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Fat Bike weekend debuts in Cannon Beach.

Fat Bike enthusiasts will descend on the quaint coastal village of Cannon Beach the weekend of April 20 to April 22 to enjoy the Oregon Coast’s first ever Fat Bike Festival!

The weekend begins on Friday as we enjoy a sunset ride with Haystack Rock as our background and plenty of fun Fat Bike activities around the bonfire including a slow race, obstacle course, various Fat Bike skills competitions and enjoy delicious beverages from local craft brewers, Public Coast and Pelican brewery as we sit around the fire and enjoy the setting sun at Tolovana Beach. Family and friends are welcome to watch the Friday night Fat Bike Rodeo and stay for s’mores around the fire.

After enjoying dinner on your own at one of the delicious eateries around town, retire for the evening at one of the many wonderful Cannon Beach hotel or vacation rental properties. Many of which are offering deals for the weekend including 15 percent off for all registrants with Beachcomber Vacation Homes.

We meet back in the late morning Saturday for a 14-mile beach ride which will take us from Ecola Creek, past Haystack Rock, to Arch Cape and back. Along the way we will have several “poker stops” where riders will learn of the local ecology from Haystack Rock Awareness Program at our Haystack Rock poker stop, be treated to world famous clam chowder at our Mo’s poker stop and have various snacks along the route while picking up cards and riding along the beautiful beaches of Cannon Beach.

The day ends at Public Coast Brewing where their motto is, “Beaches forever, beer for everyone!” We will enjoy snacks, craft brewed beer, and a variety of great prizes, including our grand prize of a two-night stay at Surfsand Resort, for the best poker hands collected during the days ride. You will have plenty of time on Saturday afternoon to browse, shop, eat, play, and discover the many treasures of Cannon Beach.

On Sunday, we will celebrate Earth Day by joining forces with Surfrider to participate in a beach cleanup. We will be helping to clean up, reuse and recycle as certain plastics collected will be given to local artists to be made into jewelry that will be sold to help fund stewardship and environmental educational programs.

The weekend will be filled with many fun Fat Bike activities but still plenty of time to explore and enjoy Cannon Beach. We will have some Fat Bikes available for people to demo if they don’t yet have their own. Bring your family and friends and join us for this first ever Fat Bike experience on the Oregon Coast. For more information on the weekends activities visit our website @ www.BikeCannonBeach.com.

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