To follow up the massive success of its inaugural visit to West Bend last January, the Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series will return this year with two events on the same weekend: Saturday, Jan. 23, at Regner Park, and Sunday, Jan. 24, at Riverside Park. The format will be different this year as a concession to the COVID-19 pandemic. Racers will compete for Strava segments to limit the number of people on course at any moment. Fat bike rentals—$25 for 3 hours—will be available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.
The Hugh Jass races will be part of a larger celebration: Winter Warm Up 2021. The weekend will feature ice sculptures throughout downtown West Bend, including an ice sculpture demonstration on Saturday, 1–2:30 p.m., at Old Settlers Park, and the Winter Luminary Walk, 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, at Lac Lawrann Conservancy.