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Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic

 February  2025
Solon, Iowa 


The Course

The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic is a Fat Bike Event 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 scenic gravel roads.  For those looking for a more casual experience, the 10 Mile Fat Fun Ride may be for you.  Many of the trails in the Tace are not permitted for bikes EXCEPT on race day, so this is your only chance to ride them!  The fast end of the 30 mile race has finished at around 2 hours with the back end of the race taking as long as 5 1/2 hours.  As always, for 2024 we will have a new but equally challenging course for ya'll.  Expect a lot of the same stuff you've seen in years past with some added surprises of course!


Registration & Start Times

Lake Macbride 

Fat Tire Classic Race

~30 Miles

$65 late online registration (starts Jan 2nd)

$55 early online registration (ends Jan 1st)

(online Reg ends Feb. 6th @5pm)

NO day of registration

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

and T-Shirt for 1st 100 TOTAL entrants between all events 

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 

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

~10 Miles

$55 late online registration (starts Jan 2nd)

$45 early online registration (ends Jan 1st)

(online Reg ends Feb. 6th @5pm)

NO day of registration

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

and T-Shirt for 1st 100 TOTAL entrants between all events

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 Pickup


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

Sugar Bottom Bikes Wednesday 2/7 from 2pm-6pm, Thursday 2/8 from 10am-8pm, & Friday 2/9 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.             


More Info


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.  Unlike previous years, there will be timing and a finish line crew waiting for all racers, even those finishing after the awards have started/finished.  Awards will take place in the Lake Macbride Golf Course Club House at 2PM or 5 hours after the start time of the Full Classic Race.  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.  


Womens and Mens Overall 1/2/3

Youth Overall 1/2/3

3 Person Team (Only First Place Team Podium/Prizes)

40-49 Womens 1/2/3

50-59 Womens 1/2/3

60+ Womens 1/2/3

40-49 Mens 1/2/3

50-59 Mens 1/2/3

60+ Mens 1/2/3

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.  For 2024 we will attempt to mark the course even better than previous years, but 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.  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 11th, with a backup date of Saturday Feb. 17th.  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.


The Vibe


3891 Pro Rd. NE

Solon, Iowa 52333

319 759 3849

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core4 + Lake Mac Classic are teaming up to challenge those who like it sweet and spicy!

Want in? Register by January 31st 2024 for both events - @lakemacclassic 32 mile and 100 mile (in any cat) and you’ll be in for the FIRE and ICE challenge! For the extra special treatment, choose the Fat Bike cat for core4 as well.

-2024 FIRE AND ICE REG IS NOW CLOSED.  24' Participants will be listed after completion of 24' Lake Mac.

Fire & Ice Challenge Participants 2023


Exclusive Double Fat Category

Rob Mckillip

Tyson Smith

Josh Yoder

Tony Brown

Jim Conard

Chase Cubbage

Caleb Eichelberg

Steve Hamilton

Kevin Hasler

Chaim Jensen

Boulos Nassar



Michelle Voss

Joe Nelson

Cole Paisley

Kent Ralston

Marty Roberts

Nicole Roth

Ethan Sabers

Keith Snoop

Isaiah Spath

Michelle Voss

Kurt Wendel

Caleb Wilson

Mason Wilson

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