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Fat Tire Fest 2020

Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival (FTF) come join the FUN!  One of the best MTB events and for 2020 one of the only MTB events in the entire MidWest! FTF 2020 goes down October 16-18, 2020 at Camp Ondessonk located in Ozark, Illinois right in the middle of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest.  Yes, Rona has caused some changes to the event (read all about those here) but the event is still happening, and it will as fun as ever with some new safety precautions too.

We will have miles and miles of great riding with over 60 miles of trail this year.  We have continued to build new trail this off-season and the latest includes a super fun downhill run just off heart attack hill. Tons of fun riding all weekend long with both guided and self-led adventures rolling out all day Friday and Saturday.

Great food from Chef Dru, cold drinks from New Belgium Brewing and Excel Bottling, prizes, music from the grotto both Friday and Saturday night, and who could forget the awesome treehouses.  Join in on this awesome fall weekend outside with all your friends!

In 2019 we added the FTF All-In MTB race, with a bunch of riders toeing the line for fun, sweat, bragging rights and prizes, it’s of course coming back for 2020.  The course has grown this year, and will incorporate a number of the new trails built over the last few years around CampO and the all-out FUN will be on tap too; it’s an awesome way to finish up Saturday’s riding.

DO IT!! Fat Tire Fest 2020; have more fun, experience more adventure and embrace the outdoors, Register NOW!

Each FTF registrant receives:

  • Lodging for Friday and Saturday nights
  • Exclusive access to the CampO trail network with almost 40 miles of trail right out your treehouses front door, this includes the all new CampO lake loop, fast and flowy trails built for riders of all levels, with a bunch of newly built trails for the 2020 FTF.  We also have exclusive access to 20 more miles at Lake Glendale, the original home of FTF, just a short drive away.
  • ALL meals and drinks for the weekend (5 meals total), starting with dinner on Friday and ending with brunch on Sunday, Great food too, Chef Dru never lets us down! All the Drinks are included too, thanks to our sponsors Excel Bottling and the Shawnee Mountain Bike Association and their “Beverage Cart” there is no need to be thirsty this weekend.
  • Friday and Saturday, include multiple guided trail rides ranging from the tame to the extreme at  CampO and riding options at Lake Glendale.
  • A super sweet FTF 2020 tee shirt
  • Each participant will have multiple chances to win thousands of dollars in giveaways, over $10,000 in giveaways in 2019!
  • ALL of the mountain biking and fun you can cram into 3 days!
  • 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 and smooth flowy single track; you’ll have a great weekend of riding and FUN no matter your skill level.

Enjoy some videos below from the past years of Fat Tire Fest and for even more event details and our new Rona updates check out the FTF Field Guide here!