Bike-to-Work Day Festivities
As part of the pre-festival activities, we encourage people to ride their bicycles to work! At 7 a.m. stop by Light Rail Café in the Village at Winona for a free cup of coffee and snacks. Join millions around the globe showcasing the impact of active transportation infrastructure. Kick off this year’s FSTF by joining us on Bike to Work Day!
Festival Kick-off Party
This free activity kickstarts the annual Fat & Skinny Tire Fest and is a highlight of the weekend for many! Riders of all ages “take over the road” for our Community Critical Mass Ride from the Village at Winona to downtown Warsaw. After the ride, the fun continues with a BMX stunt show, kid’s activities, the return of Friday night road racing with the all new downtown Twilight Criterium, as well as food and beverage vendors, and live music.
Zimmer Biomet Downtown Road Criterium
Road racing is back in downtown Warsaw. This 1/2 mile timed twilight road race, taking place around three blocks by the county courthouse is sure to be an action packed event for riders and spectators as part of the Festival Kick-off Party and Warsaw’s Third Friday activities.
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.
DINO Series MTB Race
The main state series for mountain bike racing will once again begin at the Winona Lake Trails this year—and you don’t want to miss out! The race is open to all skill 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.
Zimmer Biomet Circuit Road Race
This circuit-style road race offers multiple classes of racing, based on your USA Cycling class category. Racers will complete several laps of the circuit (depending on skill level) providing a challenge for all riders!
WCC BMX Stunt Show
Come watch some gravity-defying tricks that are usually only seen on the ESPN XGames! Our stunt shows presented by Warsaw Community Church 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 full event schedule for times!
Historical Winona Bike Tour
Take the leisurely 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, including local bike racing facts dating back more than 100 years. You don’t need to be a professional cyclist to explore Winona in a fun and fascinating way!
4X MTB & BMX Race
Hosted by our friends at Hire Park, home to one of the area’s premier BMX tracks, is the growing Four Cross MTB race, along with a fun local 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.
Join us at the Miller Sunset Pavilion in the Village at Winona for Live Music, Food Trucks, Beer Garden and our Robbie Gast “Ride On” Awards.
Zimmer Biomet Village 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.
Trailblazers Youth MTB Clinic (Grades K-12)
We’ve partnered with NEIC Mountain Bike Trailblazers, a regional group that teach bike handling skills and safety with Certified Coaches. These are free sessions open to grades K-12.Bring a bike and your helmet (limited bikes available based on first come/first served). After the clinic, be sure to bring your rider and bike down to the Village to join the Kid’s Races around the island!
LKH Kids Activities
The Fat & Skinny Tire Fest is for everyone – which is why we provide fun activities for all ages! This year’s LKH Saturday activities include KCV’s Tracey’s Trailer bicycle safety skills course, a decorate your bikes table and kids bike parade, and bike-themed art projects by our friends at Spoonful of Imagination.
Orthopedic Cup Celebrity Cruiser Race
This fun event matches local businesses against each other for the ultimate 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 pedal it out for the coveted Ortho Cup trophy.