things going on at this year’s event: the Cannonball Gravel Race, guided hikes, the O’Face Adventure Race, live music, the Fat Tire Challenge, a Tunnel Hill Rail Trail ride, Strava Segment Challenges, family MTB rides, a fast and fun race on Saturday afternoon, bike demo’s all day Friday and Saturday some of the coolest treehouses out there to spend your evenings in. Everything is included for one of the best weekends of the year, come ready to have fun and make lasting memories in the dirt.