Mandatory gear (scroll down for gear lists 150, 60, 30)

Fat Viking is expected to be a race that most riders can finish without sleeping. If longer rests are needed we want racers to spend their downtime at one of the checkpoints.
It is not on the mandatory list, but we encourage everybody to bring their full winter camping gear (winter sleeping bag, foam pad, proper bivvy sack, tent, stove, fuel etc.). However, we don't want anybody who hasn't got the proper training/ experience to go to sleep outdoors.
Se below for MANDATORY items.

Know yourself and your abilities and keep track on the weather forcast when race-day is approaching.
If you think that you won't be able to cover the distance between the checkpoints without additional rest you must plan accordingly.
Y
ou may be out there for a long time, in very cold or wet conditions and without any help. If you need to sleep on the trail or get into trouble, make sure you can survive!
In other words: BRING MORE than just the mandatory stuff.

Please go through the following gear lists of the other winter ultras to complement Fat Vikings mandatory gear list:

http://fatpursuit.com/racer-info/

https://tuscobia.wordpress.com/race-information/rules/

http://www.susitna100.com/gear.html

http://www.arrowheadultra.com/index.php/race-inforegistration/race-rules

http://wm100.endurancenorth.org/race-gear-and-tips

http://www.rovaniemi150.com/rov150/race-gear/


Mandatory gear list Fat Viking 150km

This is the stuff that you have to have with you from start to finish! Gear check will happen at the riders meeting on friday afternoon. All requirements below are applicable to start, duration and finish of the race. We will check gear at the finish, too.

Fatbike minimum tire width 3,8 (manufacturers label). No ordinary Mountain bikes or Plus bike.

Helmet. To be worn at all times when you are on your bike. Fat Viking is registered as cycling race under the Norwegian cycling federation. Helmets are compulsory. End of discussion.
Helmets for skiing or climbing are ok as long as they are made to tolerate similar impacts and protect your brain accordingly. Please make sure that your preferred mode of temperature regulation works with your helmet. Try out what fits or doesn't fit under or on top of your helmet, and what you have to do to neither overheat nor freeze on your head.

Extra emergency clothing which can keep you warm even though you are not moving. Not meant as additional layers for riding but to put on on top of your riding gear in an emergency situation/ when you have to stop.
-Windproof insulated puffy jacket (down is your best bet). A combination of a thick insulated non-windproof jacket and a windproof shell jacket is allowed.
-Insulated, windproof trousers, preferably ones that you can pull over your shoes without having to take them off first. A combination of an additional thick insulated non-windproof pant and shell-pant is also good.
-Extreme weather/ expedition mittens. Again, not for riding but to put on in case of stopping / emergency. 
Remember to put on your extra clothing before you get cold!

As mentioned: We encourage everybody to bring their full winter camping gear but don't want anybody whithout proper training and experience to sleep outdoors. Use the checkpoints to rest and keep moving while out on the track!

Insulated/ wide-neck bottles or containers to carry water. Minimum 1l. Nalgene bottles, camelback/ hydration bladder etc. It just mustn't freeze!

Thermos to carry additional hot beverage. Minimum 300ml. We will not check wether you are actually carrying hot drinks, but we strongly recommend that you do so. A sip of warm tea, coffee, hot chocolate or alike can change a miserable ride into a less miserable ride.

Food! As emergency ration you must carry 1000kcal of food at all times. Please bring something that you could actually eat. There will be some simple food at the checkpoints, but nothing that is suitable to take away with you. That means that you have to carry your on-trail race nutrition from the start! Please plan accordingly, bring l
ots of food. Preferably items which remain chewable in the freezing cold.

Lights and batteries
-Front and rear light to be seen. Rear light must be switched on during all hours of darkness/ twilight (from start to around 8.30am and 4pm to 8.30am). Both lights must be switched on when approaching/ leaving checkpoints and especially when crossing a road. Front light must also be switched on when encountering other traffic .
-Front light for you to see the tracks in the dark (you don't have to carry two front lights, but it is recommended).
-Enough batteries/ spares to last you through the event. Batteries are drained fast in the cold. Plan accordingly.

