The Global Fat Bike Summit fat bike race is set to take place at Mt. Ogden Golf Course nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch range. Choose from Advanced/Elite or Novice/Beginner categories. The Novice/Beginner course is roughly 15K and will begin at 11am. The 25K Advanced/Elite flight will start at 1pm. Riders will make 4 passes through the Expo and Festival area where they will be cheered on by local spectators and heckled by their favorite pals. Stick around afterwards for raffles, liquid recovery and local fare.
The first 150 participants to register will receive this commemorative bottle opener so be sure to register early and save your place at the starting line!
Commemorative Bottle Opener
This site will be updated with race and festival information as it develops, so please keep checking back.
Here is the PDF of the Fat Bike Winter Summit & Festival 2013 race results. Heavy snow on Friday night required the Rippin’ 60K race to be run as an Expert class on the Chillin’ 25K course.
Many thanks to Caren Ware and her Prime Time Timing Company (ITz ABOUT TIME) for providing the timing services.
QBP sent out this media release (PDF) earlier this week about Jay Petervary, the endurance cyclist from Fitzgerald’s Bicycles (Summit co-host) who broke the Tour Divide individual time-trial record last year.
Jay is sponsored by Salsa Cycles, one of the Summit’s two Presenting Sponsors.
I asked Jay for a couple of photos to go along with this blog post and he sent me these two of him with his wife, Tracey Petervary. His descriptions of the photos:
Both of these pics are from our trip to Nome in 2011 and both of these places are seriously in the middle of nowhere!
Left: In the ghost town of Iditarod where the trail literally ended and we waited several days for the trail breakers to come thru.
Right: In the ghost town of Ophir, where we met some Iditarod check-point folks celebrating “Mexican Night” with enchiladas and margaritas.
Summit and Festival attendees will see a great deal of Jay and Tracey this weekend, including their Friday night slideshow.
We’ve added an item to the schedule on Saturday morning.
At 7:40 am, right after breakfast, Jay Petervary will host a Mandatory Racer Meeting for 25K and 60K participants. He’ll cover course signage, give a brief course description, and lead an etiquette discussion.
The cropped photo of Jay on the right is from last year’s Summit, courtesy of QBP’s Joe Meiser.
Here are two photos of the trophies that Wendell Stam at BicyclArt is working on for the top three men and women finishers of the Rippin’ 60K and Chillin’ 25K races.
Yep, it’s true that BicyclArt is one of our 80mm Sponsors but the bigger news is that owner/artist Wendell Stam is designing and creating something for the top three men and women finishers of the Rippin’ 60K and Chillin’ 25K races.
We just might have a sneak preview of what he’s working on for us in a few days but you can get some idea by looking at the photos of some of his pieces on the BicyclArt Facebook photo page.
Jay Petervary and his dogs Rippin’ and Chillin’
Jay Petervary and his two pups, Chillin’ and Rippin,’ have laid out the courses for the two Fat Bike Summit and Festival races on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The Races page is now up with some descriptive detail and links to the course maps on Garmen Connect.
Got questions? Attach a comment here and Jay will respond.