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Fat Tire Fest 2020

Join us at Fat Tire Camp Fire TONIGHT, February 19th 5:30-8:30PM, @Ball Park Village!!!  This is the first chance to register for Fat Tire Fest 2020 with special Camp Fire pricing.  Click here for all the details.

Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival (FTF) come join the FUN!  One of the best 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.

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 some super fast and flowy runs that tie the lake loop to the waterfalls on the east edge of 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 Cannondale, Niner and Specialized, an expo area with tons of cool products and brands, awesome food, great drinks from New Belgium Brewing and Excel Bottling, tons of prizes, live music on 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 over 70 riders toeing the line for fun, sweat, bragging rights and prizes, it’s of course coming back for 2020.  The course consists of 1/3 Single Track, 1/3 Urban, 1/3 Gravel and all out FUN; it’s an awesome way to finish up Saturday’s riding.  Beer hand-ups, stair climbs, small drops, covered bridges, single track speed and a man-made or two with a distance that works for everyone on this 1-mile looping course.

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

Each FTF registrant receives:

  • Lodging for Friday and Saturday nights
  • Exclusive access to the CampO trail network with almost 50 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 15 more miles at Lake Glendale, the original home of FTF, just a short drive away.
  • ALL meals and drinks for the weekend (7 meals total), starting with lunch on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday, Great food too, hot breakfasts and kick-butt BBQ on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon! All the Drinks are included too, thanks to our  sponsors New Belgium Brewing, and Excel Bottling, no need to be thirsty this weekend.
  • Friday and Saturday, include multiple guided trail rides ranging from the tame to the extreme at both CampO and Lake Glendale, options for all ages and experience levels
  • A super sweet FTF 2020 tee shirt
  • The opportunity to demo ride top of the line Cannondale, Niner and Specialized bikes in the woods and on the trails
  • A vendor expo put on by our top brands
  • Each participant will have multiple chances to win thousands of dollars in giveaways, over $10,000 in giveaways in 2019!
  • Entry into the O’Face Adventure Race, a super FUN adventure race for everyone to cap off a the weekend on Sunday morning.
  • 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!