Events

Bike to Work Day

As part of the pre-festival activities, we’re encouraging people to ride their bicycles to work! At 7:00 a.m. stop by Light Rail Café for a free cup of coffee and snacks—then end your work day by riding to the Cerulean Garden from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for a free beer or beverage. Kick off this year’s FSTF by joining us on Bike to Work Day!

Festival Kick-Off Party

This free and fun activity kickstarts the annual Fat & Skinny Tire Fest and is easily a highlight for the weekend! Riders of all ages will “take over the road” for the Community Critical Mass ride from the Village at Winona to downtown Warsaw. After the ride, kick-off celebrations continue with live music, food trucks, bike videos, kid’s events, road racing time trial, and a BMX stunt show.

Zimmer Biomet Road Time Trial & Omnium

This exciting road race always comes down to a fraction of a second! Competitive riders have a perfect opportunity to show off their skills as they race against the clock. Race all three road events through the weekend and be part of the Omnium competition. Check out more information and register here.

Wildman Business Group Countryside Tour & Century

The 12/19/39/63/101 mile lengths of the countryside tour will go southeast of Winona Lake and explore springtime farmland and rolling hills. Enjoy this ride through beautiful Kosciusko, Whitley, and Wabash county scenery, and end the tour with a relaxing afternoon in the Village at Winona with a cold pint of beer and great lunch. Click here for more details and to register for the tour!

Dino Series MTB Race

The main state series for mountain bike racing will once again come to the Winona Lake trails this year—and you don’t want to miss out! The race is open to multiple talent levels, and riders will do one to three laps on the trails, depending on experience. This is a great chance for both new and seasoned riders to experience Indiana off-road. Check out more details and register for the event here.

Zimmer Biomet Circuit Road Race

This circuit-style road race offers several different classes of racing, allowing you to choose the one that fits you best. Racers will complete several laps of the circuit (depending on skill level), and this year’s route will provide surprising and new challenges for all riders! Check out more information or register by clicking here.

KCH Kids Activities and Race

The Fat & Skinny Tire Fest is for everyone – which is why we provide awesome activities for our future racers and riders! This year’s KCH Saturday activities include a bicycle safety skills course, decorate your bikes table, a family-friendly bicycle scavenger hunt around the Village, face painting, and inflatables. Then come back on Sunday for the kids race, where our future stars get to test their skills on a real course around the island.  Click here for more fun details or to register for the events!

BMX Stunt Shows

Come watch some gravity-defying tricks that are usually only seen on the ESPN XGames! Our stunt shows take place right in the streets of downtown Warsaw and Winona Lake in the Village. Be sure to catch one or all of the three shows taking place on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. See the schedule for times!

Winona Historical Tour

Take the 3.5-mile Winona Historical Bike Tour to experience the stories and history that make up Winona Lake! On this great adventure, you’ll discover Winona’s revitalized history and local sites of interest. You don’t need to be a professional cyclist to explore Winona!

4X & Short Track MTB Race

Hosted by our friends at Hire Park, home to one of the area’s premier BMX tracks, is the growing Four Cross and Short Track MTB races, along with a newly added BMX race! Multiple categories and age levels are available. If you love an adrenaline rush, be sure to check out these exciting, heart-pounding events. Get more details and register here.

Zimmer Biomet Road Criterium

This timed road race, taking place on the island in the Winona Lake Village, is a favorite for riders and spectators alike. Come support cyclists of all ages and skill levels as they compete in a fast-paced, exciting event. Check out more details and register here.

Orthopedic Cup Celebrity Cruiser Race

This fun event matches local business leaders against each other for a corporate challenge. You won’t want to miss this race–so come to the island in Winona Lake to watch and support our local business sponsors as they compete! Click here for more information or to register for this lighthearted event.