Fat Tire Camp Fire

When: Wed., Feb. 24, 6-10 p.m. 2016

If'n you need a little help getting fired up for the coming spring, you should cozy up to the Fat Tire Camp Fire. This celebration of mountain biking at Ballpark Village's Fox Sports Midwest (601 Clark Avenue; takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight, and admission is free. You can try out a virtual simulation of the mountain biking experience, mingle with the pro skills instructors from Roots Mountain Biking and the people from Terrain magazine, enter the Fat Bike Log Ride Challenge and check out the Gateway Off-Road Cyclists. Red Bull's On Track: Season 2 featuring Curtis Keene is screened during the evening, as is the short film "The Fat Is Back," which documents the 2015 Southern Illinois Fat Tire Festival. If all of this doesn't get you amped up to ride, you're hopeless.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission

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