Here’s the skinny on the fat.
Fatbike, that is.
Fatbike RACE, that is.
Blbbrbk, 2013…combining two of our favorite things: Events and Awesomes. (Yes, this Event will be sufficiently Awesomes to require the plural).
Let’s get the details out of the way, first:
- 3 Person Teams. If you’ve got a team, great! If you need a team, great! We’re planning on having a signup/groupup for people who show up without a fatbike, or without a team. If you’re coming in advance and want to be grouped together, drop us a line here. If you’re planning on coming and have more than one fatbike in your group, bring them all…we may need extra bikes. This is a fatbike community event. Be fat…together. Riders are encouraged to use 1 bike per team, with handoffs on each lap. If that isn’t possible because of the size of your riders, we’ll make exceptions.
- There will be a ~3 mile prescribed route through Afton Forest Preserve. Click here to find out where that is… The event format is thus: ride a lap, hop off the bike and pass to teammate, teammate rides a lap. Teammate passes bike to third teammate, who then rides a lap. Process repeats until the first to occur of: 1) the passage of 3 hours; 2) a teammate gets consumed by one of the infamous DeKalb Yeti; or, 3) exhaustion sets in. If you lose a teammate to a Yeti, you are DQ’d–so try to avoid them. (In case you missed it, Afton was the home of this infamous fatbike video clip).
- Check-in starts at 9am. If you’d like to volunteer to help, drop us a line here. Race starts promptly at 11:00am, CST. (January 20, 2013).
- Fatbikes only. We are defining fatbikes thusly: a) ‘traditional fatbikes’ with 3.7″ or wider tires (Larry, Endo, Big Fat Larry, Husker Du, Nate, Bud, Lou, etc.); and, b) Knards (29+, 3″ wide). Don’t show up with your 26×2.5 tires and think you’re gonna rock it. No fat tires, no ride. And don’t be cute with a ‘fat front’ or some other similar setup. Fat in front, fat in back. Because that’s the American way.
Just to be clear, while this is a part of the amazing Fat-Bike.com winter race series, this is not a points race. It’s a fun race. It’s a bragging points race. It’s a nitty, gritty, rubbin’ is racin’, backwoods, straightaway hammerfest. Or a delightful romp in the woods. It is what you make it. Make it awesomes.
It’s going to be a blast. Join us, and make it moreso. We’re encouraging people to indicate their interest in coming on the Facebook Event page. Click one of the drop us a line here links with any questions. Ride fat, ride often.