59-Year-Old Wins Fat Bike Championship

Mountain bike legend Ned Overend can add another victory to his resume, this time winning the first-ever USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships in Ogden, Utah.

Overend crosses the finish line; photo courtesy USA Cycling

Overend, 59, won the Men’s Pro Open event on a 30km snow-covered course at Powder Mountain Resort on Saturday.

Overend has been racking up wins since his victory at the 1990 Mountain Biking World Championships. He is the six-time winner of the NORBA Mountain Bike National Championships, a two time XTERRA World Champion, and he crushed the 2011 singlespeed championships racing on a stock $450 frameset.

This is the first time the fat biking nationals have been sanctioned by USA Cycling. Overend also won the 2014 National Fat Bike Championships in Cable, Wis. Last year’s race, however, was not sanctioned by USA Cycling.

We find Overend’s longevity inspiring and just another reason to never stop riding, running, or doing whatever it is you love.

Eric Lemke

Eric is a contributing writer based in Bozeman, MT. An avid climber, mountain biker, backpacker, and snowboarder, he earned his degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota - Duluth. When not living the GearJunkie life, he can be found exploring the Montana backcountry.

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