3rd Annual Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic

Saturday February 15, 2020

3891 Pro Rd NE 

Solon, Iowa 52333


Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Race                                     


$40 online registration

(ends Feb. 11th @8pm)

$50 day of registration

(cash/check only for day of)


Registration Fee includes: Race Entry, Bacon & Beer Stop, and T-Shirt

T-Shirts are now SOLD OUT

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


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

Distance: 20-27 Miles (course subject to change)


Awards/Prizes:  $1200 TOTAL CASH PAYOUT

for the Top 5 Men and Top 5 Women Racers!!! 

$3000+ Swag and Prizes to the Top 10 in each category and then more for everyone else until we run out.


Lake Macbride Fat Fun Ride


$35 online registration

(ends Feb. 11th @8pm)

$45 day of registration

(cash/check only for day of)


Registration Fee includes: Race Entry, Bacon & Beer Stop, and T-Shirt

T-Shirts are now SOLD OUT

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


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

Distance: ~10-12 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 on Friday 2/14 from 2PM-6PM 

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

Day of Registration and Day of Packet Pick Up for RIDERS will be at Lake Macbride Golf Club 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, steep snowmobile and hiking trails. The past 2 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.  The past 2 years this race has become infamous for its difficulty with 2500 feet of climbing crammed into the 22 mile course.  The 2020 course will be similar to years past, with the exception that we will only be doing 1 lap of the hilly snowmobile trails in Lake Macbride Park instead of 3 brutal laps.  Stay tuned for more course info as we are working on getting permits to use new land and trails.  We will still make an attempt at crossing the Macbride Spillway to access the South side of the park, but may not know whether or not we can do this until a week or two before the race.  One thing is for certain, the race distance will be between 20 and 30 miles with an expected finish time of 2-5 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.

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UPDATED 2/10/20
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



The race will be manually timed by volunteers so please be patient and respectful towards us.  When crossing the finish line please stop to verify your number and finishing time with the timers.  We will be collecting results for 4-5 hours from the start of the race.  If you cross the finish line more than 4-5 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 cash payout will be expected to be present for podium ceremony in order to collect their cash 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.

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 and necessary.  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.  GPS Navigation has become extremely easy to use and extremely reliable and we are confident everyone should be able to access and use this technology in the year 2020.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask us or stop in to your local bike shop for guidance.

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 16th, with a backup weekend of Feb. 22nd/23rd.  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.

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

OTSO Cycles will be on site with a van full of Voytek Fat Bikes to DEMO!!!!  If you just wanna ride a bike around the start finish area, no action is necessary just show up and shred a sweet carbon Voytek Fat Bike.  For those of you that prebooked a Demo bike to ride in the event, OTSO will be at Sugar Bottom Bikes from 2-6PM Friday the 14th to set you up with your demo.  We are no longer taking requests for Demo bikes OR Rental Bikes.  Thanks


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