Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 at 9:30am
This is a timed, XC style fat bike race held on amazing XC ski trails at a local Nordic center with a staff of groomers making sure we have an amazing, groomed surface of that all important white stuff to ride on.
8:00am: Check in
9:30am: Race start
Noon: XXC course cut off
The course will be on a mix of rolling lower trails this year,same as last season.It is a relatively flat race course with small descents and climbs in there as needed to try and regulate temperature a bit. The course will be groomed, as warranted by the conditions. Your day pass fee is included in the race entry. We may decide to change trails right before the race, since it will be based on what the best option is at the moment.
Categories: Xc Mens $25 / $35 Day Of Xc Womens $25 / $35 Day Of xXC Mens $25 / $35 Day Of xXC Womens $25 / $35 Day Of Fat bike rentals from Blackwater Bikes $40
What kind of bike do I need to participate?? You must ride a fat bike at this event – 3.8″ or bigger tires. ·
What if I don’t own a fat bike? Blackwater Bikes will be offering their rental fleet to reserve before the event. ·
Is it timed? Yes, this race will be timed and results will be posted. Awards (no prizes, no cash) will be classy and cheap.
What kind of support is out on course? There will be a couple warming huts passed on the course, but you are responsible for any food and drink during your ride. Consider this a self supported race. We do have a “comfort stop” with a couple supplies to help you feel more comfortable during your ride/race. ·
What if I am not the “racer” type? Not a problem – feel free to enter anyway. Think of it as a chance to ride kick *** groomed trails with new friends! ·
What about the weather? This is a snow only event. Chances are good for this date, but if there is no snow it will be postponed or course will be adjusted to stay on the snow farm. We are hardy West Virginians and will ride no matter the condition…unless it’s just stupid out. Then individual races will be cancelled as needed. ·
So how do I stay warm? Dress appropriately in layers, ready for temps that can be well below zero. Watch the weather. If your feet get too cold, walk. Walk to the side of the groomed trails. If you walk on the trails it screws up the surface, so be respectful and walk off the edge! . Be prepared, I don’t suffer fools. ·
What if I register but can’t ride?? We will miss you but, sorry, Registration fees are non-refundable. Registration can be transferred through your bikereg profile for a $5 exchange fee.
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