Reflective material both front and back on your bike and front and back on your body and/ or helmet. Be visible!

GPS device on which you can upload the track. Needs to be a device that can show the uploaded track on the screen. Enough batteries! This is a GPS based race, so unless you want to wait for another rider you need to make sure that you can follow the exact track on your own! Note that you are yourself responsible to find the right route. Riders who don't follow the correct route are disqualified.

Mobile telephone. You may not have reception in all places on the course, but your mobile phone is the only way to call for help in an emergency situation. Do not call us if for anything less than a medical emergency. Note that nobody will come and get you unless there is an emergency situation. If you want to quit the race get yourself to one of the checkpoints.

Eye protection: Goggles, cycling glasses etc. Most of the race course is above treeline. It can be very windy. Note: clear glasses recommended. You will not see a lot in the dark if you bring the shaded ones.

Chemical handwarmers. Minimum 3sets. You don't have to bring them back to the finish line (use them if needed and dispose of them at a checkpoint). If you've got some at home, bring them. They are not cheap in Geilo.

Pogies. If you have never heard of pogies before you probably haven't participated in any winter cycling ultra event. Even a simple version will strongly increase the chance to keep your fingers and dexterity intact. Get yourself a pair!

Spare tube and pump. Sounds ridiculous, but nobody is coming to get you if you've got a flat tire!

Map of the course (will be handed out to you at the pre-race meeting)

 

Mandatory gear list 60km race

We recommend bringing everything that is mandatory for the full distanse.
Mandatory gear means that you have to have it with you from start to finish!
Gear check will happen at the riders meeting on friday afternoon.  All requirements below are applicable to start, duration and finish of the race. We will check gear at the finish, too.

Fatbike minimum tire width 3,8 (manufacturers label). No ordinary Mountain bikes or Plus bike.

Helmet. To be worn at all times when you are on your bike. Fat Vikin is registered as race under the Norwegian cycling federation. Helmets are compulsory. End of discussion.
Helmets for skiing or climbing are ok as long as they are made to tolerate similar impacts and protect your brain accordingly. Please make sure that your preferred mode of temperature regulation works with your helmet. Try out what fits or doesn't fit under or on top of your helmet, and what you have to do to neither overheat nor freeze on your head.

Extra emergency clothing which can keep you warm even though you are not moving. Not meant as additional layers for riding but to put on on top of your riding gear in an emergency situation/ when you have to stop.
-Windproof insulated puffy jacket (down is your best bet). A combination of a thick insulated non-windproof jacket and a windproof shell jacket is allowed.
-Insulated, windproof trousers, preferably ones that you can pull over your shoes without having to take them off first. A combination of an additional thick insulated non-windproof pant and shell-pant is also good.
-Extreme weather/ expedition mittens. Again, not for riding but to put on in case of stopping / emergency. 
Remember to put on your extra clothing before you get cold!

As mentioned: We encourage everybody to bring their full winter camping gear but don't want anybody whithout proper training and experience to sleep outdoors. Use the checkpoints to rest and keep moving while out on the track!

Insulated/ wide-neck bottles or containers to carry water. Minimum 1l. Nalgene bottles, camelback/ hydration bladder etc. It just mustn't freeze!

Thermos to carry additional hot beverage. Minimum 300ml. We will not check wether you are actually carrying hot drinks, but we strongly recommend that you do so. A sip of warm tea, coffee, hot chocolate or alike can change a miserable ride into a less miserable ride.

Food! Please bring something that you can eat in the cold. The checkpoint for the 60km race will be reached just before the finish line. There is at least one serviced hut on the course that you may purchase some food at. That means that you have to carry your on-trail race nutrition from the start! Please plan accordingly, bring l
ots of food. Preferably items which remain chewable in the freezing cold.

