First-Ever Fat Bike Titles on the Line in Utah
13 Feb, 2015
USA Cycling Heralds New Competition
The first-ever Fat Bike national titles are set to be awarded this weekend as the inaugural USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships take place at the Powder Mountain Resort in Ogden, Utah on Saturday.
Sixteen Stars-and-Stripes jerseys will be up for grabs at the Valentine's Day race. Amateurs will kick things off, leaving the start area in waves for two laps, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The men's singlespeed group will be the first to toe the line, followed by men's age groups, women's singlespeed, and women's age groups. Then at 1:00, the men's and women's pro/open categories will take center stage for three laps of the Powder Mountain course.
Participants and spectators alike will be able to enjoy the race atmosphere which will be complete with hot brews from The Daily Rise, a tent village, and a top-shelf view of the course from Powder Mountain's Hidden Lake. Borealis and local bike shops will provide bike demos for those looking for a new adventure and Sierra Nevada will be available to all over the age of 21. As if that isn't enough, attendees will have the chance to win a free fat bike.
Check out the links below for more race-specific information:
Want to throw your fatty in the mix? You still can! Online registration is open until 11:59 p.m. eastern time, TODAY, Wednesday the 11th. After that, you can still register onsite. Click here for online registration or to see the registration fee schedule.
Ancillary Events: On Thursday, Feb. 12, a women's gear clinic will take place with Rebecca Rusch where ladies can learn various tips from what to wear and eat to what the right tire pressure is. The clinic will be followed by a women's specific outdoor night ride at the Powder Mountain race venue.
On Friday, Feb. 13, there is a course pre-ride open to the public with fat bike demos, as well as a book signing with Rebecca Rusch. Then, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. that evening, the Fat Bike Nationals kick-off party will take place at Alleged on Historic 25th Street in downtown Ogden.
For more on the ancillary events, visit Ogden's Fat Bike Nationals webpage.
Racers and spectators will also get to enjoy the Banff Mountain Film Festival! Ogden is also hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at 7:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14-15, at the historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater. The films are a collection of the world’s best mountain films and different award winning films will be shown each evening.
About USA Cycling: Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 64,000 members; 2,700+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,100 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit usacycling.org.