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Date and Start Time
March 10, 2023 at 12:00
Santos in Ocala, Florida
Club sponsor
Ocala Mountain Bike Association (OMBA)
Event Description


Is hosted annually each March by Ocala Mountain Bike Association in partnership with the Florida State Parks and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The Festival features the EPIC 50 RIDE on Saturday, camping at the adjacent Santos Campground, a huge vendor village with bike booths & food trucks, and skills clinics. Proceeds from FTF benefit trail maintenance & building, safety patrol training, and equipment.


Gather your bike club, friends, and family and register for the Camping & Epic Ride package. General admission ticket options include tent camping with meals and entertainment, Epic Ride registration, finisher medal, and sag stops that include lunch, an event T-shirt, and swag.


You’re going to love riding the over 50 miles of Santos award-winning IMBA certified trails. Register to ride Saturday’s EPIC 50 and compete for a personal best – or just to say you did it! This ride is self-guided and fully supported with safety patrollers, bathrooms, and sag stops. Finisher medals awarded, along with an event T-shirt.

Sunday Sinkhole Challenge

Time trial through our black diamond trail Sinkhole (1.4 miles) for great prizes and lots of fun.


Learn a new skill or tune up an old one at our FREE clinics. Sign up the day of at the bike clinic booth and join small groups with certified mountain bike instructor Misty Mahoy of All About Balance. No advance sign-up necessary.


This is one event you won’t want to miss! You will get the chance to see all the newest bikes and gear at our trailhead vendor village as we host upwards of 100 vendors including the major bike manufacturers and bike accessory booths. Largest selection of demo MTB bikes in the east.  Food trucks offer a variety of cuisine that you may enjoy at the picnic tables.

Vendor Village is FREE and open to the public Friday noon-5, Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 10-2.

EXHIBITORS (space still available for more vendors)

Santos Fat Tire Festival is established as Florida’s premiere mountain bike event of the year, attracting over 12000 visitors from all over the United States to this huge 3 day event. Register to be an exhibitor and take advantage of our social media advertising, vendor dinner, and the greatest bike crowd in the Southeast!

Vendor contact: [email protected]



Added by Bill Alexander on Dec 16, 2022. Last updated Dec 16, 2022. → add an update
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