Lights and batteries
-Front and rear light to be seen. Rear light must be switched on during all hours of darkness/ twilight (from start to around 8.30am and 4pm to 8.30am). Both lights must be switched on when approaching/ leaving checkpoints and especially when crossing a road. Front light must also be switched on when encountering other traffic .
-Front light for you to see the tracks in the dark (you don't have to carry two front lights, but it is recommended). Enough batteries/ spares to last you through the event. Batteries are drained fast in the cold. Plan accordingly.

Reflective material both front and back on your bike and front and back on your body and/ or helmet. Be visible!

* GPS device on which you can upload the track. Needs to be a device that can show the uploaded track on the screen. Enough batteries! This is a GPS based race, so unless you want to wait for another rider you need to make sure that you can follow the exact track on your own!
*if you are a local who is familiar with the route you may start without a gps. Note that you are yourself responsible to find the right route. Riders who don't follow the correct route are disqualified.


Mobile telephone. You may not have reception in all places on the course, but your mobile phone is the only way to call for help in an emergency situation. Do not call us if for anything less than a medical emergency. Note that nobody will come and get you unless there is an emergency situation. If you want to quit the race get yourself to one of the checkpoints.

Eye protection: Goggles, cycling glasses etc. Most of the race course is above treeline. It can be very windy. Note: clear glasses recommended. You will not see a lot in the dark if you bring the shaded ones.

Chemical handwarmers. Minimum 3sets. You don't have to bring them back to the finish line (use them if needed and dispose of them at a checkpoint). If you've got some at home, bring them. They are not cheap in Geilo.

Map of the course (will be handed out to you at the pre-race meeting)


Mandatory gear list 30km race

We recommend bringing everything that is mandatory for the full distanse/ the 60km race.
Mandatory gear means that you have to have it with you from start to finish!
Gear check will happen at the riders meeting on friday afternoon. All requirements below are applicable to start, duration and finish of the race. We will check gear at the finish, too.

Fatbike minimum tire width 3,8 (manufacturers label). No ordinary Mountain bikes or Plus bike.

Helmet. To be worn at all times when you are on your bike. Fat Vikin is registered as race under the Norwegian cycling federation. Helmets are compulsory. End of discussion.
Helmets for skiing or climbing are ok as long as they are made to tolerate similar impacts and protect your brain accordingly. Please make sure that your preferred mode of temperature regulation works with your helmet. Try out what fits or doesn't fit under or on top of your helmet, and what you have to do to neither overheat nor freeze on your head.

Extra clothing which can keep you warm even though you are not moving.
-Extra windproof jacket (down is your best bet).
-Extra windproof trousers, preferably ones that you can pull over your shoes without having to take them off first.
-Extra mittens.
Remember to put on your extra clothing before you get cold!

Insulated/ wide-neck bottles or containers to carry water. Minimum 0,75l. Nalgene bottles, camelback/ hydration bladder etc. It just mustn't freeze!

Food! Please bring something that you can eat in the cold. The checkpoint for the 30km race will be reached just before the finish line. There is one stop on the course that you may purchase some food at. That means that you have to carry your on-trail race nutrition from the start! Please plan accordingly, bring l
ots of food. Preferably items which remain chewable in the freezing cold.

Reflective material both front and back on your bike and front and back on your body and/ or helmet. Be visible!

* GPS device on which you can upload the track. Needs to be a device that can show the uploaded track on the screen. Enough batteries! This is a GPS based race, so unless you want to wait for another rider you need to make sure that you can follow the exact track on your own!
*if you are a local/ familiar with the route you may start without a gps. Note that you are yourself responsible to find the right route. Riders who don't follow the correct route are disqualified.

Mobile telephone. You may not have reception in all places on the course, but your mobile phone is the only way to call for help in an emergency situation.
Do not call us if for anything less than a medical emergency. Note that nobody will come and get you unless there is an emergency situation. If you want to quit the race get yourself to one of the checkpoints.

Eye protection: Goggles, cycling glasses etc. Most of the race course is above treeline. It can be very windy. Note: clear glasses recommended. You will not see a lot in the dark if you bring the shaded ones.

Map of the course (will be handed out to you at the pre-race meeting)