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John Lineweaver
· March 12, 2017
This was a spectacular experience.

What a great event from start to finish. The registration was a snap, the campgrounds were spotless and the food, facilitie...s / entertainment were fantastic!

Oh... the trails. The trails were wonderful, flowing and well groomed. Its evident that the volunteers labor with love and passion to keep the system spectacular.

The expo was great, all the vendors were very nice and helpful.

A big thank you to all. See you next year!
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Debbie Todd
· March 12, 2017
The fat tire festival is spring break for mountain bikers from the littlest on their strider bikes to the oldest on their fancy rigs and everyone in between. The vendor village is amazing and the trails are primo thanks to all our trail gnomes.
Kris Smith
· March 13, 2017
FTF seems to get bigger and better each year, and if you've never been to Santos you need to check it out. This is some of the best riding in the southeast, and there really are trails for every skill level and type of rider.
Hap Proctor
· March 12, 2017
Forget March Madness, this is the place to be. OMBA continues to add features to the Santos trail system while growing the vendor list for this 3 day mountain bike celebration. Fun for the family and the hard core enthusiast.
Don Pennington
· March 12, 2017
We, unfortunately, missed out on being able to camp this time so we signed up for the Eric Ride. It was well run and and the weather could not have been better. My only suggestion at this time would be to maybe stage riders by speed and skill level.
Heidi M Mirisola
· March 12, 2017
My first time attending FTF! Very impressed! Trails, vendors,and campground are amazing!! Shout out/props to ALL of the people who made this the best turn out to date. You all put on a great event! I know it was enjoyed by all! I look forward to returning next year.
Ride on....
Mia Bella Lila
· March 12, 2017
I simple loved was my first trial experience and all I can say is i want to to do it again and I will drive 4 hours again next year....
Michael Loch
· December 18, 2016
Great trail system with a lot of variety from smooth easy green trail, roots and rocks, technical feature, jump lines for a variety or skill levels, and a lot o...f miles of great single track! I enjoyed the vendors and bike demos too! A great place to visit in March when winter and all the snow starts to get old, Ocala Florida: Santos Fat Tire Festival is sooo Nice! See More
Melissa Sylvia
· March 12, 2017
Super well organized, fun, good camaraderie, awesome trails-all very well marked and maintained, helpful and friendly volunteers and sweet expo. I definitely recommend!
Bob Marks
· March 12, 2017
This was my third year to attend. Always well run, supported, and a blast. More toilet and shower facilities is all I can think of for an immediate improvement. See you again next year!
Michael N. Mildner
· March 11, 2017
One of the top destinations for single track in the Southeast, variety for every skill level. The Fat Tire Festival gets better and better each year. Outstanding.
Amaury Cedeno
· March 14, 2016
Hands down my all time favorite trail system to ride in Florida. It has everything you could ask for and then some. Great for family fun, beginners or the hardc...ore 2 wheeled monsters. Santos Trails will always please the soul and the volunteers do a phenomenal job maintaining the trails, adding new features as well as hosting epic events. Get some! See More
Kristin Churchill
· March 12, 2017
Absolutely love offering Chair Massage every year for the Fat Tire Festival! Great people, great location, great weekend! Thanks again for having myself and Melynda Mckinney!
Stephen R. Torrick
· March 10, 2017
Mountain bikers are the best people and they all were here this weekend!
Maria Pugliese
· March 12, 2017
Super fun weekend of mountain bike action! Well worth the money spent.
Emilio Palacio
· March 15, 2017
The trails are awesome and OMBA do a great job!!! Very organized and the food is great.
Rusty Starcher
· March 14, 2017
Great weekend! Loved having all the venders out there to see the new bikes and the trails and volunteers were Awsome!
Jim Serratos
· March 12, 2017
Our yearly treat! Beautiful trails, great people, fantastic logistics! Thank you thank you!
Todd Horvath
· March 13, 2017
Great trails, very organized, and family friendly. I loved Celantro Taco food truck.
Alvin Mullen
· March 12, 2017
More vendors and food than last year.
Tons of brands to demo

Reminders have been sent to festival alumni to set your clocks for 7am, November 1st to buy 2018 Campground tickets!

