Levitation 49, hosts of the regional Fat Bike Summit in Valdez, March 18, have re-located the venue in order to be able to make the event free of charge.

The new venue for the Summit is The Fat Mermaid restaurant on the harbor in downtown Valdez. There will be no fee to attend the event but participants are still asked to register for a free ticket online.

"Alaska being the birthplace and capital of fat biking means we are expecting a very lively and engaging session," said Levitation 49 Executive Director Lee Hart. "We didn't want price to be a hurdle in to participation."

The Summit will be led by Mountain Bike Hall of Famer, Gary Sjoquist, who is arguably among the leading voices of fat bike advocacy. From 9 .m. to approximately 5 p.m., Summit participants will share information on trends, best practices, user conflict mitigation, advocacy and more. 

The Summit immediately precedes the opening night of the Chugach Fat Bike Bash, a three-day festival by and for fat bike enthusiasts in the beautiful port town of Valdez.