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Cedar Rapids Launches New Fat Bike Rides, Expo

30 Nov, 2016


An interactive, fun night ride, free expo, raffle and a three hour endurance ride on a 3.75 mile course are all part of the newest Fat Bike weekend coming to Cedar Rapids.  The GO CR Fat Sac & Fox Enduro Ride will take place Friday and Saturday, December 9 & 10, 2016.   

GO Cedar Rapids along with the Cedar Rapids Parks Department and Linn Area Mountain Bike Association (LAMBA) are coming together to host the largest Fat Bike event in the Cedar Rapids Area.

The event kicks off Friday, December 9th with registration and an interactive on trail/off trail night ride that begins at 7pm, taking riders on trails and pathways that are not part of the normal bike trail system.   Along the way riders will make pit stops at several Cedar Rapids locations for food, drink and surprises.  Friday’s ride ends with a celebration at the SAG Wagon Deli & Brew.

Saturday’s events begin at the Indian Creek Nature Center at 6665 Otis Rd, Cedar Rapids, IA.  A free expo for riders, fans, and the public starts at 10AM.  The expo will include panel discussions, Fat Bike demonstrations, and a fun family area with bike related games and activities along with a Fat Santa Kids ride.  A raffle for a 2017 Specialized Fatboy SE Fat Bike (MSRP $1400) will also be part of the event.   Attendees will be able to stay for lunch with multiple onsite food vendors then cheer for the riders of the GO CR Fat Sac & Fox Enduro Ride which begins at Noon.    The enduro ride will take place on a 3.75 mile course using parts of the Sac & Fox Trail.    Individual and team riders will ride as many laps as possible in the three hour race.   Winners will be awarded in both individual and team categories.   Awards and celebration will take place Saturday night at Broken Spoke, Cedar Rapids.

Updated information, tickets, merchandise and raffle tickets along with host hotel information and rates are all available through the event website:  GOCRFatBike.com.

GO CR Fat Sac & Fox Enduro Ride 2016 is sponsored by GO Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Parks Department, LAMBA, Northtowne Cycling, Bike Rags, and Goldfinch Cyclery, Hall Bicycle Company and Borealis Fat Bikes.

About GO Cedar Rapids: GO Cedar Rapids is dedicated to enhancing the local economy by promoting the Cedar Rapids area as the premier destination in the region for travel, tourism and events. Visit gocedarrapids.com for more information about area events, dining and entertainment. Travel-generated expenditures totaled $771.9 million and the tourism industry employed 6,300 people in Linn County in 2015. Learn more at gocedarrapids.com.

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