Supporting our supporters! The future of our sport and trails...

Jared Hartman shared Florida DEVO's photo to the group: Ocala Mountain Bike Association (OMBA).
April 4Ocala, FL

This is what it's all about!

The Florida Devos were a huge help during the festival, and OMBA was happy to make a donation to this great organization that is getting kids outside and on mountain bikes!


It's a proven fact that volunteering increases your chance of winning our raffle prizes. Did you know that completing our Surveys does too? Thank you for taking a minute or two to let us know how we did. (Link in your email or Whova announcement)

Thank you Ocala-Living for really capturing the moments!

Thomas Franklin Fletcher shared Ocala-Living's album to the group: Ocala Mountain Bike Association (OMBA).
March 13

Ocala Living photos from the Vortex during the 2017 Fat Tire Festival.…

When the mission is clear (trails), and the passion (bikes) the same, an amazing gathering can happen. Thank you to everyone involved from start to finish: volunteers, managers, businesses, and attendees.

WAITLIST activated for Epic 50 tickets. I have a couple of tickets available. Please go to

Join us for over 50 miles of the sweetest, award-winning, single track as we celebrate 11 years of award winning trails. Fully supported, self guided ride with sag stops, bathrooms, lunch, safety patrollers, and a custom map. Registration gets you the event shirt and pint glass. This is the weekend…

Some nice coverage in the Ocala Style Healthy Living magazine that just hit the racks. Michele Harris Bill Miller

Healthy Living Magazine. Inspiring A Healthier, Balanced Lifestyle.

This is mostly for the Camping Ticket holders- All on Whova. Saving a tree by not printing extra materials this year.

Santos Fat Tire Festival Agenda

Check out the new jerseys that will be available this weekend!

Ok, this is a little embarrasing, but this is a summary of what goes on at Santos!

Santos Fat Tire Festival updated their status.

Companies Registered!~
Painting Outside the Lines Gallery
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Samson Bicycles
MTB Tandems Inc....
Kali Protectives
Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way
Stan's NoTubes
Salsa Cycles
Eclectic Alice and The Painted Sprocket
SeaSucker, LLC
Brick CIty Bike Shop
Florida Devo
Samson Bicycles LLC
Midwife On A Bike
Santos Bike Shop
Beacon National Supply
Industry nine
Rocky Mountain Bicycles
Visit Tallahassee
Pivot Cycles
Atomik Carbon Inc.
pedal milisha co.
Litespeed Bicycles
Two Wheel Pedal Promotions
Specialized Bicycle Components
Stans No Tubes
Norco Bicycles
Handup Gloves
Trek Bicycles
Davids World Cycle
Humble Pie Wood Fired Pizza
Giant Bicycle
Jules Threads, LLC
Trek Bikes
Ibis Cycle, Inc.
Cilantro Tacos
Santa Cruz Bicycles
Slime & Genuine Innovations
Cannondale Bicycles
KC Massage Therapy
Subaru of Gainesville
Elite Ops
Speed Banana, LLC
Artletic Apparel
DeFeet International
CatEye America
Village Cycles
Lej pretzel
JVC Broadcasting Q92.9
Elite Ops
Clif Bar

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10 days!

Graham Partain shared a link to the group: Ocala Mountain Bike Association (OMBA).
February 28
Share this around the internet. Fat Tire Festival just a couple weeks away.

Who doesn't secretly (or openly) desire a Yeti cooler? All entries/riders in this year's EPIC 50 will be gathering punches/cards for our Poker Run! That is a cool prize.

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So... who's getting excited for #11? (See you on Whova!)

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