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5th Annual Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic
Saturday February 12, 2022
3891 Pro Rd NE 
Solon, Iowa 52333

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Race and Ride for a Cause!  All event proceeds will be used for charitable causes by the Solon Centennial Lion's Club.

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3.8" MINIMUM TIRE WIDTH FAT BIKES ONLY

Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Race                                     

$55 late online registration (starts Jan 10th)

$45 early online registration (ends Jan 9th)

(online Reg ends Feb. 8th @5pm)

NO day of registration

Registration Fee includes: Race Entry, Bacon & Beer Stop, Swag Bag,

and T-Shirt for 1st 100 entrants

All proceeds of this event are for charity, sorry no refunds

 

Start Time: 9:00 AM (subject to change +/- 1 hour)

Distance: ~30 Miles (course subject to change)

 

Awards/Prizes:  PRIZES for Top 5 Overall Men/Women &

Prizes for Top 5 Overall 3 Person Teams 

NEW FOR 2022!  3 Person Team Category!  Team up with 2 of your best buds and work together to make it through the challenge that is The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic!  Teams will line up with mass start racers but must all finish together to be eligible for team category placing and prizes!

 

Lake Macbride Fat Fun Ride

 

$50 late online registration (starts Jan 10th)

$40 early online registration (ends Jan 9th)

(online Reg ends Feb. 8th @5pm)

NO day of registration

Registration Fee includes: Race Entry, Bacon & Beer Stop, Swag Bag,

and T-Shirt for 1st 100 entrants

 

All proceeds of this event are for charity, sorry no refunds

 

Start Time: 11:00 AM (subject to change +/- 1 hour)

Distance: ~10 Miles 

 

This event is meant to be casual fun and riders will not be timed.

Registration/Packet Pick up Info

 

Packet Pick up for Pre-Registered Participants will be available at

Sugar Bottom Bikes Wednesday 2/9 from 2pm-6pm, Thursday 2/10 from 10am-8pm, & Friday 2/11 from 10am-6pm

 

Day of Event Packet Pick Up for RACERS will be at Lake Macbride Golf Course from 7:00am - 8:30am

Day of Event Packet Pick Up for RIDERS will be at Lake Macbride Golf Course from 9:30am - 10:30am

 

In the event the race/ride times are changed, day of packet pick up times will change accordingly.                                                           

 

Course Description:

 

The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic is a Fat Bike race like no other.  Presented by Sugar Bottom Bikes and The Solon Centennial Lions Club, the race will take you around scenic Lake Macbride on twisty pea gravel, flowing singletrack, scenic beaches, blazing fast double track, hilly and steep snowmobile trails, challenging hiking trails, and some scenic gravel roads.  The past 4 years the fast end of the race has finished at around 2 hours with the back end of the race taking as long as 5 1/2 hours for 25 mile versions of the course.  For 2022 we've kicked things up a notch with an addition to the route which will add an extra 5-6 miles of snowmobile trail, pavement, and gravel!  We are expecting the new route to take racers 2 1/2 hours to 6 1/2 hours.

 

*Many of the trails in the race are not permitted for bikes EXCEPT on race day.  Please do not ride these routes until the day of the race.

FUTURE HOME OF COURSE FILES
2020 Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Course B
(No -Crossing )GPS File
2020 Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Course C
(Mud Route) GPS File
2020 Lake Macbride Half Classic Fat Fun Ride GPS File

Timing/Awards:

 

The race will be manually timed by volunteers so please be patient with us.  When crossing the finish line please STOP to verify your number and finishing time with the timers.  We will be collecting results for 5-6 hours from the start of the race.  If you cross the finish line more than 5-6 hours from the start you will need to stop and sign in with your finishing time.  Awards will take place in the Lake Macbride Golf Course Club House shortly after results are done being collected.  Racers receiving awards and prizes will be expected to be present for podium ceremony in order to collect their awards and prizes.  In the event that epic conditions could cause longer ride times, we will push back the ending time of scoring and the awards as we see necessary.

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Course Markings/Navigation:

 

We will be marking both the ride and race course with big arrows and course tape but GPS Computer Navigation is absolutely recommended.  We cannot be held responsible for people who choose not to use GPS Navigation.  Markings can get knocked down by riders and wind or stolen and switched by mischievous kids.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask us or stop in to your local bike shop for guidance.

STAY TUNED FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON Course Files.  The current files posted are NOT accurate for 2022.

Postponment/ Rescheduling

 

In order to present the safest and most fun event possible, we will reserve the right to move the start of the race forward or back 1 hour in order to achieve more favorable conditions.  In addition to this we will reserve the right to postpone the race to Sunday the 13th, with a backup date of Saturday Feb. 19th.  We also have the potential to present a heavily modified course in order to hold the event on trails that are not affected as much by adverse weather/temperature conditions.  Two of the most likely situations that would cause event changes would be excessive mud and/or active rain or blizzard type situations.  In the event of heavy snowfall the night/morning before the race we would not have enough time to properly groom the course and a 1 day delay could be necessary.  *Unfortunately in the event of total cancellation of the event we will not be able to offer refunds.

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