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Fat Bike Festival

Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival is the first festival of its kind on the Oregon Coast. Enjoy an April weekend of fun fat bike events while exploring the beaches and lovely community of Cannon Beach by bike. Events planned for the weekend include a sunset beach ride and bonfire with fat bike games and activities; a Saturday poker ride and after party at a local pub; and the Fat Bike Beach Clean Up on Sunday to celebrate Earth Day.

The festival kicks off on Friday with a sunset ride in the shadow of the iconic Haystack Rock. Activities around the bonfire include a slow race, obstacle course and various skills competitions. Enjoy delicious beverages from local craft brewers Public Coast and Pelican Brewery and sit around the fire as the sun sets at Tolovana Beach. Family and friends are welcome to watch Friday night Fat Bike Rodeo and stay for s'mores.

Saturday's 14-mile beach ride will take you from Ecola Creek, past Haystack Rock to Arch Cape and back. Along the way there will be several "poker stops" where riders will learn of the local ecology from Haystack Rock Awareness Program. End the day at Public Coast Brewing where the motto is "Beaches Forever Beer for Everyone!" Snack, sip craft-brewed beer and see if you win a variety of great prizes. The grand prize is a two-night stay at Surfsand Resort. Those with best poker hands during the day's ride will be winners. You will have plenty of time on Saturday afternoon to browse, shop, eat, play and discover the many treasures of Cannon Beach.

Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday by joining forces with Surfrider to participate in the Fat Bike Beach Clean Up where you help to clean up, reuse and recycle. Certain plastics collected will be given to local artists for jewelry making that helps fund stewardship and environmental educational programs.

Several hotels and beach rental companies are offering lodging deals for registrants. There will be some fat bikes available for demo if you don't yet have your own. For more information on the weekend visit bikecannonbeach.com.