Are you Rippin’ or Chillin’? That will be the question on Saturday, January 26th when you line up on race day at the 2nd Annual Winter Fat Bike Summit & Festival. That’s because the Summit has not just one, but two Fat Bike Races!
If you are feeling more Rippin’ then make sure you line up at 8 am for the Rippin’ 60K race. Climb through the woods to 8100 feet at the Continental Divide Trail along both the Idaho/Montana border and Yellowstone National Park boundary. On the way back to the finish, you’ll have great views overlooking Island Park and all it’s amazing riding. Download the GPS file of the Rippin’ 60 here from Garmin Connect.
Feeling a bit more Chillin’? Then the Chillin’ 25K is for you. Start time is 9 am and you’ll ride tree lined trails to a warming hut where you’ll reverse course and head back to the finish. The Chillin’ 25K has significantly less climbing than the Rippin’ 60k with a max elevation of just 6800 feet. Check out and download the Chillin’ 25K course here via Garmin Connect.
A few people have asked if there is a special registration amount to come do the race without participating in the rest of the Festival. We have intentionally kept the registration amount this low (most Mountain Bike Races of this length are over $100) so that those who are not able to come for the entire weekend will still be able to come race. The biggest cost of the weekend is the race element which includes a donation to the snowmobile grooming association. There is no profit coming out of the event – all proceeds are being used to further develop Fat Bike access locally and around the Country which is the reason for this weekend long Summit and Festival. When you consider the cost of other mountain bike events of this distance, everything that is included in the entry fee, and the advocacy work that is coming out of this event, we hope you feel $99 is a great price. Of course we hope you come for the whole weekend and whoop it up with the rest of us!